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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

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317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
10:15 - 18:00
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Sun 10:15 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They have a spin on how they prepare their chicken and I love it. I have visited the spot in Greensboro and they don't do chicken the same way. It's good but different. Love the greens and the mac and cheese! Be prepared to wait w/o reservation ...the restsurant is very small! but worth the wait!

Thank iris h
Fort Myers, Florida
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a wonderful location in downtown Durham, Dame's Chicken (not vegan) & Waffles is a must visit. Although this is not a vegan restaurant, they have a vegan waffle that is absolutely delicious. So much so, the four of us brought a larger group back the next day. The service was a little slow on both days, thus the... More 

Thank Benzboy06
Stem, North Carolina
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is terrible! We had reservations at 1:30 and had to wait almost 45 minutes to be seated - with a reservation! This is unacceptable. And our poor waitress looked like a "deer in the headlights", she just apologized for everything. We had to wait another 45 minutes to get our food. I mean, come on, it's just chicken... More 

Thank southerntraveller13
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Dame's in Cary on Mother's day as my wife loves some chicken and waffles. We made a reservation which helped us get our table on time. The service was great. The waitress was friendly and knowledgeable and very helpful. The food was really good!!! Waffles were light and tasty, the chicken awesome, mac and cheese done right!... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just getting around to review this restaurant, but not because it didn't leave an impression on me. Let me just say that I will be returning. I loved every bite of my waffle and chicken entree. They give you plenty and the chicken is seasoned so perfectly. Not to mention the flavored butter which is to die for. The only... More 

Thank msbest2u
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff need more training on how to serve people , the food is overpriced for what it is, chicken and waffles give me a break if you can't prepare that well then you should get out of the restaurant business completely, because you have failed. Learn how to deal with the public.

Thank doyouneedme
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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225 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had my share of chicken and waffles and I was blown away with this place. Not only do you have multiple options for the chicken but also for the type of waffle and the spread that goes on it (shmear). There are multiple variations in which you can mix and match. I had the 'Carolina Cockerel' (Three wings, a... More 

Thank kurupt71
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best Chicken and Waffles in all my travels!!! Highly recommend if you are ever in the Durham area.🖒🖒🖒

Thank SeekingHorizon
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142 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting our daughter ---- who "ranted and rave" about this restaurant's "chicken and waffles". Now as we are true New Englanders --- this is a very strange combination!!! LOL However, our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her meal. My husband order "just chicken" and I ordered "just a waffle". We both enjoyed our meals of "just chicken" and the gingerbread waffle was... More 

Thank Queensabode
Champaign, IL
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ate here for lunch. I had the Barnyard Honcho chicken and waffles with the almond smear. It was fantastic! I had cheese on my grits (which were cooked perfectly) and 2 fried eggs. I could not finish everything because I was so full. I am definitely eating here again when I am in the area.

Thank ShooterfromChambana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:15 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-682-9235

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