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Blu Seafood and Bar

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2002 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118 (Ninth Street)
+1 919-286-9777
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After having lunch with a friend at Blu Seafood and Bar, we went back for dinner and enjoyed it for the most part. The parking lot is limited in the spaces that are available, however we still found one close to the entrance. We had reservations and sere seated in the back room, right next to a large table of... More 

Thank Gary C
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a family dinner - 5 of us - all adults. Either they are grossly understaffed or their servers are inadequately prepared for a mild crowd. One of our guests' appetizers did not appear - server claimed she never heard the order. Then 4 entrees arrived while we waited for the 5th - a full 10 minutes later. Server blamed... More 

Thank Msd21111
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 6 of us for dinner. I had the cilantro mussels with a salad (not mundane). The mussels were cooked in a spicy chili sauce, which was excellent. Others at the table had the oysters, salmon and bouillabaisse. Not the fanciest place in town but delicious seafood.

Thank BrunoHoke
North Carolina
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband and I ate here last night for his birthday. The food, service and atmosphere was fantastic! Our waitress (Jenny) could not have been more accommodating. We had the Oysters Rockefeller for appetizer and it was savory and delicious. I had the shrimp and grits and it was the best that I have ever consumed. (and we have a... More 

Thank VTHokieNorthCarolina
West End, North Carolina
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Did not see the building on Hillsborough Rd, so I had to go around the block and try again. Thankfully, they have a BLUE awning to go along with their name "Blu." Small restaurant with very little parking. Went during lunch so we had no problem, but would recommend making reservations if you decided to go to dinner. Food was... More 

Thank SBH87
Durham, North Carolina
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We arrived at 7:15pm for our reservation and were seated right away at a nice table (the tables can be REALLY close to each other at this place). Our waiter came immediately and took our drink order (we each had wine). We waited around 15 minutes for the wine; a tiny piece of bread was brought for us to share.... More 

Thank SueLovesDuke
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344 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This place has a limited but tasty menu. The only problem was they had just ran out of the Tuna Tartar before we ordered and I had had my heart set on having that before I left home. We had the Crab Mac and cheese as a replacement. It was tasty but not what I had been looking to eat.... More 

Thank Nancy M
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Oysters Rockefeller was awesome. We had scallops and shrimp also one of my favorite. Also try the key lime pie. Will return soon.

Thank Andy F
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I spent most of my life around water and wonderful seafood restaurants. I really enjoyed the seafood here. Though I will say that I am looking forward to the summer for their amazing crab gazpacho.

Thank AhsiaSands
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Excellent service, I was with friends and we were not rushed at all. The server allowed us to actually take our time and enjoy the evening. -The Oysters are the best oysters I have had in the triangle! (Yes, better than 42nd street) Just delicious! -Also enjoyed the special of the day. Which was a pan roasted fish that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
    (Ninth Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-9777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?