Durham Dining

Durham is a great city for classic American cuisine. Only Burger will be the first stop on your list. Check out the food truck location or the storefront location. They offer a wide variety of classic and specialty burgers. Other excellent casual American dining options include Dame's Chicken & Waffles and Brigs at the Park. If you're looking for a slightly nicer place for a dinner date, head over to Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, which features a variety of excellent salads and entrees. You'll find the best seafood at Nana's Restaurant and Blu Seafood and Bar. For a higher end restaurant, consider Fairview, which has older elegant decor and fine dining.

Looking for a lighter American cuisine? Consider one of Durham's cafes, diners, or coffee shops. Start with Guglhupf Cafe, which offers a good meal with fresh ingredients any time of the day. The Mad Hatter's Bake Shop has excellent breakfast and lunch menus as well as coffee and baked goods. Additional diner and cafe options include Elmo's Diner and the Straw Valley Cafe.

If you're interested in Asian food, check out Shiki Sushi House & Asian Bistro. They have an extensive sushi menu as well as a large selection of hot dishes. They are known for their knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Switch it up for a day and head out for Italian food. For pizza, consider Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers or Randy's Pizza. If you're looking a solid lunch option, Toast is a great choice. They have a wonderful variety of paninis as well as mix and match menu selections that you can combine to create a customized meal. Taking a group out for dinner? Everyone will find something that they like at 604 at West Village, which offers a unique French / Italian fusion menu.

When you're ready for a one of a kind dining experience, pop over to the Nasher Museum. Complete your trip to this beautiful contemporary museum with a meal at the museum cafe. Their menu includes an eclectic mix of healthy international, vegan, and vegetarian choices. Enjoy indoor or outdoor seating with a view of all of the action at the museum.

Are you just looking for dessert? You can't go wrong with Locopops Gourmet Popsicles, which has the perfect mix of classic and unique flavors. The frequently changing, one-of-a-kind menu choices include flavors such as bacon chocolate and basil lemon.