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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went for Brunch last Sunday. I am not a fried chicken lover but this is place is so worth the calories. The chicken has interesting spices and I like that the waffles are served without the syrup on them so you can control the amount. Friendly staff and delicious food. We had reservations but still had about a 15 minute... More 

Thank Paige B
Lancaster, California
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We stop here because my cousin insisted that we have a meal there. Boy was she right! We had a fantastic meal. Tasty chicken and flavorful waffles. A must when you are in the area.

Thank VNSmith
Bethesda, Maryland
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164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Even though fried food is not my favorite (too oily and unhealthy), I do make exception and exception made for Dame's was well worth it! The chicken wings were so flavorful and the waffle was cook perfectly with lots of blueberry exuding through. Service is wonderful too. Sat at the bar, the wait staff were all so nice and really... More 

Thank GreatFoodisHeaven
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Dame's has great fried chicken, perfectly fried & they give you a choice of cutlets or wings. 5 types of waffles to choose from, I ended up going with the sweet potato waffle & peach/apricot butter. Waffle wasn't super crispy, but was expected with the sweet potato added & had awesome flavor (traditional waffle on nearby plate looked crispy). Instead... More 

Thank Gabe F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

All I can say is this is a must try!! BUT you will need reservations unless you are ok with an hour wait! (Small space...smart business) Everything on the menu is great!! Honey mustard on the chicken with the pecan maple smear on a sweet potato waffle!!!! Yes!

Thank MsHaven
Durham, North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

During my time at NCCU, college buddies and I would always come and enjoy a great meal at Dames. Service was always great. Giving the popularity of the restaurant there is always a wait, but definitely worth the wait.

Thank AaronDCoston
Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Stop comparing. If you are a fan of Chicken and Waffles, Dane's is a game changer. Use caution, you might never want to eat chicken and waffles anywhere else. If you have never had chicken and waffles before... (and you are anywhere near Durham) stop reading this review and head over to Dane's right now. Why are you still reading... More 

Thank Lajamoto
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was a great local restaurant with excellent service and food to match. There were plenty of options to choose from on the menu. You definitely won't go home hungry.

Thank DanielM1
Durham, North Carolina
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Dame's is a favorite local spot and we found out why on our visit. A reservation is highly recommended if you are not going when it first opens. The waffles are delightful. Sweet potato and Belgian are offered and come with drizzles and butters that are flavored. Your chicken can be a cutlet, wings or drumsticks. Shmears, drizzles and toppings... More 

Thank Carmen R
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Refreshing to see a venue cherished by people of all ages, ethnicities, and walks of life. Everyone is welcomed, the food is delicious, creative, and fun. Service is at a casual pace, be prepared to relax and hang for a minute.

Thank Advourner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:15 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?