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Plum Southern Kitchen & Bar


501 Washington St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 351-6446
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Photo of Susan Jennings Susan Jennings
Dec 14, 2021 5

My friend and I really enjoyed our experience at Plum. We came here wanting to try a cool new restaurant in town and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is lovely and charming while still modern. We really admired all the quilts on the wall and lovely decor. Our server was very friendly and helped give us suggestions when we couldn't decide what to order. We were grateful for a small menu that made our decision easier and helped assure us that everything would be cooked to order and made with fresh ingredients. We both ordered the shrimp and grits and they were extremely creamy and delicious. My friend kept asking what was in them and the server graciously ran back and asked for the ingredients from the chef. We were informed that there were about seven different cheeses and types of dairy which is why they were so good. We decided to split the peach cobbler which we were warned was very large. It was indeed huge and was absolutely delicious. The only downside of this restaurant is that I think the prices are a little high but I think the food is worth the price if you can afford it. The owner even came over to our table to welcome us and she spent about five minutes talking to us and telling us about the restaurant which we really appreciated.

Photo of Carmen Cubilla Carmen Cubilla
Jan 29, 2022 4

Went here to celebrate a birthday-thank you for accommodating us! I preferred the small plates/apps to the mains. The biscuits were quite large and DELICIOUS-worth the price. I also really enjoyed the chicken liver and Brussel sprouts-both familiar items but Plum made them uniquely theirs and flavorful. I ordered the chicken pot pie based on the biscuits, but unfortunately they were underdone as they were on top of the skillet-probably just baked under salamander. There was also chicken skin within the pie that was unpleasant-although a ton of chicken which was nice. I also LOVED my dessert-the chocolate silk pie which had hazelnuts as well. Two margaritas also rounded out a delicious evening! I would come back for the apps and desserts for sure!

Photo of Michelle Cole Michelle Cole
Mar 14, 2022 5

The food was delicious. The atmosphere was very welcoming. The hush puppies were SO GOOD. The catch of the day, snapper, was on the menu and the whole plate was just mouth watering. Nothing was left on the plate. The servers and cook were both so kind and attentive. Do yourself a favor and go.

Photo of Sydney Smith Sydney Smith
Nov 8, 2021 5

I forgot to take photos! Completed didn’t honor the rule of “phone having to eat first” - but, it was so yummy. We had the Brussels Sprouts, the Chicken & Dumplings and the Red Snapper. All were delicious! The service was amazing. Bailey was so sweet - and helpful. She made great recommendations and answered all of our questions. The owner also stopped by our table twice to check-in which was a great touch. We will definitely be back!

Photo of Andrew Kragie Andrew Kragie
Jan 9, 2022 5

Fresh take on traditional Southern food. Great for a date or a special occasion. We had a birthday dinner and the staff was very accommodating — even had a custom cake made for a reasonable price, and it was amazing. The hush puppies were delicious, even for those who don’t normally like them; don’t skip the pimento cheese and pickled green beans on that plate. The best entree we tried was definitely the shrimp and grits. We’ll be back.

Photo of Will Herbst Will Herbst
Mar 24, 2022 5

Plum provided me with one of the best meals I’ve had in Durham. The dinner menu is both innovative, tactful, respectful, groundbreaking and tasty. My mom wouldn’t stop talking about the squash she had for weeks to come. I think I ordered a heavy pasta dish and it was so creamy so flavorful. It was one of those meals where every scrap of food on the plate is so loaded with flavor that you end up looking like Oliver Twist the way you scoop up every last bit of gruel. The cocktails were fancy tasty and boozy. The coffee was hot. The water was cold. Gorgeous atmosphere with fun decor. There were all these weird cookbooks on the wall it was really a lot to look at. The desert list was also amazing. The best banana pudding I’ve ever had. There is no sign on the outside which adds to the mystique of this place. I also love the name. Plum. Plum. Plum. Very good Bottom line, this place rocks

Photo of Paul Gurniak Paul Gurniak
Nov 13, 2020 5

We ordered takeout from Plum tonight, and the food came out really well. We got the ribeye and beef stroganoff, and were very happy with both. I thought the mashed potatoes & green bean casserole were great, they were served in the same to-go container and went really well together. Steak was just right at medium rare as I wanted it. We'll definitely get food here again to try some of the other things on the menu.

Photo of Michael Hilton Michael Hilton
Dec 24, 2020 5

Had a delightful meal with my brother and our wives. The chicken and dumplings were excellent, and the owner incredibly personable and kind. Looking forward to our next visit!

Photo of Donna Donna
Dec 14, 2020 5

I just had my first meal out in months! Plum is southern comfort with spacious pizzazz. We had a cozy, delicious meal. Can't wait to go back.

Photo of Sarabeth Ritch Sarabeth Ritch
Jan 10, 2021 5

AMAZING. Heard good things from the employees that work next door so decided to check it out. The flavors on the Brussel sprouts were superb! I order the beef stroganoff as my main dish. Not something I normally go for but it did not disappoint! The portion was big enough that I will have extras for tomorrow!

Photo of Laura Jacox Laura Jacox
Jan 23, 2021 5

We had a great night out at Plum! They had plenty of outdoor seating and tasty vegetarian options. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. They have 1 cent Prosecco on select Fridays, which is a great deal. Their sangria was tasty as well. We will certainly return for future dinners!

Photo of Cayla Cothron Cayla Cothron
Apr 24, 2022 5

Not only does Plum have fantastic food, they're also prioritizing the health and well being of the hard working staff who keep it running by ensuring a livable wage (and PSA, let's all support this becoming the norm!). I'll gladly continue to patron a business that cares about their customers and their people. Thanks for being awesome.

Photo of Tasliymah Thornton Tasliymah Thornton
Jun 7, 2022 5

My mother and I decided to have have dessert at Plum for our " Mother Daughter Day", and we were overly impressed!! Yes u must have a vaccine card to dine in but the offer outdoor seating for those of us who dont have one. The staff greeted us with a smile and were courtesy!! Even though there was a wedding reception going there, they still made sure.we were very well taken care of.

Photo of Sara Jane Danaher Sara Jane Danaher
Jun 5, 2022 5

I finally had the opportunity to see for myself just how wonderful Plum Southern is. I’d been encouraged to order fish and to save room for dessert, and I complied. I was amused when the waiter told me about the quickly disappearing dessert special before I’d even ordered the day’s special, snapper as my entrée. The fish was fabulous and when I’d finished I learned the special cake was gone. The banana pudding was a tasty concession! I look forward to returning and will consider ordering dessert at the same time as my entree.

Photo of Courtney Bowman Courtney Bowman
Jun 12, 2022 5

Honestly, everything was incredible. I could not recommend this place more. The BEST biscuits I’ve ever had. Flavors are new and creative and have so much heart. Can’t wait to come back.