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Ninth Street

Ninth St., Durham, NC
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Ranked #20 of 36 Attractions in Durham
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: Durham's area of hip and off-beat shops.
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

From Elmo's Diner to Vaguely Reminiscent, this mini-college town is a delight. Banh's Vietnamese place should not be missed, And for someone who is not a hamburger affecianado, the burgers at Dain's Place are out of this world!

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Topeka, KS
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ninth Street was advertised as having great nightlife. We did find a great place to eat there, but didn't find anything else going on when we were there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Interesting urban experience in downtown Durham. Perhaps don't go after sunset, otherwise historic, as these things go in the U.S.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ninth Street has some oldies but goodies among its businesses, but it also has some new places as well. I'm tempted to give it 4 stars to attract more people to it, but I'll stick with three for now. It has a nice variety of restaurants for such a short stretch, something for everyone. Some of the buildings are looking... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Ninth Street is an area, really just a few blocks long, known for lots of restaurants and small shops that cater not only to the college crowd (Duke University being so nearby) but that are also family friendly (think Elmo's Diner for great breakfasts and kid's menus) or date friendly (see Vin Rouge for delicious french offerings). Recent expansions include... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In terms of cool streets/shops/restaurant areas I have visited I would say this is middle to bottom rung. It's really just a place to go just to get out of the house or to grab a quick bite. Nothing too special. If your out and about in Durham go for food and if you are into random shops you will... More

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North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We always eat at Elmo's Diner but there are many new places to sample. Bruegger's Bagels is great for take out and has quick service. Several interesting shops to browse through and not all geared to the college students.

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Durham, North Carolina
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240 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

First I have to say that the cover picture provided is NOT 9th Street. It's actually Brightleaf Square on Main Street. My pictures actually show 9th street. You can come here to shop in some unique stores or dine at one of the cafes, coffee shops, sports bars, restaurants or diners. If you have never been here I would suggest... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Ninth Street still has enough locally owned business to keep the uniqueness that has existed over the years. Good restaurants including Elmo's, Vin Rouge, Blu Fish, Blue Corn and Chubby's Tacos, Francesca's, Cosmic Cantina (close by). Good retail like Zola's, Vaguely Reminiscent, the Mail stop and Cozy. And for dancing, 9th St. Dance. Unfortunately, chain restaurants are slowly taking over.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

9th Street has long been a funky street in Durham. It featured independent eateries and bars and a real, old-time, independent bookstore. The eastern side of the street features the older, independent businesses. Some of the buildings seem a bit rickety, but they have their own unique charm that is somehow lost in the newer buildings on the western side... More

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