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King's Sandwich Shop


701 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-0071
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Photo of Bryan Shepherd Bryan Shepherd
May 12, 2021 5

I love King's. It is the perfect old school burger shack. I can never decide between a hot dog or a cheeseburger so I usually end up getting both. The only thing you have to watch out for is that they close up for the day or week at random times. Last time I tried to go I drove in from the burbs and they were closed for the week. Don't let that stop you, but just call first if you're walking or driving any significant distance to get there.

Photo of Bryant Hatcher Bryant Hatcher
Jul 13, 2021 5

Great place to grab lunch in Durham. They've been around along time. Hotdogs and burgers are excellent. Service is great. Great atmosphere.Feels like a step back in time.

Photo of J Bush J Bush
Feb 5, 2022 5

Got to try King’s for the 1st time. Got a crispy chicken sandwich w/ fries and a regular burger. Both were great and tasted fresh! I was impressed with the customer service too. Will definitely be back

Photo of Ajada Williams Ajada Williams
Mar 11, 2022 5

Best burgers in town ! We heard of this place on TicTok and had to try it . Real beef burgers use Duke mayo which is the best ! Not stingy with the bacon at all.. & they have Okra ! Will be back ! Curtis in the kitchen is the best and all the workers had great energy

Photo of mandiohok mandiohok
Feb 7, 2022 5

Great service and awesome food, got the King's combo with red dogs c/k/m with tots and a sweet tea, delicious! I appreciate any place who still serves red dogs, it's that or nothing for me. Will definitely be back!

Photo of Zail Smith Zail Smith
Feb 12, 2022 4

Pretty good takeaway sandwich shop. Burgers are def their strong suit. The fried chicken sandwich is good, but is more akin to a fast food/frozen chicken sandwich than hand breaded. We’ll be back for the burgers for sure.

Photo of Jea Hyun Kim Jea Hyun Kim
Jan 19, 2021 5

In-N-Out style burgers but better patties. Got the double patty burger with American cheese and fries. Everything from the bun to veggies, pickles, and patties were perfect. Fries were also very crispy and somewhat similar to IN-N-Out fries (in terms of shape, thickness, and quality). During lunch time, expect a wait time around 10-15 minutes, but the wait will definitely be worth it.

Photo of Bekki Petersen Bekki Petersen
Dec 11, 2020 5

It was busy, but the line was well managed and the wait for our food wasn't too bad. Our french fries were super fresh and hot.

Photo of Patrick Lasseter Patrick Lasseter
Nov 5, 2020 5

If you haven't checked this place off of your Durham to-do list, then stop what you are doing. This place is excellent. I recommend the bbq sandwiches, but everything on their menu is top notch. Located in the heart of Durham within walking distance of the farmers market, parks, and bars. Check it out asap.

Photo of Elika Emerick Elika Emerick
Oct 18, 2020 5

This place is the best for lunch. So the food is amazing. Cool people, cool spot in downtown Durham. Walk up and order.

Photo of Justin Shaw Justin Shaw
Oct 21, 2020 5

I would love if my metabolism allowed me to eat here every day! The crew is crazy friendly, the service is fast, they social distance like it matters, and the food could change your life.... (Maybe not change but it's a good bet)

Photo of Lizzy Lizzy
Oct 3, 2020 5

Great food , Amazing service , and even better atmosphere!! Definitely check it out if you're in the mood for some great souther hospitality! And even better food!!

Photo of Terry Dike Terry Dike
Sep 1, 2020 5

Food and servers experience

Photo of Guy Turner Guy Turner
Aug 21, 2020 5

First time here today! They nailed it... this place is great!!! Reminds me of a place where I grew up and I will be back!

Photo of James Perry James Perry
Jul 2, 2020 5

Wow!!!! FAST N CLEAN and the Food is Great &Tasty and Hot n Delicious and their Potato tots are Thee Bomb taste Great and cook to Perfection 10+ STOP A MUST that was my first time. Now I know Why its THEE PLACE TO EAT THANK YOU ...KINGS..(DELICIOUS).

Photo of Trace Hardin Trace Hardin
Jun 20, 2020 5

Great service, excellent menu, good for social-distance eating. We got a Philly cheesesteak, the impossible burger, fried okra, and chili cheese fries. All delicious. I like that they have vegetarian options. Excited to come back.

Photo of Jesse Ellington Jesse Ellington
Apr 16, 2020 5

We love coming here to grab a hot dog, fries, and shakes. Every city needs a place like this. The menu does way more than you would first expect, but everything we've gotten here has been great!

Photo of Tyre Hutto Tyre Hutto
Feb 12, 2020 5

Killer sandwich! Pulled pork. Fries were warm but not hot/fresh. Taste ok. Had a light dusting of seasoning. Don't forget to add salt to your fries before you leave; I won't make that mistake again. Could be good for others if they don't want salt. It came altogether in a box which is great on the go(see pic) quick friendly professional

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Feb 13, 2020 5

King’s sandwich shop is this great little corner walk up space in The heart of Downtown Durham. Seems like a good place to go after a night of drinking. They have some outdoor seating but not much. I have the carrot dog which was good and novel to order but I would not get it again. Stick with the veggie dogs. Tots are good too.

Photo of Leon Li Leon Li
Jan 25, 2020 5

The burger was satisfying. Considering the state of the world, what can you really expect from people these days? A nice burger is some consolation.

