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Home Plate Restaurant


3327 Holloway St
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 598-6817
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Photo of Atman McMillan Atman McMillan
Mar 28, 2022 5

Slap ya mama flavorful food ready to go in cafeteria style. I kept looking for my mama and granny in the kitchen, but couldn’t find them. Excellent choice for great food, fast and at a reasonable price for the large portions.

Photo of mashanti Bowling mashanti Bowling
Mar 5, 2022 5

I love coming here with my family. It’s full of that wonderful black culture✊🏾

Photo of Rita Smith Rita Smith
Feb 21, 2022 4

If you are looking for good country cooking then Home plate is the place to go. Delicious, they give you a lot for the money. Only one draw back, they close at 2:00 so you have to get there by 1:30 or most of the meats will be gone. Friendly staff.

Photo of Z Z
Jun 10, 2021 4

Love the food here, great service and they serve you a good portion at a competitive price. Edit - still love the food here, but I think the new personnel try to do a little switcheroo to you. Charge extra for things that used to not be charged extra for... Not a big deal but still makes you think 2x.

Photo of Laura O. Laura O.
Mar 18, 2022 5

Staff is very helpful and kind. They are the definition of southern hospitality! The chicken ,the tea, the baked mac and cheese with the scrumptious cheese top and even their cakes are all DELICIOUS. Their prices are at great value and I love the convenience of the drive-thru. Do yourself a favor and try this place! Got plenty of food for two including dessert for under $25. A gem of a restaurant.

Photo of Kat Baker Kat Baker
Dec 3, 2020 5

This is a hidden gem! Delicious food, friendly service, and great prices.

Photo of Nelson Kerr Nelson Kerr
Oct 28, 2020 3

Food typically is good. Had a concern on last visit. Notice one of the wokers, outside with a bread container, opening the door to the building sticken his hand in food on the line and never changing gloves. Would have given them 5 if not for that.

Photo of wolf pack wolf pack
Nov 6, 2018 4

This is a mom and pop restaurant. Which is a good thing. The prices are fair. The food is even better. I had the butterfly Pork Chop, mac-n-cheese and pinto beans. I will go back

Photo of Kim Smith Kim Smith
Sep 4, 2020 5

Always great food friendly employees

Photo of Mamie Green Mamie Green
Aug 24, 2020 5

Good Old Soul Food Drive Tru Only

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 4, 2020 5

Fantastic food and service, quiet, small town atmosphere which is perfect after a long people filled day. The food is fantastic. We have not disliked one meal! Honestly! The Saturday evening buffet is a dream! Fried chicken, pork chops, fish and all the sides and fixings! Plus drinks and desserts!

Photo of FD Derek FD Derek
Nov 12, 2018 5

Lots of tasty food for little price. Combo with cobbler and bottled water for less than $9. Friendly staff. Great local find

Photo of Katrina Gray Katrina Gray
Aug 10, 2020 5

Food has been consistently good and the price is great for the quality (you can get outta there with two plates and two desserts for less than $20). Staff are also very nice. No complaints at all and will continue to go back!

Photo of Courtney Phillips Courtney Phillips
Jun 25, 2020 5

One of our go-to spots! Their pulled pork is some of the BEST bbq I have ever eaten and I have lived in NC for 12 years. Staff is always super friendly!

Photo of Ivan Watkins Ivan Watkins
Jun 3, 2020 5

One of my favorite places to eat. Home style cooking at fast food prices. My wife and I eat here several times per week.

Photo of Khi Turner Khi Turner
Jun 1, 2020 5

A+ | Amazing home style food with a southern feel. Tasty comfort food that won't break the bank, they normally have fish, chicken, or another meat and sides. Rotating desserts and the food is delicious

Photo of Adiel Zuniga Adiel Zuniga
May 5, 2020 5

Love the food here, great service and they serve you a good portion at a competitive price.

Photo of LaToya Jones LaToya Jones
May 1, 2020 5

Home plate is just one of those places where you go there, the food is good and their prices are cheap! They aren't selfish on the portions. This place will never have to worry about paying for advertising because those of us that frequent this place- happily spread the word free of charge! There is nothing bad to be said about Home Plate- its always clean and the food is always fresh and hot!

Photo of Roni Roni
Apr 29, 2019 5

Great food and the fried chicken was very delicious. The cashier was very nice and super hott!!

Photo of Leonard Redwood Leonard Redwood
Jan 9, 2020 5

Great food friendly service

Photo of Sharron Segers Sharron Segers
Mar 10, 2020 5

I love the food. Home cooking. Great staff. Very engaging while being served.

Photo of Norra Church Norra Church
Mar 5, 2020 5

Nice little neighborhood restaurant serving good -and delicious- food! Real Southern-Style sweet tea (with free refills :) I enjoyed the smothered Steak w/gravy and onions, the mac-n-cheese, and their coleslaw is perfect! Ran into a colleague of mine, she and her husband helped me with my very 1st home sale. She still looks great 20 years later! If you're in the area and want real food, Home Plate is a home-run!

