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Devine's Restaurant & Sports Bar

4.2

904 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-0228
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Photo of Bo Jones Bo Jones
Feb 26, 2022 3

Food is good when u actually receive it. Ordered 2x never got! Atmosphere is good, staff friendly.

Photo of Sanders Shoultz Sylvain Sanders Shoultz Sylvain
Jan 23, 2022 5

This is my favorite spot in this tow. Very friendly staff with good food and cheap booze. It gets busy on Friday night with live music. They were one of the few bars opened after a snow day.

Photo of Hannah Mingus Hannah Mingus
Dec 30, 2021 4

I have been here three times over the past few years and it's pretty good. Nothing fancy or anything, but good bar food. Sometimes in the summer they have live music in their patio which is fun. I went last night with my family and everyone enjoyed their food. I got the buffalo chicken fingers and fries with ranch and I would definitely get that again.

Photo of Chadwick Harris Chadwick Harris
Nov 26, 2021 4

Been going here for a decades. Things have changed but it's good food safe area. Well lit. Try the medium hot wings. Wow!

Photo of Kevin Ko Kevin Ko
Jun 22, 2021 5

I am 3 years late to this review. That's because I rarely write reviews, and I only take the time when it has a profound impact. However, I never really thought much of Devine's food during my time at Duke. This place was more like a habit for me. I had always appreciated their fine gourmet qualities, but it was never anything eye-opening, say like a Michelin. But we know this bar is not intended to be like one. Its purpose was to serve the locals with the best bar food NC could provide, and it was always on the spot. When I think of Durham, I can only think of few places iconic, and Devine's indeed is.I've been to the bar only a handful of times, but I had fun. Great music, great atmosphere. But the food.It's been 3 years, but I still cannot forget their fried ravioli with marinara sauce + hot wings + fries routine. Fried ravioli is the best I've had in my life - with just the right breaded crunch, moist fillings, and rich sauce. This was a quality I could not find anywhere else - it was always perfect. Hot wings, though there is Heavenly Buffaloes near the establishment, were neck-to-neck. Sometimes, it was Messi, sometimes Ronaldo, but always world-class. Right amount of sauce, copious amount of moistness, and an extravaganza of delicious. Their fries, especially on their good day, are the best I've ever had.When I return to Durham, this would be my go-to munchie 3 days in a week, easy. Along with M Koko, M Sushi and Heavenly Buffaloes, Devine's for me will always remain in my heart as one of America's bests.

Photo of Malick Lanceberg Malick Lanceberg
Aug 7, 2021 5

The 💣 💣bomb. Decent drink 🍸and waitstaff

Photo of jc jc
Oct 6, 2021 5

Very friendly place. Our food was great. I got to meet the owner who was very nice as well.

Photo of Wendi Qualls Wendi Qualls
Aug 6, 2021 4

nice, easy atmosphere...really good wings... dj on friday eve... ladies room was clean& smelled good: although I went fairly early

Photo of katie devlin katie devlin
Aug 8, 2021 5

Very enjoyable out on the patio. As a plus size person, the chairs were very comfortable and didn't dig into my hips. The restaurant next door had live music which would have been too loud if we were there but was an enjoyable volume from Devine's patio. The food was good and the service was great. The cocktails were watered down but otherwise...

Photo of Elijah Barnes Elijah Barnes
Jul 5, 2021 3

Okay service. Need more help. Friendly and apologetic.

Photo of Jeff Quinn Jeff Quinn
May 10, 2021 5

What an eclectic place! Just a great, wooden, hole in the wall! Gives you a better feeling than walking into your house after a long day at work. Everyone knows everyone and everyone is better than the next. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel like you are able to kick off your shoes and put your feet up and relax. Metaphorically speaking of course! Danya, Julian, Brian, Savannah, and Whitley are like coming home from college and asking your mom to do your laundry. It's just one of the greatest places I've ever been.

Photo of Patrick Slaughter Patrick Slaughter
Mar 24, 2021 3

The black girl bartender on Friday 19th was rude. I told her it was my birthday and she was like i not server omg no more drinks. So i went to my table and she was still serving drinks to other people. Luckily my friend went up and resolved things and the owner help us out.The DJ that night was really good think his was name was dj break your back or something like that.If wasn't late i think it would have been a success night.

Photo of CJ Brown CJ Brown
Dec 20, 2020 5

Devine's is one of, if not my favorite, spots in Durham. I am always at home there with great company, amazing staff, delicious drink and food. I hate living in Raleigh, or I would be there more often.

