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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

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317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
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Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:15 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Champaign, IL
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ate here for lunch. I had the Barnyard Honcho chicken and waffles with the almond smear. It was fantastic! I had cheese on my grits (which were cooked perfectly) and 2 fried eggs. I could not finish everything because I was so full. I am definitely eating here again when I am in the area.

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Thank ShooterfromChambana
Raleigh,NC
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160 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After hearing so much about it, we visited Dame's for lunch today. We arrived just after 11:00 on a weekday morning, so we didn't have to wait at all. Allison, our server, was very nice and attentive, as she explained the somewhat unusual menu to us. We decided upon The Barnyard Honcho (chicken cutlet, waffle, two eggs, and grits =... More 

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1 Thank charliespr
Stowe, Vermont
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family loved this restaurant - non-greasy fried chicken, great waffles and creamy smooth grits. You can even buy a t-shirt that says "What the Cluck".

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1 Thank Michele L
Columbus, Ohio
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65 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like chicken and waffles you should go. It was excellent and the mac n cheese was unique. The chicken cutlet was crispy yet not dry.

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Thank jennifer1347
Apex, North Carolina
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here a few times. The food is consistently good. The chicken is awesome - some of the best I have had. My wife thought the potato salad was the best she has had in this area. The waffles are good. The shmears and drizzles and nuts add a nice flavor addition. This time the service was just... More 

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1 Thank craigwig
Richmond, Virginia
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290 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here due to a lot of good review. I was seated fast, may be because it was during the weekday. I ordered chicken and waffle with maple spread. The waffle was very good, the chicken I think has too much oregano. However, it was hot and crispy. We order greens as side dish and Mac and cheese. Both of... More 

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Thank deb-5584
New York, New York, United States
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291 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome chicken and waffles! The wings and drumsticks were delicious and the waffles with a schmear of fruit butter were outrageous! The service was professional and friendly and the place was hopping. We will be back.

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Thank AHRESQ
Bowie, Maryland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do not get this treat often but when I saw it on the hotel map I knew I would be visiting Dame's Chicken & Waffles. We were lucky to hit at 10:10 am and no wait. You choose the type of chicken (fried legs, wings, grilled, etc) the waffle flavor ("shmear") & drizzle (sauce & nuts, etc.) plus a... More 

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Thank happygeelucky2
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made to order Fried Chicken and Waffles, many options and flavors blend together well. Waffles are cake like, Chicken was moist with a crisp fresh fried flavor that was fantastic. Schmears and flavors in waffles are subtle, yet fulfilling. They make the chicken to order, so it can be 30 minutes from order to eating, it's well worth the wait... More 

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Thank Mick G
MIDLOTHIAN, VA
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting to have lunch. I ordered Chicken Wings with a Sweet Potato Waffle and Potato Salad, Maple Syrup. The food was okay. Not overcooked. However I did not taste any Sweet Potato in the waffle. The service was wonderful. You had to pay for parking and the meter only allowed an hour.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:15 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-682-9235

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