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Eastcut Sandwich Bar


3211 Old Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (984) 439-1852
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Photo of Tyler Cooper Tyler Cooper
Mar 5, 2022 5

Enjoyed our time here, sandwiches are quality and we love their sweet potato tater tots. The outdoor seating in the back gave us plenty of room to keep our social distance and a nice shaded environment to keep cool as we enjoyed our food. We liked this place even more than the first time and we plan to go back.

Photo of Dov Rosenberg Dov Rosenberg
Feb 4, 2022 5

Fantastic sandwiches! These guys really know what they’re doing. My favorite thing is the chicken cutlet parmigiana. They sweet potato taster tots and mozzarella sticks and salads are to die for.

Photo of Dr Dendrite Dr Dendrite
Jan 30, 2022 3

Be prepared if you are dining in, if it is too cold you would suffer if you don't have the appropriate clothing. In the summer if too hot you will feel it. The sitting area is roughly adapted for those moments so if maybe take out will be better. food was awesome though!

Photo of Rebecca Murison Rebecca Murison
Dec 4, 2021 4

I loved the outdoor bring it to your table setup, the menu was easy, and everything was really straightforward. The food was really good, the area was cute, but tiny. All of the tables were either picnic tables or barrels with barstools which was great for the aesthetic but not great in practice. I hate sitting on bar stools so I took a table, only to feel bad that I was taking so much searing away from larger groups. The staff was super friendly and prompt, an absolute delight to my day. Unrelated to the restaurant, while I was visiting some group felt it was appropriate in the small space to have a child's birthday party here. Children running around screaming, taking up multiple tables, talking loudly before they even ordered food. This was a small space filled with mostly millennials in small groups talking quietly, then the whole environment changed. I have never been here before so I have no idea if this is was the common group of people who visit here. It just felt so incredibly thoughtless of them, there are a lot of great places to have a child's birth party where there is more space and kids can feel free to be themselves.

Photo of Bryan Shepherd Bryan Shepherd
Oct 18, 2021 3

Eastcut has a great atmosphere and the patio is a great place to have a meal. We were there a few days ago and had a great view of the clouds at sunset as we ate. The service is always wonderful, but unfortunately the food is hit or miss and fairly expensive. On our last visit the price for two adults and two kids was around $75 before tip. If you're new to the area and looking for dinner for the family, maybe start with a single order sometime and see how you like it before going all in.

Photo of Gavin Young Gavin Young
Oct 4, 2021 5

House made mozzarella. How do they do it? There were no visible cows? But so fresh and delicious.

Photo of KyleDiana Singleton KyleDiana Singleton
Sep 22, 2021 5

We stopped by during a visit to Durham based on solid reviews. We were blown away by the quality and taste of the food. Staff was brilliantly professional and supportive for a positive experience. Please open a restaurant in Charlotte!

Photo of Dan Ukrainets Dan Ukrainets
Sep 5, 2021 5

Amazing spot. I had the spicy Italian and girlfriend had the pesto both amazing. Brussel sprouts were amazing also.

Photo of Trevor Welch Trevor Welch
Aug 27, 2021 5

Wow, absolutely incredible. Tried this patio sandwich shop out of curiosity and to mix it up from the typical sandwich spots we go to. WHAT A FIND! Definitely try the Kimchi sandwich with sweet potatoes tots. The made in-house lemonade is probably one of the best lemonades I've had all summer!

Photo of Jimmy Custer Jimmy Custer
Apr 3, 2021 5

Delicious. The seoulville hot chicken sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I've had in a while. Can't wait to try more.

Photo of Saucytwang (Saucytwang) Saucytwang (Saucytwang)
May 18, 2021 5

This place has THE BEST sandwiches in Durham and perhaps the triangle! It's like a little slice of New York in Durham. I'm so in love! I haven't had a bad sandwich from here yet!

