Find some of the best food, restaurants and dining in the Bull City! These options are primarily focused in downtown Durham and some of the more popular neighborhoods.
(Updated June 2019)
Bull City Burger & Brewery (Burgers, Beer)- Durham Great locally brewed beer and gourmet burgers made with love
COPA (Cuban)- Durham Roast pork sandwiches, Cuban small plates and great cocktails in a very Cuban setting!
Cucciolo (Italian)- Durham Upscale Italian eats in a modern but business-like dining room.
Dame’s Chicken and Waffles (Southern, Soul)- Durham Heart-wrenchingly, delicious fried chicken on fluffy waffles served with syrup, OMG!
Gocciolina (Italian)- Durham A comfortable and cozy take on Italian small plates that focuses on a simple, subtle but delicious presentation
Guglhupf Cafe (German, Bakery)- Durham Fantastic pastries, brunch and German food in a casual but lovely setting
Hutchins Garage (Pizza)- Durham Great thin-crust pizzas in a converted automotive garage, fantastic industrial space!
Juju (Asian Tapas)- Durham A stylish and sleek eatery featuring tasty Asian tapas and a great patio.
Little Dipper (Fondue)- Durham This cozy and sexy fondue spot is perfect for a date or party as long as you like fresh veggies, meat, chocolate and cheese!
M Kokko (Chicken)- Durham Quirky little eatery focused on chicken dishes done Asian-style
M Sushi (Japanese)- Durham Some of the best sushi and Japanese in the Triangle with Chef Mike Lee. Don’t miss this hidden gem!
Mateo Tapas (Spanish)- Durham A sultry, urban take on rustic Spanish tapas and small plates. Great for a date or group dinner!
Mothers & Sons (Italian)- Durham Wonderful Italian cuisine in a cozy setting! Great before a DPAC show.
Parts & Labor (Small Plates)- Durham A super-casual food-truck themed eatery offering everything from German pretzels to baked beans and chimichurri sliders.
Pizzeria Toro (Pizza)- Durham Artisanal pizzas and pies in a hip, warm environment. Don’t miss out on their bar in back.
Saint James Seafood and Oyster Bar- Durham An exquisite interior paired with wonderfully interesting seafood makes for a stellar dining experience!
Toast (Italian, Paninis)- Durham A turquoise gem sitting right in Five Points Durham! Super-fresh and flavorful panini’s and more…
Tre Forni Pizza Napoletana- Durham A classic pizzeria focused on real Neapolitan pizza from three wood-fired ovens. Basic, simple and delicious…
True Flavors- Durham Down-home Southern eats that will fill you up! Great new space in the Lakewood neighborhood