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Toast

Italian, Sandwiches, Wine Bar
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345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
919-683-2183
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Most recent review
My go to lunch spot in Durham!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
855MikeR
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durham, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I don't know if Toast still offers this, but before they remodeled I had the best shrimp salad sandwich of my life there--light and flavorful with sunchokes for a nice crunchy texture. Creative and delicious. Great first impression of this little gem in downtown Durham.

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New Bern, NC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Found this place near our hotel for lunch and it had a lot of folks here, busy downtown kind of place. Vegans would like it, I had a mozzarella and ham panini. The fresh ingredients were good but the Italian ham was so thick it tasted mainly of salt. Yeah, I know someone complaining of too much on the sandwich,... More 

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Raleigh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

By far the most amazing sandwich shop in durham. Not only does it have tasty sandwiches(like the three cheese pannini) but also amazing soups and salads. You will not regret stopping by.

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Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Arugula with mint leaves fresh Parmesan cheese with this amazing olive oil based dressing left me wanting more and more of this salad. I also had the avocado lemon crustini also with fresh parm and I loved it! Space is a tad bit tight I would suggest you get your food to go. Otherwise an awesome spot for lunch!

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Oak Ridge, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My family and I visited Toast after visiting Duke University. It was recommended to us by a Duke alum and was a nice place for a light bite to eat for dinner. We ordered the panini with prosciutto, tomato and mozzarella and another one with sausage and spinach. My grandma got cauliflower cheese soup and to went perfectly with the... 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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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