Photo of Wolf Reiter Wolf Reiter
May 17, 2021 5

Ordered two sandwiches. There are good, but both needing some improvement. The kimchi flavor in the Reuben sandwich didn't stand out and the bread was tough on the edge. Cheesesteak was a little too salty for me. Aside from these, they are decent.

Photo of Simon Svenman Simon Svenman
May 25, 2021 5

Great little sandwich shop! only outside dining when we went due to covid and ordering through QR codes but did not bother us. Service was good and the sandwiches was delicious!

Photo of Wendy Yan Wendy Yan
May 23, 2021 5

The sandwiches here were so delicious! The katsu sandwich was definitely the best! I really liked the fact that it was outdoor seating only and the menu and ordering were all via a QR code. I would definitely be back!

Photo of Rajeev Tiwari Rajeev Tiwari
Apr 11, 2021 5

Man these are some good good sandwiches. Decently priced and friendly staff. Try to limit your intake, you’ll wanna go these every day

Photo of Joy Monet Saunders Joy Monet Saunders
Apr 7, 2021 4

Visited this place for the first time and was very pleased. I ordered the mozzarella sticks which were quite delicious and fresh. They pull the cheese in-house and bread them themselves. Also, the four that come in a serving are more than enough to fill you up. A disappointment was that the first mozzarella stick I bit into was completely missing cheese! The others made up for it but it was unfortunate that 1/4 of my order wasn’t up to par. Also, the chocolate chip cookie was flavorful but overly crispy. No chewiness in it at all. At $3 per cookie I expected more. Overall, though I quite enjoyed my experience and will definitely visit for the sticks again. ------------ Updating 2 years later, 4/7/21 They shrunk the size of the mozzarella sticks! Nooooo. They still taste good, but the best and most unique part was the size. Oh well

Photo of will lane will lane
Mar 23, 2021 5

After overhearing two fellow Durham Co-workers talk about his place my wife and I decided to try it out. Let me tell you...this place is fantastic. It is our go to spot! Always fresh and you can tell everything is made in house.

Photo of Diana Li Diana Li
Mar 14, 2021 5

Chicken and mozzarella are the best features of their sandwiches. House made mozzarella is bomb. I love the chicken parm.

Photo of zack702 zack702
Mar 17, 2021 5

I ordered the Boardwalk Italian sub. It was amazing. One of the best sandwiches I've ever had and I've had alot of sandwiches. Everything tasted so good. Amazing ingredients and clearly amazing sandwich makers. Really glad to find this place.

Photo of Terry Crist Terry Crist
Feb 6, 2021 5

I love their east katsu sandwich and their buffalo cauliflower is amazing. In 2 years of living in the area East Cut has become my go to for vegan/vegetarian sandwiches. Their handling of the pandemic had been second to none.

Photo of Kylie Kylie
Jan 26, 2021 4

I had the Torta Milanesa, a blackboard special that needs to be on the regular menu! It was delicious! The curly fries were great as well.

Photo of Jea Hyun Kim Jea Hyun Kim
Jan 27, 2021 5

Really unique and creative menu and flavors. Dropped by for a quick bite of the east katsu sandwich. The combination of their sauce, slaw, and the cats was brilliant. Everything was filled with flavor explosion, and I particularly liked how the sandwich was a perfect size to fit everything in a bite. Not sure if putting some bits of cilantro was the right choice (in a Japanese style fusion cuisine), but it was great nonetheless.

Photo of Brenda Fouse Brenda Fouse
Jan 2, 2021 5

We were only in town for a few days yet came here multiple times because the food was delicious & the service was great.

Photo of Shaun McRae Shaun McRae
Dec 22, 2020 5

Had the Seoulville Hot Chicken. Delicious, amazing take on hot chicken. Make sure to get a side of the chili oil for your fries. So good....I will be back next time I'm in the area. (Also, great to see that pandemic protocols are in place, definitely felt safe)

Photo of Susan Jennings Susan Jennings
Dec 12, 2020 5

I love this place. Everything on the menu is delicious. They used to have trivia before the pandemic which was super fun. They have homemade ranch which is delicious. Would definitely recommend!

