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Ninth Street - CLOSED

Ninth St., Durham, NC
Review Highlights
This a great area of the city for breakfast, lunch or dinner with some night life as well.

This area in Durham, NC has lots to do, for college age and above age adults, with restaurants... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2015
Durham, NC
Locals Destination

As in any place, most Monday's are difficult to find and open restaurant. Elmo's was a good... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2015
Scott E
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Durham's area of hip and off-beat shops.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Ninth St., Durham, NC
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

This area in Durham, NC has lots to do, for college age and above age adults, with restaurants, bars and grills, shopping (from groceries to Duke Athletics apparel). They have some on street parking and some paid parking lot space.

Thank PipeCleaner
Reviewed 19 June 2015

As in any place, most Monday's are difficult to find and open restaurant. Elmo's was a good locals spot to have dinner. A typical old school diner and menu. I had the hot turkey platter which was very good. My wife had one of the...More

3  Thank Scott E
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This is great for Duke students, family as well as local residents. Service is great and food excellent. I really love their breakfasts and coffee.

Thank jancroft19
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Such a cute fun street to shop on! Great restaurants too! I also use a hair salon on this street and a mail/packing shop. Everything you need is on 9th street!

Thank Kristin W
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Great shops, restaurants and young vibe. Would love to explore more of their hangouts/pubs when I am in town again. They looked fun!

Thank askeddie
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Some good restaurants and local shops. In danger of being taken over by chains, with rents rising in the area. Don't miss Vaguely Reminiscent gift shop and The Regulator book store. Whole Foods is nearby, too.

2  Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Every Friday night, people just flock there using up all parking lots. It's common driving around for half an hour just to find a parking spot.

Thank Thruth W
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Ninth street has such an eclectic mix of restaurants, stores, and activities. I love starting at one end and visiting the storefronts, bookstores, coffee shops, and restaurants. It can keep me entertained for hours. It's a "must-see" Durham activity.

Thank firehouse2Durham_nc
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Seedy and faded. Very few decent places left, and it is sketchy on its best day. You can try to call it a locale with quaint atmosphere - it is dirty and dated.

2  Thank Bocain
Reviewed 12 November 2014

All the quaint small, locally-based shops gave the area a unique feel. I would definitely take anyone visiting from out of town here for Sunday brunch.

Thank Ramon L
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