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Boxyard RTP

4.5

900 Park Offices Dr
Durham, NC 27709
Phone: (919) 475-5321
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Photo of Aimee Shaughnessy Aimee Shaughnessy
Jul 30, 2021 5

Lawrence Barbecue was really tasty; some of the best I've had in the triangle. It will be great when there are more restaurants so that the line at Lawrence isn't so bad. We ordered ahead for a group of 12 and it was ready on time and with good communication.

Photo of Jenni Levenbook Jenni Levenbook
Dec 3, 2021 5

What a lovely space! We were out there for a children's program storytime and really liked the space. The rocking chairs were lovely, the bathrooms numerous and well kept and easily accessible (with potty training children this is a concern). And the options for purchasing food and drink were exactly the right amount and variety. We are sure to come back again.

Photo of Anna Barson Anna Barson
Dec 9, 2021 5

Boxyard is so cool! Love all of the different food and drink options with something for everyone. Enjoy the variety of events throughout the week too- they are clearly making a huge effort to be representative of our community!

Photo of C Hall C Hall
Aug 12, 2021 5

The barbecue place (Lawrence BBQ) is outstanding!!! I got the smoked turkey sando (sandwich) and deviled egg potato salad. I'd order the sandwich again and again because the meat was very tender! The potato salad was bland but the sandwich was so incredible it outweighs the potato salad in my 5-star rating. My companion got the brisket and he said it was one of the best he's ever had. Also really enjoyed the pineapple soda from a brand I'd never heard of before. You order at a window and then all the seating is outside under a roof. Plenty of parking and there are EV chargers nearby.

Photo of Kristen Kokkelenberg Kristen Kokkelenberg
Oct 3, 2021 3

Went to Lawrence BBQ, it was very overpriced, and underwhelming. $8 beers, $14 plates (small serving sides not included) and they didn't have your standard soda products. The real kicker was that my friend paid the exact same for his plate and got a terrible cut of meat, less portion than mine and really fatty. I paid the same and got the exact same order but a better cut, more quality and quantity. The customer service was nice though but nothing special $60 for 2 meals so overpriced, and not great. Will not be going back.

Photo of C Hall C Hall
Oct 19, 2021 5

The barbecue place (Lawrence BBQ) is outstanding!!! I got the smoked turkey sando (sandwich) and deviled egg potato salad. I'd order the sandwich again and again because the meat was very tender! The potato salad was bland but the sandwich was so incredible it outweighs the potato salad in my 5-star rating. My companion got the brisket and he said it was one of the best he's ever had. Also really enjoyed the pineapple soda from a brand I'd never heard of before. You order at a window and then all the seating is outside under a roof. Plenty of parking and there are EV chargers that you have to pay to use nearby.

Photo of Jane S Jane S
Dec 4, 2021 4

This place is very cool. The restroom is clean and there is a good variety of food choices. I just don't care for everything being takeout style.

Photo of Andrea W Andrea W
Dec 3, 2021 5

Great open outdoor area with tons of great food and beverage options. Dog friendly with a great dog park too. Will be back!

Photo of Kevin McIntyre Kevin McIntyre
Oct 18, 2021 5

This is a very cool concept with a fun, lively atmosphere! They are still filling spaces, but what’s there so far is unique. Hint, if you’re a small business, looking for a trendy spot to set up shop, this is it!

Photo of Mike Golden Mike Golden
Dec 18, 2021 5

Really a pretty cool concept! Well engineered, and laid out for entertainment and outdoor dining etc. Great selection of restaurants with a variety of fare. We went on a Saturday where they had the outdoor market as well, tons of vendors a variety of choices for shopping for gifts etc. Live music was going on, perfect venue for that as well as heaters for the cold days. Highly recommended, we will be back!

Photo of Jason Lin Jason Lin
Dec 15, 2021 4

I'd enjoy more in warmer weather, will need to come back another time. I liked the layout of the buildings and options available. Good place to hang out with friends or coworkers.

Photo of Daniel Englebretson Daniel Englebretson
Dec 11, 2021 5

Great venue! Good for just hanging out, but also good for kids at kid friendly times. Good mix of food and beer. Lots of seating.

Photo of Ketki Modi Ketki Modi
Jan 6, 2022 4

Great place to hangout with friends and eat some great food. It's really well maintained. They have outdoor heating too.

Photo of Jeremy Kumin Jeremy Kumin
Feb 13, 2022 5

I'm starting to really dig this place. The vibe is chill. It's kind of like a big food court at a mall, but without shops. There are great food and drink options, and it's outside! But heated so maybe with a jacket in the 30s and 40s you could still enjoy it. Spring thru Fall it's probably fantastic. My favorite night at Boxyard is Wednesdays, to play board games, of course.

Photo of Charles White Charles White
Feb 13, 2022 3

It seemed like a nice place, but was very crowded. In essence, the restaurants are food trucks in a permanent stall. They all close fairly early. Most ran out of food when we were there at 7 pm on a Friday with the one that did not warning of an hour delay in getting food. We'll give it one last shot, but definitely not on a weekend!

Photo of Manisit Das Manisit Das
Jan 29, 2022 4

Had a happy hour with a few coworkers here. A really great place to mingle with people, and with plenty of outdoor seating makes it easier to interact with people more safely. It is located conveniently along the main roads. The ambient noise can be high, especially when live music is ongoing, making it harder to hear people. Also, the way the tables are arranged can make it slightly challenging to have large group conversations. But otherwise, I really like the interactive feel of the place with the flexibility to grab food and drinks from a set of different places, including Fullsteam brewery having a location. Dog friendly.