Photo of Luke Earle Luke Earle
Nov 21, 2020 5

The cheese sticks are great! So are the sandwiches! Five stars

Photo of Joe Warmelink Joe Warmelink
Oct 11, 2020 5

Best sandwich place in the triangle, for my money. Try the spicy gabbagool sandwich. One of the best sandwiches I've ever had.

Photo of Tristan Bavol Tristan Bavol
Oct 23, 2020 3

Pretty tasty, but very wet, to-go sandwiches. Might be because of how they wrapped it, but I like my sandwiches a bit less moist. But mostly good.

Photo of Aya Ahmed Aya Ahmed
Aug 20, 2020 5

I used to think I didn’t care about/like sandwiches until I came to this place. Now I find a way to come here several times a month. Have not tried a single thing I didn’t like or wouldn’t reorder. This is hands down the best sandwich spot in town.

Photo of Katherine Spruill Katherine Spruill
Sep 5, 2020 5

I've lived nearby for several years, but somehow had never been to Eastcut--but I'll for sure be going back. My blt salad was delicious (good ranch dressing, too), and my husband really liked the parm sandwich. The covid-19 takeout procedures were clear and easy to follow, and the food was wrapped well.

Photo of Katie Horn Katie Horn
Jul 12, 2020 5

Two of my best friends got married in their back yard this summer due to Covid madness. Food is a big deal to them, and we were all worried about how to find something easy to eat outside, individually packaged, and delicious. Having always been a fan of East Cut I reached out to their catering department to discuss options and chose their boxed lunches with a variety of options. Two weeks later and we are all STILL talking about how good the food was. I was a bit concerned what it was going to be like after sitting for a few hours but it was all fabulous. I also appreciated how thoughtfully EC packaged it all, the ease of pickup, and how there were different types of chips to choose from. They even had no problem with adjustments to the menu for certain individual orders. Personally I got the katsu (a friend told me it was a must try) and it really was delicious! Sincerely EC helped make things very special for a picnic style wedding and I cannot be more thankful.

Photo of Nancy Harmon Nancy Harmon
Aug 22, 2020 5

This is a gem in a bit of an out of the way location. I ordered online and picked up my food. Burger was so good, as were the tater tots.

Photo of Claire Fraser Claire Fraser
Jun 20, 2020 5

Ordered the Reuben and curly fries for pickup. My order was ready about five minutes sooner than expected and was so good!

Photo of Ron Viles Ron Viles
Jun 18, 2020 5

Cant wait for them to open back up for dine in. For now, I keep enjoying the sandwiches and sweet potato tots to go.

Photo of Snoop J Snoop J
Jun 4, 2020 5

Ordered the Dagwood Turkey sub it was delicious could have used alittle more of their delicious mayo and oil and vinegar but was still great!!!

Photo of Cortney Nall Cortney Nall
May 9, 2020 5

We have had quite a few of the sandwiches and salads and all have been outstanding! My favorite so far has been the black bean burger! Incredible!! Also, we have gone there just for the curly fries, so good. Highly recommend!

Photo of Joan Greer Joan Greer
Feb 5, 2020 5

I’ve eaten here several times and I’m always pleased with the menu and service! The curly fries are great!

Photo of Kerren Kollock Kerren Kollock
Mar 4, 2020 4

Tried this place for the first time on bingo night, and it was a great experience. Bingo is free in the “garden” on the first Tuesday of the month. Had the vodka lemonade which was the special for the night, which was delicious. Had a chicken cutlet sandwich, which was decent, but wish it wasn’t just a cold slab of mozzarella on the chicken, I’ll make sure to ask for it melted next time. Food is priced a tad high for what you get. But it was an awesome evening in a casual atmosphere.

Photo of Nicole M Nicole M
Feb 19, 2020 3

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and good prices, but the food was just okay. I got the dagwood sandwich and it was bland and dry. Hardly any bacon or avocado. My curly fries were also ice cold, and so were my dining partners. Maybe another hot sandwich would be better, but I doubt I will go back.

