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Durham Food Hall

4.5

530 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 908-9339
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Durham Food Hall is open all day for dining, drinks, celebrations, meetings, a quiet place to work or a quick bite on the go. The Food Hall has three private event spaces and a large public area to accommodate groups of all sizes.


Google Reviews

4.5

Photo of Melissa Palomar Melissa Palomar
Mar 29, 2021 4

It was a nice place to find local food. Surprised there was an herbalist shop on there too, and a small area with other individual art and local products. Ended up eating from a noodles shop, was pretty yummy! Indoor seating is currently closed and is primarily take out, but there were a handful of outside chairs and tables to eat at.

Photo of Dasha Bravo-Marion Dasha Bravo-Marion
Mar 6, 2021 5

This place is women run! By meredith grad it made me feel so good to see the ring! Most importantly the food is amazing. I had a pastrami sandwich at the old north meats and provision and try out lula and Sadie's brisket and mac cheese was so yummy. The collards greens were absolutely perfect. Drinks were perfect. Everyone was extremely friendly nice atmosphere park next door and of course the vendors! Support local!

Photo of Tanya Glaser Tanya Glaser
Mar 4, 2021 5

Such a gem, would give 6 stars! Houses some of my favorite places in all of Durham and reminds me of places I loved in SF or Seattle.Plug for the crab role from the seafood stall and the crunchy wrap from Ex-voto!! Some of my favs than I could eat every day!!Don’t miss out - visit and eat!!

Photo of Greg DeWitt Greg DeWitt
Feb 27, 2021 5

We just had the most wonderful meal at Locals Oyster Bar. We had the fried fish collars, fish basket, and fish sandwich. It was the first time I have had fish collars and they were super yummy especially with the honey drizzled on them. This is a great find!

Photo of Ani Khaos Ani Khaos
Feb 17, 2021 5

I've tried two dishes from Lula and Sadie's in as many weeks as I've done order pick up since being back at work. Both the Nashville hot chicken and Fat Tuesday burger were fantastic. I also tried the Mac and cheese as well as the dirty rice, both were great and I look forward to trying more of their menu!

Photo of William Morton William Morton
Jul 10, 2020 5

Great variety of dining options here, in an incredibly clean and modern space. Nicely arranged setup with COVID-awareness in mind. I've dined at Lula and Sadie's twice this week while visiting from Dallas and the food is exceptional. Good southern food with a creative flair. The salmon was quite good, but the Texas Brisket sliders were really outstanding. Great white mac & cheese too. And you really need to try the bluefish dip as an appetizer! As the movie guys used to say, two thumbs up!

Photo of Demond Timberlake Demond Timberlake
Nov 7, 2020 5

Visited the Durham Food Hall for the first time today and had a wonderful experience. It hosts a friendly mix of restaurants and more with great structure regarding social distancing. I had a great pastrami sandwich from Old North Meats that didn’t make it in front of the camera :\The folks at the Auctioneer Bar were warm and I know will provide an awesome experience when things open up in the future!

Photo of Steven Lambeth Steven Lambeth
Nov 28, 2020 5

Y'all the food I had here was amazing - I got the schnitzel sandwich and kale slaw on the side - it seriously outperformed my expectations. I generally go for sandwiches that have tons of toppings and sauces, this was more simple but every element was done just right. Will definitely be going here again

Photo of Tim Moore Tim Moore
Nov 20, 2020 5

I LOVE The Durham Food Hall. You will too! Old North Meats and Provisions has amazing sandwiches and also offers deli meats, charcuterie and wonderful side items. The other places to grab food are very good too. From sea food to pizza to bagels, you will find something here that you enjoy eating. On top of that, it is a cool place to grab lunch and eat in the Durham Central Park.

Photo of Meghan Meghan
Feb 11, 2022 4

Great food options, parking was pretty easy after I figured it out and the two level seating area was enjoyable. But with the numerous times I've visited, the music choice has been terrible and they play it way too loud for me to even think.

Photo of Dylan Wilson Dylan Wilson
Feb 11, 2022 5

Food and beverages are always delicious. The workers always seem cool too. They should let them make the playlists so the music can move past 2012.

Photo of Dino Mangano Dino Mangano
Jan 27, 2022 5

I love it!!! The variety of restaurants and the quality of the food is great. Do yourself a favor and get a crunchwrap from Ex Voto!

Photo of Chad Chad
Jan 9, 2022 5

From bagels to seafood, Italian, Southern, burritos, pizza, a bar and coffee shop. All the food is great and there is plenty of seating, mainly indoors. Close walking proximity to Geer st and Central Park.

