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Wimpy's Grill

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617 Hicks St, Durham, NC 27705-3910
+1 919-286-4380
07:00 - 14:00
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Coleville, North Carolina, United States
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best hot dog and hamburger joints in the state! Cash only and made to go, grab some extra napkins and pick a spot to sit on the curb because it's so good it never lasts on the ride home!

Thank Be C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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366 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

we saw the place on the tarheel traveler and went. we each had a hamburger and shared some fries. then we each had a hotdog and onion rings. everything was really good. plus free tea refills. we ate in the pick up. tons of locals eat there. we meet a guy we knew that comes every monday for hotdogs.

Thank gary a
Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed the food, we shared the garbage burger and small fry. Burger was messy and yummy! Will return. Don't forget they only accept CASH!

Thank MoranCann
Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Blink and you'll miss this little hometown gem. Their rise to national fame was the garbage burger, but all of their selection is just as good if not better. Plan to wait a bit, its good food, not fast food. Parking is limited and it stays packed most days as there are no tables, people tend to eat in their... More 

1 Thank Ksamuels71
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Omg..my husband LOVE the garbage burger..take out only ..and very busy. Well worth the wait !!it's a shack but don't let that scare you off DELICIOUS. We will be back next time we come thru

Thank Pamela S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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205 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

The place is located right on the Main Street and offers a great laid back vibe with all kinds of memorabilia on the walls. The burgers are amazing and come out nice and quick and very hot. You can taste the freshness of the meat. A basket of fries can easily serve 2 or 3 people. Wide selection of beers... More 

1 Thank Brandon R
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132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

Wimpy's is famous for offering a garbage burger. These were too large and messy for my lunch today. I saw one served to a college student and he had a blast with the tasty mess. I ordered a burger and a hot dog. The burgers are tasty quarter pounders. It tasted great and the topping option list was deep and... More 

Thank Pack D
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134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Best burger in the Durham area without a doubt! SO fresh & tasty, very reasonably priced and quick service. Just be aware that their hours are rather limited (open M-F 7AM-2PM), there's almost no parking, definitely no seating (most people eat in their cars or get the food to go) and they accept cash only.

Thank MomME50
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Go see the folks at this family owned grill you will love it!! A must have once a week! The burger was featured on Man Vs Food! The Food WON!

Thank JB C
Morehead City, North Carolina
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212 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

I love these hole-in-the-wall places. This is one of them. Burgers are handmade and taste awesome! You must go inside to order and then carry out or eat in your car. The service is very fast and friendly. I would recommend if your are in the area.

Thank CarolinaThinBlue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Fast food, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 Hicks St, Durham, NC 27705-3910
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-4380

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?