Photo of Wes Jourdan Wes Jourdan
Feb 10, 2020 4

I had the burger and it was decent (under-seasoned), but beware, their house-made "pickles" taste more like a cucumber dressed with sweet vinaigrette than a pickle. So if you're looking for a dill pickle flavor, you're out of luck.

Photo of Woody Feffer Woody Feffer
Feb 8, 2020 3

I cannot give this place a great review. I don’t know how they charge $8 for a side of fried Brussels sprouts. They were tasty but it could have fit in my hand and my sandwich was only $7.50. The sandwich was good but not great. I got the East Katsu, the fried chicken had no seasoning and just tasted like breaded chicken which is practically tasteless.

Photo of Nazli Sevik Nazli Sevik
Dec 22, 2019 3

This is my second time in this restaurant. The first time food was much better. There was more onion than beef in my sandwich. It is very clean and has nice staff.

Photo of Dan Selleck Dan Selleck
Dec 15, 2019 5

Great food. Very friendly people. Good selection of beer. The fried buffalo cauliflower was AWESOME. Frankly, it was better than buffalo chicken wings. Would go back for that alone. Both our sandwiches were excellent.

Photo of Neha Nair Neha Nair
Oct 20, 2019 5

I love this place. I come here with my colleagues and we always have a such a good time here . They have amazing cocktails and yummy mozzarella sticks and curly fries. Also their kale salad is just delicious.

Photo of Sarah Chittenden Sarah Chittenden
Sep 15, 2019 4

Great atmosphere for a relaxed sandwich and drink. Much larger then meets the eye with a large covered area in the back complete with a bar. Our sandwiches were very tasty and reasonably priced. We also had a beer and a bloody mary that was on special. We will be back and would recommend.

Photo of Jared Wright Jared Wright
Oct 11, 2019 4

A great lunch option! Outdoor patio is spacious and nice during cooler months. Recently had the Spicy Gabagool sandwich, it was great! Also tried the sweet potato tots and mozzarella sticks, all exceptional! It does come with a cost, maybe a few more dollars than I’d like to spend for lunch, but it is very good!

Photo of Cindie Cavender Cindie Cavender
Aug 11, 2019 5

The sandwiches are always amazing and will tide you over 2-3 meals. They have a wide variety of craft beers from which to choose, and the service is so, so friendly. You'll love it!

Photo of Fani Mwasiti Fani Mwasiti
Jul 19, 2019 5

I encourage you to stop by this place at anytime you are looking for something to eat. The food always hit the spot leaving me satisfied. The price is fair. Good family, friends, oriented with a cool vibe. You won't regret it😊

Photo of Traci Hoover Traci Hoover
Aug 20, 2019 5

We had a large family gathering on a Sunday so ordered three and a half sandwich platters chef's choice. Amazing! Our guests loved the sandwiches and we had more than enough for over 40 people. Eastcut delivered on time and the sandwiches were neatly arranged and labeled in the boxes so all we had to do was set them out on the counter. Highly recommend Eastcut for your next event!

Photo of Jonathan Squillaci Jonathan Squillaci
Jul 8, 2019 5

Visited some friends from out of town and they said I had to try this place! So glad I did! This place is fantastic! Freah food all made in house. Quality meats and sandwiches. Price is perfect here for what you are getting! What more can you get for a great lunch or supper: Beer and Sandwiches for the win! Must try!

Photo of Bart Hubbard Bart Hubbard
Jun 24, 2019 5

So worth a visit! This shop has a big menu of delicious sandwiches made with fresh ingredients and I love their sesame rolls (from La Farm Bakery). You can get a full sub (huge) or a sandwich made on a round roll (recommended). There are hot sandwiches and cold and I've liked every one I've tried. I've also tried a few of the sides and the curly fries are my favorite. Seasoned well and perfectly crispy. There's a nice beer selection and there are 2 frozen drinks available. The prickly pear frozen margarita was a hit with my friends. There's seating inside the main building, nice outdoor seating in front, and a giant tent/beer hall out back with picnic tables where they'll bring your food to you. I've brought friends and family here and so far everyone loves this place, including me.

