We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pan Pan's Hardtimes Diner

1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701-1104
+1 919-416-1950
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
24 Aug 2015
16 Sep 2014
“Soul Food Buffet”
Open Now
09:30 - 21:00All hours
1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701-1104
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (14)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 25 August 2015

This was the first time I had ever been there. The food was okay, but felt the prices were a little steep for 2 people that had the buffet and 1 drink each. Would go again but order off the menu.

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Pan Pan's was recommended to us for Chitlins by a waitress at Hog Heaven BBQ. The buffet contains all of the soul food you could possibly want, chitlins included, there are even two types of greens offered turnip and collard! Fried chicken, catfish, cornbread, peach...More

3  Thank fletcher1212
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This restaurant got great reviews for barbecue and soul food so we decided to give it a try. The macaroni and cheese had a mustard color and a miserable taste. The ribs were undercooked and oversauced. The cornbread and cabbage were good, but not worth...More

3  Thank Jazzgal67
Reviewed 27 January 2014

A friend of mine recommended this restaurant years ago and I never got around to trying it until recently. They said it was better than Mamma Dips in Chapel Hill. Pan Pan's is inside of North Gate mall in Durham. It didn't look the cleanest...More

3  Thank b_arnold1976
Reviewed 9 September 2012

I live in Brooklyn, NY, where the soul food has lost the soul part. Pork has been replaced by turkey, it's a mess. I forgot what real soul food tasted like until my best friend took me to this mall to find something to eat....More

1  Thank CoreyCW
Reviewed 24 December 2011

I've walked by Pan Pan Diner many times while out shopping at Northgate and told myself that I should make an effort to eat lunch there some day......and I'm glad that today was the day I finally did. My partner and I were seated near...More

2  Thank Dgtl1
Reviewed 21 June 2011

I really can't understand the rave reviews of this place. It was okay. It's a buffet and it's located in the mall. I guess it used to be somewhere with more character. The food was decidedly average. The fried chicken was very good, as was...More

2  Thank Jennygwen
Reviewed 26 October 2010

Wish and Ken came all the way from New Hampshire and morgan came from San Antonio on Memorial Day Weekend just to eat at Pan Pan's. The food is delicious with all of my favorites among the selections. The only problem was I didn't have...More

2  Thank Morgan W
Reviewed 22 April 2010

Yeah, it's definitely not health food but it is SOUL FOOD. The flavors are awesome! This is how it ought to be done: this place rocks! The vibe is righteous and the staff are nice as can be! I have one question though. Was this...More

1  Thank Fitzy_665
Reviewed 10 April 2010

Been a fan of the Pan Pan since it was on Hillandale Rd. So glad they finally opened up again in Northgate Mall. The food it just incredible...real soul food. Turkey & dressing, chicken livers, oysters, EVERYTHING is so good. And the staff is always...More

1  Thank FishCampBarbie
Nearby Restaurants
Monuts Donuts
181 reviews
1.18 km away
Watts Grocery
276 reviews
.91 km away
Oval Park Grille
50 reviews
.91 km away
Palace International
34 reviews
.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
Durham Distillery
10 reviews
1.50 km away
Northgate Mall
12 reviews
.33 km away
Bull City Escape
82 reviews
1.47 km away
Trolley Pub
10 reviews
1.52 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Pan Pan's Hardtimes Diner staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1058 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27701-1104
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-1950
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing