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Plum Southern Kitchen & Bar


501 Washington St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 351-6446
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Photo of Ollie Ollie
Aug 30, 2022 5

Lovely place, delicious food! supa fresh. also they do that living wage thing where it automatically puts a 20% tip on your check and I think that's great. Big slay.

Photo of Nichole Kirlin Nichole Kirlin
Aug 14, 2022 5

We absolutely loved our multiple meals at Plum. Every dish we tried surprised us in all of the best ways! Everyone was wonderful and we can’t wait to come back. A huge thank you to Lisa, Coleman, Trent, and Emma!

Photo of Samuel Peter Samuel Peter
Jul 24, 2022 5

The food AND drinks are amazing. The chef took time to come over and chat and gave us a free new item to taste (which was phenomenal). I can’t recommend highly enough. Ideal location to hit before checking out the other midtown bars.

Photo of Jen Wichman Jen Wichman
Jul 20, 2022 5

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by treating our “wedding party” (two decades later!) to brunch at Plum. I know this might be controversial, but I daresay Plum has the tastiest brunch and the best, freshest brunch cocktails in Durham. The set-aside room for large parties (8 or more) is lovely, and communicating with Plum folks was a breeze. They made us feel so special and welcome! Great folks, excellent food and service. And we appreciate that they require proof of vaccination for indoor dining. I had such a lovely time that I forgot to take any photos, my bad.

Photo of Mary Lee Olinger Mary Lee Olinger
Jun 26, 2022 5

Today we had the privilege of eating at Plum in Durham! Asking for guests proof of vaccination made all in our party VERY comfortable eating indoors! The food was so delicious and a perfect variety to please every palate in our group…ages 3-77! Skylar, our waiter, was courteous, knowledgeable and efficient! What a delightful morning!

Photo of Katie Barrick Katie Barrick
Jun 24, 2022 5

We had a great Sunday brunch here. The joint is super clean and the staff is very friendly. Menu was fun and everyone enjoyed their meal! Definitely will go back.

Photo of John John
Jun 19, 2022 5

Probably my favorite restaurant in Durham for a well rounded and delicious meal. Amazing cocktails, appetizers, mains and desserts that change regularly with the availability of fresh ingredients. Will be back for sure!

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.

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 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 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 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 Louise Martin-Carpenter Louise Martin-Carpenter
Feb 19, 2022 5

We really enjoyed our server and our dinner. Both the fish and beef special were quite special. Starter of oysters on the half shell and blackeyed-pea-hushpuppies were warm, soft and with the roumalade, delectable. And Emma's cake for dessert...yum! Quiet spot for foodies:)

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 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 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.