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King's Sandwich Shop

701 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701-2110
+1 919-682-0071
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (5 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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American, Fast food
701 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701-2110
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This was my first visit there. I worried about how long my wait time would be, because the person in front of me placed a very large $60 order...but they got my single order out right away. Hamburger was fresh, quality meat. Bun and toppings...More

Thank TravelBug2530
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is an original and perfect for the downtown scene. Try a combo. Best deal around. Meat is cooked to perfection and lots of condiments to add onto your burger. Best fried okra. Menu has something for everyone with vegan choices, seafood choices, and chicken...More

Thank WaleBoy T
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I’ve been going to King’s, or as my family calls it, “The Ballpark,” as long as I can remember. My earliest recollections include driving into “town” on a Friday night to “eat out,” meaning eat in the car. I have loved this place throughout the...More

1  Thank EdRockster
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Wonderful takeout burger place which also makes some other great sandwiches. Had the shrimp po' bo sandwich which was delicious. Lots of local characters stopping by for lunch. You can take out or eat at several tables overlooking the Old Durham Bulls Ballpark (where "Bull...More

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here while on a break during an event at The Rickhouse. An easy walk and really great burger, hot dogs and tater tots. The sweet tea was really tasty too!

Thank mysticaltravellers
Reviewed 21 November 2015

its hotdog stand food... burgers, shakes, hotdogs... a little disorganized behind the scenes but the food is very well put together. loved the food..

Thank Chesley G
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Great little take out for lunch. Food is cooked to order, inexpensive, and tasty. King's is a Durham tradition for good reason. Don't expect fancy but if you want a quick, greasy, down home treat, wait in line and enjoy.

Thank P-Dub56
Reviewed 4 September 2015

King's Sandwich Shop has been sitting on the corner since 1942 and is a Durham landmark. Their burgers and hot dogs are made the old fashioned way and are very good. I highly recommend their chocolate malted shake. They offer a covered outdoor seating area...More

1  Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Ate at King's for first time today. Hot dogs were great. Ordered a mini chocolate malt milkshake but cashier said it was my lucky day because she made a large size by mistake. She was right, that malted shake hit the spot. I love that...More

Thank Jillef
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Great hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries...and they serve kool-aid! This place is old school Durham and much more down to earth than its neighbors (and most of the newer restaurants in Durham). Great prices too--I just wish they were open for dinner because they would...More

Thank dukie01
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701-2110
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-682-0071
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