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345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-683-2183
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (54 reviews)
“crostini” (31 reviews)
“panini” (53 reviews)
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345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a cute place for lunch. I came here and was blown away by the tasty salad and the panini. They were very complimentary and the salad was so refreshing. Normally I don't get salads because I think they're boring, but this was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kjerstinjl
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Walked over to grab some lunch to take back to the office. Had the prosciutto, mozzarella and roasted tomato panini with a salad. Delicious!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Z8554KFlisah
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Have been visiting Toast for lunch regularly for the past ten years. The space is small and the lines often long, but well worth the wait. Their house salad dressing is really good and the crostini make it fun. If you make it there on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a business lunch around 12:10pm on a Tuesday. Brief (5-7 minute) wait in line until I was greeted by an incredibly friendly cashier. Counter service and they bring your meal to the table. Huge variety of paninis, sandwiches, and crostinis to choose...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jwjohnst342
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I stopped at Toast after seeing an article about best lunch places in Durham and then passing them on my way out of town. They had just opened and the woman at the counter was super friendly. I got the rusconi panini, I think, it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank crstreet
Reviewed 24 August 2018

If you are looking for a casual lunch and have tried a panini before, then you must visit Toast. Not only they offer a diverse list of paninis but tasty soups that are a perfect combination for a simple, but pretty tasty, lunch. One of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Andres V
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

No one here, tables with dirty dishes, beverages in bottles or cans.counter cluttered with so much there is no way it is clean.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This was a MOST amazing meal! Super delicious crostini - you choose 3 plus soup or salad for $10! Had 2 of the soup specials plus the crostinis aren’t 3 - there is 2 of each! Absolutely delicious! Paired with a house recommended white wine....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Beth K
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed another great lunch at Toast. If you love soup and authentic Italian sandwiches this is the place. I loved the cold cucumber soup. My portobello, fontina cheese, arugula and fresh tomato sandwich on toasted sour dough bread was gourmet delicious. It’s been ten...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jamfam18
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Stopped in after visit to Duke - about a mile from campus in downtown Durham. Quick friendly service - great selection of panini's and crostini'. Two of us voted for the prosciutto panini and another for a grilled chicken panini. Both were excellent. Quick, casual,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank daigdude
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-683-2183
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