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Dame's Chicken & Waffles


530 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-9235
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Photo of Brooke S Brooke S
Dec 19, 2022 3

As a first time customer, looking forward to Dame’s, I wasn’t really impressed… I ordered a bottle for my mimosa and had to put it in a plastic cup! They had no flutes… I wish my food was hotter as it took a while to come out… my server was actually in the back helping preparing food orders, which I could appreciate but slow service. The chicken was flavorful, just not hot and crispy like I would’ve preferred… It just wasn’t what I was hoping… nice atmosphere though. I hear the one in Cary is better so I’m not counting them out yet!

Photo of E B D E B D
Sep 24, 2022 4

We got some guidance from our server. He explained that you can mix and match anything and that made my decision harder. I ordered the orange chicken and swapped things around. I wanted a classic chicken cutlet (excellent) was advised to get the vegan waffle (very dense- tastes fine but was not light and fluffy, it had the texture of under cooked waffles- not what I’m used to) I got the blueberry schmere and the hot sauce very similar to Mae ploy. He got a side of scrambled eggs and cheese grits. I loved the regular waffle and chicken cutlet.

Photo of Georgia Schumacher Georgia Schumacher
Aug 7, 2022 5

Delicious food and friendly service. The food is worth the hype. The walked are delicious and I'm not sure it's always available but i recommend the vegetarian chicken & waffles option my first "chicken" and waffles experience - It's always nice to get to try things that are usually reserved for meat eaters!

Photo of Bre Bell Bre Bell
Jun 27, 2022 5

As soon as I touched down in Durham, I went straight to Dame's Chicken an Waffles!! Lete tell you!!!!! THE BEST SHRIMP & GRITS I EVER had!!!! You MUST check these guys out!! My son graduated from NCCU...so EVERY visit I had with him, I made sure I was going to Dame's!! Hands down, the BEST breakfast spot in Durham!! Prices are nice too!!

Photo of Ashley Patience Ashley Patience
Jun 20, 2022 3

Positives: The front of the house staff were great and seemed poised to handle an influx of guests. Most of the food was good. I definitely recommend the shrimp and grits. Cons: Our waitress lacked the ability to move with any sense of urgency. We had a party of 8. I gathered all of the orders beforehand to assist with ease of placing the order. Reviewed it with waitress x2…and we still ended up not getting all of our items. Kitchen was definitely struggling. One person ended up not getting their meal until the rest of us finished our meals. All in all, I would definitely try again but likely at a less busy time.

Photo of Sabrina Whitt Sabrina Whitt
May 22, 2022 5

If you ever tasted the famous Roscoe Chicken & Waffles out in Los Angeles, Dames put Roscoe to shame! Dames is quickly becoming a staple of Southern Crusine with their Chicken & Waffles. Everything on the menu is simply amazing. The staff is always attentive and courteous. The only con is sometimes you may wait longer, but trust me once you have Dames you will rave about how good they are!

Photo of Chandra Jennings Chandra Jennings
Apr 17, 2022 5

Dames, wow!! Your reputation and recommendations are spot on as I was told by so many people to come here! I am not a huge chicken and waffles eater, so it was awesome to see so many different and delicious options on your menu for my rare self! A family friend and I got on the waitlist and were quickly sat down. Our waiter was nice and had a cool vibe, but seemed distracted at times. I got the shrimp and grits that came with a side. I got their mean greens. My friend got their salmon with a side of squash. Our food came out in about 20 minutes and we dug in. Every bite was better than the first and I had to stop myself several times. I had to remind myself that I could have leftovers--they definitely give you enough to take home. And everything made such a great breakfast the next day! Definitely recommend coming here for an amazing meal!! I love that they are local and Black owned!!