Photo of Lindsey C Lindsey C
Nov 13, 2021 5

Such a cool space! So many great food options in a well designed and decorated space. Drinks at the center bar were good and definitely worth the money!

Photo of sedisvacantia sedisvacantia
Sep 12, 2021 3

The Durham Food Hall seriously needs to reconsider their choice of music. First of all, the music is loud and not played subtly in the background. With a large number of people eating and talking it's loud enough to begin with. I don't want to have to yell at the person I'm talking to across the table. Secondly, the music consists of a repetitive mix of about 20-30 tracks of boomer-music ranging from the Eagles, Queen, Tom Petty and Elton John. That's music a lot of people like for good reasons. But it doesn't fit the ambience of the food hall, nor does it take into account that 90% of people here are below the age of 50. I'm at a place where I pay $5+ for a latte, not at a redneck tailgate before a football game. Choose something more minimal or classy, something without lyrics, maybe.Food and drinks are great over all, although most of the restaurants seem to be closed on one or two days a week pretty much randomly. I can never estimate which places will be open on any given day of the week.

Photo of Lottie K. Barnes Lottie K. Barnes
Sep 9, 2021 5

Marco's 530😊. Absolutely delicious, freshly made. I built my own entree and when I tell you it was good, trust me it was😋. It was part of my Offline offers for this month ( Yes I am giving 2 reviews :-)).Here is the entree I built and if you live in the area, I strongly suggest enrolling in Offline. It will introduce you to the support small businesses in the area in regard to beverages, food, desserts and entertainment. Use my referral code (dr.lottiebarnes) for a free month to give Offline a try, you will not be disappointed.

Photo of Raquicia Reams Raquicia Reams
Oct 2, 2021 5

I see the negative reviews and I know that it's because most of us haven't eaten in a food court since college. Push that fact aside, and you have an amazing addition to Durham's food scene. Hard working staff, great food, clean facility, comfortable vibe, etc... Only thing that could make it better for me if to have everything open all of the time so I can spend more of my money on you guys lolEdit: Up to 5 stars now! You guys are great!

Photo of Audrey Hillard Audrey Hillard
Sep 12, 2021 5

Incredible spot! We sat at the main bar where the drinks are amazing. Amanda was very helpful explaining the entire concept to us since it was our first time. Pastrami sandwich from Old North and a spicy pizza from Napoli hit the spot, we'll be back to try the rest for sure.

Photo of Kevin Stanfa Kevin Stanfa
Aug 13, 2021 5

Recent NYC transplant to Durham and this itches all the right places. Lovely vibe. Great options without being too overwhelming. I will be eating here weekly now since I WFH!

Photo of Tamah Morant Tamah Morant
Aug 13, 2021 4

We've visited a couple of times and each time the food and the atmosphere were great!! The drinks at The Auctioneer are delicious. I wish there were more outlets. I expected them around the bar and along the walls but they are frustratingly few and far between. Oh! and purse hooks under the bar. It's the little things. But otherwise yes!! I love this spot! I've had spaghetti and meatballs and dumplings from Marco's; sweet potato pie, mac n cheese and brisket from Lula and Sadie's, guac and chips from Ex-Voto. All were delicious. I also ordered oatmeal creme sandwich cookies from After. I was taken aback that the gentleman just grabbed them out of the jar with his hands, no gloves, then touched them repeatedly to arrange them in the container (which was lovely), and then came to ring me up. I could be hypersensitive but it felt less than sanitary, especially in these times. Anyway, we'll be back to the Durham Food Hall repeatedly!

Photo of M. S. M. S.
Jul 30, 2021 5

We ate at Lula & Sadie's and Marco's 530. The pasta at Marco's was really good and chicken and waffles was great as well. Staff was friendly. Will definitely be making a return trip in the future.

Photo of Jonah Schwartz Jonah Schwartz
Jul 20, 2021 4

Of the three food halls in the area that I know of (Transfer and Morgan St being the others) I rank this place #2, behind Transfer and miles ahead of Morgan. At this time, the number of vendors seems low so it's easy to grow tired of it once you discover what you like. The individual vendors can be hit or miss. I love the idea of this place so I'll be back but I hope they expand if they can acquire the space and have more vendors. Once they allow dine-in seating I'll be way more interested in spending time here.

Photo of Zach Goldstein Zach Goldstein
Jul 11, 2021 5

This is the best Hot chicken sandwich of my life. Had me sweating but the spicy-ness and flavorful-ness was a perfect balance. Combine it with the potato salad. I’m a born and raised southerner this is the real deal.

