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Toast

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Italian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Wine Bar
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345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
919-683-2183
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!!

Went here for lunch and was not disappointed. They have a great variety of panninis, crostinis, soups and salads. All of us got different items and were very pleased with everything we ordered. They do offer Udis gluten free bread, but I'm pretty certain that they do not use a separate press for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Kimberly F
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Austin, Texas
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179 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went here for lunch and was not disappointed. They have a great variety of panninis, crostinis, soups and salads. All of us got different items and were very pleased with everything we ordered. They do offer Udis gluten free bread, but I'm pretty certain that they do not use a separate press for the gluten free paninis (I did not... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We love this little place. Great products, great combinations of flavors, everything seems to simple, and yet it's the very simplicity that makes the quality stand out. Paninis, sandwiches, soups, a delicious light salad, crostini...nothing is fancy, it's all casual, and yet we often feel we've eaten better there than at some of the fine dining places in town. And... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My family and I went to Toast Saturday for lunch. I have a gluten allergy so I always ask the establishments we eat at about the food before I order. I asked about their vegetable minestrone soup, if it was strictly vegetable with no noodles because I have had vegetable minestrone at other restaurants that were only vegetables.The other option... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Cool place. I had a panini and a side minestrone soup. My husband had the soup and Crustinis. Everything was fresh. The sandwiches were very simple but had a lot of quality. After noon, the place got pretty busy. The order does not include a side, which I like with a sandwich.

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Durham, North Carolina
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Soup/sandwiches (panini, tramezzini) always very good. We live in Durham, and this is our go-to lunch place when we're downtown. You order at the counter, and there can be a line, especially on weekends, so go early if you can.

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Richmond, Virginia
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I stopped in here yesterday for a quick sandwich and was really impressed. The menu was really interesting and it was hard deciding what to try. The staff was friendly and helpful. We tried the chicken salad sandwich and a pancetta, arugula and roasted tomato sandwich. Both were delicious! I look forward to going there again next time I am... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good place to try out some finger food.Recommend their cheese and honey toast.They have some interesting options in eggs as well.Though the dish size looks small, it can be quite filling.

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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

In a small city with a great food scene, Toast is one of the very best restaurants and a must try for all local residents. Advertising itself as an authentic Italian sandwich shop, Toast's menu is a mix of Panini-type sandwiches, soups, salads, and (my favorite) crostinis. The latter provide the opportunity to mix and match from a tasty selection... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great staff (very friendly) and wonderful food. A+++ for this place. Must eat here when you are here.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We live in Raleigh, but wanted to check out what downtown Durham had to offer. I used my TripAdvisor app to find one of the higher rated restaurants in the area. Toast seems like a good fit for our family because of their sandwich menu and cost for our lunch budget. We were pleasantly surprised with how fresh and tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-683-2183

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?