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Parker and Otis

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112 South Duke Street, Durham, NC
919-683-3200
Today
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great fresh wholesome sandwiches

If you like fresh with a different twist, this place is for you. Outdoor seating is great. The Egg Salad w Bacon sandwich and shrimp BLT are real winners. Great lunch place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Robert F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you like fresh with a different twist, this place is for you. Outdoor seating is great. The Egg Salad w Bacon sandwich and shrimp BLT are real winners. Great lunch place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Very nice concept! A good sandwich - not awesome. The tomatoes were mealy and should not have been offered. The breads were excellent as was the cheese offerings. The tea was also yummy. Lots of specialty truffles at an excellent price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very interesting concept in the Brightleaf Square district. Not sure if it is a great restaurant with nice things to buy afterwards, or if it is really an upscale general store which happens to serve great food. Your place your food order and it is brought to your table, which can be either outside on the spacious deck or inside... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Since we were visitors to Durham, I didn't know what to expect here. We noticed a fair number of tables outside, but it was a cold day so no one was sitting there. Inside, we noticed all the things in the store. I wish we had had time to look at it all; some of it looked very interesting or... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Place is usually crowded for a reason. Lots of Duke folks so they enjoy the really big sandwiches they get at home in Jersey and NY. Get the Black Forest Ham with two different cheeses with a great cole slaw. If you like craft beer, (this crowd don't drink Bud) you will like the various choices, many local as well.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Good lunch food and a interesting store to wander through. Their sweet tea was delicious! Wouldn't mind going back sometime.

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Blackstone, Virginia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Our first trip to the Raleigh/Durham area and good reviews took us to Parker and Otis for a delightful lunch. Really good food and lots of it--delicious, imaginative sandwiches, salads and more--a great variety at reasonable prices. Have to figure the service and seating areas out for yourself or ask the friendly staff, but ok once you get the hang... More 

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New Bern, NC
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28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Went to Durham for the weekend and were recommend to this place by our hotel. Just a short walk brought us to this restaurant/store. I ordered an open faced egg sandwich and what I got was very creative and fresh. A lovely sandwich with melted cheese and tomato with a little very fresh salad on top and I ordered my... More 

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Boston, MA
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57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Looking for a new lunch option as newcomers to Durham, we stopped by Parker and Otis for the first time last week. Once you get past the nifty stuff for sale in the front of the place, you get to the serving counter, where there are cheerful people to take your order. I had the curry chicken salad which was... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We needed a place to meet up with our college-aged (and post) kids for lunch. Stumbled into wonderful covered porch, tasty coffee, and great food. We never felt rushed (a good thing about the self- service atmosphere.) Highly recommend. Only downside is access to deck for those with mobility issues. Lots of steps.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 South Duke Street, Durham, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-683-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm

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