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Toast

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Italian, Sandwiches, Wine Bar
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345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
919-683-2183
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Light dinner before the ball game

Friendly service from the woman behind the counter who suggested the daily special -- asparagus, red onion & black truffle cheese panini -- had it with salad and a glass of wine. Both sandwich and salad were delicious! A little spendy ($16) but they have outdoor seating, friendly service, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Utah_Traveler84341
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Logan, Utah, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Logan, Utah, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Friendly service from the woman behind the counter who suggested the daily special -- asparagus, red onion & black truffle cheese panini -- had it with salad and a glass of wine. Both sandwich and salad were delicious! A little spendy ($16) but they have outdoor seating, friendly service, and fresh ingredients.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Toast is an unpretentious sandwich shop in Downtown Durham and a short walk from the Performing Arts Center or Durham Bulls. The sandwiches are great and tasty. Nothing fancy, but definitely worth the stop.

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cary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nothing more to say! But I will. Cool people, great soup, creative sandwiches, funky setting, really really good place for lunch.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

You have to go. Seriously, you have to go. Our sandwiches were so good and my salad and my wife's soup were perfect.

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Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My Italian ham panini with arboreal rice soup rocked. So did the chicken salad and kale salad. Near City Hall in downtown this is a real great spot !

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Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I love toast! The kale and peppers with ricotta salata seems an odd combination for a paninni, but the flavor combination is great! I have also had the three cheese and the portobello but keep coming back to the best veggie offering on the menu. Although they don't hang their sign on the soups, my understanding is Mister Cotter specializes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went for lunch and the soppresata panini I had was tasty, but I have had more memorable ones before. Price point should be about a dollar less in my opinion and it would be a stellar option. Too much meat and too little arugula made for a salty and kinda greasy experience. If they lessen the meat to greens ratio,... More 

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Stokesdale, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stopped by on our way to a concert at Carolina Theater. This is a no frills place with very fresh and tasty food. We each order the 3 crostinis (all different) and the soup. It all was flavorful. The size of serving was a little small but the price was perfect.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went to Toast solely to try their tramezzini. Being Italian (and I mean Italian, born and raised in Italy) I was so excited about finally someone was making one of my favorite snacks. The filling and the bread were good, but the tramezzino resembled a large sandwich...Tramezzini traditionally are fairly small and they are created to be eaten standing... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a small restaurant with big flavors! They serve delicious sandwiches, crostinis, salads and soups with an Italian flair!

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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, 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?