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Roots Bistro & Bar


4810 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 748-4739
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Photo of Sherry Franklin Sherry Franklin
Apr 30, 2019 5

We brought my parents to Roots for dinner and everyone had a fantastic meal. Scallops, shrimp salad, fish and chips and burritos were all delicious and priced right. The staff was courteous and attentive. I couldn’t have asked for a better meal and night out. Thank you, Roots!

Photo of Matt menefee Matt menefee
Apr 21, 2019 5

Great place for brunch! My wife and I have been going to Roots since they opened. Juan, the owner is super nice, and the food and service have always been great. I highly recommend giving it a try!

Photo of Jodi Jodi
Mar 31, 2019 4

Breakfast plate was good. The plantains were great. Went around 11 on a Saturday. It wasn't crowded. Service was good. Reasonable prices. Not fancy decor or atmosphere.

Photo of Josh Howe Josh Howe
Jan 16, 2019 5

This Guatemalan twist to food is really damn amazing. We tried a bit of most everything over a couple (admittedly pricey) drinks. Steak and eggs? Amazing. Homemade tortillas? Phenomenal. Fried okra!! So good. Even the dang beans and rice were notable and so so good. GO HERE.

Photo of Becky Crissinger Becky Crissinger
Jun 19, 2019 5

Love this place so much!!! Awesome for lunch, I get the grilled veggies every time and I’ve never had a bad meal!! They have a great selection of beers and when it’s nice out they have tons of space on the patio! The service is excellent! You must give it a try!!

Photo of Mike A Mike A
Aug 2, 2019 5

This place has a combination that's lacking in today's restaurants: great food and great beer. Highly recommend it!

Photo of Jeffrey Craig Jeffrey Craig
Oct 10, 2019 5

My family had a wonderful dinner on the Roots patio with a DJ playing enjoyable music. It was a perfect fall evening to dine outside at Roots.

Photo of giovanni Silva giovanni Silva
Sep 2, 2019 5

Very nice and chill setting. First time visiting. Will definitely go again. Great outside area.

Photo of EA H EA H
Sep 8, 2019 3

The food was good and price was reasonable, but the service was super slow. There wasn't that many people there (4 tables) and took an hour to get our food (there was 4 of us). If they can improve service, I would come back.

Photo of Josh Kruzich Josh Kruzich
Dec 23, 2019 5

I haven't had a bad dish or meal here. With light and fresh food, there are plenty of surprises to keep you coming back. While the venue isn't the coziest, they have a good beer selection and decent service. Personally recommend the Chile rellenos, Cubano, avacado slaw, and fried okra.

Photo of Anthony 012 Anthony 012
Dec 29, 2019 5

Very good location clean service are great delicious food 5 star totally recommended

Photo of Thomas Johnson Thomas Johnson
Jan 19, 2020 4

This is my third time to eat at Roots, and I intend to return. I have had their tamale dinner previously, and had Shrimp and Grits for breakfast yesterday. Food if very tasty, and just different enough from TexMex to be interesting. Recommend!

Photo of Pattie McAlister Pattie McAlister
Feb 3, 2020 3

The food here is delicious. It has a flavor that you would not expect, in a good way. I love the nachos. The service is very slow, so doesn't go if your in a hurry. But, if you have some time to hangout and wait, you'll love the food.

Photo of Brandon Jones Brandon Jones
Feb 21, 2019 5

Super tasty food, plenty of TVs, a great bar, and even a kids play area.

Photo of eeheath06 . eeheath06 .
Dec 5, 2018 5

12/5/18 - I'm back. The food is wonderful and I can't stop talking about this place. The BBQ BabyBack Ribs were to die for!!! Please do not come here.... I don't want to have to wait in line once you figure out how good it is! I ordered the Blackened Salmon. It was great but, the veggie medley made it even better. My s/o ordered the churrusca and loved it as well! I'll be back!