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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“waffles” (284 reviews)
“fried chicken” (47 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 16:00All hours
$$ - $$$
317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The wait was ridiculously long. We were served our meal two hours after our reservation time. The waffles were mediocre at best and certainly not worth the wait, The waiter gave us no heads up about why we were waiting so long. When we were...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Wow! We loved it so much, we ate here twice in one week. I brought my son who is at Duke with some of his classmates, and they all loved it too. I had the "what a classy hen" and it was delicious! The Mac...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I went with my family on a Monday. I was visiting from out of town and my son wanted me to try the restaurant. To start with, the dining room isn't very interesting, and it is cold (it was a chilly day). The waitress was...More

Thank lsarsozo
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our server was incredibly quick, attentive and informative about the menu. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Local place to be and eat and be happy around happy people. Chicken and Waffles was an unknown thing to me, but I am now a fan. Can't wait go back, best chicken I've had in quite a while...

Thank signchris
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My compadre and I both chose the classic chicken and waffles. The service was warm and impeccable. I would whole heartedly recommend to any passing visitor.

Thank DFffffff
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Ridiculous! Their sweet potato waffles are the best. Great service, great environment... Love this place and will be back every time I head to Durham.

Thank Bryce C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My family and I love this place. The chicken is absolutely delicious. The waffles are scrumptious, and we've tried many flavors. This is just simply the best place for chicken and waffles, which one wouldn't think would go together. It must be a southern thing,...More

Thank NCRogers
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I have visited Dame's since they opened and I have yet to be disappionted! the food is flavorful, the service is attentive, and the atmosphere is pleasant. I would recommend that any one with a tastebud should visit. Take your mom, your dads, your friends,...More

Thank geraleeseeast
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I know this is a popular place but I think it's a little overrated. The chicken was a little over seasoned and I don't quite understand those silly "shmears" or the stupid name for the butter options. It's not bad but no full bar and...More

Thank Be C
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Response from LuvNC2013 | Reviewed this property |
I find it very reasonable for the amount of food you get - you will not leave hungry - I want to say it is between $12-$15 per person for a meal.
7 February 2016|
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Response from ItsaGthg | Reviewed this property |
I remember them having vegan, not sure if they had GF options
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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