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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“waffles” (286 reviews)
“fried chicken” (48 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

My daughter lives in Durham but this was my first time trying out the famous Dames. We tried for Sunday and the wait was over 90 minutes Monday 1105am we got right in. We split the traditional waffle and cutlet chicken.The blue berry butter was...More

Thank tripswithapurpose
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

So many choices of types of waffles and the types of chicken and other things to add. But everything tried was very good. I had the blueberry waffle with chicken wings and a side of mac and cheese. Also tasted a few other types of...More

Thank docnc
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

What do Jazz, Waffles and Chicken have in common? Answer: you get them all at Dame's Chicken and Waffles in a uniquely satisfying setting with a tasty array of toppings called "Shmears".....and "Drizzles. This was our first time so our server, Amanda, had to explain...More

Thank Hey_Joe54
Reviewed 6 August 2017

After attending a musical at DPAC, we thought we would try this restaurant before returning home. After providing our name, the hostess informed us our wait will be approx. half hour. Forty-five minutes later, we were informed that call ahead reservations are seated first and...More

Thank jsalter216
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We came to Durham to see Motown at the DPAC. When we arrived at our hotel we inquired about a place for dinner that was close by. A very sweet young lady recommend Dame's Chicken & Waffles. This place is right on Main Street in...More

Thank NatashaBolden
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My wife and I met one of our adult sons for dinner at Dames. Our son gave us several choices for dinner, and we picked Dames because we had heard so much about it. Most of the entrees on the menu involve a waffle (traditional,...More

Thank pfafftonian
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Two of us arrived at Dame's on a Monday afternoon around 2pm to avoid the crowd. We were seated quickly but the wait time for the food was well over 30 minutes for 2 plates of chicken and waffles, and people arriving after us got...More

Thank oz7girl
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Every time I have friends or family visit me in Chapel Hill, I make it mandatory to visit Durham and come to Dames. I say it's because they need to try chicken and waffles (which is true) but mostly it's so I can have an...More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

It's obvious Dames is a favorite. Whenever I come to Durham I try to go to Dames Chicken and Waffles. Well I showed up around 8pm and was able to get a table. This was my first time here.I ordered the Carolina Cockerel. 3 wings,...More

Thank Tyra C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Friends recommended we try Dames when we were in Durham. I am not usually a big fan of chicken ad waffles but since it is their specialty I decided to try it. I have completely changed my mind about chicken and waffles! This meal was...More

Thank nctraveler315
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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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