Photo of Mike Smith Mike Smith
Dec 19, 2020 5

We had shrimp appetizer tossed in hot sauce. I had the burger, which was great. The wife got steak and cheese. I chose burger because some places don't put on enough steak. Not here, it was piled high. For us dolphins fans, Bob Matheson jersey on wall. Asked bartender about it and she pointed out owner. Mr Devine is a great guy with a very cool story about Bob. Will definitely drive back up from southern wake.

Photo of Mike L Mike L
Aug 14, 2020 5

Great!😎😁 Try the nachos. The are really really good.

Photo of Joy Montemayor Joy Montemayor
Nov 18, 2020 5

Devines is one of my go to spots in Durham! They’re burgers are my favorite along with the friendly and helpful staff. The loaded tots are to die for! I always enjoy watching any sports events here or hanging out during DJ nights. Devines is definitely a Durham Gem!!

Photo of Jennifer Watson Conklin Jennifer Watson Conklin
Oct 19, 2020 5

Good wings and sandwiches. Outside seating. Good service

Photo of Julie Julie
Sep 26, 2020 5

Friday nights with DJ Blowout playing a great selection of music. The lemon pepper chicken wings and loaded tater tots are my favorite!

Photo of Kayon sergeant Kayon sergeant
Sep 6, 2020 4

Shrimp is awesome too long of a wait for drinks. Really cool chill spot.

Photo of Tiffany Cates Tiffany Cates
Sep 5, 2020 5

Really Good Food & Awesome Staff

Photo of Brian Patterson Brian Patterson
Sep 8, 2020 5

Super neat place with an old time feel and a lot of character. Very friendly staff. A lot of TVs. Golden Tee machine. Outdoor patio. Highly recommended!

Photo of Melissa Squire Melissa Squire
Aug 15, 2020 5

Nice place food was good nice people they had a DJ we ate outside

Photo of Sebastian Blade Sebastian Blade
Sep 13, 2018 5

Delicious cheesesteak and fries 👍. Lamarr or Lamar (don’t know which way it’s spelt) was very nice to our dog and gave her a water bowl. Thank you to him.

Photo of Monica West Monica West
Jul 18, 2020 5

The bartender Anthony is so friendly and welcoming! I didn’t try food on this trip but if the rest of the staff is this awesome they got a good thing going.

Photo of Brandon Odell Brandon Odell
Jun 21, 2020 5

Devines treats us like family. We couldn’t live without coming here multiple times a week. They make a Jalapeño poppers for the boys perfectly. They make our shots and carry our favorite beers. Please do yourself a favor and give some love to Devines.

Photo of tamela Queen tamela Queen
Jun 20, 2020 5

The staff were so friendly and the food was top notch! The wings were so good and I would definitely recommend 😊

Photo of Josh Higgins Josh Higgins
Jun 21, 2020 5

Devines is literally the best bar in Durham. There really is no other place you should try first. Makes you feel like family and the food is just *Devine* and the drink prices are perfect. Please come support the local spot since 1978.

Photo of Alan Kaid Alan Kaid
May 31, 2020 5

Great food, excellent service, unique Duke ambience, and good portions for the price.

Photo of Amanda 1095 Amanda 1095
Nov 21, 2019 5

I love this place! The bartender was exceptional!

Photo of Eugene Mongello Eugene Mongello
Feb 12, 2020 4

Geno's the best. Great Onion rings

Photo of juan barron juan barron
Feb 20, 2020 5

To state the obvious, this is a dive bar. As dimly lit as they come. But you can't beat the atmosphere and the local flare. Staff does get a bit overwhelmed on busy nights, especially when Duke Plays, but if your looking for good food and good local company, Devine's in the spot to go!

Photo of Roann Lara Roann Lara
Dec 19, 2019 5

Devine’s is awesome love the pub style decor. Its a great sports bar. They have college night which is always wild and fun. The wings are so good! I always go for the wings and a good beer. The bartenders and servers are always friendly and welcoming. They greet you as soon as you get through the door.

Photo of Henry DeMay Henry DeMay
Nov 5, 2019 5

I eat here often 4 lunch when in durham. It is always good. Imo best burgers in the United states.

Photo of D Roberts D Roberts
Oct 1, 2019 5

The service and food are excellent. This was my first visit (had the BLT) I promise to return. Due to changes downtown, parking is currently a challenge. But even that will not prevent me from going back.

