Life at the Shack is fun.  Our mission is to provide local, fresh, sustainable food and drink with a hefty dose of southern hospitality. Our all-natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef is from North Carolina pasture-raised cattle. We serve craft beers brewed in North Carolina and produce from as many local farmers as possible. We make all of our specialty toppings and dressings in the Shack. 

Five stars, no question. Six. Every time I’ve gone to Al’s it’s been among the best burger experiences I’ve ever had.
— Yelp guest

The Shack itself was built on the same local and sustainable principles. Almost 100% of the interior was recycled from the existing space, our picnic tables and bar tops are made from reclaimed wood and some of the bricks for the patio steps are over 200 years old. 

At Al’s, the high quality local beef plus homemade fixins plus a wonderful and talented chef makes for the best burger I’ve EVER had, hands down.
— Yelp guest

We thrive on feeding you delicious, made-to-order food and getting to know you and your families. We're proud to be a part of this community.  And we feel the love right back.

Thank y’all for being a part of our little place.

 

ACCOLADES

Al's Burger Shack brought something new to the Chapel Hill food scene in 2013 and the response has been phenomenal.   We're grateful for the support of our neighbors and friends in the community.  We're also very proud of the recognition we've received from our local and regional media.  Thanks y'all.

We're the #1 Burger in Chapel Hill!

We're the #1 Burger in Chapel Hill!

Indy Week readers named us 2014's Best New Restaurant in Orange/Chatham Counties.

Indy Week readers named us 2014's Best New Restaurant in Orange/Chatham Counties.

The Straight Beef, an award-winning burger blog, names Al's to its list of Top Five Burgers of All Time.

The Straight Beef, an award-winning burger blog, names Al's to its list of Top Five Burgers of All Time.


Chapel Hill Magazine calls Al's Burger Shack "an obsession."

Chapel Hill Magazine calls Al's Burger Shack "an obsession."

Garden & Gun readers named us one of the South's Best Burgers

Garden & Gun readers named us one of the South's Best Burgers