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The Blue Note Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
709 Washington St, Durham, NC 27701-2147
+1 919-401-1979
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (23 reviews)
“hush puppies” (6 reviews)
“bread pudding” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
709 Washington St, Durham, NC 27701-2147
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place gets really loud at night due to the great live music, so don't come if you expect to have much conversation with those you go to dinner with. Other than that, I have nothing but good things to say. Everything on the menu...More

Thank Jimmy V
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Came here from Maryland to attend the Samantha Fish concert. Loved the atmosphere. Good beer! Great concert!

Thank Sheldon H
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went roughly two weeks ago to see Janiva Magness perform. First time here so I really didn't know what to expect, but nationally known blues acts are hard to find in this part of the world. There is so much to like here: easy to...More

Thank khu455
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to listen to some down home blues and have a beer. Pleased to enjoy some good Carolina BBQ. Atmosphere is casual, acoustics were good and the beer was cold. Certainly recommend it for the music the food was an additional benefit

Thank JVillemain
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Had an enjoyable evening celebrating our son’s birthday. They were very accommodating, moving our party of 8 from the room with the stage to the other dining room at the last minute with patience and a smile. Great live music options nightly, but The acoustics...More

Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Two other friends and I went to eat dinner and "visit". The dinner was very good, BBQ, fried okra, mac and cheese, slaw, hushpuppies were all good.Serving portions are good, as two of us took food home for another meal. We were able to talk...More

Thank Claudia C
Reviewed 9 March 2018

The Blue Note Grill is a unique spot that provides good food, large selection of cold draft beers and an excellent venue for music. The variety of artists coming through the Blue Note represents diverse genres. This is my go-to spot for live blues. No...More

Thank JVillemain
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

A cozy and intimate venue for a variety of music that serves barbecue. Can be at times somewhat questionable service, but if you’re attending a concert space is usually tight while the staff is trying to serve during a performance. Decent craft beer menu, good...More

Thank K O
Reviewed 8 December 2017

If you want ribs, BBQ or burgers, step right up! The menu has other options, including vegetarian, that are also delicious. We've been there for quiet lunches and busy concerts and the kitchen staff always delivers. We've heard some great musicians without a cover charge....More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 6 December 2017

...ribs and BBQ. Stopped in here for lunch on a random mid-day and was treated to some darn good ribs. Chili good, too. All the favorite sides are there and nicely done. Cole slaw is creamy yet crunchy, which is my favorite way. Service friendly,...More

Thank SanNic44
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17 May 2017|
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Response from darrell h | Reviewed this property |
We have taken as many as 10 people and they are very accommodating. You just need to make a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Washington St, Durham, NC 27701-2147
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-401-1979
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