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Blu Seafood and Bar

2002 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
+1 919-286-9777
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (40 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2002 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Duke, my husband and 18 yo daughter has a lovely dinner. We enjoyed the tuna tartare, mixed salad and Cesar salad for apps - all excellent! For entree, I had the mussels which were delish with a nice spicy kick. My daughter had...More

Thank Cristina C
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Awesome seafood restaurant! It was a beautiful sunny day, and we wanted to eat somewhere that had outside seating. We were surprised that Blu had a lovely outside dining area. We started with the calamari, and we were very happy we did. Not only did...More

Thank icu_jessica
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This place was awesome. Everything about it. Our server was nice, the atmosphere was casual, the food was tasty and the sangria was next level. Already planning to go back just for that.

Thank Tyler S
Reviewed 1 March 2018

It is not as easy to find a great restaurant for lunch as it is for dinner. In Durham, this restaurant is excellent and has Blue Plate Specials for $8.99 that are top notch. Fish and Chips is also outstanding and the restaurant has great...More

Thank Burtdol
Reviewed 20 February 2018

atmosphere was very casual. I prefer it, comfortable not pretentious. Food and service was excellent

Thank diane123321
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This was our first visit to Blu Seafood. I had Shrimp and Grits. The flavor was good although on the salty side. The shrimp were rubbery and seriously overcooked. My wife had Carolina Trout. According to the menu it was supposed to be served with...More

Thank NC608
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I need to come here more often! Why? Because this place gets better every single time I come here - ever since they opened including tonight. I studied restaurant week in the "Triangle" and this was the best. 5 of us and 4 took advantage...More

Thank TotalPerfection
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I have been coming to Blu since it opened. Early on, it was a little hit or miss and not always consistent. Over time, it just kept getting better and better and better. My latest trip could not have been better. Service was amazing. They...More

Thank TotalPerfection
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

My son who lives in Durham suggested Blu as he had dined there previously and wanted to try it again so we made reservations for the family. Lovely attentive servers and great fresh seafood! We had smoked salmon appetizer, tuna tartare ball with avocado, Mahi...More

1  Thank LeBonVieTravels
Reviewed 9 October 2017

To celebrate our 42nd wedding anniversary, my husband and I had dinner at Blu. The dinner was delicious. We began with an Asian salad and the incredible Crab mac and cheese. Both were excellent and we resisted the urge to eat all of the mac...More

Thank Signe B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
    (Ninth Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-9777
  • E-mail
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