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Dain's Place


754 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 416-8800
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Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Nov 22, 2022 5

I’ve always been a big fan of Dain’s and especially now that they have a vegan option to sub in for the burger. The tots basket is basically the best deal ever. It’s a couple of bucks for a huge basket!

Photo of Sean Williams Sean Williams
Sep 5, 2022 5

I've passed by Dain's too many times to count since I moved to the Durham area. Today, I finally decided to stop in and I'm glad I did. First, the staff is awesome. Good hospitality is hard to come by these days, but not at Dain's. Shout out to Jen for making my experience memorable. I had the 1/4 lb. hot dog and the burger. Yes, I was being greedy. I customized them both to my liking and they were both excellent. I had a Spicy Bloody Mary to wash it all down and it was made just as well as the food. I had the chance to taste their "Nuggets of Chicken" and those were good, too. Overall, if you're looking for a new dive, this it the place. While I didn't have a beer, they have some awesome beers to choose from. You won't be disappointed. Ate so fast I forgot to take photos...😬😬😬

Photo of Jim Kluth Jim Kluth
Jul 26, 2022 5

6 stars at least. This is the most fun bar & grill I've ever been in. Our bartender/ waitress, Bailey totally had her **** together... we are definitely going back our next time here. Wife got an amazing burger and I feasted on pierogies. Highly recommend

Photo of armando urbina armando urbina
Jul 1, 2022 5

Very awesome place. PB&J is fantastic. Gotta try the ring of fire with a group. Bartender and staff are very attentive

Photo of Jessica Jessica
Jun 12, 2022 5

Do you like beer and burgers and tots? Are you looking for a regular neighborhood bar? This is the place for you. It's not trying to be anything it isn't. Burgers are delicious and fast. You can get tots, and who doesn't want tots? They have daily specials. Just go and get yourself a drink and a burger and enjoy yourself.

Photo of Charles Jude Prestia Charles Jude Prestia
Jun 5, 2022 5

Absolutely perfect neighborhood bar. Pierogies are great. Fries/Tots come in large portions. Love the atmosphere. We walk up here regularly and always look forward to hanging out - never know who's going to be around to liven things up.

Photo of Lola Baker Lola Baker
May 30, 2022 5

We went in for drinks. Ordered a bologna sandwich and tater tots. Unbelievably delicious! Little burnt like it should be, lettuce, tomato and served with a smile. Bartender is exceptional, humorous and hospitable. She made us feel at home. Very sweet woman. Made a madly, spicy bloody mary, too. Thank you, Dain's

Photo of Fat C Fat C
Apr 23, 2022 5

Excellent fries and tots. Each piece was crispy. Burger was really good. Good price.

Photo of Collin Kilmartin Collin Kilmartin
Apr 16, 2022 5

Tar Heel in the belly of the beast, came here and damn, real nice place with its own unique personality. The food was excellent and they got a good selection of rotating drafts. If I was a local, this would be a staple. Got the Defibrillator and the Dainer, their two signature burgers. Really unique, I loved the Difibrillator, never had a burger with a hot dog on it, but it works, especially when you have a massive appetite. The tots were superb, and got dragon’s milk stout, which was bottled but one of best stouts I’ve had.

Photo of Brandie Daniels Brandie Daniels
Apr 6, 2022 5

The burgers here are the best around! Love that you can still have a meaningful chat with the bartenders. Even when it’s busy - there’s a sincerity in their service!

Photo of Mark S Mark S
Mar 14, 2022 5

Went after a DPAC event. Not as crowded as around the DPAC and the food was really good, great service. Perogies on the menu and they were really good served with sour cream, as they should be. Burgers fresh and cooked to order. Large beer selection with lots of local NC brews.

Photo of B. Bowen B. Bowen
Mar 2, 2022 5

A fun atmosphere in a quaint bar that also offers great food options. Dain's also offers good drink specials rotating frequently with many local breweries being offered from time to time.

Photo of EyeOnThePrize NC EyeOnThePrize NC
Feb 26, 2022 5

Great experience. I enjoy sitting outside people watching & eating their cheese triangles!

Photo of Stephen Stephen
Feb 16, 2022 5

This place is DISGUSTINGLY GREAT! Food was AMAZING for "bar food". The Ruben was tender, stuffed, on crisp marble rye! Loaded tots were like 1lb+ and the beer was cold!

Photo of Laura Johnson Laura Johnson
Jan 22, 2022 5

I Went today for the first time, my husband suggested it after lunch the other day and man! The food was delicious! I had the Reuben and my husband had the hot dog and chicken sandwich And it was fast even though they were packed in there. 10/10 recommended

Photo of Gabriel Bakker Gabriel Bakker
Dec 18, 2021 5

Food was delicious. drinks were great. nice selection. cool bartenders.