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Restaurants in Durham, NC

Food and drink are in Durham's DNA. From family-run barbecue joints and old school soul food to fresh takes on global cuisine and craft beer, the Bull City's rich food and beverage culture cuts through fleeting trends. Eat and drink your way across town, and in the process discover Durham's community and soul.  

With a wealth of one-of-a-kind opportunities, Durham is a place where 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. You can also learn more about Durham's craft beverage scene by browsing Food & Drink Features.

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Mad Hatter Bakeshop and Cafe

  • 1802 W Main St, Ninth Street District
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 286-1987
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

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

  • 109 W Chapel Hill St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 530-8700
  • Downtown Area

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

  • 746 Ninth St, Ninth Street District
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 416-1700
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

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

  • 1002 Ninth St. Ninth Street District
  • Durham, NC 27702
  • (919) 286-2642
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

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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Nana's Restaurant

  • 2514 University Dr, Rockwood Bldg
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 493-8545
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

Run by chef-owner Scott Howell, who Food & Wine describes as "a man of formidable talent," Nana's is a fine-dining restaurant that serves innovative Southern cuisine with strong Italian and French …

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Nasher Museum Café

  • 2001 Campus Dr
  • Duke University Central Campus
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • (919) 684-6032
  • W Central Durham, including Duke

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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Old Havana Sandwich Shop

  • 310 E Main St, Downtown Durham
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 667-9525
  • Downtown Area

Old Havana Sandwich Shop specializes in authentic Cuban sandwiches. They use local, pasture-raised, heirloom pork to ensure high quality, and they also offer vegetarian options, including black beans …

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OnlyBurger

  • 3710 Shannon Rd & mobile truck (see website for location)
  • Hope Valley Square
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 937-9377
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

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

  • 359 Blackwell St, Downtown Durham, Diamond View III
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • (919) 237-2431
  • Downtown Area

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

  • 2510 University Dr
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • (919) 402-4227
  • SW Durham, including Southpoint

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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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604