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Watts Grocery

1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
919-416-5040
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Ranked #57 of 638 restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Club Blvd
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English first
Durham, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

This was my third time at this restaurant, but first time during lunch. Despite being there on Friday afternoon in summer, the wait staff was attentive, the food was good, and nobody rushed us out of the place after dessert and coffee. Their version of a Cobb salad was quite interesting, made with shrimp instead of chicken. The dessert was... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've heard great things about this place but it was nothing special. Boring decor, limited menu, underseasoned food. Nice waiter though!

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New Bern, North Carolina
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239 reviews 239 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were in Durham for the weekend and held out to have Brunch here on Sunday. Fantastic. There is a nice selection of beverages. We had the Watts Bloody Mary ($6). We then shared the Grits Bowl ($8) with a selection of 4 toppings, along wtih the Huevos Rancheros ($9) and the Fried Chicken Biscuit ($9). We did not leave... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I had always heard that Watt's Grocery was one of the best restaurants and now that I have eaten there, I can say it is true. Every single dish was perfect. The salad was small but with crisp greens and tasty dressing, I have to say I was satisfied with the portion. I had the pecan crusted catfish with collards... More

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Durham, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went here during restaurant week with 8 people. 3 chose meals off of the restaurant week lunch menu, 5 of us off of the regular lunch menu. All 5 that chose off of the regular menu, had a meat with their lunch. (Hamburger, steak sandwich, which we were also told were "very popular"). The 3 that chose off of... More

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Odessa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

What a treat to savor fresh local seafood and produce! Every bite was an event! I never tired of the flavors and wanted more! So glad we persevered in our search for a different meal! Hooray for watts grocery!

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Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have eaten at Watts Grocery many times and the food is very good. Since it is a farm to table restaurant, sometimes the menu is somewhat limited. The service has always been excellent. The atmosphere is also pleasant and inviting.

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Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Recently took business associate to dinner here - and we were both impressed with the food and ambiance. Chef Amy T's preparation of locally sourced ingredients was excellent!

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Leland, North Carolina
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192 reviews 192 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

While in Durham to see a play at DPAC, Carol and I visited Watts Grocery again for dinner. Although she did not introduce herself, Jessica provided excellent customer service for us. Both our wines were quite good and the hushpuppies as an appetizer were outstanding. I had the beet salad which was fresh and tasty. My entrée, the pasta was... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Extremely pleased with the food and service. Started with a fresh beet salad, followed by fried catfish served over greens, with grits cake. Local grown produce came across very well in the salad, with a mild dressing that did not overpower the fresh beets and arugula. Fish was perfectly cooked and greens were the best I've ever had. Good local... More

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