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306 West Franklin Street

Chapel Hill, NC


Monday-Wednesday 11am-8pm 

Thursday-Saturday 11am-3am


Chapel Hill, NC location- (919) 555-1212



1976 in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Price range
Average meal under $10
Payment Methods
Cash, Visa, American Express and Mastercard
Wheelchair accessibility


The Trolly Stop is a historic restaurant with many locations in North Carolina that is best known for its specialty hot dogs.The franchise is planning to open a new location in Chapel Hill, NC soon.


The first Trolly Stop was opened in 1976 by B.C. Hedgepath. The original store is called Station 1 because it was located on the first stop on the trolley line in Wrightsville Beach. The store is still located there today. A year after Hedgepath opened the store, he sold it to Ron and Winnie Krueger. The couple sold hot dogs to the coastal community for 19 years before selling it to Rick and JoDeane Coombs in 1996. Rick and JoDeane have since opened Trolly Stop restaurants in many other North Carolina locations.


Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is known for its fresh ingredients and made to order specialties. The restaurant offers five different types of hotdogs, two hamburgers, and thirteen fresh toppings that can be combined to make over 1,000 unique combinations.  Trolly Stop makes its own chili, coleslaw, and baked beans. All condiments available are vegetarian with the exception of an all beef chili topping. Soy veggie dogs and gluten free hot dog buns are also available. The Chapel Hill location will also offer hand-dipped ice cream and beer. ​


Trolly Stop offers great food in a laid back, casual environment. Walk-ins and people of all ages are always welcome. The restaurant even has many dog friendly locations where dogs can receive a free hot dog to snack on. You might even get your photo taken with your dog to put on the restaurants photo wall.


Trolly Stop has been mentioned in National Geographic Travel