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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

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317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:15 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I have visited Dame's since they opened and I have yet to be disappionted! the food is flavorful, the service is attentive, and the atmosphere is pleasant. I would recommend that any one with a tastebud should visit. Take your mom, your dads, your friends, go by yourself, just GO! you will not be dissappointed.

Thank geraleeseeast
Coleville, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I know this is a popular place but I think it's a little overrated. The chicken was a little over seasoned and I don't quite understand those silly "shmears" or the stupid name for the butter options. It's not bad but no full bar and believe me when I say there is better fried chicken than here. More of a... More 

Thank Be C
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

The food here is great. The chicken and waffles are fantastic. And you can switch things up with changing out waffles and sauces and type of chicken. The sides are equally fantastic. And the servers are always really helpful with suggestions, and they are quick and always really nice. The only problem I have with this place is that I... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

There was no line but there was a little wait to get seated. That gave us time to visit a book store next door that was small quaint and very friendly. Once seated we were immediately greeted by our server and the food, fun and festivities began. An atmosphere that reminds you of those late night study sessions with friends... More 

Thank Rodaryl J
North Carolina
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We recent tried Dame's after a DPAC performance and we are so glad we did. The service was great as was the food. The chicken and waffles were great, but the veggies might have been even better. The squash and onions were wonderful !! Will be back. Huge portions.

Thank lovetotravel044
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food was absolutely incredible! They have a good selection of options so you can find just the right combo! The atmosphere was awesome as well. Good music, good themed decorations, and helpful/friendly staff. Next time we're in the area we'll definitely be stopping by again!

Thank finishlikepre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

it's a cute little place with great food. they have different types of chicken cuts with waffles and the staff here incredibly nice :)

Thank Nausheen P
Morrisville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I have been to Dames twice and both times were so satisfying. The fruit is fresh which is awesome. The combinations of smears and dips are so flavorful. I will definitely be returning. The wait time can be a drag but after tasting the food you understand why. :-)

Thank Flor_De_Amarilla
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

After trying to get to Dames for ages we finally made it! Every time that we've tried to go there we either had a tough time parking or the wait was out the door. That's all changed. There is a bank relatively close, a block maybe, where you can pay $5 to park or you can try and find street... More 

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Maple Glen, PA
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

In Durham for a meeting and client took me here for lunch...nice spot...place was crowded but we got a table in 10 minutes...fried boneless chicken breast, waffle with maple pecan butter and side of spicy collards...really good...lots of waffle/butter combinations...greens were awesome...try it.

Thank birdieman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:15 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-682-9235

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?