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Address: Ninth St., Durham, NC
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Durham's area of hip and off-beat shops.

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Locals Destination

As in any place, most Monday's are difficult to find and open restaurant. Elmo's was a good locals spot to have dinner. A typical old school diner and menu. I had the hot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2015
Scott E
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

As in any place, most Monday's are difficult to find and open restaurant. Elmo's was a good locals spot to have dinner. A typical old school diner and menu. I had the hot turkey platter which was very good. My wife had one of the daily specials which was Spinach/Avacado Quiche and enjoyed it. the diner was busy and service... More 

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3 Thank Scott E
Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

This is great for Duke students, family as well as local residents. Service is great and food excellent. I really love their breakfasts and coffee.

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Thank jancroft19
Durham, North Carolina
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102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Such a cute fun street to shop on! Great restaurants too! I also use a hair salon on this street and a mail/packing shop. Everything you need is on 9th street!

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Thank Kristin W
Miami, Florida
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

Great shops, restaurants and young vibe. Would love to explore more of their hangouts/pubs when I am in town again. They looked fun!

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Thank askeddie
Durham, North Carolina
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Some good restaurants and local shops. In danger of being taken over by chains, with rents rising in the area. Don't miss Vaguely Reminiscent gift shop and The Regulator book store. Whole Foods is nearby, too.

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2 Thank Ralph G
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

Every Friday night, people just flock there using up all parking lots. It's common driving around for half an hour just to find a parking spot.

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Thank Thruth W
Durham, nc
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100 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Ninth street has such an eclectic mix of restaurants, stores, and activities. I love starting at one end and visiting the storefronts, bookstores, coffee shops, and restaurants. It can keep me entertained for hours. It's a "must-see" Durham activity.

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Thank firehouse2Durham_nc
Cary, North Carolina
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239 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

Seedy and faded. Very few decent places left, and it is sketchy on its best day. You can try to call it a locale with quaint atmosphere - it is dirty and dated.

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2 Thank Bocain
Durham
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

All the quaint small, locally-based shops gave the area a unique feel. I would definitely take anyone visiting from out of town here for Sunday brunch.

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Thank Ramon L
Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Make sure you get a slice of pizza to enjoy. The city has made nice improvements to the area. There are many places to visit and eateries.

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1 Thank Alisha A

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