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Watts Grocery

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American, Bar, Eclectic
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1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583 (Club Blvd)
919-416-5040
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Great food great prices but the service sometimes lets them down I've been several times and always enjoyed but every now and then the service is poor and you can left waiting

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
David L
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was our third visit to Watts Grocery. The interior is modest, but service is good and the food is great. The four of us split the quail breast and shrimp bruschetta appetizers; three had the duck breast entree, while one had the pork. Everything was excellent. This is clearly one of Durham's best restaurant.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went for a friend's birthday dinner during restaurant week and I can't wait to go back. The food is incredibly fresh, local and delicious. The grilled Caesar Salad was different but still good. The fried catfish was the best I've ever had.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Casual place with friendly enough service. Our first visit was during restaurant week and I ordered from the prix fixe while my boyfriend ordered off the regular lunch menu. Serving sizes were more than fair; we easily shared almost everything. Seafood po' boy looked wonderful but was not very fresh with that distinctly fishy taste. If my boyfriend doesn't finish... More 

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Serving a special Restaurant Week menu in addition to their regular menu. Hickory Smoked Brisket was excellent, as was the berry pie for dessert. My colleagues ribeye was "soooo good". Just what she was looking for. Great dinner!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food is local and prepared on site. It is very healthy compared to most restaurants. The waiters are very helpful in recommending foods to fit your health concerns.

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Melville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were in Durham for my nephews graduation from Duke. We were looking forward to dinner at Watts Grocery as so many people had enjoyed dinner there. Reservations were booked far in advance. A few days beforehand we received an email advising that they were not serving on their regular menu

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Weekend brunch was on the menu for our group of eight. Some had breakfast, some had lunch, some had a mix, which was fine because the menu accommodated all of it! The Cobb Salad has fresh fried shrimp; the Country Ham Benedict had rich hollandaise; the Pimento Cheese was grilled to perfection! The restaurant uses food from local farms and... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Amazingly good salad - very fresh. Best creamy deviled eggs I had. Was not expecting the shrimp to be fried but overall very satisfied and would definitely recommend and go there again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great food great prices but the service sometimes lets them down I've been several times and always enjoyed but every now and then the service is poor and you can left waiting

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We enjoyed dinner here with another couple we had not seen in a while . It is very noisy so if you are trying to talk ask for a quiet table up front . We all ordered fish and it was beautifully prepared . The spinach salad is a delicious starter. Service was very good. One warning : don't wear... More 

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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, Bar, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
    (Club Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-416-5040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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

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