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Alivia's Durham Bistro - CLOSED

900 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
+1 919-682-8978
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
“bright leaf” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
900 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2025
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

First there is some serious trickery going on, the name of this location is actually A Smokehouse Mavericks Taproom. But they haven't updated the name yet because they don't want all the crappy reviews they are going to get. Absolutely worst customer service we have...More

Thank Molly K
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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)...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank 2ndtimecharm
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
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
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...More

Thank ckassotis
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,...More

Thank TerraLupin
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...More

Thank Andrew B
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...More

Thank highdesertbadger
Fergus B, Owner at Alivia's Durham Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

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

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)...More

Thank Elie6
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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