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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

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317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
10:15 - 18:00
Closed 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Dame's offers a good variety of items on their menu. I tried the drumstick fried chicken and Mac and cheese. I highly recommend for breakfast lunch or brunch. Service was on point as well.

Thank Brad T
Columbia, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

On our last night in Durham, the Wife, sister, niece and I enjoyed an excellent dinner at Dames Chicken and Waffles. All dishes were good, some better than others. I was stumped on what cut of chicken (Wings, Legs or Cutlet) would be best. As suggested by Arron our server, it does not matter; the batter and Love put into... More 

Thank Mountaineer_Steve
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The second I walked into Dame's, I knew it was going to be good. My friend had recommended it and I was very excited, but looking at the menu I got even more excited. The food did not disappoint. I got the chicken and waffles with a strawberry cream "schmear" I believe they call it? Which is basically like a... More 

Thank tjmoney44
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We were a party of three without a dinner reservation and only had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. I was very skeptical since my only comparison would be to Roscoe's in L.A. and Long Beach. I liked the fact you have several waffle and shmear options. I had chicken and sweet potato waffles with a maple-pecan "butter"... More 

Thank Fancy03
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I go to visit my good friend in Durham and she starts bragging about a chicken and waffle place. Now I have eaten a lot of chicken and waffles but the majority are just boring and plain tasting so I was not thrilled to visit another. Well Dames is definitely not plain and boring. I had a sweet potato waffle... More 

Thank Yankeegal2015
Chicago, IL
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Went to Dames for my husbands birthday dinner since we were in Durham on his birthday. Even though I made a reservation we still had to wait about 15-20 minutes for our table. The restaurant is small but they fit a lot of people into the small space. The menu is not that big but they have a lot of... More 

Thank atrainsmom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My cousin and I were meeting in Durham for a late lunch/ early dinner, since leaving Durham late afternoon on Fridays is a new brand of headache! Man am I glad we were stranded in Durham...Dame's Chicken and waffles is excellent. The service was attentive. The waffles and chicken rivals the famous Roscoe's of southern California. A must visit and... More 

Thank ToughcatCompany
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation so that my whole team could sit togther for our trambuilding, and because all of us didn't arrive at exactly the same time, they gave us an extremely hard time about allowing the other two to sit down, with or without the group. They wouldn't allow me to have a table for myself despite that several tables... More 

Thank Eliza S
Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Knowing how busy they can get, we opted for a reservation this time, hoping that it would make a difference. Unfortunately, they are still at the mercy of the diners, and despite being the first in line for a table due to our reservation, we still waited 30+ minutes for a table to open up. Despite this, it's so worth... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Durham and a local friend brought me here raving about the food. I was pleasantly surprised as how quick, hot and delicious everything was. The chicken is amazing and so is the almond butter smear. I got them with the blueberry waffle. The Mac and cheese was OK... Not a highlight of the visit

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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
Cheap Eats, 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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