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Dame's Chicken & Waffles


530 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-9235
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Photo of Dire Wolf Dire Wolf
Jan 5, 2024 4

If you’ve been you know their chicken and waffles comes any way you want it and is perfection. You need to go. No questions, just go. You’ll thank me. For me service and atmosphere is pretty mid, but it’s clean and friendly so you can do a lot worse. I live for Mac&Cheese, and always get it when visiting anywhere in the south. For year it was choice here and I would use up all my side slots for it, but in the last few it’s really fallen off. It’s become soupy instead of cheesy so it’s just not worth it. 💔

Photo of Sharice F.C. Sharice F.C.
Nov 10, 2023 3

We got seated right away; but it took over an hour for us to receive our meal. We were a party of 4, and one guest meal came out 30 minutes before the remaining 3 guests, and that plate of food was cold upon reaching our table. They did make the meal over, and the other orders finally came. When it did arrive, it was pretty tasty. The female restrooms could have been a bit cleaner.... so overall experience 3 stars. Although we had 4 different meals, this one was the only one worth posting. I might give them another try during the week... maybe the weekend vibes are off....idk.

Photo of Jim Grant Jim Grant
Nov 7, 2023 4

I gave everything a 5 star except the overall for one reason only. They are slower than molasses (see what I did there?) The chicken and waffles were delicious, as was the cheese grits. However, it took an hour to get my food. They remained high stars because they came to me and comped the meal due to the wait. I appreciate them taking ownership. I would definitely recommend eating here....sometimes you just have an off day.

Photo of KT Lafferty KT Lafferty
Oct 15, 2023 5

First time in the area and visited this place based off of its high ratings on Google. The food was great - had the "What A Classy Hen" which was a chicken cutlet and a signature waffle with the vanilla almond schmear. I updated mine to a sweet potato waffle but didn't get a lot of sweet potato flavor out of it. No extra charge to change around the waffle, the schmear, or the drizzle - they are offered as 'inspirations'. Overall the food was great though - chicken was cooked well and perfectly seasoned. The waffle was the perfect texture. Our server offered several suggestions and came back to check on us and provide additional drinks at normal intervals. The atmosphere is very spacious and there's lots of room between tables. We visited on a Thursday evening around 5:30pm before a show at the nearby theater and had no wait. Would definitely return on our next visit to the area.

Photo of Christopher Shively Christopher Shively
Sep 27, 2023 5

Wow, what can't I say about this place? Mike the manager is a phenomenal worker and cares alot about his customers. The waitress was super helpful and kept checking on us. The ginger bread waffle, vegan oatmeal, and sweet potato waffles are A-1. Don't get me started on those schmears and drizzles mmmmmm

Photo of Wesley Fouse Wesley Fouse
Aug 26, 2023 4

We always try to stop for chicken and waffles when driving through North Carolina and Dame’s seemed like the right fit for us. We came early on a Sunday morning and were some of the first in the restaurant. Our service was great. The waiter was attentive, very kind and super helpful in explaining the menu and the different options available to us. In short, it’s a chicken and waffle place and there specialty is probably what you should stick to. They’ve got different variations of chicken and waffles, but their big selling point is what they call their “smear” which is essentially whipped butter with different flavors. We ordered our food (both of us got chicken and waffles) and got it just 10-15 minutes later, which I thought was surprisingly fast. The food itself was delicious. Not the best chicken and waffles I’ve ever had in my life, but top two, for sure. The chicken was tender and flavorful; not dry, which tends to be a common ailment with C&W places. Interestingly, it also wasn’t greasy to make you feel like you were eating at a KFC. Really impressive. I must also say, the smear was delicious. I got an almond butter sort of thing and wished I could have brought home a vat of it. Fantastic. The only “ding” this place gets in my book is the price. We spent around $40 for two meals. They were filling and complete meals, have no doubt, but that hurt the wallet and would make me think twice if I were planning on taking multiple people here. Overall, though. Worth the visit and the experience. Avoid the salmon, get the chicken and waffles and enjoy it.

Photo of J B J B
Aug 3, 2023 3

I was disappointed. Maybe it’s my fault for ordering salmon at a chicken and waffle place but I expected better. The salmon wasn’t fully cooked. What I wanted was the salmon special salad on the board at the door but they didn’t have it. There were a few tables that sat 6 and our server preferred to sit 4 big guys at a four top. Some of our food wasn’t missing. Now, my friends said the chicken and waffles didn’t disappoint. Go for that only.

Photo of Emma Anthony Emma Anthony
May 2, 2023 5

Great service, quick and efficient. When I asked for recommendations got a quick and confident response. So many cool chicken and waffle options, and good portions.

Photo of Ashley Anderson Ashley Anderson
Apr 25, 2023 5

First time trying this place and it is amazing. During breakfast hours on a weekend expect to be a waiting list, beside that the food was so good and came out fast. Great customer service and clean environment, will be coming back again☺️