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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/Brunch

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sandwiches so good, I didn't mind eating in the car!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Aibutiej
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Stevensville, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

we had it delivered for a business meeting, but the spinach salad and the curry chicken salad combo was AMAZING. I could not stop myself from eating the entire thing. Definitely ordering from there again.

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Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It's a shopping thing for me, but I usually grab a salad, sandwich or treat to enjoy too because it's all so tempting. Fabulous selection of food, cookbooks, kitchen and other gift-y things in a very Durham and very pleasing warehouse atmosphere.

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Richfield, Minnesota
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153 reviews 153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had the most amazing sandwich at this restaurant; the Shrimp BLT is by far the best sandwich I've ever had. And the Corn & Tomato salad was equally delightful. I wish Parker and Otis would add their next location close to Minneapolis.

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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?