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Benetis Restaurant

4.6

5410 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 806-0313
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Photo of Joann McKenzie Joann McKenzie
Apr 29, 2019 5

First Time...and it was WONDERFUL! Our waitress and the owner were very friendly and the food was DELICIOUS!! Breakfast all day...are you kidding me (smile)!!! Great location, quaint decorum, friendly staff and succulent cuisine!! Will definitely be back for another visit.

Photo of Randy H Randy H
Apr 26, 2019 5

Great egg selections for breakfast along with a few traditional greek selections. Nice buffet for lunch. Prepare to wait for Sunday Brunch; but worth it.

Photo of FatBones 4Life FatBones 4Life
May 10, 2019 4

The food I have tried has been great. The service has been great. One of my go to’s.

Photo of David C. Miller David C. Miller
Apr 29, 2019 5

Came here on a busy Sunday in April. There were a few folks in front of us, but they clean and bus tables pretty quickly., so don't let the line fool you . . . and food is worth it !! I had the breakfast burrito. Has at least 3 eggs in it, sausage and other goodies. And the salsa they use is one of the best I've ever tasted! Although this restaurant can hold a fair number of folks, it is surprisingly quiet. The staff is wonderful and come to our table twice to make sure everything is O.K. You may see the owner, Mary Jo, seating you. Just a great place to come and have a really good meal; and the prices are also very reasonable. Thanks Mary Jo !!!!!!

Photo of Karl Davis Karl Davis
May 12, 2019 4

Great family-friendly restaurant with waiters who really know and often great their regulars with a hug! Good for breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Photo of Kerry Graham Kerry Graham
Jul 6, 2019 5

Now for the entrees, several to choose from like a wonderful baked chicken that is tender, flavorful, and yes, I'm going to say it - moist. Also fried fish, shrimp and rice, the most incredibly silky spanakopita I've ever had, chicken with mushrooms and pasta with a savory sauce, and a few more choices.

Photo of Randy H Randy H
Jun 18, 2019 5

Great egg selections for breakfast along with a few traditional greek selections. Nice greek buffet for lunch. Prepare to wait for Sunday Brunch; but worth it.

Photo of Joseph H Joseph H
Jun 27, 2019 5

Food and service for brunch was great. Will definitely eat there again.

Photo of Robyn Tassone Robyn Tassone
Jun 27, 2019 5

Love this place!!! Owner and her crew are top rate. You can't got wrong with brunch here!!

Photo of Roseana Matthews Roseana Matthews
Jul 29, 2019 5

We have been several times now. This restaurant is the most family friendly local place we have ever been to! The food is always hot and delicious. With 3 kids we never have a problem ordering the kids always eat it all. The staff is amazing. My 6 y/o daughter wants to eat there once a week! Thank you for always making us feel welcome!

Photo of Just Me Just Me
Jul 20, 2019 5

Fantastic food! Seriously, the food is great, especially on days that end in "y." Service can sometimes be hit or miss. Sometimes the waitresses forget about you, and they don't refill your tea or water. It's frustrating.

Photo of Bonnye Anthony Bonnye Anthony
Aug 17, 2019 5

Great atmosphere, delicious food and awesome staff!

Photo of Danny Sanchez Danny Sanchez
Oct 16, 2019 5

I’ve been looking for a “diner style” breakfast and I finally found it! Fresh and cooked well, I enjoyed a simple French toast breakfast and ice cold orange juice! (I hate when the OJ is warm!) Quick service and smiles made the experience all that much better, I’ll be back regularly!

Photo of Lee Nelson Lee Nelson
Oct 7, 2019 4

This place was a very pleasant surprise! The only reason I don't give it 5 Stars is because I rarely think any place is perfect. However, Benetis was super friendly both the staff and the other customers. It definitely feels like a home town place. The breakfast selection was considerable and the execution of our order felt like it was homemade. I very much look forward to returning and trying something new. Hopefully Rosa will be our server again!

Photo of Michael Cook Michael Cook
Oct 9, 2019 5

Went there with my parents and brother that were in from out of town. Breakfast was fanstastic and the prices were great. Staff was pleasant and the service was exceptional! Definitely glad I found this place and will be going back!

Photo of justin mcnamara justin mcnamara
Aug 30, 2019 5

All the traditional Greek options with other home-cooked food. This is a great lunch spot! (Not open on Tuesdays)

Photo of Bill Mitchell Bill Mitchell
Nov 1, 2019 4

Very good food and service. Quiet and courteous service. Very nice lunch buffet. Closes at 2 pm.

Photo of William Davis William Davis
Nov 3, 2019 5

Great every day breakfast joint with all the Americana favorites you would expect plus unique specials like churro french toast. Three people with lots of breakfast, including extra sides and bottomless coffee for just over $40.00.

