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Watts Grocery

1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
919-416-5040
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Ranked #77 of 641 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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
Greenville, Maine
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This review is only about brunch. Watts serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We arrived on a Saturday at close to noon. It was packed and was still packed when we left about 90 minutes later. Packed, of course, doesn't always mean great food, but there was a nice buzz--a pleasant, celebratory mood about the place. The menu offered breakfast,... More

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Durham for one night, and the place we stayed recommended Watts Grocery as a good local place for dinner. It is large, with a great deal of amateur artwork on the walls, and we were seated at the back of the restaurant near the kitchen. However, we were taken care of by one of the best... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We arrived at opening time on a Tuesday. A half dozen people were already waiting at the outdoor tables. Decor is hip yet inviting. Service was friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. Food was a huge letdown. I'll confess up front that I was hoping for a breakfast/brunch dish, but the only offering in that vein was a salmon omelette,... More

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Pulaski, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I wish I had read the reviews on TripAdvisor before looking for a place to eat in Durham; I would have been better prepared and maybe postponed going to Watts Grocery until there was a special occasion. As it turned out, last evening was a catch-as-catch-can attempt to grab a quick meal after a busy day. And while everything turned... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Before going to Watts Grocery for dinner I checked out the menu on line which basically rulled out my having dinner there due to the selections. But I stopped by anyway and enjoyed a very good dinner. This is a local restaurant with a southern flare. I ordered the hushpuppies for an appetizer which were perfectly prepared and were accompanied... More

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Auburn, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our trip here was one of the best surprises on a recent trip through Durham. The duck breast over bbq peas and zucchini was perfect and the fried chicken was amazing. The staff and bartender were very helpful!

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Durham
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I went to Watts Grocery for a bachelorette dinner. It was everyone in my party's first visit. We made reservations in advance. We were sat in the back by the servers' station. Being so close, you would think we would receive great service, however that was not the case. Our server was rude and and did not serve us at... More

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Syosset, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Glad we knew to get here before it opened! Nice little restaurant. I wish I liked eggs. Always a problem for me to find something to eat from a brunch menu. Settled on pancakes with a side of berries. Huge portion. My husband had the eggs benedict which he loved. My daughter had some sort of pulled pork sandwich with... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Watts Grocery

Address: 1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
Phone Number: 919-416-5040
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Bar

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