We have long been fans of Watts Grocery but we’re pretty disappointed with this recent visit.
This place really needs to be more kid friendly. There are always lots of families. While the host was helpful in getting us a table to best accommodate our infant car seat it was really frustrating not to find any changing table in either of the bathrooms. There is plenty of room and there is not really any reason not to have this cheap addition.
The blood orange mimosas were great, pancakes, Green Fried Tomato BLT, and Eggs Benedict were spectacular. The sausage was...very disappointing. It was dried out and looked like it was just microwaved from a premade Jimmy Dean frozen package. It is not that hard to make good sausage and they failed.
I would go back but they are slipping on my list of places especially since we will have kids in diapers for the next few years.
Apr 10, 2019
The chicken and biscuits were delicious. The gravy they smother it in is very buttery and full of flavor. The server was friendly. The restaurant has a comfortable feel and is not very big.
The only issue was the 45 minute wait for the six of us to receive our meals after ordering. We were advised it was due to what they said was having a small fryer to prepare the chicken.
I would go back to try some other dishes.
Jun 8, 2019
I loved the eggs Benedict with grits.
My husband didn’t like his fried chicken, biscuits and gravy as much as Bojangles (but he says they have high standards 😊).
Feb 17, 2019
Excellent service and delicious brunch! Their coffee is really flavorful and strong! I stayed a little longer to enjoy the coffee and nice atmosphere. Our waiter Sean was very friendly and kind. He even offered a free cupcake for our dessert!
Sep 25, 2018
We had not been to Watts Grocery in some time and now that we've been back I'm not sure why we waited so long. Yes there are a lot of great new restaurants in Durham, but Watts is a great foundation restaurant and we had a delicious meal with great local products and some really good cocktails. Service is excellent and atmosphere is chill. Parking is really painful though and it would be nice if a parking lot or deck could be added to the area. Otherwise we'll be back!
Mar 26, 2019
Excellent combination of friendly atmosphere, delicious food, and engaging staff. Definitely worth your time.
May 22, 2019
Good breakfast. The Crab Benedict was great.
Jan 26, 2019
Excellent service and amazing food, I will definitely be back and highly recommend this place.
Dec 20, 2017
I've been trying to come here for a very long time. The bad part about it is I used to live about a mile away from here and still didn't come. Not because I wasn't interested, but because I figured I can go there any day. Well fast forward however many months later. I came we came, we enjoyed. The stake here was so freaking awesome. I will come here any day and grab a steak. The service is top-notch, the Ambiance of the restaurant is top-notch, and the food is top-notch. I am definitely coming back.
Nov 16, 2017
Shrimp and grits for lunch. Did not disappoint. Delicious!