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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
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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 37
    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
Always good if you're in the mood for soup and sandwiches.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
SteveBocc
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Durham, North Carolina
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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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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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, Delicatessen, 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, Delicatessen, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?