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Parker and Otis

112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701-3172
+1 919-683-3200
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (37 reviews)
“shrimp blt” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (33 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 19:00All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701-3172
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Last time my husband and I went to Parker and Otis we had their shrimp BLT, chicken salad with apples and bleu cheese, and the summer corn and tomato salad. Everything was amazing. We sat on the outdoor terrace and had a wonderful lunch.

Thank 274cathyv
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Just the right balance of homey southern comfort and modern charm. (You can get unsweetened seltzer if you want it or pimento spread if that floats your boat).

Thank Workingadventurousmo
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This was our favorite restaurant in Durham. We stumbled across it for breakfast and the people could not have been nicer. And the food! Unreal. Everything is homemade, served up with a yummy cheddar biscuit big enough to share. I had the ham and asparagus...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Great brunch and lunch spot! Pretty big indoors and outdoors areas. I think it is a fresh spin on classic southern food. Can't recommend the pimento grilled cheese enough!! There's also a cute shop to buy local treats but it's on the pricier side.

Thank Anasoma
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This restaurant on the edge of downtown is an excellent place for lunch. There are cookbooks and other specialty items sold in the space along with a decent selection of wines you can purchase by the bottle.

Thank Sharron H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The flagship of three awesome shops, Parker and Otis, has it all. A coffee and snack to charge you for the afternoon, check. A delicious casual lunch, check. The perfect gift? Check. The mechandise is wide ranging, inspiring, and desirable. The food is great --...More

Thank dsethiaz
Reviewed 10 June 2017

You can get your coffee, a meal or buy a gift. Lots of choices on food and on products you might need. The children's section is lots of fun.

Thank Karol D
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great food, while the line may be long it is well worth the wait. Check the special board before ordering, it may be just what you are craving, and don't worry about leaving hungry, you won't!

Thank 77chetb
Reviewed 24 May 2017

First off, this is counter service, and the lines can be qiute long during busy periods. We ate here for a Sunday brunch and arrived before the rush. The food was, meh, okay - the sevrice was very friendly. The atmosphere was very mixed use,...More

Thank MBFNCNative
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This place is so quirky, but really very good - a Durham oddity that isn't to be missed. Very wide selection of sandwiches, and really, unless you come very hungry, half of one of their sandwiches could make a good lunch for you. I typically...More

Thank ckassotis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701-3172
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-683-3200
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