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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“An original in every sense of the word. One of the earliest breweries on the Durham scene, it's been a neighborhood staple since 2010. You can't go wrong with any of their award winning beers but I'm currently loving the Durham 150.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The outdoor space is magical, their food is great and even vegetarian friendly! Save room for dessert, and check out that bar!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Both a restaurant and bar, this place is centrally located in the bar area with tasty food. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Their pizza is killer. Everything else on the menu is equally as delicious - we sometimes order from the antipasti menu without even getting pizza!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
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“Josh and I always share our food when we eat out so we can try more than one thing. This is one of the many reasons why tapas is a great dinner for us. If you can't decide what to order, your server will help you. Everyone here is fantastic and friendly. Don't overlook the specials on the board!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“The ratings speak for themselves! Highly recommend for a good quality burger”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
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“Bakery, but also serves a killer breakfast. Very creative food and drink options. If you aren't in a group, you can sit at the counter and get service a lot quicker.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Highly recommend this place for a good cup of coffee. They also have jazz shows quite frequently in the evenings. Just check out their calendar or call ahead of time.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Best Tacos hands down! I love coming here for their unique twist on tacos - the street meats are my fav!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Diner
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“Breakfast anytime & other American square meals in homey digs with booths & a family-friendly vibe.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Darn good cocktails in a chic setting, with some extra outdoor seating in a dreamy alley glowing with dreamy cafe lights”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Consistently yummy, affordable fare. Outside dining possible, extra-friendly owners and staff, fab soups and salads and Italian-style panini.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“Restaurant and gift shop located in historic downtown Durham, NC- 6.9 miles away. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“I come here for the pie - best desserts around, their sandwiches and brunch are also delicious ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Hotel
“Bar connected to a 3 floor art museum! And you can take your drink down to the old bank vault in the basement. Yes, you read that correctly - an old bank vault!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place has some great BBQ but we come on Monday evenings for ​live music from 6-9. It never disappoints.”
  • 26 locals recommend