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Bennett Pointe Grill

4.5

4625 Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 382-9431
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Photo of Danielle Talley Danielle Talley
Sep 13, 2019 5

Delicious lunch and friendly staff. Quick as well! Will definitely be back when I am in Durham!

Photo of Audra _ Audra _
Aug 5, 2019 4

Enjoyed the fettuccine Alfredo and the veggie wrap. The food was hot and fresh. The restaurant was a bit warm for our tastes, but overall we enjoyed it and will be returning.

Photo of Marvin Evans Marvin Evans
Jul 19, 2019 5

Greetings!As usual 4-me, Employees mostly make or break my dining exp.I truly treasure this place via it is one of the VERY FEW old-style sea-coast type Restaurants still in operation where old-fashioned good manners by Staff are yet intact. And yes it appears a bit beat-up, but, that same is resurgent to the ambiance and vibe of decades past enjoyment there.Food was fresh, DELICIOUS & came lightly cooked as I ordered...I SHALL RETURN!

Photo of Bobby Perry Bobby Perry
Oct 15, 2019 5

Excellent choice to stop and eat. The food was excellent. I had baby back ribs and they were awesome seasoned to perfection. No doubt I will be returning.

Photo of Courtney Bell Rosenstein Courtney Bell Rosenstein
Oct 11, 2019 3

I usually love this place, but the waitress was really weird to my mother. This was the first time my mom had ever been to the place, and the woman took her silverware without asking, wouldn't give it back because "she has a thing about wasting silverware", and never brought us bread because she thought I was the only one dining- we shared a plate. Mind you, I'm 9 months pregnant, and came into the restaurant starving. I was really turned off by this experience. Still, I love the food and regular service. Just a little sad that my mom will never come back..

Photo of Melanie Woods Melanie Woods
Jun 26, 2019 5

First time eating here. Heard how good it was for years and finally decided to try it out. They have the best fettuccine alfredo with grilled chicken on top. It was a huge serving, so much that I took the leftovers home and ate two more meals! Very friendly waitress and fast on getting food to our table.

Photo of Scott Nashland Scott Nashland
Jul 3, 2019 5

I have been a loyal patron to Bennett Pointe Grill now for several years. This is my "go to" locally owned and operated spot in Durham when you want a small town feel place with good food options and cold beer. Their boneless buffalo bites are to die for. This is also a good place to go if you are a smoker as they have outside picnic tables and ash trays adjacent to the bar. Love this place!

Photo of Timothy Aull Timothy Aull
May 13, 2019 4

Food was good and service was good. Only 2 small complaints. My table was not given or even offered rolls until we asked for them. Usually I wouldnt complain about it because sure once the server could forget okay that happens but I heard at least 2 other tables have to ask while I was there. The second complaint is that my side salad wasnt even a full handful of lettuce. It was kind of sad looking.

Photo of David Gunneson David Gunneson
Apr 30, 2019 5

Very good service and servers. Had my daughters grad party there. They put tables together and did everything to make us comfortable.

Photo of Daniel Mcgraw Daniel Mcgraw
Apr 27, 2019 4

This is a decent place to attend. The food is slightly unique. They have their own twist on classical favorites. We will come again. Next time, I will take pics.

Photo of Zach Boyd Zach Boyd
Jun 7, 2019 3

Not as good as I was hoping for or that the reviews make it out to be. For lunch anyways. Service and pimento cheese Burger we’re good but nothing special. Obviously a gem to the locals though.

Photo of Cheryl Shiflett Cheryl Shiflett
May 30, 2019 5

Delicious meal, great wait staff, fun decor and oodles of free parking.The restaurant is large so long lines are not a problem to get seated. Will be going back. Oh dessert menu is out of this world!

Photo of Keith Samuels Keith Samuels
Mar 23, 2022 5

Always a good meal. They have a few specialties like shrimp and grits, but everything I've tried was always good.

Photo of Suzanne Gould Suzanne Gould
Feb 14, 2022 5

We always have fun here with our friends of 40 + years, but there are patrons of all ages. The food is good and the service has always been very helpful and attentive to detail and tea glasses. I recommend them.

