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Chamas Churrascaria

905 West Main Street - Suite 115, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-1309
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Ranked #138 of 661 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $31 - $50
Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gregson Street
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English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Almond, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The food was delicious and service was excellent until I got the bill. My advice is a simple one. Ask to see the menu or ask how much the buffet and main course is before the waiter leaves your party. The bill may open your eyes. My falt for listening to the introduction by the main attendant and not asking... More 

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Additional Information about Chamas Churrascaria

Address: 905 West Main Street - Suite 115, Durham, NC 27701
Phone Number: (919) 682-1309
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Brazilian, Steakhouse

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