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Rise Biscuits and Donuts

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8200 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713-7747
07:00 - 14:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast biscuits which were perfect southern egg and sausage biscuits. And we had some donuts. Specifically, apple fritter, lemon classic, banana foster, carrot cake and the surprise deliciousness of the pineapple basil with pistachios on top. SUPER nice staff and great visit. Thanks!

Thank Matt T
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Rise for the first time and the line was out the door. A small space, and it sounded like a LOT of the customers were frequent repeat visitors. They have a lot of options, including those for vegetarians like my husband and I. We both got a biscuit with egg, cheese, and eggplant "bacon," and a hash brown... More 

Thank Melissa_October
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the downtown Durham location the morning after a night out at the DPAC. We live out of town, and searched for breakfast nearby our hotel. What a find!! The most delicious chicken biscuit I've ever had. And the donuts we to die for. Simple menu, as the name suggests, but they do it right! We need one... More 

Thank MarlaFox
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in the area, this is a must stop place for breakfast on the go. If you eat there, it is only outdoor seating. Everything is great!

Thank gsalami
Durham, North Carolina
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here so many times. Everything I have eaten here has been great. More expensive than grocery store donuts? Yes, but SO good, and I am a cheapskate. Try the Maple Bacon Bar, or the Guava filled donut if they are available. For a simple southern biscuit, go with the sausage and egg with pimento cheese.

Thank JDButler
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our biscuits and it was nice to have free donut holes while waiting. I liked seeing the credit card order kiosk.

Thank Franklin M
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Limited menu, just donuts and build your own biscuit sandwich. Was ok after Sunday church for a quick meal before getting on the road for long trip home. We found the place to have a very high noise level because of hard concrete floor and hard service ceiling. Coffee was good but be careful, easy to build a $6.00 biscuit... More 

Thank Duane B
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Rise offers some of the best biscuit breakfast sandwiches you will ever eat. Albeit they are not inexepensive but they are significantly larger than the standard fast food fare. We think their crown jewel is their maple bars with peppered bacon. We first read about them a few years ago in an local bucket list article in the Durham Magazine... More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

See title. In town for the CASL soccer tournament and looking for an alternative to fast food and hotel breakfast. My 15 yr old son, who was skeptical at first for some reason, said his biscuit was "like heaven." I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Wilross3
Decorah, Iowa
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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Rise twice while we were in town for Comicon. The second time we asked of we could come back for a poster they had up. We forgot to return when they closed so the manager came to the convention center to look for us! Amazing! The food was also excellent! Thanks!!

1 Thank Hurry72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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: 8200 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713-7747
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham

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