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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
one of the best in the area

We came to celebrate my daughters graduation. It is a pleasant little restaurant comfortable with nice decor. The wait staff was enthusiastic without being over bearing. The food changes monthly. I ordered the porcini soup and porkchops over ramp pesto. My wife had halibut and risotto for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
DavidZ267
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We came to celebrate my daughters graduation. It is a pleasant little restaurant comfortable with nice decor. The wait staff was enthusiastic without being over bearing. The food changes monthly. I ordered the porcini soup and porkchops over ramp pesto. My wife had halibut and risotto for an appetizer and my daughter had a veal lion. The food was very... More 

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Momalita
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We have been trying to get a reservation at Nana's for a while, but every time we would think about going, they were filled up. I made a reservation on Open Table on a Wednesday night at 6:30. (the only other available time slot was 8:00 pm). There was complimentary valet parking available. There are three dining areas and the... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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151 reviews 151 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Preset menu. Both the app and the dessert were preset and you didn't get a choice. They brought it all out to you. Very similar to authentic korean dining. Portions were great for sharing and the apps were delicious. Steaks were huge and were a big hit. The crab cakes were also quite large. Those that got them loved them.... More 

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Alameda, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The best meal of the entire trip, the whole gang was impressed. Daughter and her poor broke graduate students really put the feed bag on. watching them was almost as good as the food, the service was exeptionable.

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London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had an 8:30 reservation through Opentable on a Thursday evening, but on arrival discovered I had made a mistake and booked for the previous evening. Despite being a no-show the day before, the staff were understanding and offered us a short wait for a table or an immediate bar table, even though the place was quite busy. We chose... More 

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Amelia Island, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My wife and I stopped off in Durham on our way to Washington, DC. We came to Durham countless times to visit offspring at Duke and it's wonderful to see how the city continues to improve (save for traffic!). I chose Nana's based on reviews here and elsewhere and could not possibly be happier about our choice. Our server was... More 

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connecticut
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182 reviews 182 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A stunning Meal. The special hot fois gras was superbly prepared. The quail was succulent and perfectly served with a whole wheat polenta and Brussel Sprouts. The Grouper was pan seared and was simple but prepared also perfectly. Our server was informed and professional. A terrific dinner!

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west chester
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What can I say, we chose this restaurant based on the reviews, and they did not disappoint us. Great food choices, and and server as awesome.

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Odessa, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was reading restaurant recommendations upon arriving in Raleigh-Durham and happened across a Nana's recommendation while reading a review of a different establishment. I found Nana's website appealing and made a reservation. The restaurant has a warm, inviting ambience with walls of interesting artwork. There is a limited but interesting wine list and my husband and I enjoyed our selections.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Ate there a few months ago with a group of friends. What a pleasent surprise. We all ate something different and all the food looked fabulous. This has become my 'Go To' place when I want a great meal with great service.

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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, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?