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Plum Southern Kitchen & Bar


501 Washington St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 351-6446
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Photo of PK Kirlin PK Kirlin
Dec 8, 2023 5

Outstanding meal, knowledgeable staff and friendly. We ordered the entire menu and every dish was delightful.

Photo of Nick Williams Nick Williams
Nov 20, 2023 5

Passed through here on my way to Atlanta and can genuinely say that this place is one of the best southern kitchens I have ever been to! The food has so much flavor and dish after dish just got better. I highly recommend the brisket taco, brussel sprouts(an absolute must!), and the shrimp and grits. Best part is the owner and chef both come over to the table to make you feel like you are at home with family. This place is a massive win! Would 1 million percent come back. My brother says ‘ a true delight to the senses, delicate like a tiger lily to the morning sun’ PS Ask for Mary Grace to be your server. She is the best :)

Photo of Samir Faci Samir Faci
Oct 8, 2023 5

The food is absolutely divine. I had the catch if the day fish and my partner the pork and both were absolutely delicious. Desserts was good but not as impressive. Deviled eggs were devilishly good. :) Highly recommend and world definitely come back.

Photo of Shelly Dee Shelly Dee
Sep 17, 2023 4

The only reason I didn't give them all stars was due to the bar not having a television for my game this evening. Other than that this is my new spot. Cute, relaxing, nice music, such a vibe. My service was excellent (Kate) she was awesome with her knowledge of the menu and foods. She actually suggested my dessert which was the Zucchini cake (yum 😋) I hope to be seated with her again my next visit

Photo of Wynne Morris Wynne Morris
Sep 3, 2023 5

An absolutely lovely spot to have dinner. The food is excellent. I love the vibes and the staff is all super friendly and hospitable. I may have a slight bias as they hosted our rehearsal dinner and welcome event for our wedding earlier this year and it was absolutely perfect. Totally recommend them for a wonderful dinner or a very special private event. Also the banana pudding is life-changing.

Photo of Michael Duda Michael Duda
Aug 29, 2023 5

You can't order anything here that isn't amazing. It's fresh, local ingredients, prepared in an upscale southern style. I guarantee you didn't know how good southern food could be. Get the deviled eggs. You'll swear that the chicken sold its soul to the devil to get eggs that good. Everything here will make you happy.

Photo of Tanisha Bullock Tanisha Bullock
Aug 20, 2023 5

OMGEEEEZZZZ, where do I begin. A friend suggested this spot and so we went. After a long day in the NC heat (we're from Delaware) this place was a perfect delight. We arrived about 20min early so we sat outside and the Manager gave us cold water while we waited. For starters we wanted everything on the menu, but we chose the Heirloom Tomato Salad (delicious like the tomatoes were selected just for us, fresh and juicy), Brisket Taco (tender and well seasoned), Cheddar Drop Biscuits (cheesy and fluffy), and the Allium Creamed Herbed Gnocchi (creamy, light and delicious). Our entrées included Shrimp and Grits and the Snapper. Dinner was phenomenal. The restaurant ambiance was clean and welcoming and our server was pleasant and have suggestions on what to order. We were traveling from Delaware and wanted something good to eat. So glad we stopped here. This place deserves an award!!!

Photo of Jakob Klemm Jakob Klemm
Jul 27, 2023 5

The best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had! The sweet potatoes hushpuppies, cocktails, and homemade cake are phenomenal too. We’ve always gotten great service here.

Photo of Heather Haley Heather Haley
Jul 9, 2023 5

The best gnocchi ever! Since the menu is based on seasonal ingredients, we will certainly return. Beautiful restaurant, and wonderful food. The ice cream sandwich was delightful!

Photo of Lindsay Wrege Lindsay Wrege
Jul 8, 2023 5

Incredible food, incredible atmosphere, and even more incredible people! The Plum team, from the host team to the wait staff to the chefs to the owner, are so kind. They care about each other and delivering an excellent customer experience. The food is INCREDIBLE and leverages local and fresh ingredients while keeping the dishes unique. The staff take the time to talk with guests, share the stories behind the dishes and ingredients, and make everyone feel special. Would recommend to anyone looking for a lovely night out!