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Dame's Chicken & Waffles


530 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-9235
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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

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Photo of Annette Bailey Annette Bailey
Sep 9, 2019 5

A delightful experience. My sweet potato waffle was scrumptious. I tasted my grand son's macaroni and cheese...so very good. The potato salad, some of the best, give it a try. I'm really picky about potato salad but this was particularly good. And of course the chicken was good, nice and crispy on the outside but tender and moist on the inside. Try this place for yourself. Make a reservation because it's very popular but with good reason.

Photo of Trinitee722 . Trinitee722 .
Oct 12, 2019 5

Had a wonderful evening with family and friends to celebrate the engagement of some very special people. Management and staff were very accommodating and not to mention the food was great. Love the new location and look. Definitely will be my place to go when in Durham and especially if I am looking to host an event! Thanks DCW for making this event memorable.

Photo of Carlotta Jackson Carlotta Jackson
Jul 19, 2019 5

I wish I could give more stars. The hostess and the male waiter greeted me at the door. They were very friendly. My waitress Sarah was very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. I like my eggs fried hard, initially I didn't ask, so I sent them back. I apologized to my waitress. She was understanding. She had the cook make the entire plate over. I had classic waffles, chicken cutlet, eggs and grits. The food was delicious. A gentleman came to my table to ask if the eggs were better. I told him they were. Once Sarah came with the check, I inquired about the gentlemen. She told me he was the owner, Dame. I am so impressed with their hospitality. I live in Florida, however if I find my way back to Durham, I will be patronizing Dame's. I encourage patrons to do the same. Keep up the good service!!!

Photo of postoffice cb postoffice cb
Sep 22, 2019 3

Casual restaurant in downtown Durham, recommended to us for the chicken and waffles. Family-friendly, clean, good service. Ordered chicken n waffles, in oatmeal/vegan waffle, with sides of collard greens, grits with cheese, eggs. Food was respectable but, compared to another place (in Raleigh) this did not have the flavor and crunch and wow factor we expected. Uniquely they offer "schmears", a kind of Crisco-based flavored spread for waffles, which is a cool idea but we weren't sold on it.

Photo of Denise Williams Denise Williams
Sep 26, 2019 5

I always enjoy my experience at Dame's. This is my first time to this location since they moved from Main St and I really like the design. This location is bigger than when it was on Main St. The instruments on the wall is a nice touch to the dining area. The food, as always is on point!

Photo of Kiran Greer Kiran Greer
Apr 22, 2019 5

My first time going, a friend with me did not know they had moved into bigger and nicer place. I had classic chicken and waffles with squash and mac & cheese and it was very good. Had about 30 min wait, it went fast and they just text you when table is ready. I will go back the next time I’m in Durham . Basic fried chicken and waffles. Different kinds of sauces are presented with the chicken. Good food. Waitress very pleasant , attentive and helpful. A bit expensive for chicken.

Photo of Adam B Adam B
May 29, 2019 4

TL;DR -  Relocated to a new location, good chicken and waffles, but not as good as the original. (detailed review below)Went to the original many times, was sad when they closed. Was very excited to see they had reopened in a new location. The Google Map address is correct. It seems like this restaurant is under new ownership and management. The location is much larger than the original, and some of the food items are different. Would still recommend games but miss the original.Food: * * * *Service: * * * *Value: * * *Atmosphere: * * * *Restroom: * * * *[if the restroom is clean, then kitchen should be as well. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most hated places for employees to clean]

Photo of Jami Murphy Jami Murphy
May 20, 2019 5

Was middle of day 3::00 when we arrived. Restaurant was clean. Staff was very friendly. I had the Sweet Potato Waffle with chicken cutlet honey mustard squeeze and orange smear. I also enjoyed side of Spicey Collards. Excellent combination!

Photo of navalon foodie Vlogs navalon foodie Vlogs
Apr 18, 2019 5

- The only spot I know with Flavored butter!! called Smear! Strawberry, blueberry, peach etc.This is definitely my new favorite location. My waitress Allie was very knowledgeable and informative about the how ordering worked and the menu options. Allie had to leave so Sydney took over and was also remarkable. I met the owner Dame who was nothing but polite and courteous and valued each of his customers. This place was very welcoming and had prompt service. I will definitely be returning and highly recommend this place! The food is delicious and very reasonable as well. P.s. ask for the hot syrup and you'll get a small personal glass bottle of hot syrup. Delicious!

Photo of PM Giles PM Giles
May 11, 2019 5

My first time visiting the restaurant in Greensboro NC, awesome service. The food was superb. Definitely my kind of southern cooking. Will definitely visit again when I'm back in the area. Adding to my top restaurant choices.

Photo of Forrest Wrede Forrest Wrede
Jul 6, 2019 5

Came here while on vacation and literally could not recommend this establishment more highly. Service from Allie was absolutely phenomenal (very organized, knowledgeable, and helpful) and the food was...is it too strong to say life-changing? I'm going to say life-changing.

Photo of Aidan Morrison Aidan Morrison
Jul 7, 2019 4

Friendly service! Food was brought out quickly despite the business. Perfect downtown location, walking distance from other places. Shmier flavoured butter was unique and tasty!