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Dining

Like the population here, Durham's food scene is full of diversity, offering a variety of cuisines and dining experiences. From fine dining restaurants that earn national acclaim to amazing, locally sourced food served from trucks, Durham's food scene won't leave you hungry.

Explore the listings below to find restaurants that will suit your entire group, including search options for private rooms and convenience to Durham's two highways.

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Mad Hatter Bakeshop and Cafe

The Mad Hatter serves fresh, homemade cuisine made from local, organic ingredients. Their café offerings include an all-day breakfast menu, sandwiches, salads, and specialties like fish tacos. On the …

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Mateo Bar de Tapas

Opened by chef Matthew Kelly, who is also the executive chef at French bistro Vin Rouge, Mateo Bar de Tapas is a James Beard-nominated restaurant that blends Spanish flavors with traditional Southern …

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Metro 8 Steakhouse

A mix of traditional American steakhouse fare and Argentinean meals defines Metro 8 Steakhouse. The steaks are cut on the premises and the restaurant aims for an elegant yet welcoming atmosphere. …

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Monuts Donuts

Another of Durham's food scene that moved from a mobile operation to a brick-and-mortar location, Monuts started selling its craft donuts from a custom tricycle. Now their constantly changing flavors …

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Nasher Museum Café

Admission to the Nasher Museum is not required to enjoy what Food & Wine called the "ever-changing exhibit of culinary art" available at the Nasher Museum Café. Located in the lobby of the …

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OnlyBurger

Only Burger began as the first food truck in Durham, then it began racking up accolades from The New York Times, Martha Stewart, and others. They gained such a following that they opened a …

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OnlyBurger

Only Burger began as the first food truck in Durham, then it began racking up accolades from The New York Times, Martha Stewart, and others. They gained such a following that they opened a …

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The Original Q-Shack

The Original Q-Shack is a barbecue joint that smokes pork butt, chicken, and turkey, and also offers chili-rubbed beef brisket and pork ribs. All of it is smoked in-house over a blend of hickory and …

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The Palace International Restaurant

Specializing in African food with American fare, too, the restaurant has broad appeal. Thrillist recommends the restaurant's vegetarian fare, especially the curries. Closed on Mondays.

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Parizade

"The doors open into a fantasy world; the menu whirls you through the Mediterranean. The ebullient atmosphere reflects the personality of longtime Durham restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias." That's what …

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