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Toast

Certificate of Excellence
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
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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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Fabulous light lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
NDMnc
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 5 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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Logan, Utah, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Toast

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

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