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Nasher Museum Cafe

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2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27701 (Anderson)
+1 919-684-6032
11:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 16:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:15
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food is wonderful. The chef is very talented. The staff is very friendly and well trained. The Nasher Museum is something I love to visit and the Café is an added bonus.

1 Thank Doris201
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Take your Dukie (if they haven't already been without you!), or just go even if you don't know a Dukie:). You'll want to go over and over! The outdoor patio is lovely and the food is delicious. We had brunch and the eggs benedict and huevos rancheros were wonderful! Service was very good and the museum is amazing, too.

1 Thank momofthree123
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Nasher Museum Cafe has excellent lunches and dinners on Thursday night. In good weather you can sit outside. The best part is the collection, before or after lunch: wonderful antiquities, Pre-Columbian art, and European paintings, as well as strong African collection. This is a highpoint of any travel to central North Carolina, and combines nicely with a visit to... More 

1 Thank Caroline b
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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349 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Each time we visit the Nasher Museum, we look forward to eating at the Café. This time it was brunch for Mother's Day and we were all quite pleased. The smoked salmon plate, with seasoned crackers, onions and capers was a hit. Several of us had the Steak and Eggs combo with fresh fruit and Cajun spiced potatoes. The soda,... More 

1 Thank PhilViking
Binghamton, New York
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174 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

If you like eggs and cheese and a waiter who is not interested in helping folks that don't - this is for you. I left hungry and wishing I tried something else (although no one knew red white and green was a sandwich - but even then I am not sure waiter would have allowed no tomato/no cheese ). But... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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256 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We loved the museum cafe. The sandwiches are served with a choice of quinoa, potato salad, pesto pasta, green salad or kettle chips. Lots of varied salads, cheese plates, smoked salmon plate and choices galore of desserts.

Thank MSO70
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

The Nasher Cafe is great for brunch and has a great atmosphere as it is in the museum. I gave it a 4 out of 5 because when I went they were out of filet mignon and subbed it with a hanger steak that was not nearly as good.

Thank Zoë B
Durham, North Carolina
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

I met a few of my university colleagues for lunch at the Nasher Café. I was looking for a fun upbeat place for lunch and to have a meeting with some colleagues. The Panini selection was most impressive, with a great assortment of what I thought were unique combinations that were incredibly flavorful. I had the Catalonian Panini and added... More 

Thank JerroldLDurham
Rochester, NY
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

THIS is what a museum cafe should offer -- simple, well-prepared, and creative food at a reasonable price, served in a light-filled space by a friendly wait-staff. My lime-shrimp wrap was excellent, and my colleague gave a big thumbs up to the pomegranate salad. An altogether excellent lunch experience,

Thank marievRochester_NY
Erie, Pennsylvania
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

We sat outside on the sunny patio in mid-November and had some lunch after spending time in the musuem. Service was nice, the menu was interesting, the food was fresh. We were glad we had our lunch here -- and it gave us the energy to see more of the exhibits afterward.

Thank jozalerie1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:15
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27701
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-684-6032
The 100-seat indoor/outdoor Nasher Cafe overlooks the garden and sits adjacent to a Mark Di Suvero sculpture, providing a serene and beautiful ambience. The menu consists of soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?