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King's Sandwich Shop

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701 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701-2110
+1 919-682-0071
11:00 - 16:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit there. I worried about how long my wait time would be, because the person in front of me placed a very large $60 order...but they got my single order out right away. Hamburger was fresh, quality meat. Bun and toppings were fresh. I'm not much of a french fry person, but they were hot (... More 

Thank TravelBug2530
Doha, Qatar
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is an original and perfect for the downtown scene. Try a combo. Best deal around. Meat is cooked to perfection and lots of condiments to add onto your burger. Best fried okra. Menu has something for everyone with vegan choices, seafood choices, and chicken as well. Hot dogs are bursting with flavor.

Thank WaleBoy T
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350 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I’ve been going to King’s, or as my family calls it, “The Ballpark,” as long as I can remember. My earliest recollections include driving into “town” on a Friday night to “eat out,” meaning eat in the car. I have loved this place throughout the years, and I was so sad when they decided to close. And I was overjoyed... More 

Thank EdRockster
Durham, North Carolina
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Wonderful takeout burger place which also makes some other great sandwiches. Had the shrimp po' bo sandwich which was delicious. Lots of local characters stopping by for lunch. You can take out or eat at several tables overlooking the Old Durham Bulls Ballpark (where "Bull Durham" was filmed).

Thank Ralph G
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here while on a break during an event at The Rickhouse. An easy walk and really great burger, hot dogs and tater tots. The sweet tea was really tasty too!

Thank mysticaltravellers
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2015

its hotdog stand food... burgers, shakes, hotdogs... a little disorganized behind the scenes but the food is very well put together. loved the food..

Thank Chesley G
Durham, North Carolina
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Great little take out for lunch. Food is cooked to order, inexpensive, and tasty. King's is a Durham tradition for good reason. Don't expect fancy but if you want a quick, greasy, down home treat, wait in line and enjoy.

Thank P-Dub56
Durham, North Carolina
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1,363 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

King's Sandwich Shop has been sitting on the corner since 1942 and is a Durham landmark. Their burgers and hot dogs are made the old fashioned way and are very good. I highly recommend their chocolate malted shake. They offer a covered outdoor seating area (not very large) but with all the cement around the building it can really heat... More 

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Scotch Plains, NJ
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187 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Ate at King's for first time today. Hot dogs were great. Ordered a mini chocolate malt milkshake but cashier said it was my lucky day because she made a large size by mistake. She was right, that malted shake hit the spot. I love that the clientele range from hipsters to EMTs to construction crews.

Thank Jillef
Durham, North Carolina
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Great hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries...and they serve kool-aid! This place is old school Durham and much more down to earth than its neighbors (and most of the newer restaurants in Durham). Great prices too--I just wish they were open for dinner because they would make a killing on the evening crowds in the neighborhood.

Thank dukie01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701-2110
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-682-0071

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