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“Waited an hour for undercooked pasta”
Review of Geer Street Garden

Geer Street Garden
Ranked #52 of 791 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Reviewed March 23, 2013

A dismal night at a previously recommended restaurant. Waited 45 minutes only to have them give away our table to another group that had arrived after us. Then rushed the pasta and it was undercooked. Very disorganized staff. I won't be back.

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Thank italoamico
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were a large group and ate outside. It was very noisy and with the heaters turned on there was a bad gasoline smell -- without the heaters it was cold.

Everyone liked their food and the waitress was wonderful. A good place for family dining -- but not for quiet conversation.

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Thank Diss13
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Geer Street Garden is my favorite place to have a drink when the weather is nice. The atmosphere and cheese tray can't be beat!

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Thank KristenL4
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We like to support Durham, we live here, and we play here. With that, we feel downtown's dining scene has livened up considerably than what it use to be. Geer Street Garden is a very good choice for a casual occasion.
Four of us journeyed here on a weekend night. They do not take reservations unless it is a group of eight or more. The place was packed and good for them. We waited. We do not drink, but stood at a counter opposite the bar. I am sure outside dining, even on cold nights, is an option. The host tried to seat us there, but we declined and opted to wait longer for a booth inside. Just a wee drafty for us thin blooded group. They put heaters outdoors and try to enclose with a plastic type see through lining. This restaurant is small. As a reviewer earlier mentioned, a converted gas station of yesteryear. The owner wanted to maintain an eccletic ambiance I felt.
I had met who I understand is the owner (Andy) on an earlier occasion when we tried brunch, but then it was buffet and hardly anyone was there when the door opened as the two of us on that day. So, we brought along two friends for an evening meal and menu selection. We chose the pork chop, the special that eve. One in our party had the perfect one, with no fatty pieces, and grilled nicely. Ours was good as well, but not wanting too much fat, picked through it. Don't misunderstand, it was really good for us all. It happens, it is pork chop. They have a rep for their bannana pudding. Rightly so. It is a huge portion, and great.
We found ourselves yelling at each other in a booth inside, mind you. When it's full, it can be loud. After a time with our meal, I found myself with a headache from it all. We are an older couple, it was prior to Christmas, and a weekend. The dress was very casual, and the crowd that night 20 years our younger all around. It was not late when we visited. Not to say older adults should think twice, but I do think a "grad school" feel was throughout. Try this place.

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Thank TarheelBill
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We came with a large group for a birthday, and for our server, it had to be chaotic. Lots of shared appetizers; lots of drinks, dinner, and then cake at the end. The appetizers were great, but my fish tacos had bones in the filets and limp tasteless tortillas - the only downside. The service is what really made this place stand out. A lot of staff pitched in bringing drinks and food, and at the end of the evening, our server broke the check out for the individual groups in the party, which was much appreciated. We'll definitely be back.

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Thank Morpheus1041
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