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Dain's Place

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754 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
919-416-8800
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Today
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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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 of 5 stars
Quenching thirst & Cooling hunger pains in Durham, NC

If your thirst is dry and longing for a micro brew or otherwise seeking worldly brands, don't hesitate to visit Dain's on 9th Street in Durham, NC, the grand home of Duke University just down the road from the legendary NC State University and University of North Carolina. The selection is such... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If your thirst is dry and longing for a micro brew or otherwise seeking worldly brands, don't hesitate to visit Dain's on 9th Street in Durham, NC, the grand home of Duke University just down the road from the legendary NC State University and University of North Carolina. The selection is such that it's hard to make a decision. It... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The vibe is unpretentious and casual. The staff knows their beer and the food is a step up from normal bar food. The Dainator is worth every messy drip you have to lick off your fingers.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had to back for all the right reasons - great local crafts on tap and the burgers are killer - Dain's burger with some crabby tots - just do it I don't live in Durham, but if I did, this would be my hometown bar

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Durham, NC
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are some great burger joints in Durham, and Dain's--though primarily a bar--is among the best. The burgers are huge, flavorful, and loaded with toppings. And they are accompanied by crunchy tater tots that are fantastic.

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Durham, NC
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great neighborhood bar. The owner went to Purdue which I did too so I like going there to hang out especially during basketball time. Good beer selection. Great burgers and love the tater tots.

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Darlington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I did not eat at Dain's, but I did have a couple of drinks. The atmosphere of the place was nice and laid back. Our server was awesome and very knowledgeable about the area. They also had a nice beer selection. I recommend that you give this place a try, even if it is only for a few drinks.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It's a very "hole in the wall" kind of place, nothing fancy. But they have a ton of different beers, the bartenders/waiters are super friendly, and the food was very good. It's a very simple menu: burger, chicken sandwich, or hot dog. Then there is a list of about 30 different toppings so it's very customized. They also have fries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Love this place, awesome food, get cheesy bacon tots. Staff is honest, blunt, friendly and funny. The atmosphere is great and if you feel out of place here its your own doing, all are welcome here.

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Fast service even when the place is busy, delicious burgers and a great selection of interesting beers. Overall atmosphere is that of a neighborhood bar, a laid back setting that makes for an enjoyable and tasty meal. Easy to see why it's a popular spot - will definitely return next time we're in the area!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Stopped in by myself while visiting Durham for a Duke game. The burger was one of the best burgers I have ever had. The quality of the beef and the flavor were outstanding. The variety of beer will make it hard to make a decision. I had a couple of the Double IPAs they had on tap and they were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 754 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-416-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?