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Dain's Place

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754 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
919-416-8800
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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: Late Night

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  • 15
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 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
Locals Dive Bar with Great Food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Ramon L
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
49 helpful votes 49 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
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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Durham, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?