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Nana's Restaurant

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2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156 (James St.)
919-493-8545
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boca Raton
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183 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We made a reservation well in advance of our trip to Durham. When we arrived, they attempted to seat us where the swinging doors to the kitchen would provide a constant breeze for us, and the tiniest of tables. When we asked for another table, they told us that was the only one they had. We would definitely not have... More 

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Thank Jemom68
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm a native of Durham and remember when you had to go to Chapel Hill or Raleigh to get a fine meal. No more. We have 8 or 10 place so good folks come to us! Nana:s to lots of people is the best for a reason. We had a wonderful tenderloin and pate plate yesterday and it was all... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked this based on reviews... The place is eclectic/funky and packed at 6:30pm... Sat next to locals who said try the risotto... We did as an appetizer and it was terrific... We ordered a great Cab from an excellent wine list and then had the Pork Chop and the Skirt Steak as mains... The flavors were outstanding but my pork... More 

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Thank DocHarrisHHI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has long been one of Durham's best restaurants but the last time we were there it was disappointing. Essentially quantity had overtaken quality. We'll go again as we've had many excellent meals there over the years.

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Thank 379hamish
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you wanted to know what Neo-Southern food is like, try this. But I will say this, if you like to avoid pork, this is a tough restaurant to eat. I was down to one entree and one appetizer that were .... un-porked. :-)

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Thank omidsafi
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

whether you are seeking a fine dining experience or a somewhat relaxed venue at the bar, you will always get a great experience at nanas. the food is always good....always. bar is great atmosphere and one is made to feel welcome

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Thank Kenneth R
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After living in Durham for over 12 years I finally made it to Nana's for dinner last night. It was all the good things I've heard. I was advised to sit at a table in the bar as it's not as close together and more privacy and that was great. We shared a Chicken Liver Pate' that was buttery and... More 

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Thank NorthCarolinaSandie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet setting, perfect lighting, delicious food, good service, interesting paintings. This is my favorite restaurant in Durham. Good for couples as well as friends and business.

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Thank tigerwf
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nana's is a joy from the moment you walk in. The restaurant is divided into smaller rooms, so the atmosphere is at once intimate yet open. The lighting is soft yet serviceable. Lovely. The staff is impeccable. Our waiter, Damian, was beyond belief, offering suggestions, describing dishes, and meeting our every desire. Additionally, he offered suggestions for us newcomers to... More 

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Thank Dembies
Durham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were celebrating a gift of dinner at Nana’s, and we were extremely pleased with the evening and the food in comfortable surroundings. Our waiter took special care of us, making sure that our questions were answered fully, and wine and plates arrived on time. I asked for a wine suggestion for my taste, and the wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $80
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
    (James St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-493-8545

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