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Nana's Restaurant

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2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156 (James St.)
919-493-8545
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
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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
My favorite place in town!

This is my favorite restaurant in Durham. I am never disappointed with my meal. We often sit in the bar to eat for more casual evening. The service is awesome! They have a great wine list and free valet parking!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite restaurant in Durham. I am never disappointed with my meal. We often sit in the bar to eat for more casual evening. The service is awesome! They have a great wine list and free valet parking!

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Nice little place. Great ambience. Great food. Great service. Valet parking is free. Great wine list. Unique farm to table menu. Enough said.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Thank goodness for the complimentary valet parking - it was quite a rainy night when we dined at Nana's. A very nice atmosphere, attentive wait staff, and very good food. Can't wait to go again!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food and wine were both good. But, the service was outstanding. He was friendly, knowledgeable and made sure we had an amazing experience. Definitely, a place to come back to on my next trip to Durham.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great food, ambience and service. Highly recommended. Enjoyed the cold cucumber soup, risotto and the rock fish. Save room for desert!

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The quality of the food has been excellent every time I have had dinner at Nana's--carefully prepared and fresh. The service has also been top notch. The main dining room is a bit noisy, so you are better off asking for the red room, which is on the immediate left as you enter the restaurant.

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Siler City, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We found another wonderful restaurant; Gwen and I boomed the motorcycle over to Durham and dined at Nana’s Restaurant. This was truly some fine dining: local artwork displayed on the walls, table cloth and decorations, clean bathrooms, superb service, excellent wine list and awesome menu. We shared: The House Cured Salmon Gravlax over a Local Frisée Salad with Local Baby... More 

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Keene Valley, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Came for a business meeting. Restaurant was recommended by someone and they were correct. Easy access, valet parking is complimentary, staff very helpful, and food excellent. I had short ribs and they melted, very tender. Great atmosphere.

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Odessa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stopped in for dinner on a whim and although we sat in the bar area we had a great meal and superb service! The venison was fantastic, tender and juicy and the salmon was fresh with great accompaniments. We will return soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

What a meal. We've been here twice. Both times with our teenage son. The food is incredible. It has a southern gourmet flair, but with our pickiest eater he has tried new things each time and always loves it. Service is prompt but not pushy. Great restaurant.

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Additional Information about Nana's Restaurant

Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
Phone Number: 919-493-8545
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
    (James St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-493-8545

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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