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The Little Dipper Fondue on Main

Brightleaf Square, 905 West Main Street, Suite 21A, Durham, NC
+1 919-908-1023
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“cheese fondue” (11 reviews)
“tuna” (5 reviews)
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All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Brightleaf Square, 905 West Main Street, Suite 21A, Durham, NC
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

My wife and I went there for her birthday dinner. The atmosphere is pleasant and our server, Christina, was friendly and helpful. Our opening course: cheese fondue with bread and some vegetables was tasty but nothing special, but the potatoes fell apart during the dipping...More

Thank rhauser8
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you like waiting for your ingredients, then cooking your own food & paying for it, this is the place for you. Nice ambience, food tasted good, but this is not the kind of restaurant I'd go back to. The vegetables were fresh and the...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Came here with my daughter, my friend and her daughter before we went to DPAC for Cinderella. I thought it was a fun place....especially for kids. Cheese course was great, main course also good (even though I thought it could have used a little more...More

Thank Tasha B
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I wanted this restaurant to be better than the chain with similar offerings. Sadly, it was not. The items to dip in the cheese course included potatoes, which were allegedly pre-cooked, and carrots. Both were inedible. The main course fondue was not served at a...More

2  Thank CheriCPat
Reviewed 25 September 2016

For the price you can't beat it. You get the cheese fondue, a salad then your dinner fondue. What a relaxing atmosphere. I was there for two hours and if someone was with me it probably would have been longer. Would highly recommend.

Thank orlandovisitor
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We drove over an hour round trip to have a special brunch only to find out that no one decided to show up and open the restaurant. Their website, door sign and phone message all say they are open for brunch at 11:30 but no...More

2  Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was one I visit on the Durham Food Tour. The owner was very informative and enthusiastic about his love for fondue. We got to sample the chocolate fondue with fruits and sweets, it was delicious.

Thank Jayme T
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome time at the Little Dipper on our food tour. They have great specials during the week. Don't miss this place in Durham!

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great ambiance (really enjoyed the music.) Typical fondue experience, but the local combinations were a nice touch. Service was friendly, though it was strange our waiter didn't really know the menu well. Said he'd been there three years and only tried one of the five...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our first visit to this place is a Sunday Brunch. It's a three course meal with a Cheese fondue or granola yogurt parfait first. We had the fondue with lovely fresh bread, apples. carrots, grapes and broccoli. It was five stars. Second course was either...More

1  Thank Carmen H
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Dan A
Do you have (multiple) options for vegetarian entrees? if yes, what would be some typical examples and how is this managed at the table where meat is being dipped/cooked? Thanks
13 August 2016|
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Response from Rosa F | Reviewed this property |
Some items may include: mixed vegetables, squash, portobellos, tofu. Upon request, you can get a separate fondue pot for cooking, as cooking is done at the table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brightleaf Square, 905 West Main Street, Suite 21A, Durham, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-908-1023
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