Photo of Robin Watkins Robin Watkins
Mar 1, 2022 5

My mother in law asked us to take her here for her birthday. Besides being a bit unorganized at the front when we first came in, it was an enjoyable evening with great service and really delicious food. We all loved the food, I had a large (very big) spinach salad with salmon that was so fresh and quite tasty. Finished off the meal with dessert, can't resist Key Lime Pie (one of my favorites) when it's being offered. It was so light and creamy, I could have had another but didn't. It was tremendously busy on the Saturday night we were there, what a great time.

Photo of Pam Flanagan Pam Flanagan
Feb 9, 2022 5

My husband & I had a great dining experience. The food was fantastic & so was our waitress! We even met the owner. Will definitely return when we are in Durham again.

Photo of Sondra Haithcock Sondra Haithcock
Jan 5, 2022 4

Waitress was great and so was the food. The linen napkin that was wrapped around the silverware was not completely clean, but they immediately gave me a new clean set.

Photo of Melodie Parrish Melodie Parrish
Jan 12, 2022 5

I love dining at the Bennett Pointe Grill! The food is fantastic and the atmosphere very welcoming. The staff is courteous and attentive!! The desserts especially the cakes with Italian Cream Cake being my favorite! Great food!!

Photo of Toni Shaw Toni Shaw
Dec 7, 2021 5

You can get some items half order. Fried mushrooms are awesome! I got honey glazed salmon last time. Definitely will remain in my rotation!

Photo of Glenda Turner Glenda Turner
Sep 28, 2021 4

Bennett Pointe Grill is a good restaurant. No complaints. We decided to go here a lot more.

Photo of Ricky Phillips Ricky Phillips
Oct 5, 2021 5

This restaurant has 5 stars plus more!!!!....from the time I entered to the time I paid my bill the experience was awesome....World Class Customer Service. I ordered shrimp and scallop pasta ...amazing dish.

Photo of Walt Turner Walt Turner
Sep 10, 2021 5

Prompt, friendly service and good food. I enjoyed the Angus sirloin, loaded mashed potatoes and a salad.

Photo of MyCjmiller MyCjmiller
Aug 20, 2021 4

The food was good but the service was lacking a bit. I ordered takeout and had to repeat why I was there several times before I received my order. They also failed to provide silverware or napkins with the order. I will give them another try because of the food quality.

Photo of Bridget Black Bridget Black
Jul 17, 2021 5

Passing through and stopped for the night. Found Bennett Pointe. Such a lucky find. Food and service was excellent. Ordered a Manhattan on the Rocks, which almost no one can make right, but they did and it was a generous pour, to boot.

Photo of Avid Golfer Avid Golfer
Jun 17, 2021 3

Bennett Pointe Grill has been an area restaurant favored by many for a long, long time. I used to enjoy it alot, but my opinion of it has dropped drastically over the last few years. Service is slow, the menu never changes, except for the daily specials, which are repetative too, and the food lacks originality & memorable flavor. A recent special, chicken marsalla, was merely fettucine w/ chicken & mushroom. When you place an order to go, something will always be missing, so check your order carefully before you leave. I am disappointed in the way this restaurant has settled into a benign, unimpressive existence.

Photo of Elika Emerick Elika Emerick
Jun 14, 2021 5

Great southern-inpsired dishes. Very large dining-area inside. Our waitress was extremely accommodating to our needs and our large group of separate checks. Thank you B.P.G.

Photo of Kevin Kaffenberger Kevin Kaffenberger
Jun 11, 2021 4

Great seafood plater I thought I was at the beach . It's very hard to find fried flounder and shrimp that has a great batter and not greasy . Well stop looking I found it . A+++++++ service wish I would have found this gem years ago.

Photo of Jinny Baeckler Jinny Baeckler
May 6, 2021 5

This is a gem, with a terrific mix of comfortable ambiance, outstanding dishes, and local history! Booths in both the dining area and the bar, with regular seating in the dining area as well. Service is quick AND friendly. Check the menu for your favorites. Highly recommended are the shrimp and grits and wedge salad! Most any choice will be absolutely deeeeelish. Enjoy.

Photo of Jeff Merrell Jeff Merrell
Apr 14, 2021 5

The daily specials as well as the regular menu are excellent, friendy staff and local patrons. So many regulars that eat their 3-4 times per week. The sign of good food and great service.

Photo of Adrian I Adrian I
Apr 2, 2021 4

The fettuccine alfredo with the fried chicken was outstanding, nice place to eat with great service.

