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Dame's Chicken & Waffles

317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
+1 919-682-9235
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“waffles” (276 reviews)
“fried chicken” (46 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3215
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I know this is a popular place but I think it's a little overrated. The chicken was a little over seasoned and I don't quite understand those silly "shmears" or the stupid name for the butter options. It's not bad but no full bar and...More

Thank Be C
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The food here is great. The chicken and waffles are fantastic. And you can switch things up with changing out waffles and sauces and type of chicken. The sides are equally fantastic. And the servers are always really helpful with suggestions, and they are quick...More

Thank Cattravelswell123
Reviewed 15 January 2017

There was no line but there was a little wait to get seated. That gave us time to visit a book store next door that was small quaint and very friendly. Once seated we were immediately greeted by our server and the food, fun and...More

Thank Rodaryl J
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We recent tried Dame's after a DPAC performance and we are so glad we did. The service was great as was the food. The chicken and waffles were great, but the veggies might have been even better. The squash and onions were wonderful !! Will...More

Thank lovetotravel044
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food was absolutely incredible! They have a good selection of options so you can find just the right combo! The atmosphere was awesome as well. Good music, good themed decorations, and helpful/friendly staff. Next time we're in the area we'll definitely be stopping by...More

Thank finishlikepre
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

it's a cute little place with great food. they have different types of chicken cuts with waffles and the staff here incredibly nice :)

Thank Nausheen P
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I have been to Dames twice and both times were so satisfying. The fruit is fresh which is awesome. The combinations of smears and dips are so flavorful. I will definitely be returning. The wait time can be a drag but after tasting the food...More

Thank Flor_De_Amarilla
Reviewed 28 December 2016

After trying to get to Dames for ages we finally made it! Every time that we've tried to go there we either had a tough time parking or the wait was out the door. That's all changed. There is a bank relatively close, a block...More

Thank slauch
Reviewed 22 December 2016

In Durham for a meeting and client took me here for lunch...nice spot...place was crowded but we got a table in 10 minutes...fried boneless chicken breast, waffle with maple pecan butter and side of spicy collards...really good...lots of waffle/butter combinations...greens were awesome...try it.

Thank birdieman
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It was awesome! Our server Darrin did a great job. We ordered waffles with the chicken cutlet with maple pecan schmear (his recommendation) - outstanding. Also ordered wings with sweet potato waffle with orange marmalade schmear (another good suggestion). The only thing we didn't care...More

Thank foodiefantwo
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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.
7 February 2016|
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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