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Primal Food & Spirits

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202 W Nc Highway 54, Suite 107, Durham, NC 27713-7563
+1 919-248-3000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
202 W Nc Highway 54, Suite 107, Durham, NC 27713-7563
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

It's simply magical to find dedicated gluten-free restaurants that are celiac-friendly, but even if you aren't, this is a fabulous restaurant! We went for dinner. Upon arriving, you are struck by the smells of char, an earthy, pleasing smell that makes your mouth water before...More

Thank TrailGal17
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

My original review: Great food and great service. Loved the special menu they had for Valentine's Day. At first was disappointed because I made the reservation after looking at the menu and seeing the bone marrow and 18 hour braised short ribs, but after eating...More

Thank mthuber
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Lots of options for those on restricted diets and plenty of good food for those that aren't. Really neat place and theme.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed July 31, 2017

We went in the afternoon and had brunch. They served mainly sandwiches and salads. I had a crab sandwich and my wife had the Tuna melt. I would have rather had something more "primal" as I was drawn here by the smell of smoke from...More

Thank Philly-In-Durham
Reviewed July 25, 2017

This was the third time in one month that I have eaten at Primal. All three times were excellent. Lunch offerings are very good, especially for a small group lunch meeting.

Thank Rodney37
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the main course I ordered, Shrimp and Grits! It is really good, I did ask them to make it a little hot with extra chillies. I have had the hanger steak in the past and it is excellent. I have now been...More

1  Thank Arzina A
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

As a celiac living in Durham, I really want to like this place. I was here for the opening and have been here several times for lunch and dinner. We even bumped into their wine buyer in Italy. They do have a very nice wine...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Consider this yet another, "I wish I'd paid attention to the other negative reviews before trying it". The service is terrible, the staff we encountered was very rude. Considering the overpriced (paleo, contrary to their name) and mediocre food they serve, you'd think the service...More

Thank mrtorbert
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Tonight I ate at Primal - it was a low key night there - not busy at all. I ordered a salad - not as an entre' - and it was huge. It would have been a good idea to share it. My friend had...More

Thank laurieinjeddah
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Once again, lunch at Primal was the right place to take a local friend. Although my friend is not gluten intolerant she enjoyed her grilled romaine salad. I will be back to enjoy delicious, safe gluten-free foods, and it seems she will return as well...More

Thank DailyHiker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 W Nc Highway 54, Suite 107, Durham, NC 27713-7563
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-248-3000
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