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Wayback Burgers


4104 Surles Ct
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 294-4044
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Photo of RJ RJ
Jul 3, 2019 4

the food was pretty good I mean it was just Burgers after all. Staff was friendly. There was a pretty long wait to get the food though, if you're in a hurry for lunch maybe look elsewhere

Photo of Wendy Bolden Wendy Bolden
Apr 10, 2019 5

Ran out of sweet tea but made more Immediately. Didn't give me attitude about my special order, food was made fresh and just as I asked, and they were very helpful. Great customer service!

Photo of Miss Jay Miss Jay
Apr 2, 2019 5

Awesome staff was great preparing me a special vegetarian sandwich. Owner was there and answered my 6 years many questions. Very helpful. Recommended and definately returning. Cajun tater tots were amazing with special sauce!

Photo of Marcelo Deodato Marcelo Deodato
Mar 25, 2019 5

Burgers, salads, fries, milkshake and other delicious options. Received a coupon on my mail and decided to check out this place. No regrets. I'm definitely going back there. We had Double Bacon Cheeseburgers with bacon cheese fries and cookies milkshake. I was greeted by the owner who explained to me all their menu options and possible customizations.

Photo of Dimetriux Evans Dimetriux Evans
May 11, 2019 5

The burgers here are so good, better than Five Guys (which i love). Very good old fashion delicious burger. Oh and I liked the fries also

Photo of Yvonne Varghese Yvonne Varghese
Apr 11, 2019 5

I was very impressed. I wasn't going to stop here because I thought it was going to take longer than I wanted to wait for my food. I'm so glad I changed my mind and went to check it out. I had to wait a few minutes but it wasn't too long and it was well worth the wait. They have some unique dishes that are wonderful. I inquired about the Irish Nachos and they gave me a sample, very good twist on an old favorite. Everything is made fresh. The burgers and fried macaroni and cheese were delicious. I have not had such a good milkshake in years. I took the picture of the shake a few minutes later and it had melted a bit so the photo doesn't do it justice. I loved the great variety of shakes there were to choose from. I asked if there they had any other restaurants. He said there is also one in Raleigh near Triangle Town Center.

Photo of Roy Chavz Roy Chavz
Apr 10, 2022 5

First time here and I have to say that I'll be back pretty soon. Everything is fresh even the fries made on the spot. Amazing customer service as well considering it was my first time.

Photo of Ana Ana
Dec 8, 2021 5

This place is the only good restaurant around where I live. I absolutely love the menu size and the burgers are so good. My favorite food so far are the chili cheese fries!

Photo of moth tongue moth tongue
Jan 24, 2022 5

phenomenal staff and service. food is excellent for the price and did i mention that the staff was phenomenal? they are. 6 stars if i could.

Photo of Jimmy Wei Jimmy Wei
Nov 3, 2021 5

Newly renovated, very clean. Friendly staff. Tasty made to order burgers. Fries and milkshakes are yummy. Will visit again.

Photo of Jon Clay Jon Clay
Nov 29, 2021 5

The burger was amazing. Pricey but great. The staff was super friendly and the decor was also very nice. I'd recommend this place highly

Photo of Debra Arrington Debra Arrington
Mar 19, 2022 3

I tried Wayback Burger today for the first time. I don't spend a lot of $$ eating out but I was excited about trying something new. I ordered through Door dash. Everything was prepared timely and delivered timely. I ordered a burger, house made chips and a strawberry shake. The burger was just ok. I had two bites and was done. the toppings, however were very fresh and I like their choice of bun. It wasn't special overall, however. the chips were great. not salty at all. The creamy ranch tastes like hidden valley ranch, which is my least favorite. the Strawberry shake was runny & tasted just like the strawberry protein drinks i buy at Costco.I was disappointed. Because the tomato lettuce and Bun were so good I'm not going to give this restaurant a complete negative review but honestly the experience wasn't special at all and I don't live far from the restaurant so there would have been no reason for the shake to have melted between pickup and delivery.

Photo of g c g c
Jan 24, 2021 5

Great food, especially the burgers and tater tots with remoulade sauce. Great customer service.

Photo of Jamie Conroy Jamie Conroy
Jan 26, 2021 5

Seriously the best burger I’ve ever had. I got the cheeezy with the inverted bun.....oh my god you have got to try it. Definitely will be back!

Photo of samantha brooks samantha brooks
Jan 28, 2021 5

This is a must try for a good burger and fries. I was in town visiting and had never heard of the company. I was pleasantly surprised how food the food was! The meat was well seasoned and juicy and the sauces were superb. I had a specialty burger with creole sauce on it that was delish! I also enjoy a good hand-cut fry!

Photo of Todd Adams Todd Adams
Jan 22, 2021 5

Really good smash style burger, fries, and onion rings. Staff was friendly.

