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Parker and Otis

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112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701-3172
+1 919-683-3200
07:30 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 19:00
Fri 07:30 - 20:00
Sat 07:30 - 19:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have lunch here but only stopped to shop. There are lots of great cooking themed and local gifts. Very convenient walk to Brightleaf as well.

Thank Dani D
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting son for Thanksgiving and he brought us here. We had fun scanning the store for interesting items. Had lunch while there and everyone enjoyed. Indoor or outdoor seating available. Great story and highly recommend.

Thank Connie B
North Carolina
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. I was recommended to try the shrimp BLT and it didn't disappoint. The cafe is quaint but also has a large shop with unique gifts and items. The tuna salad and chicken curry was tasty as well. Price was a bit expensive but would return as it was worth it.

Thank jaimelovebug
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A combination eatery, cafe and general store, go for the food- sandwiches, soups with fresh ingredients and generous portions, but stay to browse a unique selection of gifts, with a large amount of floor space dedicated to culinary related items, stationery, children's gifts, and seasonal and hostess-gift items. Parking can be a bit of a challenge, although there is a... More 

1 Thank jmapatterson
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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416 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and immediately thought, this is going to be great... A large choice of "huge" sandwiches, great salads and a wide array of drinks- old time, soft, beer and wine... All of this deliciousness is inside a gift, card, kitchen, bar, toy and funky stuff shop... The staff is friendly and upbeat... Warning... The sandwiches are huge so... More 

1 Thank DocHarrisHHI
Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is one of my favorite Durham spots! I have only been for breakfast, brunch and lunch, but it was awesome every time. The food is fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is quaint and the store sells such unique items. It's a great place for eating inside or outside! Super place for good conversation!

1 Thank Pam F
Durham, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

When I want the best tasting scrambled eggs in town, I go to Parker and Otis. They also have a cheese biscuit that comes with the dish that is exceptionally good. It's a super simple dish, but it suits me.

1 Thank afreyes
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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224 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I stopped for a fresh sandwich. The turkey, Apple, cheddar sandwich was great. There was a lot of great things to look at and shop for as well.

Thank Beaux1980
New York City, New York
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great deli with interesting food offerings. Eclectic selection of items for the browser, home entertainer, creative, gourmet. You could spend hours in this shop. Try the 3 salad plate. I wish they had desserts.

Thank Advourner
Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is such a unique venue for lunch. I could spend hours shopping around the store buying up a lot of the unique items they sell. I recommend the Shrimp BLT. If you like chocolate, they've got a huge selection. Go their they next time you are in Durham. A must.

1 Thank TriangleTourGuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701-3172
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-683-3200

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