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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

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317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
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10:15 - 18:00
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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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited Dame's a few months back before a show at the DPAC. It was around 4pm. This was our first visit to the restaurant. Parking is a nightmare... there's not really a designated area for the restaurant, but you can park around the corner in one of the parking decks. They won't seat you unless your whole party is... More 

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Thank Alexis G
Durham, North Carolina
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83 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My mother-in-law came into town from Fort Lauderdale and is from the Caribbean. When we told her we were taking her for chicken and waffles, she scoffed but agreed to give it a try - she fell in love. The food and service and Dame's are consistently wonderful. Our server patiently explained everything to my mother-in-law and helped her choose... More 

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Thank Stephanie_MEL
Wilmington, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We showed up right as they opened, and it's a good thing because they were full by the time we ordered! Really good food, and soo much of it! I took 3/4 of it home. Chicken was great, waffles were excellent, and our waitress was so friendly! *Bonus: You can draw on the tables!

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Thank Kim O
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I went here with my friends on a Sunday afternoon for brunch. The service was great. The staff was excellent and reservations are strongly recommended. I wasn't impressed with their signature items. I didn't particularly like the seasoning that was on the chicken, and I wasn't a fan of the waffles. They didn't taste bad at all. It's just a... More 

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Thank Smith_Family2008
Durham, North Carolina
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Dame's regularly has a line outside of folks waiting to get in. The food is a variety of waffle types combined with fried chicken. The combo is salty, sweet. Atmosphere is basic fluorescent lighting and plain tables and chairs crammed together. It isn't the place for intimate conversation or a romantic dinner; just a gathering with friends and comfort food.

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Thank CynthiaVanDerWiele
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I would recommend making a reservation for dining at this restaurant especially if you are going on a weekend. This place gets a lot of business so wait times vary. The food was very good and well worth the wait.

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Thank Angela P
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you want decadent, scrumptious soulfood- this is your place. I've never not had to wait when coming here no matter what time of day, but they do take your cell number and text you when you table is ready so we have either gone to some of the nearby shops or even down to other restaurants for coffee while... More 

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Thank Abby C
North Carolina
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

First off, any place that has a line outside, you know it must be good. They even have chairs outside for those that want to wait. Ahh, how nice, right? The interior is very intimate and cozy, you can see the kitchen window from pretty much every seat in the house. There is a bar for adult beverages and libations.... More 

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Thank Tiffany W
New Bern, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

New experience with this type of menu so many flavors in one meal... everything was perfect. The flavors weren't too sweet or too much... everything was balanced so well but still in a unique combo! Service was excellent, everyone was very friendly from start to finish! Highly recommend!

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North Carolina
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I KNOW it sounds weird ( for those of you who've never tried chicken and waffles - trust me, I was with you – but it is off the chain !!!! ). Every person I've ever talked to that's been there has rave reviews. It's your perfect good food family friendly atmosphere in downtown Durham. .....Remember, if it sounds horrible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:15 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?