Photo of Dyrryk Murgolo Dyrryk Murgolo
Dec 6, 2020 5

Delicious! Would love if there was one near Asheville!

Photo of Jonathan Williams Jonathan Williams
Dec 8, 2020 5

The staff is friendly, and they have the best burgers in the triangle.

Photo of dennis price dennis price
Nov 3, 2020 5

Cheeseburgers are the best! Very clean restaurant, and constantly being sanitized. Burgers prepared after being ordered! Great place!

Photo of Amy Williams Amy Williams
Jul 2, 2020 5

Food was fresh. And the Strawberry banana milkshakes were excellent.

Photo of Bailey Clemmons Bailey Clemmons
Jul 6, 2020 5

Great customer service. Although busy, they were courteous and respectful. The man at the register even went as far as to hand deliver my food--walked from behind the counter over to my table--mind you this order was to go--and made my day! Great quality food!

Photo of Kebreeya Lewis Kebreeya Lewis
Feb 29, 2020 5

It's been a while since I've been here but they never missed a beat! First off, the atmosphere was out of this world. The employees actually remember your order if you are a regular customer. They have amazing conversations and actually care about the customers. The food... THE FOOD IS AMAZING!!!! Vegetarian options and awesome shakes!!! I would definitely recommend Jake's Wayback Burgers!!!

Photo of Omar Oropesa Omar Oropesa
Jan 25, 2020 5

Small retro burger joint for the family. Great creative burger toppings. Great taste and Great customer service at a moderate price. $10 average per person. I strongly suggest.

Photo of Stephanie Suarez Stephanie Suarez
Jan 17, 2020 5

I wish I would have taken a picture of my burger too, but it was just too good to not be eaten right away!! The bacon cheese fries were so so good!! The staff was so very friendly and welcoming! My husband and I are definitely coming back again and again and again!! 😋

Photo of Kavita Nar Kavita Nar
Dec 28, 2019 5

Had the classic double burger, cookies and cream milkshake and the Irish nachos!! It was one of the best fast casual burgers I’ve had. Great experience with service, cleanliness and quality of food.

Photo of Miguel Migliore Miguel Migliore
Dec 5, 2019 4

I had the Carolina Burger with grilled onions and mushrooms and tater tots on the side. The burger was juicy and delicious, the tots were crisp and fresh. Service was friendly and accommodating. Gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the bottom bun was soggy and made it really messy to eat. I'd suggest toasting the buns a bit to counter all the chili and cheese. Would definitely go again!

Photo of James R James R
Nov 19, 2019 3

It's kind of small inside. I got the double bacon burger but it came with no bacon. The guy beside me ordered chips but he got fries. The burger was good and the chips were tasty - I love house made chips. I think a little quality control before serving would go a long way.

Photo of S White S White
Oct 22, 2019 5

The employees were nice and helpful. It was my first time eating here and the food was really good. I has to drive about 20 minutes to get home and the fries held up really well. I'll definitely be going back.

Photo of Dennis Moore Dennis Moore
Oct 11, 2019 4

My classic burger (2 patties with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and onions) was very good. The fries are standard and a normal selection of drinks. Seating is very casual with some outside. Will be back.

Photo of Shanna Morales Shanna Morales
Sep 20, 2019 4

The employees were friendly, the seating area and restrooms were clean and the food was great. I had the chicken BLT and the chicken was so moist and tender. My kids were very happy with their cheese burgers and my husband got to satisfy his craving for a homestyle burger. We aren't from the area and would definitely return the next time we are in town.

Photo of Buddy Bryson Buddy Bryson
Jul 22, 2019 5

Great and friendly service here. Definitely recommend ordering online ahead of time, as food is made fresh and can be a little wait. Their App makes it simple and easy to order online to speed up the process of getting back to the office on a hectic work lunch.

Photo of Tony Barr Tony Barr
May 8, 2022 5

Stopped by the night before and had a great chicken sandwich. It was so good that I had to come back and try a burger. In a word, AWESOME!

Photo of Anthony K Anthony K
Jun 11, 2022 5

Absolutely brilliant! Very good, clean, prompt service! Visited here with the family and enjoyed the burger so much. Burgers where delicious! I would definitely recommend this place.

Photo of Key A'sha Jones Key A'sha Jones
Jun 18, 2022 5

Stopped in for a quick bite and my husband couldn't stop raving about it. He deemed it one of the best burgers he's ever had! I went inside to make a side order and noticed a sign apologizing for delays due to being short staffed...let me just say I dont think Ive been to any establishment where the staff worked with so much urgency. I did not catch his name but the employee I encountered was literally doing it all, taking orders, cashing us out, filling orders, serving food and doing it all as quick and efficiently as possible. Not to mention he was still friendly and helpful. Great experience here and great employees.