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Parker and Otis

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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112 South Duke Street, Durham, NC
919-683-3200
Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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, Lunch

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  • 46
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Cute shop and eatery

If you've got a reason to entertain someone in Downtown Durham, and you need a place to take them, look no farther than Parker and Otis. The food is very good, but what really attracts me to Parker & Otis is everything else there. They have knickknacks, local Durham treats, books, and more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
TerraLupin
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you've got a reason to entertain someone in Downtown Durham, and you need a place to take them, look no farther than Parker and Otis. The food is very good, but what really attracts me to Parker & Otis is everything else there. They have knickknacks, local Durham treats, books, and more.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

All in one: a coffee place (also with very good cappucinos, lattes...), sweets, cupcakes, pralines, chocolate.... They also have lunch and dinner options, lots of it from local farmers. You can also find cool postcards, any cards, notebooks, party accessoires, cook books, wines, delicacy, jams, .... Whenever you need a gift or something special for yourself, go to Parker and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Okay...Parker and Otis is nothing like Cracker Barrel, beyond the odd combination of restaurant and marketplace feel and rustic atmosphere. It is part candy store, part novelty food, part restaurant and part coffee shop. They pride themselves on offering a wide range of local fare and international specialties. Visitors to the restaurant place their order, select a drink from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Parker & Otis offers a variety of sandwiches and sides for a decent price. There were 4 of us, we each ordered something different, and a we all enjoyed our food! Only downside is each sandwich comes with cole slaw, and you have to pay a couple extra dollars to change it for another side.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Love wandering the shop full of unique gifts and specialty food. Can always find a fun card or present. And the sandwiches are just great and hit the spot. The turkey with seven pepper jelly is my favorite. Hope they will change the slaw recipe, though -- it's flavorless and underwhelming, considering how great everything else is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Just had lunch at Parker & Otis in Durham. It's a combination store/"restaurant." I put restaurant in quotes because it's more cafeteria like - you go to the register and let them know what you want (don't forget to get a drink in the display refrigerator) then find a seat. When your food is ready, someone comes out calling your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This cafe is a pleasant lunch spot - there was mainly a choice of sandwiches or salads. My salad was divine and well priced. Enjoyed looking at the variety of giftware and books etc on sale. It was busy in the lunch hour but well worth visiting.

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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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Additional Information about Parker and Otis

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

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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, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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?