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Address: Ninth St., Durham, NC
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Durham's area of hip and off-beat shops.

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Lots of places to eat, good variety of shops

Ninth Street is a very popular place for Duke Students and the general public due to the large number of restaurants and other shops. Within a half mile there are at least 15-20... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Don N
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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427 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Ninth Street is a very popular place for Duke Students and the general public due to the large number of restaurants and other shops. Within a half mile there are at least 15-20 restaurants about a dozen or more right on the street from very cheap student hang outs to fancy restaurants with a variety to suit any taste. So... More 

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Durham, NC
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90 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This area in Durham, NC has lots to do, for college age and above age adults, with restaurants, bars and grills, shopping (from groceries to Duke Athletics apparel). They have some on street parking and some paid parking lot space.

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Thank PipeCleaner
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

As in any place, most Monday's are difficult to find and open restaurant. Elmo's was a good locals spot to have dinner. A typical old school diner and menu. I had the hot turkey platter which was very good. My wife had one of the daily specials which was Spinach/Avacado Quiche and enjoyed it. the diner was busy and service... More 

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2 Thank Scott E
Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is great for Duke students, family as well as local residents. Service is great and food excellent. I really love their breakfasts and coffee.

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Thank jancroft19
Durham, North Carolina
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97 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Such a cute fun street to shop on! Great restaurants too! I also use a hair salon on this street and a mail/packing shop. Everything you need is on 9th street!

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Thank Kjmazeltov
Miami, Florida
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Great shops, restaurants and young vibe. Would love to explore more of their hangouts/pubs when I am in town again. They looked fun!

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Thank askeddie
Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Some good restaurants and local shops. In danger of being taken over by chains, with rents rising in the area. Don't miss Vaguely Reminiscent gift shop and The Regulator book store. Whole Foods is nearby, too.

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Durham, North Carolina
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Every Friday night, people just flock there using up all parking lots. It's common driving around for half an hour just to find a parking spot.

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Thank Thruth W
Durham, nc
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64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Ninth street has such an eclectic mix of restaurants, stores, and activities. I love starting at one end and visiting the storefronts, bookstores, coffee shops, and restaurants. It can keep me entertained for hours. It's a "must-see" Durham activity.

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Cary, North Carolina
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148 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Seedy and faded. Very few decent places left, and it is sketchy on its best day. You can try to call it a locale with quaint atmosphere - it is dirty and dated.

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