Photo of Kenneth Mendez Kenneth Mendez
Nov 5, 2019 5

I love the wings. So far they are the best I have had in the triangle....when they are cooked right. It is hit or miss. When they are on point, the wings are life changing. The place is a bit run down, but I prefer this type of bar. I go once a week and the 5 star rating is for two reasons; Great wings and never crowded.

Photo of Richard Jenkins Richard Jenkins
Aug 5, 2019 4

Small sports bar. Usually not crowded (don't know about game days). Food is okay, drinks are okay, but the staff is extremely friendly.

Photo of Andrew Dellinger Andrew Dellinger
Sep 25, 2019 4

Most affordable grill food and burgers in the area. Service is good. Good place for a quick lunch.

Photo of S WC S WC
Sep 19, 2019 5

Good food, great service and nice outdoor patio! We lucked up and got there on a Wednesday night which is karaoke night! We had a blast! And they are family friendly so the kiddos really enjoyed the music!

Photo of April Reyes April Reyes
Aug 28, 2019 5

Best burger I've ever had in my life. First person I've ever come across to poke the holes in the take away container so the food doesn't get all soggy. The drinks were great as well and Anthony was friendly. I live 3 hours away but I would seriously come back to this place. I would give more stats but there aren't any more :(

Photo of Clare Bathé Clare Bathé
Jun 29, 2019 3

Because of the music, dancing and having a really good time, Devine's restaurant was awesome. If the food had been ven palatable at all I could have given it four stars. The band alone was worth five stars. As fine a band as I have heard in any part of the country. But Devine's is a restaurant so I have to consider the food, so three stars it is. But those three stars are for the music. The entertainment was off the chain.

Photo of Lucas Tishler Lucas Tishler
Mar 17, 2019 3

I would love to give my boys 5 stars but unfortunately they make u pay 10 if you dont have a ID what a scam

Photo of Lisa Phillips Lisa Phillips
Apr 14, 2019 4

Food was great, unfortunately for the waitress I gave her a 20.00, bill was 9.15. She brought me a 10 in change. I hope she thought 0.85 was a good tip. Don't presume sugar, even the grocery store asks if I want to round up.

Photo of Marc Montoro Marc Montoro
May 20, 2019 4

Devine's is one of the staples of Brightleaf area. The owner (Gene) cares about the community and his customers. It is a great place if you are looking to watch a game and eat some great bar food.

Photo of Keith Phillips Keith Phillips
Jan 17, 2019 5

What a great bar PLUS a HIDDEN gem of a delicious restaurant! Devine's has the best fish and chips in Durham IMO. Plus, their Boston Steak sub sandwich is perfect every time. Their sides are great too. In addition to their fries you can substitute tater tots instead that are crispy and taste way better than the tots we grew up with as kids. My favorite appetizer is their fried macaroni - yes you read right, it is actually breaded fried cheese raviolis and is FANTASTIC - the side of marina with it is perfect. Oh - and wait til you try their chicken wings.... 5 thumbs up.

Photo of Gisele Costello Gisele Costello
May 31, 2022 5

Great service... very pleasant bartenders. Food was awesome as usual. I had chicken wings and my son had a burger and fries. They were very tasty!

Photo of Brad Vasseur Brad Vasseur
May 30, 2022 4

I had a patty melt and tots and they were just fine. Cool neighborhood vibe. 👍

Photo of Summer Pittman Summer Pittman
Jul 15, 2022 5

Super chill spot! Ordered the Boston steak sandwich with fries! Very delicious! Asked the bartender to make me a fun drink and she supplied! Refreshing drink made on the spot! Outside had lots of tables in the patio area! Will be back!

Photo of Susan Mitchell Susan Mitchell
Jun 11, 2022 5

Great venue with patio and indoor seating for lunch/dinner/snacking, hanging out with friends (birthday parties, reunions) & watching a variety of games on numerous flat screens! Traditional pub food with old standards (Big Guy Burgers, BLT, fries, tuna salad and includes the best wings in town with flavor varieties to fit any taste bud. A 40+ year establishment with live music/open mike. While some sports bars are new & flashy Devine's has weathered many storms of an ever changing Downtown Durham atmosphere since 1978 and continues to be comfortable, cool place to be!

Photo of Burnes Ray Burnes Ray
Jul 19, 2022 4

If there is or could be an American version of an English pub, this would be it. Great food, but not a lot of choices. Fantastic wait staff, comedy night, live music (there's the American twist), it's just a good place to meet your friends and have good food and a good time.