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.
Order gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from American Meltdown's food truck or counter-service restaurant at The Streets at Southpoint.
The Blue Note Grill serves barbecue, classic Southern fixins' and live music most nights of the week.
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 serves burritos, nachos, and other Mexican fare from its Ninth Street location. Open until 4 a.m.
Dain's is a comfortable neighborhood bar with pub food and a large beer selection.
King's Sandwich Shop has been a Durham icon since the 1940s. This walk-up sandwich stand serves burgers, hotdogs, and milkshakes.
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, a counter-service, cash-only establishment, serves breakfast and lunch.
Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom offers a wide selection of beer and pub food. Outdoor dining is available.
Sympathy for the Deli, a mobile food truck, serves deli sandwiches made with locally sourced meats.
Toast, an Italian sandwich shop, serves soups, salads, and paninis in downtown Durham.
For pub food, televised sports games, and beer overlooking the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, dine at Tobacco Road Sports Café.
The Refectory offers casual American cuisine with many vegan and vegetarian options.
Pompieri Pizza serves wood-fired pizzas in a casual, family-friendly environment.
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 serves Jewish and Italian deli classics for lunch and dinner.