Owens 501 Diner

1500 Fordham Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Traditional American

Customer Reviews (16 reviews)


on Citysearch Jun 14, 2008
if you want breakfast that's overpriced and samll portions that shouldn't be in a diner, then go here! I never thought breakfast was something that could get messed up, but I guess I was wrong. From a long wait, to... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 22, 2007
great food, best service, clean tables, clean everything, loved the coffee, great value! my only complaint is that they are closed on mondays; the day my wife and i go out for breakfast. we are looking forward to... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 13, 2007
Very basic food, overpriced for what it is. Service is generally indifferent (as in "indifferent to the fact there's a customer needing attention"), and the times I've been, the tables and counters could have used... (more)


on Citysearch Jul 12, 2006
<b>In Short<br></b>Why go to Owens? If you're starving and all you want is a plain-old, good meal (like the huge Borg-ship meatloaf). Or if you wake up needing breakfast and coffee. Or if you want a laid-back date over... (more)

Kristin W.

on Judys Book Apr 06, 2006
15-501 Diner in Chapel Hill is a solid little diner. My husband and I eat here occasionally. The food is always good, never bad, rarely great. The waitstaff is friendly. They have a few upscale items for a diner, and... (more)

Amanda B.

on Judys Book Aug 16, 2005
Owens 501 Diner on Fordham Boulevard is a pretty good little diner. There aren't that many diners down here, so it was nice to be reminded of my days living in New York, where I could go to a restaurant with my husband and... (more)

Sharyn R.

on Judys Book Aug 12, 2005
This "diner" may not have a 10 page menu or be open all night, but the food is good quality-- definitely more than you would expect from the casual atmosphere. It is a great spot for brunch, as well as for dinner. The food... (more)

Mo C.

on Judys Book Aug 05, 2005
I got a buffalo chicken salad today with 5 measily pieces of McDonald's sized nuggets for $8. Then the waitress tried to add the price of a sweet tea to the bill when it clearly stated on the menu that the price included... (more)


on Citysearch Jun 15, 2005
I've been here a couple times since moving back to Chapel Hill and I have to say, this is one of the best places I've found to grab a late breakfast/early lunch. I had a smoked salmon omelette one time, and the Eye Opener... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch May 18, 2005
The 501 Diner is awesome! It offers great food, a fun atmosphere, friendly service, and reasonable prices! Each day, there is a blue plate special--get it! The sandwiches are so good, too. Expect a wait on weekends as... (more)
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