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Dale's Indian Cuisine

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811 9th St, Ste 150, Durham, NC 27705-4149
+1 919-286-1760
17:00 - 21:30
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Chapel Hill NC
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Dales did a really nice job for our 12 person dinner group. Food was tasty, well presented and reasonably priced. Service was attentive and we had a good time.

Thank AngusChapelHill
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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156 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I discovered Dale's Indian Cuisine about a year ago. There are several good Indian Restaurants in the Triangle area, many with unique perspectives on the cuisine. We have eaten at quite a few, but only frequent a couple of Indian restaurants. Dale's Indian Cuisine is our favorite. I have to admit that we are not that adventurous... More 

Thank John S
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I had the buffet lunch at Dale's. I was intrigued by the name, not something you would ordinarily associate with "Indian" food. The buffet line was very good, the food was quite fresh, not old and dried out like many buffet's. There were ample choices, mostly vegetarian, but several chicken dishes. My waiter was very attentive.

Thank Stephen F
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222 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

There aren't a ton of good Indian places in Durham - - and Dale's is really the only game in Downtown - --which is why it can get away with substandard food. Lunch buffet is so lame and never changes - - that being said, the naan is awesome and the owner is very, very nice. If you want better... More 

Thank simnznc06
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a small restaurant near the Duke campus in a revitalize neighborhood. There is very little parking right in front but there is a lot just a little way from the facility. We went for lunch about 11:30 am and found it quiet and low key décor. Clean restroom. Buffet offered about 4 varieties of chicken - some I... More 

Thank Margo96
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344 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I ate here with a friend who chose it for a business meeting. We had the buffet. I had cabbage. saag paneer, butter chicken, tandori chicken, pacora, samosa. They served us really good tasting naan. For dessert I had mango sweet and rice pudding. As usual I ate too much but this food is really good! Parking is a problem--... More 

Thank Nancy M
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We like to try Indiam food and usually have had interesting flavors and good quality. Dale's delivers that but thought the entrees at $13 + pricey for most Indian restaurants. Also, not sure using "Dale's" in the name best marketing approach.

Thank Art J
Ann Arbor
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95 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I've been to India 3 times, and I found this to be a very good Indian restaurant. Surprised at some of the mediocre reviews.

Thank biophiliac
Durham, North Carolina
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324 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

My family has been frequenting Dale's for both takeout and eat in since we moved to Durham 10 years ago. We've never had an issue with their food or their service. The food is very tasty and we keep coming back. Recently, they took great care of us with a $180 to go order and even threw in a free... More 

Thank Sal_Paradise767
Durham, North Carolina
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Dale's is the best Indian you'll find in Durham, and they have a sizable bar to boot! They offer good delivery, but be ready to wait a few minutes for it to arrive and possibly give directions to the driver. Excellent chicken tikka masala.

Thank lizziemcmizzie

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 9th St, Ste 150, Durham, NC 27705-4149
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-1760

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