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Chamas Churrascaria

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Brazilian, Steakhouse
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905 West Main Street - Suite 115, Durham, NC 27701 (Gregson Street)
(919) 682-1309
Today
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tried it during Triangle Restaurant Week - Great Find

My friend and I thought we would try a restaurant neither of us had been to during Triangle Restaurant Week since it gives you the opportunity to try new places for good prices. This was a great find. The salad bar had fresh salad greens, veggies, cheese, and soup. All very fresh and flavorful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Teresa622
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My friend and I thought we would try a restaurant neither of us had been to during Triangle Restaurant Week since it gives you the opportunity to try new places for good prices. This was a great find. The salad bar had fresh salad greens, veggies, cheese, and soup. All very fresh and flavorful. Then the meat begins. The Gauchos... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

To many people the commonly used name of “Brazilian steakhouse” might be somewhat misleading, since a churrascaria has nothing to do with an American steakhouse (except that the meats are grilled). Chamas of Durham, according to a Carioca friend with whom we recently had dinner there, provides as authentic a Brazilian experience as allowed by the availability of ingredients here.... More 

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Charlotte NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Extensive wine list, 36 fresh items on salad bar, skewers of meat all well prepared. Sirloin, lamb, pork, sausage. Between 4 and 5 stars. Lacks a bit of the selection and polish of the chain Brazilians, but makes up for it with a bit more personality.

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230 reviews 230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Recently visited Chamas while on business in Durham. Service was excellent! Salad bar was extensive with various cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables along with hot soup and other items. Meats are great, and plenty! My favorite was filet wrapped in bacon! Go hungry and take your wallet ! Pricey but Great! Enjoy

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Venice, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took our son to this restaurant to celebrate his junior year at Duke University. He had never experienced a Brazilian steakhouse and I am so glad this one was his first! The food was terrific, the atmosphere very nice and the service was gracious and welcoming. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough! Save room for the top sirloin.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was my first trying a Brazilian steakhouse and I was beyond excited to go. I enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Meats were fresh and delicious and so was the salad bar. I just wish there was more variety of salads and veggies. Fresh fruit would have been a great addition. I will be going back.

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

After hearing about this restaurant from my work colleagues I was glad to find out Chamas was a part of Restaurant Week! My family and I had dinner there last night and had a blast! The dinner menu included a variety of hors d'oeuvre and hot dishes as well as a selection of red and white meats grilled on a... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We just had dinner at this restaurant as part of restaurant week(usually a 3 course meal for $30). Customer service, including the manager at this restaurant is sorely deficient. Would not recommend going here if you are used to any class or an understanding of how to handle a reasonable question about the bill. The person who seated us explained... More 

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Efland, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We have eaten here a few times. We only come here when we have out of town family visiting that have never eaten at a Brazilian steakhouse. It is a very cool experience and a definite must try at least once. The food here is good and the salad bar offers gourmet options. That being said, for the money, I... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Very disappointed!! This my 2nd visit and what a difference from the first visit. My wife and I were visiting our daughter, son-in-law and Grandson and I had asked her to make reservations as I wanted to return and experience what I had in my prior visit, but it was not to be!! THe salad bar was the usual and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 905 West Main Street - Suite 115, Durham, NC 27701
    (Gregson Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 682-1309

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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