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Watts Grocery

1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
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Ranked #73 of 642 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
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
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 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
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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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New Bern, North Carolina
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246 reviews 246 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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