Photo of Lee Dempsey Lee Dempsey
Mar 4, 2022 3

Honestly, this place is still in beta testing. As much as the concept is cool, the execution is not. Every Friday I have been here they have run out of food and lines are far too long to get a drink from one of the limited number of places they have. Tonight Fullsteam had a power outage (which seems to have been an issue for a couple of days) and nothing on tap was available just a small selection of cans. I would also complain that the hours are ridiculously short, but if they don't have supply to last until 7pm it's actually a benefit. The stage area is good, the roster of musicians who play here is diverse and interesting, the seating is fairly plentiful, the parking is ample... but if, when you are open, nothing is available and half the other stores only open in the daytime, then it's a wasted journey. You can just go to any surrounding brewery that actually has food and drink and a short wait. It's amazing that with so many individual vendors in one place that they repeatedly don't have anything available. Failing to meet demand once may be an unexpected surprise, twice might be a work in progress, but three times? Four times in a row? Boxyard need to fix the supply and demand problem quickly. If that means calling up a few food trucks to supplement the on-site food offerings between 5 and 8, then do it. Until then only visit here weekend evenings if you eat or drink elsewhere first.

Photo of Chandra Jennings Chandra Jennings
Feb 12, 2022 5

Already so happy that a friend of mine recommended coming here! It is literally one of the most unique spots I have ever been to! Repurposing box cars for restaurants, bars, and shops is so cool! I love that the spots are local, there are plenty of places to sit, and that dogs are welcome and encouraged! Wow! I cannot wait to come back and bring friends and family with me!

Photo of Maggie Maggie
Mar 27, 2022 4

Great location in the heart of RTP close to many offices around. Nice open spaces with two levels and many choices from various restaurants -we tried the Korean place. Fusion Korean with American style and taste reasonable with large portions for lunch. So convenient and close by.. will hz d to come back to try other places

Photo of Michal Schmitt Michal Schmitt
Mar 26, 2022 4

The idea of this place is fantastic. Since the shops are shipping containers most of the seating is outside under a tin roof and some market lights. Fullsteam is the perfect restaurant for this area and I'd love to see more like it. Try their pizza! Otherwise there are currently too few food options and they close surprisingly early.

Photo of Kyle Wray Kyle Wray
Apr 13, 2021 5

This place is not going to blow our mind...Its going to melt your brain. There are some of the best restaurants in here from carrburritos, lawrence bbq and fullsteam brewery. Cant wait to try them all.

Photo of John Burton John Burton
Apr 27, 2021 4

Photo of Iwatch Security Iwatch Security
May 11, 2021 5

Great experience!

Photo of Richard Richard
Jun 10, 2021 5

I have been following the progress of this project for quite a while and I was very excited to finally get a chance to see it in person. There were only a few businesses operating when we visited but they have an eclectic mix of retail shops and restaurants preparing to open over the coming weeks. With its hip urban vibe and unique architecture I can tell its going to be a great place to meet up with friends, have a few beers and eat some great food. We chatted a bit with a representative of Boxyard and she provided lots of information about all the vendors that will be opening soon and some upcoming events as well. She was very enthusiastic about the concept and I was glad we spoke with her before we left. I’ll definitely do another review after everything is open but for now I’m super excited and I look forward to visiting again very soon.

Photo of Tersha “NC Foodie” Tersha “NC Foodie”
Jun 6, 2021 5

Can not wait to come back when everything is open. The game room has piqued my interest. Listening to live bands will be enjoyable for the summer. Waiting to also see if the cost of food will be $$ or more. Hopefully, the restaurants will be reasonable.

Photo of Stephen Summerall Stephen Summerall
Jun 7, 2021 5

Well done! The atmosphere is great, a large amount of the lower seating area is covered with a Big … Fan (that’s the brand…don’t get mad at me for saying it) which makes it very comfortable on a hot day. Sure, not everything is opened yet but I’m happy they opened instead of waiting. Lawrence BBQ is also amazing! I saw where someone mentioned the food was overpriced. Sure, it’s not the cheapest sandwich in town but it is one of the best BBQ sandwiches I’ve ever tasted. Also, the brussel sprouts were SO tasty! Keep up the great tasting food and can’t wait to visit you again!

Photo of Buddy King Buddy King
Jun 13, 2021 4

A first visit was on a sunny Sunday where we enjoyed a DJ entertainer, while dining on BBQ sandwiches a cold beer. The place is bright, clean, and brand new here in Raleigh NC on June 13th, 2021. Hoping the remaining shop spaces (bakery, beverages, escape room etc) will soon be open. It's a fun place especially on Saturdays with live band on the stage.

Photo of Tom Levitan Tom Levitan
Jun 5, 2021 5

I was invited to the opening event but with the storms it was held in a nearby building. Looks like it will be a good central place between Raleigh and Durham to meet for coffee, drink or a meal. Interesting concept. Christchurch, NZ used shipping containers to reopen downtown after the big earthquake.

Photo of Cindy Lubbe Cindy Lubbe
Jul 3, 2021 5

Love the concept. Just getting started but when other stores open up this is going to be great. Right now there is a BBQ and dessert place open, we were there on Friday evening in and live music so you can sit outside from 5-7. Not sure about the rest of the days on the music.