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Thanks to a thriving colony of imaginative chefs and celebrated restaurants, Durham is known as the Tastiest Town in the South. Praised by noted critics at outlets like Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and The New York Times, Durham has garnered a long list of fans that have fallen in love with its imaginative culinary offerings.

Options range from low-key but high-flavor experiences at food trucks, to award-winning fine-dining featuring fresh classics, to original fusions. With such a wealth of one-of-a-kind opportunities, Durham is a place where food cravings can be satisfied many times over and where new experiences can be found, Fresh Daily.

Find your Durham dining experience by using our search to explore restaurants by cuisine, location, and a variety of dining preferences.

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Bel Gusto at the Millennium Hotel Durham

  • 2800 Campus Walk Ave
  • US Hwy 15/501 exit 108A
  • Durham, NC 27705-4479
  • (919) 383-8575
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Bel Gusto serves contemporary, health-oriented dishes inside or on the patio; and the Varsity Lounge & Grill is a great place to watch sports at this sports-loving campus.

58 Fifty Bistro & Martini Bar

  • 5850 Fayetteville Rd
  • Sutton Place
  • I-40 Exit 276
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 544-8585
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Serving a full menu of American cuisine, including seafood, steaks, burgers, wraps, and pizzas. Appetizers and nightly drink specials. VacationIdea called the bistro “friendly and moden,” noting its …

Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken

  • 302 Davidson Ave
  • Durham, NC 27704-4454
  • (919) 220-9028
  • East Durham

Best known for its Peruvian rotisserie chicken, cooked over wood charcoal and served from a bright red and yellow storefront. Acclaimed chef Ashley Christensen cited Alpaca (formerly called Mami …

American Meltdown

  • 6910 Fayetteville Rd & Mobile truck--see website for location
  • The Streets At Southpoint
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 473-6358
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

"Whoever believes that there is no such thing as a gourmet grilled cheese needs to take a trip to American Meltdown," says Food Republic. American Meltdown serves melts and grilled cheeses crafted …

Backyard BBQ Pit

  • 5122 NC Hwy 55, I-40 Exit 278
  • Durham, NC 27713
  • (919) 544-9911
  • SE Durham, including RTP & NCCU

The Travel Channel's Man v. Food hails the open pit-smoked chicken and other Southern classics, but "it’s the succulent pulled-pork barbecue that really makes this family-run restaurant a hungry …


  • 359 Blackwell St, Downtown Durham, Diamond View III
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 797-9728
  • Downtown Area

Modern Japanese cuisine focusing on specialty sushi, seafood, appetizers and sake. The interior design features a mix of rustic materials and modern design, like the pagoda-style booths made of raw …

Blu Seafood and Bar

  • 2002 Hillsborough Rd, Ninth Street District
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 286-9777
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

"Three-time winner of the best seafood restaurant award from Durham Magazine and three-time winner of the same award from the News & Observer, Blu Seafood and Bar serves responsibly sourced seafood. …

The Blue Note Grill

  • 709 Washington St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 401-1979
  • Downtown Area

Located in Downtown Durham near the Historic Durham Athletic Park, the Blue Note Grill is known for both the blues music you can hear there on Fridays and Saturday and their North Carolina smoked …

Bull City Burger and Brewery

  • 107 E Parrish St, Ste 105
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 680-2333
  • Downtown Area

Bull City Burger and Brewery is a locally owned, independent restaurant and craft brewery. The restaurant is very much farm-to-fork, working closely with North Carolina farmers supplying beef (with …

Bullock's Bar-B-Que

  • 3330 Quebec Dr
  • I-85 exit 173
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 383-6202
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

"At Bullock's, the lines form early for chopped or sliced pork... great hushpuppies too." That's how Southern Living describes Bullock's, a barbecue joint that's been operating in Durham since 1952. …

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101 E Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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