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Celebrated Cuisine

Durham is a culinary destination. That fact may have been solidified when Southern Living named it the Tastiest Town in the South, but it has been well-known for years. Brimming with nationally acclaimed and independently owned restaurants, Durham's chefs and restaurateurs have been recognized for innovative menus, unique flavor palates, skilled preparation, and impressive and welcoming atmospheres. The following searchable list compiles all of the restaurants that have received national or regional coverage, which are designated as Celebrated Cuisine.

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American Meltdown

  • Mobile truck see website for location
  • Durham, NC -
  • Durham-Roaming

"Whoever believes that there is no such thing as a gourmet grilled cheese needs to take a trip to American Meltdown," says Food Republic. This food truck 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 …

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. …

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 located in Downtown Durham, NC. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner seven days per week with approximately …

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. …

Chamas Churrascaria

  • 905 W Main St, (Inside Piazza Italia) Brightleaf District, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 682-1309
  • Downtown Area

Chamas Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse that serves rodizio, a style of barbecue from southern Brazil. There are a variety of different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and chicken that a server, …

Chirba Chirba Dumpling

  • Mobile truck see website for location
  • -
  • Durham-Roaming

Speaking literally, chirba chirba is Mandarin for "eat eat!" But the phrase evokes warmth and hospitality to friends and guests, and that's what Chirba Chirba tries to do with the Chinese-style …

Dain's Place

  • 754 Ninth Street, Ninth Street District
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 416-8800
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

Dain's Place is a bar and restaurant located on Ninth St., near Duke University. It was named one of the country's 25 best college campus bars by Complex magazine, and Adam Richman, of the Travel …

Daisy Cakes

  • 401A Foster St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 389-4307
  • Downtown Area

"What's not to love" about Daisy Cakes, asked Garden & Gun. It began selling cupcakes and other sweets from a silver Airstream trailer named Sugar. Now it's a "cheery sweet and savory café" that the …

Dame's Chicken & Waffles

  • 317 W Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 682-9235
  • Downtown Area

Chicken and waffles is a classic Southern comfort food, and Dame's does it with "perfectly fried chicken" (according to Oxford American) and "tender fluffy waffles" (according to Southern Living). …

 
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