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“Excellent deli lunches, fun, quirky retail space, nice wine selection, painfully slow service”
Review of Parker and Otis

Parker and Otis
Ranked #35 of 770 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
716 reviews
512 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Excellent deli lunches, fun, quirky retail space, nice wine selection, painfully slow service”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a favorite spot of mine in Durham. The deli sandwiches are well made and delicious. Portions are very large, so these may easily be split and shared or saved for later. The lines at the sandwich counter are long all afternoon and the kitchen is very slow: I must have waited 45 minutes for 3 sandwiches. I guess they want customers to browse the eclectic selections in the retail space. They have a nice selection of bottled wines from which to choose.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great lunch options- fun decor”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

Forgot about this place for awhile but glad we decided to go after driving by. Great place to relax and chat over breakfast or excellent turkey sandwich with fresh made salad. Coffee good too. Bathrooms a bit tricky, not too available and quickly noted that employees seemed to be using them for an extended phone/email break?

  • Visited May 2014
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Raleigh
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great find”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A friend took me telling me about how cool the store is. I ended up with several selections but could get into real trouble considering they have wine, coffee, cookbooks, Big Spoon nut butters, etc., etc.

Visited March 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Elvis would approve”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I checked this place out recently on our way to the Carolina Theater to see a stand-up comedian perform. I had a peanut butter, banana & bacon panini that was drizzled with honey. I had never had anything quite like it, so I couldn't pass up that opportunity. It was absolutely worth it! Apparently Elvis Presley had a well known appreciation for peanut butter & bacon, and this homage to his refined palette was incredible! I washed it down with a Mexican Coke, which apparently is a must-have for any restaurant that seems to cater to the hipster crowd.

Definitely worth a trip if you're in the area.

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McTown Texas
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156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Delicious quick lunch spot”
Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a quick lunch at Parker and Otis last week. The sandwiches we had were fresh and delicious. Homemade pimento cheese on panini is to die for. Soup of the day was great as well. This place is pricey for students but fine for their parents.

  • Visited February 2014
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