Photo of Millie Kwan Millie Kwan
Jun 9, 2019 4

Came during a pounding summer thunderstorm and even then the patio out back is very inviting and we stayed dry. Only difficulty is that there is no way to get from the main dining room in the front to the patio in back and many customers try to go through the kitchen. Maybe saloon type swinging doors would prove helpful to stop people? Otherwise the sandwiches are really tasty, but they don't come with any sides so make sure you either order the sub or a round with a salad (great salads) or chips, fries or very nice sweet potato tots. Nice beer on tap mostly local and many other beverage choices. Order up front, take your number to your table and display it, pick up your napkins and silverware from the nearby stations. Parking is mostly in the back with a small lot up front.

Photo of Aaron Freeman Aaron Freeman
Jun 17, 2019 4

sesame rolls too firm. Hard to eat your sandwich without everything falling out and making a mess. You look like some kind of wild animal eating. Cool spot though

Photo of Caroline Costello Caroline Costello
Jun 18, 2019 5

Great food- so fresh, healthy and wholesome! Our favorite lunch and casual dinner spot in Durham! LOVE the back patio! Get the BLT salad with chicken and smashed avocado!

Photo of Ryan Ryan
May 4, 2019 5

Perfect place. Fun atmosphere, beautiful decor, excellent service, awesome food at an affordable price. One of my favorite places in the area and the specials they have are always excellent and unique. The cocktails are fun and refreshing every time and they always have a frozen slushy version. They also have an awesome deal where you can get beer, a sandwich and fries for $13. They have a great brunch menu too! I highly recommend it.

Photo of Elliott Hauser Elliott Hauser
May 31, 2019 4

Great neighborhood sandwich shop. They need to work on their sesame rolls, though. They're too hard to make a good sandwich. Bagel-like consistency that makes the filling squish out. No worries though: get any sandwich on their round buns, which are great, or an awesome salad, any of their starters, etc. I have a feeling they'll fix their sub bread problem soon enough.

Photo of meltahlawy meltahlawy
May 3, 2022 5

Everything that we ordered was amazing. Even the kids meals were great. I highly recommend the Kimchi Reuben! The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Their sandwiches are works of art.

Photo of Hayley Lingren Hayley Lingren
Jun 2, 2022 5

Great service and a new favorite restaurant. I had the kimchi Reuben but it was hard to choose because everything looked so delicious. Very flavorful and the sweet potato tater tots were cooked perfectly. I live in Raleigh and we are definitely missing on some cool spots such as this. Looking forward to coming back and trying more.

Photo of Kimberly West Kimberly West
May 17, 2022 5

Stopped here with my husband and kids on the way home from a trip and I am so happy we did. The setting itself is nice with plenty of outdoor seating. Also, loved the ease of picking the table we wanted and just scanning a QR code to order. We got chicken tenders, a buffalo chicken sandwich, a cheese steak, the spicy gabagool, and the sandwich special of the day. All great- plenty of meat on the sandwiches and lots of flavor in all of them. Also got fries and sweet potato tater tots. The tots with a spicy Mayo dip we picked out were superb. Kids finished out the order with sea salt chocolate chip cookies. Let’s just say we were STUFFED and happy when we left.

Photo of Steve Earp Steve Earp
Jun 26, 2022 4

Our Sandwichs were warm but not seemed to be just made. No seating for more than four people is available inside the restaurant so our party of six had to sit outside. Fortunately for us it was not raining or too hot. Their service was a one and done for our party. We had to find our own napkins and refills are available for water and tea. Lemonade drinks of any type they serve is only for one glass at the time your order is given to you. There is some parking in front of restaurant but most is on the side or in the back. The conditions of their restrooms were unknown during this visit.