Photo of Christopher Altman Christopher Altman
Mar 16, 2021 5

Food is amazing, moderately priced but worth it! Shrimp po boy and Caesar salad was delicious!

Photo of Pam Turner Pam Turner
Mar 12, 2021 5

My husband and I ordered a fried fish plate. The shrimp and flounder were wonderful. Our waitress was also very attentive.

Photo of Buck Curtis Buck Curtis
Mar 12, 2021 5

One of the very best local restaurants around. Shrimp and grits are out of this world. Jonathan and Lisa always take care of their customers.

Photo of Tarheel Blue Tarheel Blue
Feb 20, 2021 5

Great food. Great atmosphere and super friendly, helpful people!

Photo of Dr. Joey Faucette Dr. Joey Faucette
Mar 3, 2021 5

Nice variety in menu. Very good food. Pleasant wait staff

Photo of Spencer Noble Spencer Noble
Feb 13, 2021 5

Black Jack chicken was great and the service was fantastic and friendly

Photo of Brian Roberts Brian Roberts
Jan 5, 2021 5

I have been eating here for years and have never been disappointed.Service great ✔Food amazing ✔Chicken Alfredo is my personal favorite.

Photo of Mark Jefferson Mark Jefferson
Dec 27, 2020 4

First timer and pleased. Will put in rotation.

Photo of M&S Shambley M&S Shambley
Dec 17, 2020 5

great restaurant. 5 stars for ALL the right reasons.

Photo of jennifer b jennifer b
Nov 1, 2020 5

Best Honey Glazed Salmon...w sautéed spinach & grits my side choices... kev enjoyed the sautéed shrimp & scallops mashed potatoes & salad...potatoes rocked! Great service ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Photo of Adolfo lopez Adolfo lopez
Oct 8, 2020 5

Is one the best place to eat & family atmosphere....

Photo of John McDonald John McDonald
Oct 16, 2020 5

Good food, nice atmosphere and excellent service, what else do you need?

Photo of Mary Moorefield Mary Moorefield
Oct 4, 2020 5

Love this restaurant-usually. Not the restaurants fault but we were seated adjacent to 2 couples who were LOUD. Never have understood why people talk so loud in restaurants. My food was great as usual. Good service.

Photo of micky hartgrove micky hartgrove
Sep 14, 2020 5

Great fried oysters, Blackened scollops , good crab cakes. Live 2.5 hours away from this hole in the wall place that my cousin , showed us about 2 months ago when we were in Durham , at Duke Hospital to see about surgery on my back. So on a post op checking I wanted to come back and enjoy another good fried oyster dinner. Check them out , it's a great hole in the wall place to eat. Great , Great Food and staff !!! Mick Dundee

Photo of Rebecca may Rebecca may
Jul 17, 2020 5

Great, very safe to go there during covid 19. Tables are removed in alot of areas, booths every other one and all wore masks.

Photo of Richard McFall Richard McFall
Apr 18, 2017 5

This diner is a Durham Gem. Excellent food, friendly service and a large menu for different taste. Located in a shopping center there has lots of parking makes this restaurant easy to locate (using Goggle Maps, of course) and is located in a residential area of west Durham. Close to the historic Civil War location Bennett Place (note the name thing).

Photo of Jason Brown Jason Brown
Feb 6, 2020 3

Stopped for quick lunch during the week. Food was wonderful. Waitstaff couldn't be bothered from conversation to wait their tables. Really brought down the experience.

Photo of C. Eric Williford C. Eric Williford
Dec 6, 2019 5

Excellent food and great staff, enjoyed our time there.

Photo of Constance Gergen Lowe Constance Gergen Lowe
Jan 5, 2020 5

One of my favorite places to go with my paralegal or to meet clients. The food has never disappointed and the staff goes way beyond the extra mile to ensure fantastic service. They have some of the best shrimp and grits around.

Photo of Tracey DeShazo Tracey DeShazo
Feb 29, 2020 4

This place is always crowded. I highly recommend making reservations if you can. The are known for their shrimp and grits. They were a little too saucy for me, but the flavors are there. The staff is friendly and the service was good.

Photo of Christia Hughes Christia Hughes
Feb 21, 2020 5

Their daily specials are always great. The servers are wonderful. I have not found anyone who serves better food. I've become a regular for over 15 years and eating here every week is a tradition.

