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Alivia's Durham Bistro

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American, Bar, Pub
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900 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
+1 919-682-8978
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Liberty, Missouri, United States
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243 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh yes, its true. And they also have cheese-less-mac-n-cheeze. Both were good, though I'd tip the scale toward the brussel sprout app which was bursting with flavor. Pretty decent draft beer selection, though could've been a bit more expansive. I didn't have my fav (shrimp-n-grits) this time, but I hope to return again and partake!

Thank Dan A
durham, nc
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been going to Alivia's ever since it opened--we've loved the great food and the best outdoor seating in town. But the recent changes in the menu are a big disappointment. The quality of the food is fine, but there are no longer the many light or casual options that we enjoyed so much--the wonderful grilled... More 

Thank 2ndtimecharm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We are locals and this is a favorite. Whether you prefer meatless or desire plenty of bacon, you will not be disappointed!

Thank Laurie P
Columbus, Ohio
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149 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good location adjacent to Bright Leaf Square. Very good salads. The dry rub wings are excellent. Good nachos and good beer selection. The booths are nice and big so you can get a party of six in one booth. Good service.

Thank Jonathan B
Durham, North Carolina
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549 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Recently stopped here for lunch and tried the new lemon and garlic chicken panini. The pesto caught my eye, but also included chevre cheese and fried capers, pretty fun little sandwich. The service was good, though the restaurant wasn't very busy for lunch - the server stopped by fairly frequently, ensuring we had topped up drinks, etc., and the sandwich... More 

Thank ckassotis
Cary, North Carolina
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Give this place a go. You can't get a feel for all that this restaurant is by simply looking at it from the outside. The inside is expansive and decorated in a fun manner. The menu has a nice variety ... burgers, sandwiches, pastas, salads, and so on. Everyone in my party that got a burger loved it. I got... More 

Thank TerraLupin
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We wanted a relaxing early evening meal including our granddaughter. Alivia's was just what we needed. You get exactly what you would expect from a sports bar. Big TV screens (great for my son's love of football); wide range of excellent beers and good quality food.

Thank Andrew B
Bend, Oregon
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463 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I recently had lunch here before catching a plane for home. I did not partake in any of the numerous beers on tap but I was impressed with variety available. My burger and fries were wonderful. The burger was made from a large fresh patty of beef and had all the fixings set on a brioche roll.... More 

Thank highdesertbadger
Fergus B, Owner at Alivia's Durham Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, hope to see you again soon! More 

Galway, Ireland
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Service was good - once i was seated, before that the guy seating people stared at me a couple times from behind the bar (just before they really got busy - so it wasnt like there was a rush, i was the only one waiting) before finally coming around to seat me. The waitress was good. The food was bad.... More 

Thank Elie6
Miami, Florida
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Laid back funky vibe with great drinks and sandwiches. Open mornings, lunch, dinner and late night. Outdoor patio as well.

Thank TLMD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-682-8978
American-style bistro in the Brightleaf Square district, serving weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and late night. We have the best patio in Durham!

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