Photo of Mikey B Mikey B
Jul 14, 2021 5

Durham is just cool and their food hall is very Durham. It's thought out, it's cool, it's chill it's creative, It's fresh.Lots different seating. Very open and airy. Lots of lights. The aesthetics are really nice and inviting. I also like how every vendor has their own style to bring. It's not, at all, like every place looks the same in a mall food court. Lots of creativity here.I had Ex-Voto. Freaking amazing.Go. Get it. Be Happy. Take a walk around Durham Central Park just outside afterwards.

Photo of Raquicia Reams Raquicia Reams
Jul 15, 2021 4

I see the negative reviews and I know that it's because most of us haven't eaten in a food court since college. Push that fact aside, and you have an amazing addition to Durham's food scene. Hard working staff, great food, clean facility, comfortable vibe, etc... Only thing that could make it better for me if to have everything open all of the time so I can spend more of my money on you guys lol

Photo of arwen hernandez arwen hernandez
Jun 11, 2021 5

I got the Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich with Mac-n-cheese. It was phenomenal. The staff is amazing and the food is amazing. You can't go wrong with them!

Photo of Matthew Clark Matthew Clark
Apr 17, 2021 5

The Auctioneer makes delicious cocktails for a excellent price! The staff is wonderful and always trying new recipes made from fresh local ingredients. 😋

Photo of Kayla Jeffrey Kayla Jeffrey
Mar 30, 2022 5

Great spot, I LOVE coming here when I am in town from New York! The ambiance is amazing and I especially love the live music. Food and drink option are good and plentiful. Would HIGHLY recommend.

Photo of Tabatha Evans Tabatha Evans
Feb 24, 2022 5

I went to Lula and Sadie's. The food was delicious 😋. I have the seafood chowder w cornbread. It had corn, potatoes, shrimp very fulfilling. Also ordered the Fat Tuesday Burger...OMG this burger has a creamy rumaloude sauce, bacon and a bun with icing on top. Yes I said...Icing. the combination is amazing. Trust me try it. You will love it. The owner and chef are amazingly nice, patient and happy to explain the menu. The food came out within a reasonable amount of time. The owner chatted with us off and on the whole time. We tried the sweet potato pie 🥧. Another hit. The top has a gooey melting your mouth while the crust is light and the filling has just the right amount of spices. We really enjoyed this place. We can't wait to return and try the breakfast menu. A ++ Good Eats!!

Photo of S G S G
Mar 13, 2022 5

Love this place. Great ambiance, awesome live music, fantastic service at the bar with amazing tastings. Great range of vendors, keep wanting to come back to try more!

Photo of Manisit Das Manisit Das
Mar 16, 2022 5

Loved the place. It is so convenient that you can go to different counters, explore, and order your food, but you can also scan a single QR code and order from your table from multiple places and pick them up when they are ready. Great variety of food/beverages, and convenience of technology, and wait times are reasonable although some counters are busier than others so do check before placing the order. Conveniently located in Downtown Durham and close to parking decks.

Photo of Maria Southard Maria Southard
Mar 5, 2022 5

Good for hanging, eating, drinking and perusing! The food hall is designed with creativity that only adds function. Lots of indoor seating, great coffee and breakfast, lunch and dinner options! The facility is kept clean and the customer service has been excellent. Water dispenser is easy to access.

Photo of K K
May 2, 2022 5

We ordered two pizzas and they were heavenly. I wish their pizza place was in Raleigh so I could get it more often. Really loved the self service water option and the atmosphere is gorgeous. I definitely like the cozy seating of the Raleigh food hall’s better, but still an awesome place!

Photo of David Evans David Evans
May 12, 2022 5

I had no idea how many different places were inside of here! Well worth the visit. There is something for everyone.

Photo of Grant Wissler Grant Wissler
Jun 5, 2022 4

Pretty cool vibe. Our food was good- we got Nashville hot fish sandwiches and waffle fries. Just wish there were more vendor options to choose from.

Photo of Haley Gandsey Haley Gandsey
Jun 16, 2022 5

My husband and I hosted our rehearsal dinner at two of the event spaces upstairs the Riggs Lounge and the Walker-Stone room. From start to finish Jessica helped us create the event we wanted. She was communicative, professional, personable, and creative. We opted to purchase Durham Food Hall gift cards for our guests so they could explore the community of local vendors and we could cater to everyone's tastes. It was a win-win! The night of the event went very smoothly, Jessica was there coordinating and we all had so much fun! Highly recommend using this space. **The only thing I wished it had was an elevator so one of our guests in a wheel chair could have gotten up more easily. We troubleshooted the issue quickly, but that was literally the ONLY thing that could've gone better.