Photo of Don Carver Don Carver
Dec 31, 2019 5

Went here for our birthdays. Great food, good atmosphere. But the best thing was the service. Our waitress (name started with a "J"), college student, provided the best service we have had in years. Always smiled regardless of our requests. We had 2 small children with us & she handled everything very well on a very busy Tuesday night.

Photo of Jim Cornwell Jim Cornwell
Dec 18, 2019 5

Thanks for the great service and even better meal. I find it hard to order something other than shrimp and grits, so that's what I went with tonight too. Be back soon.

Photo of Greg Best Greg Best
Dec 19, 2019 5

1st time going. We had our managers Christmas party there. Food was excellent, drinks where great, cannot forgot our server Jenn! Excellent job. It was 12 of us all together we all got our food at the same time and every plate was hot. She made sure we where happy. Thank you Jenn!

Photo of Annette Bailey Annette Bailey
Dec 16, 2019 5

On a Sunday afternoon this is the place to go for a good old fashion dinner that reminds one of the kind of food that your mother used to make. The pot roast is always a great choice ad its tender, flavorful and the portions are plentiful. The service is prompt whether you are eating in or taking out. The prices are budget friendly if that is a concern.

Photo of Denise Williams Denise Williams
Nov 26, 2019 5

This was my second time at Bennett Pointe Grill and I was not disappointed. I got the Shrimp and Grits but forgot to take a picture because it was so good.

Photo of Pking Duck Pking Duck
Nov 28, 2019 3

The service was great but my meal was another story. I ordered a spinach salad with oysters. There was so much spinach, i could have feed a colony of rabbits for a month. All that spinach and only one small egg and a cup of diced tomatoes. The oysters were excellent as usual. Please revamp that salad.

Photo of Lindsey Russ Lindsey Russ
Dec 3, 2019 5

A Durham go-to that has something on the menu for everyone...and not an obnoxious way. I am one to order the same thing at restaurants, but not here. I've had numerous items - shrimp and grits, chicken salad, the specials, you name it - and nothing ever disappoints. I always look forward to any opportunity to go back!

Photo of Lena Deskins Lena Deskins
Nov 22, 2019 5

Great food and wonderful service. I recommend the shrimp and grits . The chicken sandwich and plaza salad are regular favorites of mine as well.

Photo of Daniel Wilson Daniel Wilson
Apr 24, 2022 5

This place was recommended to us. Definitely was not disappointed. It was located in a strip mall. Glad it was recommended or we might not have gone. Beautifully decorated.

Photo of Brian Reynolds Brian Reynolds
May 18, 2022 4

The Madarine Walnut salad is pretty good, especially if you add a slice of salmon. Great service too. Wings were a bit overcooked

Photo of Rana Dayal Rana Dayal
May 19, 2022 5

Local spot with predictable good food. A lot of regulars and everyone seems to know everyone. A hidden gem, which the locals are trying to keep a secret.

Photo of Chuck Franklin Chuck Franklin
Jun 8, 2022 5

The food there is is good quality and is cooked to your liking. You can get whatever you want as long as they have the ingredients. They also have a full service bar with friendly bartenders. It's a great place to take your family and your friends.

Photo of Dub Karriker Dub Karriker
Jul 1, 2022 4

Local Goodness. The menu isn't large or really creative but the food is good. Attentive, friendly service. Good value for the price. Always a pleasant experience.

Photo of Tami Prager Tami Prager
Jun 23, 2022 5

I love their BLT sandwich. It made with sourdough bread. Very tasty.

Photo of Alois Callemyn Alois Callemyn
Jul 15, 2022 4

This is an old favorite of mine for good seafood. It’s out of the way and you will only find locals eating there. The food is always good and the staff is very pleasant.

Photo of Heidi Bishop-Maduhu Heidi Bishop-Maduhu
Aug 6, 2022 5

I'm a Southern gal, yet this is the absolute BEST shrimp and grits I've ever had! We came in as a loud and excitable table of 16 and we were WELL taken care of, the service was superb! I very rarely give five star reviews but all my family had the same remarks about this delicious food. Definitely a hidden gem!

Photo of Evon Barnes Evon Barnes
Jun 10, 2022 5

The food was great. Everyone working in the restaurant was incredibly helpful and friendly.