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Lakewood Social


1920 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707
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Photo of Kether Smith Kether Smith
Jan 6, 2024 5

Just checked them out for lunch. All the food was flavorful and thoughtful. Whipped ricotta and roasted sweet potatoes were beautiful and delicious! Big open indoor space and there’s outdoor seating. Friendly service and a nice bottle selection for take home.

Photo of Pat M Pat M
Jan 6, 2024 5

This is a great new gem in the area. The burgers and fries were no frills and delicious. The environment is very dynamic - lots of kids running around on the big lawn outside, so a great place for families, but I would also come here to meet some friends for a chill beer as there were enough spots that were a little more secluded. Look forward to coming back!

Photo of John Westbrook John Westbrook
Dec 31, 2023 5

Food- it's not a huge menu but was all delicious, and high quality. Service- Everyone was gracious, fast, and helpful. We've been to every restaurant that's been in this location and while we enjoyed the previous ones, this one is our favorite. Incredible staff with great food and good beer selection.

Photo of roger reed roger reed
Dec 28, 2023 5

Today was my third visit since opening. I’m impressed each time. The smash burger and the fried chicken are both amazing - I recommend if you go with someone you know each ordering one cutting in half in each getting half. A nice selection of drafts and the rye old-fashioned is very tasty. Everybody there is super nice. The porch is enclosed currently with heaters so you can be inside while outside. Awesome place for a group or families with little to run around.

Photo of Karen Bobier Karen Bobier
Dec 23, 2023 5

We just tried Lakewood Social, on a Friday night. Smash burgers were great ~$14 for a burger +fries. I also tried two of their featured cocktails the pink peppercorn Paloma and blood orange margarita, both were great. The ordering process is slightly annoying because you scan a QR code and order from your phone. The interface does work well, but requires you to put in a credit card even though it gives the option to use Google pay when you are closing your tab. Once we placed our order drinks came out within a few minutes and the food didn't take much longer. So the service was quick. The restaurant has a ton of space and tables both indoor and on covered patios. It would be a good place to go for large or small groups. They were not very busy while we were there, I'm assuming that is because they just opened and word hasn't gotten around yet that they are open. So if you're looking for a new restaurant to try, I recommend Lakewood Social and I'll be going back to try some of their other menu options.

Photo of Katie Harper Katie Harper
Dec 21, 2023 5

We enjoyed our first time at Lakewood Social. The food was yummy and reasonably priced. My husband liked the option to get half pours to taste a couple of different beers. All the staff we encountered were kind and helpful. Our toddler had a drink mishap, and our waitress was gracious and helped us get it cleaned up quickly! We will be back.

Photo of Jessamyn Moxie Jessamyn Moxie
Dec 18, 2023 5

Great cocktail and mocktail options. Food was so good - the miso honey salad with fried chicken was great. The charred broccoli grilled cheese was delightful. We had the whipped ricotta appetizer and the figs in it were so lovely. Our server was really kind.

Photo of Kelsey Decker Kelsey Decker
Dec 18, 2023 5

I’m so excited to have this spot in the neighborhood!! the staff were so kind and welcoming and the food was incredible. I tried the smashburger, the fried oyster mushrooms, the whipped ricotta and the fries — I recommend all and would (will!) order again.

Photo of Anne Rosenberg Anne Rosenberg
Dec 17, 2023 5

So excited to see a new, casual and fun eatery open in the Lakewood building. The restaurant has some very delicious and interesting options at a very fair price. They've got a great beer, wine and mixed drink selection and wonderful service. I can't wait to go back!