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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

) #9 of 628 Restaurants in Durham €€ - €€€ American
317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“waffles” (276 reviews)
“fried chicken” (46 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00All hours
€€ - €€€
317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
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11 - 20 of 456 reviews

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Notwithstanding the fact that they accept reservations (which I made and confirmed), when we arrived at our proper time, they "didn't have a table" for us. We had to wait for half an hour to be seated by a grumpy host. Table service was a...More

Thank Mange2teTA
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

First time at Dame's, had heard of it through a close friend that also recommended it. Went here just before a concert nearby. Had reservations and they got us in within five minutes of our arrival. The wings were huge, tasty and the waffle and...More

Thank SnakeCharmerNC
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We had a 30 minute wait as it was a Friday evening, and the night before Duke graduation. We walked around, received a call saying our table was ready. When we arrived, we were greeted and immediately seated. Our waitress explained the menu to us...More

Thank Terese C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT. We had lunch here and loved everything about it. The meal was sensational (waffles, chicken cutlets, grits, bacon, eggs, schmears--wonderful!!!!) The service was so friendly and efficient. The vibe/music inside is great. I ate more food in one sitting than anyone...More

Thank ashsem
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Wish I could go here every day. Food is great and the servers are very accomodating. Gotta get the Mac and cheese...

Thank carterandrew227
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We moved to Durham 4 years ago and I have been wanting to go here since then but we never seem to make it....well this year my husband took me there before Mother's Day and it was well worth the wait...the food was delicious...the only...More

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank iris h
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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...More

Thank Benzboy06
Reviewed 20 May 2017 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...More

Thank southerntraveller13
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

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Rod M
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21 February 2016|
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Response from LuvNC2013 | Reviewed this property |
I find it very reasonable for the amount of food you get - you will not leave hungry - I want to say it is between $12-$15 per person for a meal.
6 February 2016|
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Response from ItsaGthg | Reviewed this property |
I remember them having vegan, not sure if they had GF options
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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