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Local Favorites

In Durham, people are proud of their local businesses; so proud, in fact, there are several media-run polls to determine which businesses are the most popular in a variety of categories. Two of these polls, from Durham's daily newspaper, The Herald-Sun, and the weekly newspaper, Independent Weekly, provide dozens of insights into local favorites.

The following listings represent Durham-located, non-chain winners in dining, nightlife, shopping, and things to do categories. Click for a complete list of Durham winners and finalists, or visit the publication websites for additional information.

2014 Independent Weekly Winners

Wine & Dine

Out & About


2014 The Herald-Sun Winners





Things to See & Do

Saltbox Seafood Joint

Hidden Gems

If you want even more of a local experience, check out this list of hidden gem restaurants. Read More


Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 E Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604