Photo of Alucard TheNocturne Alucard TheNocturne
Feb 14, 2020 4

Southern comfort food. Good value for what you get.

Photo of R. Brent J R. Brent J
Dec 31, 2019 5

Great food. Home cooking at it's best. Very good people.

Photo of Ivy Williams Ivy Williams
Nov 22, 2019 5

Great prices. Good food. Friendly staff. Convenient.

Photo of Ivan Watkins Ivan Watkins
Nov 13, 2019 5

Pure tasty home cooked styled goodness. One of the few places where you can get a generous portion of meat, two sides and bread for less than $7.50

Photo of Vertina Webb Vertina Webb
Oct 11, 2019 5

I always enjoy the food. Great prices and portions are very filling severs nice friendly.

Photo of Kimberly Ward Kimberly Ward
Oct 10, 2019 5

Home plate Never fail me! Food is always fresh and tasty, and they have great specials and definitely give you plenty of food.100%

Photo of Hans Rumble Hans Rumble
Sep 11, 2019 5

Under rated! The food here is fresh & home made, everyone is very kind and easy to work with, prices are super reasonable - what more can you really ask for? I placed a very last minute catering order for Easter and I was so impressed with a quick response and such prompt service. They took care of everything from food to utensils and made sure the food was sent protected and HOT.

Photo of Sheryl Smith Sheryl Smith
Jun 27, 2019 5

Awesome 👍 place to eat, this was my first time eating here. The food is very good and season 👌 the service was excellent and fast. I will be returning. The prices are affordable.

Photo of Osmar Soto Osmar Soto
Jun 21, 2019 4

The place is always pack during lunch time, so be beware. They have some of the best confort food in Durham. They switch up their special depending on the week. The service they offer is with a smile and well mattered. I enjoy myself every time I come here.

Photo of Festus Festus
Mar 7, 2019 5

Good Lord this place has the best comfort food I have ever had in my life. Prices are outstanding and underpriced in my opinion for the quality of the food and the amount of food you get. The BBQ chicken here is my go to and it's so tender it falls off the bone when you bite into it. The chicken skin is not crunchy nor is it mush but it's perfectly cooked. Their mashed potatoes and gravy are bar none and so is their rice with gravy. This is food cooked like your grandma or great grandma would have made it. You can taste the love and compassion that goes into everything they serve people. If you don't get full here you have issues. I live over 45 minutes from here but every mile is worth driving because the food here is unbelievable. Definitely an asset to Durham.

Photo of Peggy Blake Peggy Blake
Feb 28, 2019 5

Our first visit & it won't be our last! We've been driving by for some time but never had the time to stop or were coming by when it was closed. But today we had the time & it was open. So glad it was! The barbeque chicken was delicious! It just fell off the bone & melted in my mouth! I want able to go inside but my husband said the staff was exceptional - very friendly & helpful. We topped our meal off with their peach cobbler & it was just the right sweetness to finish a very good meal. We highly recommend!

Photo of Rick Carnagey Rick Carnagey
Jan 26, 2019 5

This is a great comfort food place. They have daily specials. Parking can be a problem at lunch and dinner time due to its high popularity with the locals. I've had their BBQ, country style steak, fish, chicken, everything I've tried has been really really good and I leave wanting to come back again. It's also great value. For about the same price as a fast food meal you get good home cooking. Their service is fast as well. The only issue you may have is finding a parking spot. They do have seating inside but it fills up also at mealtimes. Nothing fancy just good comfort food at a great price.

Photo of Mindy Espinoza Mindy Espinoza
Apr 19, 2019 5

This place is amazing. If you like southern food this place is the place to go. Staff is very nice. Was our first time and the waitress explained there specials. Prices are not high considering the food you get. We have found the spot to eat

Photo of David Roberts David Roberts
Jun 9, 2019 5

Good southern soul food. Plenty of choices. Fast. Reasonable prices. Exceptionally friendly staff. Why eat fast food when you can eat better for the same price? I challenge you to try at least once.

Photo of Chris S Chris S
May 10, 2022 5

I see why they call it home plate. Delicious Food and amazing recipes. Haven’t had a bad lunch yet. The boneless ribs and country steak are my favorite.

Photo of Matt Skowronski Matt Skowronski
Jun 17, 2022 5

Found this little gem while on a route. The food is amazing, its like how grandma used to make it. I got 2 pieces of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, hush puppies a side of deviled eggs and banana pudding with a sweet tea all for 11$. Best meal ive had in ages! Definitely coming back asap

Photo of Mary Bezon Mary Bezon
Jun 28, 2022 5

We found this place by accident. What a wonderful find!!! Home cooked chicken, rice and veggies plus a fabulous peach cobbler for under $20 for the two of us. Highly recommended.

Photo of P A P A
Jun 19, 2022 5

Hands down the best southern food I've had! I've been going there for their fried pork chops and Mac n cheese for 20yrs! Definitely try it, you'll be pleasantly surprised!!!