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Watts Grocery

1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
+1 919-416-5040
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribeye” (19 reviews)
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1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Service: Fantastic, funny and happy. Menu: Just a few items, all fresh and local ingredients. Food: Red Snapper fish fantastic, cooked perfectly. Squash casserole pure southern heaven. Hush puppies with a touch of cheese and onion my mother would have appreciated. Atmosphere was casual, artsy...More

Thank michaelsZ3438BS
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Love this neighborhood restaurant. We're always happy to be here. Just tonight met a friend for drinks and a light dinner. Wonderful summer dish of heirloom tomatoes and okra. We always enjoy our meals and the staff treat us well.

Thank Kate023_23
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I love this place! In a town full of great restaurants, Watts grocery is consistently the best month by month, year by year. Last night, four family members each had a different entrée - ribeye, pork tenderloin, shrimp, and market fish (Drum). All four were...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Visited recently with another couple and we had a great experience. The service, atmosphere, and the food were all terrific. I had a few sides including the mac & cheese appetizer - it was just the right amount of chewy and cheesy and baked perfectly....More

Thank William S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

It's a don't miss place. Great food, great service,intriguing ambiance. Terrific Southern food selection. Was recommended by our son and daughter-in-law (former Duke students) and they were spot-on.

Thank Lawrence L
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is an excellent place for lunch/brunch and we are already trying to figure out when our next visit will be. There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed the meal. The shrimp and grits was excellent - very fresh shrimp. My husband loved...More

Thank benooch67
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Coming from New England, our family wanted a good southern dinner while visiting NC. Made a reservation several weeks prior and got seated right away when we arrived. We got what we came for and then some! Food was excellent, including pecan fried catfish, BBQ...More

Thank 2C2_travel
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had heard really great things about Watts Grocery. For a Saturday night we were able to get seated right away. The service was good but the waiter was not very knowledgeable.The food was good but serving size was felt small by all. The vegan...More

Thank Mikevac
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Food was truly great! For lunch, though, it was a little expensive. Sandwich was $13 and didn't even include fries. Adding fries, drink, tip brought lunch for one to almost $25.

Thank Stl1111
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Watts Grocery is our go-to place when we have out of town guests or if we are in the mood for a quieter place than some of the downtown restaurants (and they have parking!). We love the mix of a more casual setting and excellent...More

Thank JG166
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
    (Club Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-5040
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