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Brightleaf Square

905 West Main St, Durham, NC 27701
919 682 9229
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Ranked #18 of 33 attractions in Durham
Type: Malls, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Bahama, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I go there every chance we get. It is good for that special occasion, shopping at the imports store or just to have a casual night out. This is one of my favorite places in Durham. Safe, clean and it gives you that special feeling of being some place nice.

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Jagodina, Serbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It's fun to sit outside at one of the restaurants or cafes in good weather.Sometimes musicians perform. There are several interesting specialty shops in Brightleaf Square and across the street. Definitely a place to spend some time while you are in Downtown Durham.

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North Carolina
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125 reviews 125 reviews
61 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The food was excellent as were the prices. All of their noodles and sauces are "chef-made." The atmosphere was very nice and quiet and the wait staff was superb and efficient.

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Efland, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The square is a cool little place to visit and has great restaurants, albeit pricy ones. The shops are nice to browse but ridiculously expensive. It's more of a walk through and browse type of place then a shopping destination.

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Minneapolis, MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

What a great store — and it has two entrances, which I did not realize. I thought I was going into a different store! I can only attribute that to my lousy sense of direction. Mount Fuji restaurant in Brightleaf was very nice, even if you're not a fan of sushi, which we are not.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Some average restaurants and some unattractive bars. To many screens for my taste, not cozy at all. Nothing much to see there.

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Anderson, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to Brightleaf Square. There are multiple shops and restaurants to choose from, parking is easy (don't forget get you parking ticket validated). Clean, attractive, safe environment for all the family or romantic couples. The shops were interesting and everyone was friendly. We will return. PS Morgan's Imports (across the street is a fun place too.)

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Stamford, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The best part about the area is sitting outside on a nice day, enjoying a drink with friends. None of the restaurants are stellar and none of the shops so wonderful that they are a draw, but all together, it's a nice atmosphere it while away a pleasant afternoon.

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Durham, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

a variety of shops and restaurants, you never know what treasures you may find. Also check out Morgan Imports for unique gifts across the street.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

When the weather is nice, good spot for outdoor dinning. Old fashion poster/record store. Sports Bar or Fine dinning are options. Great variety of cuisines.

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