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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

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317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
10:00 - 22:00
Open 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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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Being British, chicken and waffles was a surprise, especially appearing together on the same plate. Nevertheless, our granddaughter had a great time and we enjoyed ourselves more than we thought (or should have). Service excellent, large portions so be aware. I especially liked the combination of chicken and blueberries (wasn't so sure about the peach butter!).

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Thank Andrew B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Moving to North Carolina fifteen years ago from the North east gave us the opportunity to try many new culinary experiences. Chicken and waffles wasn't ever one of them. It just seemed too odd. Until a few nights ago. We had tickets to a show and decided, 'why not?' and we are really glad we did. There was a half... More 

Thank M P
Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its name is a giveaway to the highlights on this extensive menu. More than a dozen combinations of various chicken parts fried to perfection, served atop fluffy delicious waffles. Their house-made "schmears" add to the fun, with toppings ranging from vanilla & almond to choco-hazelnut. Service is fast and friendly; this is a no-attitude kind of place. Expect a wait,... More 

Thank JeffRodi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After ordering my meal they gave me the wrong flavour of waffle when I asked about it he insisted it was right I compared it to my sons waffle which is a plane waffle and I asked for a plane one from there were two different mine was ginger flavour as you can see from photo

Thank doyouneedme
Greensboro NC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food and service! Waffles could easily be served as your dessert. They've grown and now have 3 locations.

Thank VBTravel
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard a lot of people raving about Dame's and so we decided to check it out. You should make a reservation ahead of time or you'll wait, I heard wait times were an hour and a half while we were there (we made reservations and were immediately seated). The chicken and waffles were actually really good, the chicken especially.... More 

Thank WolffieCO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An hour wait(pretty normal I hear).I like the fact they text you when your table is ready, we were able to walk around downtown to help pass The time. The food is excellent, I am a big chicken and waffle fan, the chicken was seasoned just right and the Mac&cheese was really good. I am not the biggest fan of... More 

Thank Josephs B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These were the only waffles I like without maple syrup. And I'm not a waffle fan. The chicken was also amazing even though I don't normally eat fried. Service was as amazing as the food and we will definitely return soon!

Thank Lake-Gaston
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

First time to try fried Chicken and waffles. Marvelous combination! Your choice of light or dark meat. Chicken is not boneless. Portions were large. Macaroni and cheese side was really yummy, too! Very casual atmosphere, stools with no backs, though the attentive waitress brought out a chair with a back for one of our older family members before we sat... More 

Thank jenjenjtay
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Dame's has some fantastic fried chicken and waffles. The "shmears" as they call them that go on the waffles are tasty as well. My wife had the chocolate-hazelnut and I had the peach-apricot and both were delicious. The collards and macaroni were very good. My wife had the vegan waffle and I thought it was even better than the regular... More 

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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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