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Dain's Place

754 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
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Ranked #60 of 637 restaurants in Durham
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bar
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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24 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Bar Harbor, Maine
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Durham, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place is a hidden gem on 9th street. Great burgers, great comfort food, a huge assortment of beer - what's not to like? Inside it's small but nice, and there's usually soccer on the tv.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Nice place.Small but the food is good. They have tator tots.The burgers are good. It's great bar food. You might question it once you walk in but the food is great. Sit at the bar. It's a good experience.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

if you're in the mood for something that's not on your diet plus a really good beer, there's not a better destination in Durham that Dain's. Burgers are seasoned just right, fries or tots are delicious (if you've got three or more get a basket to share rather than paying the upgrade to fries: it's a big basket). My personal... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Truly great hole in the wall restaurant. Personal fave! I had "The Defibrillator" burger and it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Super delicious, definitely messy! Take that Man vs Food!!

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Durham, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stopped here with friends for an evening of good local beer and to try their food. A Google search seemed to rate them fairly well as far as the best local cheese steak went, and since this is one of my favorite sandwiches we decided to give it a try. They have a great selection of local and craft... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Just passing through on the way home to VA and made a stop in Durham for dinner. Glad we took a chance on Dain's. Great beer selection and I was pleasantly surprised by their veggie burger, as these usually disappoint me (but I don't eat beef). Its definitely a college bar and seemed to have its regulars. We had no... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

There are many small bars in college towns, but none with food as tasty as Dain's. Went there solely from its spot on Man vs. Food. I had the Dain's Burger and it was delicious. I almost ordered fries until the barkeep informed my that the tots are the way to go. Threw a little old bay in the tots... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Our son recommended the burgers here, so we gave it a try. The meat was not flavorful, the burgers overlooked. Toppings were good, but not worth our time overall. If they use better meat and cook them right it would have been great. Go for good beer, skip the burger.

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