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Casual Eats

Casual Eats

Casual Eats

Low key and delicious, Durham's casual restaurants deliver high flavor, high value cuisine. Go for a burger and beer, quick lunch, or late night bite.

American Meltdown

American Meltdown

Order gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from American Meltdown's food truck or counter-service restaurant at The Streets at Southpoint. 

The Blue Note Grill Ribs

The Blue Note Grill

The Blue Note Grill serves barbecue, classic Southern fixins' and live music most nights of the week. 

Bull City Burger Signage

Bull City Burger and Brewery

Bull City Burger and Brewery adds a local twist to the classic brewpub experience: it sources the majority of ingredients from local producers and makes everything in-house - except for the ketchup.

Cosmic Cantina Signage

Cosmic Cantina

Cosmic Cantina serves burritos, nachos, and other Mexican fare from its Ninth Street location. Open until 4 a.m. 

Dain's Place Bar

Dain's Place

Dain's is a comfortable neighborhood bar with pub food and a large beer selection. 

King's Sandwich Shop Signage

King's Sandwich Shop

King's Sandwich Shop has been a Durham icon since the 1940s. This walk-up sandwich stand serves burgers, hotdogs, and milkshakes. 

Only Burger Burger & Fries

Only Burger

Only Burger has two locations in Durham, as well as a food truck. The burger shop uses beef from Piedmontese cows that are humanely handled and raised without growth hormones, steroids, and antibiotics.

Wimpy's Grill Counter & Burger

Wimpy's Grill

Wimpy's Grill, a counter-service, cash-only establishment, serves breakfast and lunch.  

Tyler's Taproom Beers

Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom

Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom offers a wide selection of beer and pub food. Outdoor dining is available. 

Sympathy for the Deli

Sympathy for the Deli

Sympathy for the Deli, a mobile food truck, serves deli sandwiches made with locally sourced meats.

Toast Panini & Signage


Toast, an Italian sandwich shop, serves soups, salads, and paninis in downtown Durham. 

Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road Sports Café

For pub food, televised sports games, and beer overlooking the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, dine at Tobacco Road Sports Café.

Refectory Cafe

The Refectory Café

The Refectory offers casual American cuisine with many vegan and vegetarian options. 

Pompieri Pizza

Pompieri Pizza

Pompieri Pizza serves wood-fired pizzas in a casual, family-friendly environment. 

Parts & Labor Sandwich

Parts & Labor at Motorco Music Hall

Parts & Labor offers eclectic bar eats, ranging from latkes to tacos. Eat outside at a picnic table or indoors near the bar. 

Lucky's Deli

Lucky's Deli

Lucky's Deli serves Jewish and Italian deli classics for lunch and dinner. 

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604