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Nana's Restaurant

2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
919-493-8545
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Ranked #7 of 634 restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: James St.
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Four of us from the New York metropolitan area were in Durham and selected Nana's for dinner. The place is attractive and warm and one is made to feel welcome even if you are not recognized by staff as "regulars". I had the salmon gravlox for my appetizer and found it to be not only delicious but also beautiful as... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This has got to be not only the worst restaurant in the Triangle but it is hands down the worst restaurant in the country...I'm talking about the worst restaurant in the entire US; it's that bad! The food here is positively dreadful and Scott Howell isn't a chef, he's a no talent cook. I decided to give him another chance... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Entertained a client for dinner and he is from CT and eats at the finest restaurants in NY. We were both very impressed with the preparation and presentation. My wife has diet restrictions and they prepared an excellent meal for her that put them on our list of special occasion restaurants. A very interesting menu that will never bore you.

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Boston
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193 reviews 193 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

The menu offers a pan European of starters, pastas, risottos, pâtés, mussels and salads as well a numerous fish, poultry and pork items. The fresh pasta starters were excellent, with sophisticated tastes and comfortable portions. The schnitzel and trigger fish were excellent, cooked and seasoned on the mark. Only the desserts were less exciting and that may well have been... More

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Sanford, NC
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137 reviews 137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had heard about Nana's from many folk and finally had an opportunity to dine there. Everything we had heard was true, they have the service and food everyone had told us to expect! We had noted on their website that they have a menu that varies from month to month based on what food is available for that particular... More

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south carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

After reading several trip Advisor Reviews, we chose Nana's for an evening meal, during a brief visit to Durham. The restaurant is bright, cheer & nicely decorated with a variety of modern paintings. The table side service was courteous and adequately attentive. The menu is somewhat eclectic, but each of our selections were very well prepared with nice quality ingredients... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The service and the food is spectacular. We have eaten here many times and love it. The service is always good and the food is always excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We just moved from Durham, but Nana's was truly our go-to place for excellent seafood. You can never go wrong with their halibut or snapper dishes. Their menu is creative and always changing. Definitely check out the risotto as a first course. It never fails to impress. This is not a trendy restaurant. You don't go here to be "seen."... More

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Henrico, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My daughter and her husband got my husband and me tickets to the Durham PAC for a Christmas/ Birthday present to see 'Book of Mormon' in February. To my surprise they also took us to dinner beforehand to Nana's, one of their personal favorites. I was delighted with everything about it. Walking in, I was immediately drawn to the artwork... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Their fish meals are wonderful, the service is terrific and the location desirable. Parking is the only shortfall.

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