Durham has been a culinary destination for years -- long before the national media arrived.
Since then, Durham's been hailed the Tastiest Town in the South by Southern Living magazine and America's Foodiest Small Town by Bon Appétit, among other titles. Many Durham chefs and restaurateurs, including Matthew Kelly of Mateo and Vin Rouge, and Phoebe Lawless of Scratch, have been nominated for major awards, including the James Beard Award.
National praise has just confirmed what locals have known all along: Durham is brimming with innovative restaurants, skilled chefs, and unique flavors. What are you waiting for? Discover Durham's culinary treasures for yourself.
The following categories include all of the restaurants that have received national or regional media coverage, which are designated as Top-Rated Restaurants.