Photo of Anthony Warren Anthony Warren
Dec 1, 2019 3

Atmosphere was good and calm for breakfast. The Chef/ Cook couldn't get my fried hard egg right after 3 tries so, I asked for fried hard scrambled eggs and he/she sent liquid eggs from a carton back. He evidently just gave up and thought I wouldn't notice. Really? If I'm ordering eggs a certain way I know what a shelled egg is supposed to look when it's cooked.

Photo of Anish Sana Anish Sana
Jan 18, 2020 4

Decent place, good food and coffee. Not exactly a Greek place as advertised but they do have a couple of Greek dishes. It's more like an American diner with breakfast food.

Photo of A small cat A small cat
Aug 9, 2019 4

It is located in a strip mall. We went here for a late breakfast. More like a brunch. I love breakfast so I wanted a place that served breakfast. They serve theirs anytime. He wanted something a little different and they have that since they serve American, Mediterranean, and Greek food! They do have a small buffet that you can get mostly Greek/Mediterranean food from. We did not do the buffet but it is an option. We saw several people eat from the buffet. He ordered the Gyro and Souvlaki Platter (A generous portion of lamb and beef strips and chicken, served with Greek salad, tzatziki sauce and pita points.). He liked it and would order it again. I tried the lamb and chicken and they were both yummy. I got pancakes, scrambled eggs with cheese, corned beef hash, a plain biscuit and bacon. My food was good too. I liked the scrambled eggs the best because it is hard to find eggs that are actual eggs when going out to eat. Usually they are powered eggs and those are yuck. The bacon/pancakes/biscuit were good. The corned beef hash was a bit overcooked and burnt on some of it. I would go back and I would try the churros French toast combo. It was a special they had. The service was great; friendly waitress and hostess.

Photo of Nelson Kerr Nelson Kerr
Feb 22, 2019 5

One of my favorite breakfast and lunch spots. Outstanding customer service !!!

Photo of James Connor James Connor
May 13, 2020 5

Benetis is an awesome place to eat. Either previously in-person or currently via takeout. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Photo of Whitney Fox Whitney Fox
Aug 9, 2020 5

Absolutely amazing restaurant! It's hard to find good fries nowadays but Benetis has perfectly golden, crispy fries. I had the Great Greek Gyro and my partner had the Broadway skillet. Both were phenomenal. It was our first time, and a memorable one. Next time we go, we'll take pictures. We were so hungry and it was so good that we couldn't help ourselves ☺️

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Jul 31, 2020 5

Definitely had a great lunch and the service was prompt and polite. The menu had alot to offer and My girlfriend and I both really enjoyed our meals. She decided to get one of the very yummy Greek meals which was on special. The food was very tasty and had large portions. This is definitely a go-to diner and I will definitely return in the near future.

Photo of Joseph Supple Joseph Supple
Aug 31, 2020 5

Great place! Friendly, good food!

Photo of Ryan Burslem Ryan Burslem
May 12, 2020 5

My favorite place in NC, don't come here too often but the Greek buffet is excellent and the owner is so sweet. Moussaka and pastichio are among the best I ever had. Servers are also great, thank you all!

Photo of John Morris John Morris
Dec 4, 2018 3

Family-feeling and a comfortable atmosphere with OKAY-tasting food. Cleanliness 4/5. Bathrooms were clean as were our plates, utensils and cups. Our table had food debris collected between the edge of the table and the wall which was pretty gross and shows it hadn't been cleaned for awhile. Service 4/5. Hostess was nice and our waitress was very kind, but not very attentive. She came back once, but that was only to remove a plate and we never got refills. It's okay, because the coffee wasn't worth getting refilled. *See Quality. Price 4/5. It wasn't crazy expensive. You can get a filling meal for around $10 easy, including coffee and water. Quality 3/5. I can't say it was great. My egg scramble was bland, even with bacon, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheese in it. No seasoning. Unfortunately the scramble is also confined to a tiny dish, as is the fruit. I'm paying close to $3 for "fresh fruit" which consists of 3 or 4 pineapple chunks and 3 large grapes. Not impressive. Coffee was almost CLEAR coming out as if they used the same coffee grains for brewing, twice and I got the second round. It was like drinking plain hot water.

Photo of Siena Sansone Siena Sansone
May 22, 2020 5

I’ve ordered here twice from postmates this week and everything I’ve ordered has been delicious. The eggs are always cooked PERFECTLY, the sausage is the perfect amount of crispy and the waffles and pancakes are unbelievably fluffy. I can tell their cooks really care about the quality of their food which I really appreciate. I will continue to order from here and recommend others do too. Ordering from here has made quarantine so much more enjoyable ☺️ Thank you for the delicious food every time!

