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.
Aug 7, 2022
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!
Jun 27, 2022
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!!
Jun 20, 2022
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.
May 22, 2022
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!
Apr 17, 2022
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!!
Mar 14, 2022
The service!! I was waiting outside for them to open (got to get there early because they will book up fast!) The gentleman truly made me feel special as a customer and didn't miss a beat, on top of the already amazing food. This is one of several locations but I haven't had a bad experience at either one.
Mar 11, 2022
Two of my friends and I went Wednesday after 11am. They only had two workers working front of the restaurant who were wonderful. I think they did a great job seating, taking orders, bartending, and cleaning tables. I was amazed how they didn’t get overwhelmed. Now about the food, I live 1 hr and 30 mins away so have to be good for me to want to drive that far again for it. I ordered three chicken wings with waffle, sassy grits, and a sunset mimosa.The chicken was okay and the waffle wasn’t good. The waffle was cold.I had better chicken and better waffles before. The drink was good and the shrimp grits were good until I got home. When I got home and finally ate the rest of my grits it had plastic in it.
Feb 26, 2022
Decided to check the place out while in town visiting a family member.
Food: All I can say is WOW! Chicken was seasoned perfectly, Mac and cheese was excellent, sauteed squash was rediculous (in a good way). The chicken cutlet has a nice thick crust but is not at all greasy or dry.... delicious!
Service: They were pretty short staffed on a Friday night, so our food definitely took longer to come out than we had anticipated, but everyone pitched in and helped each other to keep things flowing as best they could. Staff was super friendly and attentive even with the staff shortage.
Will Definitely come back and grab food to go on our way back home.