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The Blue Note Grill

4.5

709 Washington St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 401-1979
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Photo of Stephen Clark Stephen Clark
Jul 20, 2019 5

I was able to have my post wedding party here. They let me use the private room for our family and provided excellent service. The food was great and everyone had a good time. I think it was the best choice of venues. Thanks for the help in making a great memory.

Photo of Grace Lutter Grace Lutter
Sep 12, 2019 5

Service was excellent, as well as the food. I had the black bean nachos, and they came with the works. It was topped with cheese and a spicy ranch sauce. I also had the fried avocado, which were amazing as well.

Photo of Richard Ambrose Richard Ambrose
Oct 5, 2019 3

Service was outstanding.. food was not to my taste. Nice place to visit once.

Photo of Marko Marisic Marko Marisic
Aug 31, 2019 5

One of the best venues for live music in the triangle. The atmosphere is essential to the soul of downtown Durham. The barbecue is excellent. I love the Blue Note and highly recommend it.

Photo of Scott Stahl Scott Stahl
Nov 7, 2019 5

The ribs were great and the atmosphere was homey. The restrooms were extremely clean and well-maintained. With excellent towel and soap dispensers. Among the nicest I've seen for laid-back bar and Grill

Photo of Denise Williams Denise Williams
Nov 26, 2019 5

This was my first time at the Blue Note Grill and it will NOT be the last. The Redneck Fries with Bacon was spectacular! The BBQ pulled pork was really good as well. Especially with the Vinegar based sauce. I definitely will recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Photo of Felicia Cooper Felicia Cooper
Dec 5, 2019 5

Had a blast here for my friend's birthday dinner on Wednesday night. The music, the food, the drinks, the atmosphere, the service was Awesome and I couldn't asked for a better time. I love that they allow local Artists to come on stage and perform. I will be coming back with my hubby.

Photo of Teresa  Cousins Teresa Cousins
Dec 4, 2019 4

Plenty of parking, nice rustic environment, affordable, best smoked pulled chicken nachos I’ve ever had! I would give 5 stars if they had 1/2 servings. I hate to waste food and dont like to take home leftovers

Photo of Shannon Brooks Shannon Brooks
Dec 8, 2019 4

Had a pretty good experience here during a work lunch. Could have got some more food for the price but everything tasted good.

Photo of Jim Garrett Jim Garrett
Dec 30, 2019 4

It was a clean nice place. I had BBQ and the flavor was not what i was used to. I like the vinegar flavor of NC-BBQ, this had a watered down taste.

Photo of Carl Carl
Jan 6, 2020 3

Nice atmosphere, good location, average food.. I've had much better BBQ than what I had here. Bartender was great, all the people were very friendly. Nice beer list. I wold not go again for the food

Photo of Brian Burnett Brian Burnett
Jan 7, 2020 5

My wife luckily found this spot . We wanted to go see some live music and have dinner and this was a great option. The food was fantastic , the redneck cheese fries are a must and the sweet tea is good as well. A good family spot also.

Photo of Kristina Keeter Kristina Keeter
May 21, 2019 5

This place is always amazing. Sorry for the half-eaten poor lighting photo, but the 1/2 rack of ribs + two sides plate is the best thing to get here! It comes with hush puppies and my favorite sides are the sweet potato waffle fries (which come with a DELICIOUS cinnamon butter to dip them in), Mac & cheese, and collards. Another great entree choice is the “cow jumped over the moon burger,” and the “redneck cheese fries” are a great (and HUGE) appetizer to share if you have more than a couple people.

Photo of Wayne Rogers Wayne Rogers
May 3, 2019 5

Most excellent place. Great tunes by Wishbone Ash. Great waitress, excellent food. Very accommodating service! Can't say enough. The manager Bill very nice.

Photo of michal Jackson michal Jackson
Apr 14, 2019 5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Family friendly. My first time going since they moved from my neighborhood a few years ago. Can't wait to again.

Photo of Dale Wahl Dale Wahl
Jun 15, 2019 5

Great music (Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos). Delicious BBQ. Loved the ribs. Bit of an older, retiree crowd that night but everyone was having fun, dancing, and super friendly.

Photo of Timothy Timothy
Mar 21, 2019 5

Blue Note is a cool place to go with friends. I feel like people tend to forget about it, but it is good! Their food never fails. Plus, at night they have live music/bands. A cool chill place to check out.

Photo of Nicolle Tulve Nicolle Tulve
Jun 23, 2019 5

Food was excellent. I had the ribs. Just falling off the bone awesome! And the fried okra was the best I've had in a while. The girls and I went to hear The James Armstrong Band. Great jazz. Quite a wonderful entertainer. Crowd loved him. And don't forget about the drinks. Well made. Our waitress did a great job. Everything about this place was spectacular! Highly recommend for a night out.

Photo of Roger Underhill Roger Underhill
Jun 29, 2019 5

A listening room with space for dancing and good drinks. Does it get any better? Don't think so. We had a blast and will be back? Gotta try the food you know?

Photo of T. Baker T. Baker
Jun 16, 2019 4

Food was pretty good. Really enjoyed the burgers and fried pickles. Loved the live music.