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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“waffles” (284 reviews)
“fried chicken” (47 reviews)
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317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

It's obvious Dames is a favorite. Whenever I come to Durham I try to go to Dames Chicken and Waffles. Well I showed up around 8pm and was able to get a table. This was my first time here.I ordered the Carolina Cockerel. 3 wings,...More

Thank Tyra C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Friends recommended we try Dames when we were in Durham. I am not usually a big fan of chicken ad waffles but since it is their specialty I decided to try it. I have completely changed my mind about chicken and waffles! This meal was...More

Thank nctraveler315
Reviewed 18 July 2017

MMMMM. Honestly the best chicken and waffles you'll ever have with famous smears. I like the chicken cutlets with strawberry smear. There's often a long wait so make a reservation. Reasonably priced.

Thank Anasoma
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The food was amazing! I had chicken cutlet on a waffle with peach and apricot schmear. It was completely heavenly. This was exactly what I would expect a Southern breakfast to be like.

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Very good chicken and waffles at Dame's. The service was good also. The breading on the chicken is super yummy. Be prepared to wait as they were super busy when we were there around lunch time on a Monday.

Thank CMHEurope
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We had a long waiting time but we didn't have a reservation. This gave us time to walk around the area for a bit. The mimosas were really yummy (even a man-mosa that my fiancée ordered). Portions were very generous. We were in awe in...More

Thank SLR879
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A must try when in downtown Durham. The chicken and greens were great- but my pumpkin waffle with vanilla almond shmear was the best dessert I've had in a while. I can't wait to go back and try the breakfast.

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The food and the staff was amazing! I almost bit my tongue and fingers off once I tasted the food! I'll most definitely be going back and recommend that everyone goes and try it! I guarantee that you'll want more! You can tell that they...More

Thank Sylvester W
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Dame's Chicken &Waffles is a busy place but they seem to have an efficient system going on so that everything moves smoothly. When you arrive, you go in the door to get your name on the waiting list. Then you go wait outside until a...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Notwithstanding the fact that they accept reservations (which I made and confirmed), when we arrived at our proper time, they "didn't have a table" for us. We had to wait for half an hour to be seated by a grumpy host. Table service was a...More

Thank Mange2teTA
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Response from LuvNC2013 | Reviewed this property |
I find it very reasonable for the amount of food you get - you will not leave hungry - I want to say it is between $12-$15 per person for a meal.
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Response from ItsaGthg | Reviewed this property |
I remember them having vegan, not sure if they had GF options
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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