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True Flavors Diner Lakewood


2022 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 294-9757
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Photo of Thede Loder Thede Loder
Jun 12, 2019 4

Great location, friendly service. Clean. Breakfast includes a broad array of standards and crafted southern-influenced creatives. Menu layout needs a rev for clarity. Cloth napkins, lots of booths. Good drip coffee. Paper straws, casual atmosphere.

Photo of Cody S Cody S
May 30, 2019 5

One of the best brunches I've ever had. The brunch staples are done incredibly well and there are also several unique dishes to try. Can't wait for the rooftop to open and hopefully some dinner hours once they get going.

Photo of James Goerke James Goerke
Jun 1, 2019 5

Food was really good but they don’t even have one vegan/vegetarian menu option that’s worth modifying so you can order from the sides. That said, some of the best green beans I’ve had. Parking in the main parking lot is limited to two spots and two handicap spots. Park around the corner on the street or in the dollar general parking lot.

Photo of Gail Taylor Gail Taylor
Jun 19, 2019 5

The Turkey Hash was absolutely amazing! The ambience, decor, staff, and service all top notch! Although I rate this place as 5-star worthy is because they really are....my little bitty selfish complaint is the cost of the delicious coffee. Perhaps consider dropping it by .50 or 1.00! Nevertheless, I will be back...again and again!

Photo of Sarah Chittenden Sarah Chittenden
Jun 8, 2019 5

This is the second location of this local diner. The food is great and the service was excellent. The complimentary biscuits make the meal and though the space could feel cold their ambiance keeps it from feeling that way. Highly recommend for a large breakfast or brunch. Will be back!

Photo of Karen Miller Anderson Karen Miller Anderson
Aug 16, 2019 5

Excellent food, service and decor. My husband and I were both delighted. The onion rings are a bit of heaven. Come with an appetite as the servings are generous.

Photo of Chelsea Ewing Chelsea Ewing
Sep 4, 2019 5

I cannot get over how delicious the food was! We got a BLTE, a grit bowl and French Toast. WOW! It was a lot of food and I'm so excited to eat the leftovers. Great customer service and such a cute spot!! 💯 will be there again! Oh and order the coffee during brunch!

Photo of Shae Rob Shae Rob
Sep 28, 2019 4

The chicken was juicy and good. It had a nice crunchy batter. Akin to the corn flakes fried chicken but I don't know what they used it just reminded me of chicken like that. The blueberry waffles were ok. They could have been a little more moist for me. But all in all I'd come again and try something else. The ambience was nice and the staff were friendly. I'd recommend and I'd return.

Photo of Alecia Murphy Alecia Murphy
Oct 19, 2019 3

The food was tasty but sadly the service was sporadic. My boyfriend's order was wrong and he made staff aware of that but he didn't get everything he wanted. Also our waiter seemed to focus on his larger table more than the smaller tables. And he was so preoccupied that the host was helping. There needs to be a better system of service and attention to detail.

Photo of Sam Hull Sam Hull
Aug 31, 2019 4

Plate-sized pancakes with perfect eggs over easy and bacon would satisfy a lumberjack. Authentic diner ambiance (but not prices), good service, varied and creative menu. Well worth giving it a try. Booze not available until late Sept.

Photo of Vivian Voss Vivian Voss
Nov 7, 2019 3

The food was incredible, the service equivalently remarkable- but not in a positive way. Our table was set with dirty dishes, when we let our server know he told us that wasn’t possible as they are sanitized at a high temperature. As a server myself, I know this response is unacceptable as well as disrespectful. The dirt on my plate should have proven this. It was a bad first impression for our first visit, not to mention brining my family from out of town here. I would like to say the delicious food made up for it... while it was great food, nothing could repair the actions of our snotty server. I won’t be returning.

Photo of macl ba macl ba
Nov 17, 2019 3

I was conflicted about how many stars to give this location. I love the original location, and have gotten great food and service there. This one is closer to my house, so really want to like it. To start with the good: the space is open and airy, and there is lots of free parking in the strip mall right next to the restaurant. The fried chicken was well seasoned and crispy and moist. My daughter got biscuits and gravy. The biscuits were flaky and tender. Gravy well seasoned. On the negative side: one of our party had her pancakes come out raw in the center. My food was only lukewarm, and some of my potatoes were not cooked all the way through. It took a really long time for our food to come out, and it wasn't even crowded. Our server was really rude (I actually kind of wonder if she had something going on personally, she just seemed mad.) The food was good enough I'll give them another chance. Hoping these are just growing pains.

Photo of Hannah Shapiro Hannah Shapiro
Nov 17, 2019 5

Food was amazing. Very flavorful. Portions were very large. Sat down immediately on a Saturday morning for a later brunch. Service was great.

Photo of Dan Shapiro Dan Shapiro
Nov 16, 2019 5

Delicious southern breakfast. Stylish interior. Waiter was very nice and helpful picking items. Reasonably priced.

Photo of William Mock William Mock
Dec 20, 2019 5

Oh my gosh! The food here is amazing! We love this place! And the service is always friendly and helpful.

Photo of Millie Kwan Millie Kwan
Dec 21, 2019 4

This is a review for Debbie Lou's Biscuit Sandwich Shop since I can't seem to add this part of the True Flavors family as a separate restaurant in Google. In the former location of Baby Scratch they have their menu board on the wall to the left. Lots of variety and monster biscuit sandwiches. We had the Dirty Chicken biscuit and Cajun duck biscuit and both were delicious. They are still in ther first few months of opening so not totally organized, but great service and food nonetheless. Most of the parking is down the hill behind the restaurant in the shopping center parking lot so lots of space. We'll be back!

Photo of Maria H Maria H
Jan 31, 2020 5

Walked in and was immediately greeted by a very pleasant host! He sat us promptly. Our server was kind and upbeat. Our food came out quickly and was delicious. The food was also very visually appealing. Our daughters kids meal came out first and I wanted to dive in! We are vegetarian and substitutions were made easily. As I looked around, everyone seemed well taken care of and the rest of the wait staff had smiles on their faces. Would definitely recommend and will be returning!

Photo of Paul Feiger Paul Feiger
Feb 16, 2020 5

Surprise! What a great place for a sumptuous breakfast at a reasonable price. Had the waffles and chicken - outstanding, and the coffee was excellent. The service was truly awesome. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Photo of Lisa Kohring Lisa Kohring
Jul 17, 2019 5

Diner atmosphere with fine dining touches. Had breakfast there this morning, and will definitely go back. The omlette with turkey sausage was delicious. Generous portions.