Photo of Roann Lara Roann Lara
Dec 11, 2019 5

Tried this today for the first time overall was delicious. They have a variety of stuff sandwiches to choose from as well as, vegan options,hotdogs, and salads. They also have shakes there. Its a small little place, shack style, you go up to the window and order your food and they have a pick up window. There is no indoor seating but they have picnic tables and patio tables next to the shack. They are located also right downtown. I tried their fried okra and hotdog and they were tasty actually had flavor to it compared to other places I have gotten fried okra which was nice. Prices are decent nothing to crazy. However they are only open for a few hours a day the latest being 4pm.

Photo of Jim MacGregor Jim MacGregor
Nov 22, 2019 5

The chili red dog is destination food. Everything else we had was also great but the dog is next level. Also eaten: cheese steak, fried okra, fries.

Photo of Jason Rivera Jason Rivera
Oct 24, 2019 5

Wow. The food was AMAZING. I got their special, the large meatball with prosciutto bits and Home made pasta. My boyfriend got the chicken Parm with penne. We split a margherita pizza too. All of it was absolutely amazing. I wish we could relive the meal! The vibe was cozy and relaxed. Our waitress was really friendly and helpful! She was also the hostess.

Photo of Jeff Gregory Jeff Gregory
Sep 21, 2019 5

Got the Philly cheese steak all the way and it was nothing less than exceptional. Lots of grilled shaved steak, plenty of peppers and onions and even had sliced banana peppers mixed in! Bread was just right. Hearty enough to hold all the juicy steak and veggies but soft enough to enjoy. Had a side of fried okra to go with it and finished with the perfectly balanced not sweet and not tart fresh lemonade. 20/20 will return!

Photo of Tiffany Peck Tiffany Peck
Jul 26, 2019 5

Such a great little dive sandwich shop in Durham. Good greasy food for when the mood hits! Definitely one of my favorite places!

Photo of Paula Pugh-Parker Paula Pugh-Parker
Aug 13, 2019 5

Red hotdog all the way and onion rings were great. Good amount for the price. Even though the temp was in the upper 80's outdoor seating was nice and cool with industrial size fan. Would highly recommend!!

Photo of Paul Cray Paul Cray
Aug 2, 2019 5

Super juicy burgers here! This unassuming corner spot is really good! The people working here are a fun group and worked really fast. I had a double burger and it was phenomenal. It is a high stack burger, and the king sauce was really tasty (way better than Mac sauce). I would highly recommend this place!

Photo of Randy S Randy S
Aug 2, 2019 5

Great customer service! This was complemented with very good food. The burgers are generous and cooked to order. They are very flavorful and juicy. The fries are superb. Great little local sandwich shop.(Original post, above, was made about 5 years ago.) I am not local but recently (July 2019) had another opportunity to visit this fantastic local treat. They are consistent - still very friendly customer service and delicious, enjoyable foods. King's Sandwich Shop is worth making a side trip! Thanks!

Photo of Melissa Zurita Melissa Zurita
Feb 15, 2019 5

Never heard of this place, but I was looking for some place to eat and I saw this. Decided to eat here and it was was amazing! The wait was long but I figured I’ll wait. The hotdogs are really good! Also, the fresh lemonade was great! I will for sure come back here again!

Photo of Sa'Mecia Hobbs Sa'Mecia Hobbs
Apr 6, 2019 5

I'm so glad I found this lil place on the corner. Yesterday was my first time going.my husband and I ordered a PO boy and a chicken sandwich. The bread was so fresh and the meat was really flavorful. The woman at the counter was friendly. I'd gladly return.

Photo of Ronnie Bland Ronnie Bland
Mar 22, 2019 4

My wife and I stop by King's Sandwich Shop for lunch today. We both enjoyed our meal. Pricing was good. I had the Texas Burger and the wife had Shrimp Po Boy with their King sauce. The sauce tastes good. The Texas Burger was a 2/3 Patty with pull pork on top with two onion rings and BBQ sauce. It was pretty good only con was the buns were a little stale. I would recommend going here for good food and cheap eats. Great for a quick stop.

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Jun 12, 2019 5

For what it is, a walk up order type place, King's is amazing and has been doing it in Durham for years. I think it is better today than ever. Burgers, dogs, fries, onion rings, and some other sandwich options are not fancy, but they certainly are done very well. Lines can get long especially at lunch, but they keep it moving for the most part. Order at outside window and food made fresh to order. No indoor seating, but a few picnic benches and tables. Very limited parking but usually ok as there is street parking too.

Photo of Sallie Allgood Sallie Allgood
Jun 15, 2019 4

Great for a quick bite. They have good food and serve all the fast food sides (crinkle cut fries, tots, onion rings, chips). I especially like the Philly cheese steak.

Photo of Shayla Nelson Shayla Nelson
May 6, 2022 5

This place is amazing! The fried okra is EXACTLY on point. Best I have had in years, hands down. Went here yesterday, it was so good I'm back today! Friendly and kind staff too. Thank you for this excellent food! (:

Photo of Taryn H Taryn H
May 29, 2022 5

One word - Delicious. I see why this place is still around. Great place to visit on a Saturday afternoon and hit Boxcar after. Central location and friendly employees. I ordered a burger and my bf had the chicken sandwich. Both were perfect.

Photo of Nolon Blaylock Nolon Blaylock
Apr 18, 2022 5

Can’t go wrong with Kings! I always get a single burger with tots. It’s more than enough food. But get the double if you’re feeling up to it. Plus, bring your pup and they’ll give them a hot dog!