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Blu Seafood and Bar

2002 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
+1 919-286-9777
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2002 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm not sure what the root cause of our issues were tonight at Blu, but it was not a very good experience. Our party of about 13 had reservations to celebrate a birthday party. The server was very nice and proceeded to list for us...More

Thank NC_JayDee
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It's a quaint place that you'll drive by easily if you're going too fast but don't, Blu Seafood is a winner (and they're getting better each time we come). Cozy seating like you're in someone's extended dining room with a courteous staff. Named Blu SEAFOOD...More

Thank DCN2012
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious. Service was great. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for fresh seafood in Durham North Carolina.

Thank mstonya
Reviewed 24 April 2017

After having lunch with a friend at Blu Seafood and Bar, we went back for dinner and enjoyed it for the most part. The parking lot is limited in the spaces that are available, however we still found one close to the entrance. We had...More

2  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Had a family dinner - 5 of us - all adults. Either they are grossly understaffed or their servers are inadequately prepared for a mild crowd. One of our guests' appetizers did not appear - server claimed she never heard the order. Then 4 entrees...More

1  Thank Msd21111
Reviewed 30 March 2017

There were 6 of us for dinner. I had the cilantro mussels with a salad (not mundane). The mussels were cooked in a spicy chili sauce, which was excellent. Others at the table had the oysters, salmon and bouillabaisse. Not the fanciest place in town...More

Thank BrunoHoke
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband and I ate here last night for his birthday. The food, service and atmosphere was fantastic! Our waitress (Jenny) could not have been more accommodating. We had the Oysters Rockefeller for appetizer and it was savory and delicious. I had the shrimp and...More

Thank VTHokieNorthCarolina
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Did not see the building on Hillsborough Rd, so I had to go around the block and try again. Thankfully, they have a BLUE awning to go along with their name "Blu." Small restaurant with very little parking. Went during lunch so we had no...More

Thank SBH87
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We arrived at 7:15pm for our reservation and were seated right away at a nice table (the tables can be REALLY close to each other at this place). Our waiter came immediately and took our drink order (we each had wine). We waited around 15...More

Thank SueLovesDuke
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This place has a limited but tasty menu. The only problem was they had just ran out of the Tuna Tartar before we ordered and I had had my heart set on having that before I left home. We had the Crab Mac and cheese...More

Thank Nancy M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2002 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
    (Ninth Street)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-9777
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