Photo of John Morris John Morris
Dec 4, 2018 3

Family-feeling and a comfortable atmosphere with OKAY-tasting food. Cleanliness 4/5. Bathrooms were clean as were our plates, utensils and cups. Our table had food debris collected between the edge of the table and the wall which was pretty gross and shows it hadn't been cleaned for awhile. Service 4/5. Hostess was nice and our waitress was very kind, but not very attentive. She came back once, but that was only to remove a plate and we never got refills. It's okay, because the coffee wasn't worth getting refilled. *See Quality. Price 4/5. It wasn't crazy expensive. You can get a filling meal for around $10 easy, including coffee and water. Quality 3/5. I can't say it was great. My egg scramble was bland, even with bacon, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheese in it. No seasoning. Unfortunately the scramble is also confined to a tiny dish, as is the fruit. I'm paying close to $3 for "fresh fruit" which consists of 3 or 4 pineapple chunks and 3 large grapes. Not impressive. Coffee was almost CLEAR coming out as if they used the same coffee grains for brewing, twice and I got the second round. It was like drinking plain hot water.

Photo of Jake Hofmann Jake Hofmann
Aug 15, 2020 5

Very good food and service is friendly and they are allowing indoor dining now but it's only every other table for social distancing.

Photo of Joan Oxendine Joan Oxendine
Oct 28, 2020 5

The food is so amazing and fresh. Service us awesome! Fairly priced as well. Great menu, breakfast anytime!!

Photo of Sammie Makki Sammie Makki
Nov 10, 2020 5

I love coming here because the food is always great. Also Mary the owner is such a wonderful women. She connects with every customer and is always there with a smiling face

Photo of Kid Christ Kid Christ
Jan 5, 2021 5

Love this place, locally owned, Mediterranean/American food. The staff is great, prices are reasonable. I've been going here for over 5 years and have never been disappointed. That says a lot in my book.

Photo of Aaron Randol Aaron Randol
Feb 25, 2021 5

I have been to benetis several times. Never had a bad meal. Nice locally owned place with good food. Expect about $12 per person.

Photo of Aris Mantalvanos Aris Mantalvanos
Feb 17, 2021 5

Awesome family run business. A little bit of everything. Greek, American and Mexican. Perfect lunch specials and tremendous breakfast.

Photo of Shyrell Johnson Shyrell Johnson
Mar 20, 2021 5

The food is amazing . So flavorful and the staff is awesome . If you haven’t been please GO . You won’t regret it ❤️

Photo of William Nevius William Nevius
Mar 9, 2021 5

This is a small but amazing spot. The staff are so lovely and genuinely deserve your business during and after covid restrictions

Photo of Dustin Klein Dustin Klein
Dec 6, 2020 5

Benetis is my favorite spot in South Durham for breakfast. They have a very clean, spacious, and comfortable dining room, excellent service, and fabulous cuisine. I was a little skeptical about coming in at first because I'm not really into Mediterranean cuisine. While they do have a few greek entrees, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the bulk of the menu offers standard american fare. If you're looking for a delicious meal in a clean and comfortable setting, don't hesitate to come to Benetis! It's a hidden gem!

Photo of Wendy Yan Wendy Yan
May 19, 2021 5

The savory dishes here were great as well as the service. The only thing was the pancakes were a bit thick and dry for my taste. But other that had a really good meal here.

Photo of Eric Crabtree Eric Crabtree
May 17, 2021 5

Found this place today. Great food. Nice a quiet place. Very clean. Very nice staff.

Photo of Brendan McGeever Brendan McGeever
May 28, 2021 5

Solid breakfast. Nothing fancy but well executed breakfast staples. The server was very attentive and took good care.

Photo of Rosemarie Dombrowski Rosemarie Dombrowski
Jun 15, 2021 5

Enjoyed morning breakfast here for several years. Good food, great service and reasonable prices.

Photo of ray niles ray niles
Aug 9, 2021 5

Good food, good prices, good atmosphere, good staff. Enjoyed meal. Would recommend.

Photo of Wendy Kadushin Wendy Kadushin
Aug 23, 2021 5

We stumbled upon Benetis during a recent short stay in the Durham area and wound up visiting twice. This is just the best place. Superb food and exceptional service (that would rival any diner in our home state of NJ). Family run, wonderful staff that can instantly brighten your day with their hospitality.

Photo of Areej Abdulwahab Areej Abdulwahab
Aug 18, 2021 4

The food tastes like home. The Waitress were super friendly and they know their customers very well. The price was super cheap . I didnt like their coffee. Highly recommended

Photo of Andrés Chaves Andrés Chaves
Oct 25, 2021 5

Nice food.  Benetis Athena is a restaurant convenient located close to the 55. It has Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. I asked for the Gyro and Souvlaki Platter (A generous portion of lamb and beef strips and chicken served with Greek salad, tzatziki sauce and pita) for lunch. For me, the food was abundant and delicious. One of the things that I most appreciate this day's is the possibility to eat outside, in this place, you can.  A good option, in Durham. I will come back to this restaurant.