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Dain's Place


754 9th St
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 416-8800
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Photo of Michelle Lozano Michelle Lozano
Nov 7, 2019 5

Literally The Best Burger I've Ever Had! The atmosphere was cozy. The staff was prompt and courteous and anticipated our every need. The draft selection was great and the liquor special reasonable.

Photo of John Thomas Kong John Thomas Kong
Nov 10, 2019 5

This Ninth Street bar is cozy and welcoming. The people are friendly. The drinks are big and well made. I order a Negroni made with Durham gin. It was well crafted and delicious. Next time we are trying the food. Thanks Dain’s Place for making Saturday night great.

Photo of Rhiannon Martin Rhiannon Martin
Jan 13, 2020 4

Great food. Huge portions! Place is always packed...great location!

Photo of Katherine Harmon Katherine Harmon
Jan 19, 2020 4

A simple, neighborhood bar & restaurant. Not fancy, but a good place for watching sports, a pint, & fries.

Photo of DK england DK england
Feb 9, 2020 5

Small local bar with good bar food. Decorations were really interesting. Servers were awesome. Shout out to Matt who was very personable, took the time to converse. Great addition to the staff.

Photo of Ken Kennedy Ken Kennedy
Jan 21, 2020 5

The Dainer is one of the best burgers I've had in my life!

Photo of Gregory Woodbury Gregory Woodbury
Apr 9, 2020 3

Decent food but staff can be ignorant about how to deal with guests with disabilities or mental health issues. Occasionally homophobic.

Photo of Omar Espinoza Omar Espinoza
Jun 26, 2020 5

One of the best restaurants my dad and I have gone to. It is the home of my favorite burger.

Photo of Jon Lowder Jon Lowder
May 12, 2019 5

Fantastic burgers and tots. Strong beer selection and friendly service. Wish I lived in the neighborhood because I'd be a VERY regular customer.

Photo of Daniel Lugo Daniel Lugo
May 18, 2019 5

Food was awesome. I didn't get anything fancy, but it hit the spot. Servers were friendly. Portions were satisfying.

Photo of Jonathan Barley Jonathan Barley
Apr 17, 2019 5

I've been to Dain's Place many times, and I always enjoy it. I advise that you get a hotdog, load it up however you like, and remember to ask for tater tots on the side! Top it all off with one of the many delicious beers available on draft. The service is always great, and it's got a unique cool vibe inside.

Photo of Ben Robbins Ben Robbins
Jun 10, 2019 5

This is a great place to relax and have a drink. People are always friendly and the staff is very personable.

Photo of Stephanie Miller Stephanie Miller
Mar 14, 2019 5

The ceiling fan is an engineering marvel and the bathroom graffiti is great. We had a burger and a hot dog. The burger was good and the hot dog was not terrible.More important though were the chili fries. The fries were perfect thin cut and crisp and the sweet chili went so well with the picked peppers. The portion was huge. Enough for a main or an appetizer for 4 or more people. As a party of two we left stuffed and couldn't finish anything.

Photo of Michael Shiffer Michael Shiffer
Jun 22, 2019 4

The menu is simple, but everything is great. The staff is some of the best around. Great drafts and rotating drafts and bottles. Space is cozy. Terrific Durham institution.

Photo of Richard Powell Richard Powell
Jul 7, 2019 4

Food was excellent and portions were large. My only beef with this place (pun intended) was the music...not a big deal when the food is this good though!

Photo of RJ Dune RJ Dune
Jun 20, 2019 5

Great spot. Got in, got drinks, got tots. Super fast service, staff make quick rounds for anything you need. In a great location, very busy, growing area.

Photo of Ian Peterson Ian Peterson
Aug 22, 2019 4

Really neat atmosphere. Great location. I subbed the 1000 island dressing for bbq sauce on my burger and was delighted with what I got. Delicious. One of the better classic burgers I've had in Durham. One of the things I love about Durham is the flare for uniqueness and I didn't get that out of my burger. I'll try something different the next time to see if it is worth another star.

Photo of Ronny Duncan Ronny Duncan
Aug 9, 2019 4

The burger was delicious and the beer was cold. You can build your on burger. The beer selection was good. The lady that waited on me was great.. the place was packed for lunch. There is a municipal parking lot across the street.

Photo of Ash S Ash S
Aug 28, 2019 5

Nice atmosphere! Great staff! Wonderful good! Definitely get your monies worth here! I'll be back very soon!!

Photo of Cameron Machi Cameron Machi
Sep 29, 2019 5

A solid bar for one night. A good beer selection for IPA and NON IPA lovers. If you want to invest some time too though, the bartenders and really chill and just generally normal people.