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The Blue Note Grill


709 Washington St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 401-1979
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Photo of John Kroetch John Kroetch
Sep 1, 2022 5

What a fantastic place! Server was lively and engaging. The beer was good. The ribs and pork were simply yummy. And then the live music started. The place was packed. A very fun atmosphere.

Photo of Chelsey Witsberger Chelsey Witsberger
Aug 31, 2022 5

Ordered the pulled pork with sweet potato waffle fries and Mac and cheese. So delicious. The bun for the pulled pork was amazing and the meat was cooked to perfection. My friend got the baked beans which were also delicious and very flavorful. The service was quick and the staff were nice. One of the best barbecue places in town.

Photo of Han VanderHart Han VanderHart
Aug 23, 2022 5

THE BEST BARBEQUE IN DURHAM. Fried okra not only tastes like FRESH OKRA but like my mama’s. Seriously one of the best down home tastes. Pulled pork (!!!!) sandwich on a deliciously toasted and appropriately soft, buttered bun (which for a lot of barbeque places is a missed opportunity), with slaw, as the good lord intended. Good sweet tea. Dill pickle fries DELICIOUS. A+++

Photo of Asha Kilaru Asha Kilaru
Aug 12, 2022 4

Very nice place to listen to live music. Super friendly staff and service. Had the sweet potato fries which were deliciously good with a cinnamon butter. The tables near the bar are good for watching because they are at a higher level.

Photo of Isabel Quinones Isabel Quinones
Jul 10, 2022 4

This bbq spot was delicious overall. Those ribs and mac and cheese was too good. The pork bbq was tasty. I didn’t really care for the okra. The restaurant is cool it gives old school blue vibes. The service was good and the music selection was on point. This is just a spot I stumbled across i’m glad I checked 🤗.

Photo of Sam Littlejohn Sam Littlejohn
Jun 4, 2022 5

Came during the afternoon just to eat and was not disappointed. Worth a trip just for the BBQ - smoky and delicious. Service was excellent. Will be back one evening to check out the music - and for more BBQ!

Photo of Angela Roberts Angela Roberts
Jun 1, 2022 5

I had a couple of cocktails and the pulled pork plates. It was so delicious and was even better when paired with great conversation with both bartenders. Parker and Oz are super friendly and knowledgeable! I often dine by myself since I am new to the area and extra appreciate the conversation. They told me about all of the amazing events that they have there as well so make sure to check out their calendar on the website!

Photo of Alexandra Alvarez Alexandra Alvarez
May 29, 2022 4

I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Blue Note Grill. The people were nice and the energy was high. The music was wonderful. Food was okay, it wasn't anything to ride home about. Pro tip: don't sit too close to the stage, the sound is way too loud.

Photo of Lisa & Wes Williams Lisa & Wes Williams
May 5, 2022 5

Sat outside, there were 6 of us. Service was super quick and friendly. Everything on the menu looked good! I had the catfish po-boy and give it high marks - not as good at Bullock's fried catfish plate but still heck'n good. Give this place a try.

Photo of Bob Johnson Bob Johnson
Apr 13, 2022 5

I've never eaten in the restaurant. But the bar/performance space is fantastic. Bill has an eclectic taste in live music, and it's always good. The bar is well stocked, and well staffed, and the food they offer is fantastic. Pick a night with some good live music, arrive a little early, order the chips with pimento cheese dip, and the deviled eggs, and your favorite cocktail - you will thank me later.