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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

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317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
919-682-9235
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Hours:
Sun 10:15 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

The atmosphere was great, the food was even better. The shrimp and grits were the best I've ever had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The atmosphere was great, the food was even better. The shrimp and grits were the best I've ever had.

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Vernal, Utah
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting the area and decided to give it a try. My husband said this is the best fried chicken he's had in a long time. The waffles were delicious and service was good. We got right in even though the place was crowded because there were only two of us. Be sure to plan ahead and make your... More 

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North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I accompanied my co-worker to this restaurant and I wasn't sure what to expect. First, I had never heard of anyone putting chicken and waffles together so it seemed like an odd combination. We had reservations so we were escorted right in. The restaurant was full which surprised me because it was between lunch and dinner. The wait staff were... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska, Usa
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

I was in town for business and my colleague and I were walking down the street looking for a lunch spot. We stumbled across this and it was very busy so we gave it a try. It really is fried chicken on a waffle. The chicken was perfectly prepared and they were the biggest chicken wings I have seen. It... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We went for an afternoon lunch and aside from the not so friendly service staff, the meal was not too exciting. We both had the chicken and waffles and the chicken seemed like the oil used was old and needed to be changed. The fried chicken was not good. The waffles and the "shmear" were very good, especially the vegan... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Our supper club of 6 got together at Dames to try it out and we were all very impressed. We made a reservation about a week in advance and still had to wait a few minutes for a table to open up. There are a number of waffle and chicken combos as well as some salads and a few other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I was visiting the area, and friends told me how awesome this place is supposed to be. We went down with a group of four just after they opened on a Saturday at 1030. We were told the wait would be 30 minutes, so we decided to return for a late lunch. When we asked the hostess to make a... More 

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Holly Springs, Nc
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I decided to give a try to Dame's since I always see the waiting line outside long and I'm glad I did. The waffle was excellent, the chicken well cook and taste. I will go back any time. The best of this location they accept reservation. They are very good with their reservation. The service was a little slow but... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We visited Dame’s Chicken and Waffles last month while on our honeymoon after reading an article about spending the weekend in Durham, NC. As first-timers (to any kind of southern food), we ordered the “Quilted Buttercup” with maple and pecan butter shmear with a side of mac and cheese to share. Oh. My. Gosh. It was delicious. Anyone with doubts... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

After seeing chicken & waffles on a TV show once, I always wanted to give it a try. Dame's is in a bustling part of town w/ lots of traffic & pedestrians. This gives Dames its strong clientele of locals, college students & visitors like me. The food combo was very tasty: the heart-shaped chicken cutlet w/ panko coating was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-682-9235

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:15 am - 6:00 pm

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