Guglhupf
Guglhupf

Guglhupf

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.guglhupf.com/
  • Phone: (919) 401-2600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am
    No Reservations

    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
    No Reservations

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Reservations accepted. Please indicate any special requests, dietary restrictions and food allergies.

    Brunch: Saturday 8:00am - 4:30pm; and Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
    No Reservations
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: German, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: David Alworth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Tuesday evening is half priced wine night on select bottles of wine. In addition, every Tuesday, we present a seasonal wine flight for your enjoyment.
  • Special Events: Sign up on our website to receive information about special events happening at Guglhupf, such as our wine, beer, or farm dinners, Rocktoberfest, Christmas Market, and more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hope Valley Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have on-site parking for our guests. Our patio and downstairs dining room are handicap accessible.
A word from Guglhupf
Welcome to Guglhupf where local and seasonal ingredients prepared with a contemporary southern German twist are the base for an exquisite dining experience.

Our eclectic, architecturally striking building and patio are the perfect backdrop for a casual yet unique evening whether you are with friends, family, or on a special night out.

Enjoy one of our handcrafted specialty cocktails or treat yourself to a 'Radler' while contemplating our small plates and entree selections.

Of course no meal at the Guglhupf would be complete without artisan breads from our renowned bakery and desserts that are simply divine.

In addition, our approachable wine list and extensive German beer selection accompanied by our house made charcuterie or local cheese selections make us a great choice for after work casual gatherings in the spirit of the 'Biergarten'.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Guglhupf reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (68)fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (52)special occasion (36)great for lunch (30)great for brunch (29)romantic (24)good for groups (18)notable wine list (16)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (7)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Loved it!
    lauren
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I have been here for lunch several years ago, but over the weekend was my first time for dinner. Loved the ambience and atmosphere, great food, and service. I really like the German menu choices! I was with a group of friends and we all sampled each other's entrees. Everything was palate-pleasing. Very unique from any other restaurant in the area. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potato Dumplings
    Chrisjmci
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great experience. Get the potato dumplings side for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutley wonderful!!
    Rebecca
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Took a chance on this place for my husbands birthday. I had never been, never heard of it, never talked to anyone who had been there before. It was absolutely amazing. Great food. Great wine. The best potatoe dumpings I've ever had. The spare rid small plate just melted in your mouth. The restaurant itself is very nice, contemporary but very warm/dark wood, beautiful. Great lighting, friendly staff. The outdoor seating was really nice, but it was way too cold to serve out there but something to try when it warms up. We will not only be back, but are adding this to our frequent places. Nice job Guglhupf!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great first experience~
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This was our first visit; food was excellent; waiter was informative and friendly; wine and beer was excellent. We are looking forward to coming back...would love to experience the outdoor dining. Relaxed, wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful evening
    FeedMe
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Very comfortable eating environment. Excellently prepared, artistically presented food. Very competent and attentive service staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Fine
    quietdiner
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I chose Guglhupf's to be this year's site for an annual dinner with a good friend, having had dinner there with family some weeks before. It did not disappoint. We were there in the middle of a Friday evening, so the noise level was higher, but not impossible. Even though they were very busy, the service was attentive and friendly, and helpful when we had questions. We covered the menu from a delicious Yukon potato soup-of-the-day through salads and entrees and dessert (a light and flakey sweet potato tart served with ice cream over which were draped strips if crystallized ginger, a wonderful combination). It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmmm....
    yummydurhamfood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We've eaten here about 4 times and have always left raving about the food. Not sure this time if Gulghupf fits the bill. The entree offerings were not so exciting. Chicken breast? Huh. The sides that accompanied most entrees (that weren't wienerschnitzel) were not interesting at all. My fish was good, but my sweet potato dumplings were cold and completely dried out. I was really surprised at the low quality of my meal. Disappointed, for sure. Good past experiences may bring us back, but honestly there are so many great places to eat in Durham, it will be a while.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    BangF
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We both selected the Wiener Schnitzel, which was very good and prepared well. We were able to substitute our side dishes for a nominal ($1) charge. We were seated downstairs, where the atmosphere wasn't great. Groups greater than 4-6 probably wouldn't be happy here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new find
    DukieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a terrific dinner with our college student daughter and several of her friends. The menu is imaginative. Everything was very well-prepared and flavorful. We tried several small plates as well as entrees and liked everything. The wine list is also unuaual, with a great selection selection of German and Austrian wines. I had a wonderful Austrian Riesling. We will definitely return when we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    NYCGig
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have started planning dinner at nice restaurants in the Triangle area with friends from Raleigh. (We live in Durham). Guglhupf was the restaurant we chose for our first Durham area dinner with them. they were well impressed and said that the Weinerschnitzel was better than their experiences in Germany. We have been well pleased with our meals there in the past, and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent German Food
    MomDee
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I've never had better tasting German food in all of my travels, including the German Restaurant at Disneyworld. Everything on the menu is delectable. Customer service and friendliness of the wait staff is excellent. Kudos to Guglhupf.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sleepy/sloppy service-great food
    newtodurham
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food ...very marginal service. Restaurant was not busy but wait staff was not attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic Yet Warm and Welcoming
    ChapelHill1
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent service, thank you Winston! The Hostess was so warm and welcoming, from arrival to hugs when we left. The steak and fish were quite pricey as the portions were not proportionate to the cost. Abundance of flavor, however. The small plate trout was excellent. When I return next, I will order the Schnitzle...it was perfect! You must dine outside on the patio for dinner, weather permitting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this restaurant!
    durhamfoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I used to think of the Guglhupf as a place for breakfast/brunch, per their heavenly pastries and great coffee. But it has become a favorite evening spot for us as well. Food is fresh and delicious, satisfying but not overly rich. Great options for large or small portions, yummy desserts! The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable, there are good beers and wines. Very nice outdoor ambiance when the weather is good, otherwise cozy/chic inside. It's all good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyed every minute
    Boots64VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    First of all, if the weather is nice sit outside on the patio facing the restaurant. We had dinner on the patio which is lovely with lots to look at and the soft glow from inside and from the candles on the tables really sets the mood.The food was delicious but as far as the bread offerings, I wasn't blown away. I don't know if it changes from day-to-day but they offered a white baguette, sourdough and a darker bread called bauernbrot. I would have preferred a grainier bread to have been thrown into the mix. It's served with butter which is unsalted, cold and hard. HOWEVER, that's minor compared to the meal and overall experience. I look forward to returning when I am in Durham again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Juicy chicken with good flavor
    greekFan
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Tried novel combinations: latke with mildly smoked trout; herbed spatzle with rubbed chicken. Also loved Austrian sparkling Reisling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant knows how to cook fish. They also do a superb job of marrying the sides to the meat or fish, and keeping the spices subtle so one can taste the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ShelbyCobraMustangVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent food and service as usual. This is a regular for my wife and I.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good.
    trilerey
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've eaten here many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Outstanding dinner , superb service, good wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • monthly dinner out
    seniorsatplay
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our group of senior citizens tries a new restaurant each month. We had a lovely time at Guglhupf. The outdoor seating was wonderful on a warm evening, the service was friendly, accomodating and casual, and the food was excellent. The parking lot was sometimes a distraction and the steps down to the terrace and back up to parking was a problem for some of the older members of the group. All in all, though, it was a wonderful evening. We will be back sometime....maybe for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our meal was great and I appreciated the manager call after I reported to the hostess that we had very poor service. Our server, Kelsey was basically vey rude. Specifically, she did not attend to our table by failing to offer water/ tea refills, never asked if we needed anything or how the meal was, literally threw the dessert menu on the table. Overall, my friend and I felt she was abrupt and rude and seemed that she couldn't be bothered. We are easy guests to please. I very much appreciated the welcome by the hostess and the excellent food. Thanks, Anne Gross
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    AnnaMaria
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Guglhupf has become our go to place for specials occasions, big and small. Happy birthday, happy anniversary, happy Friday! The food is always fantastic, the service is top-notch, and the décor is very inviting. We will be back soon!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably delicious
    LocalDINKs
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Visited twice in a week with different family members. Found myself wishing the baguette crust was crustier and the butter saltier, but I question my judgement, because Guglhupf is also a bakery, and maybe they know better. Roasted chicken entree was off-the-chart moist and flavorful. Loved the spaetzle hash. Fromage blanc dessert was not at all what I expected after reading the description: it was a tiny light cheesecake with sparse garnishes of the things that drew me to it. LOVED the dry French rose, available by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very tasty German cuisine
    Phoenix00017
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We've been here twice now and it's been a great experience both times. The wienerschnitzel is fabulous (especially with the must-have add-on mushroom gravy), really nice hanger steak, and my wife has raved about the market fish options both times she got them (including some intriguing corn salsas that she couldn't stop talking about). Dessert options are also delightful: the flourless chocolate cake was delectable and the molasses creme brulee was a treat. It's a touch pricey, but it's been thoroughly enjoyed both times and will continue to be one of our go-to locations for date nights and birthdays. Ambience is decidedly more "trendy" than upscale or romantic, for what it's worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the patio
    freshair
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The outdoor seating is exceptional! But indoors is also fun. The food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good food
    FNDBA
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I usually don't order chicken - I figure I can manage that at home - but I wanted to try the spaetzle so went with the chicken breast. It was amazing. Perfectly cooked, with flavorful, juicy meat and crisp delicious skin. They used a rarely seen "airline chicken" prep (boneless with the drumette attached) which was easy to eat and made for a very pretty presentation. The spaetzle was also really good - buttery flavor and a nice springy texture. We also enjoyed a wurst platter before our meals and an apple galette after. Both were very good. I'll be going back in a couple week to celebrate my anniversary. The pacing of the meal was nice and the service was pleasant and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely place for dinner
    DurhamDiner25
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A group of eight of us had a relaxing and delicious dinner, outside in Guglhupf's beautiful courtyard. The standout dishes were the Mussels and the Wurstplatte. The Alsatian potato leek tart was fine, but not especially good. The beer selection is impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pleasant surprise
    radsailor
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Just found out about this restaurant on the internet and thought we would give it a try. Our expectations were not at all highl] wow ! What a pleasant surprise ! Ambiance was great, food was great and service was great. Will definitely go again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sehr gut!
    freund
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our party of 15 were all happy with their food choices. Food was tasty, ambiance was delightful. If you like German cuisine, then this is a must go to in all of the Durham-Raleigh area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wait staff
    ChapD
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our wait person took time to describe the various beer choices and brought two samples. Food was excellent, hot and timely served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner for 5
    glennd
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Four of the five entrees we had were delicious. The fifth was pork that was still red. Sorry, but pork that is not done is really a no no. Also having pork chops too tough to cut with a dinner knife without having any steak knives is not acceptable. We did not have to pay for the uneaten pork dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Disbelief
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was my third visit to Guglhupf. This restaurant has an excellent reputation which seemed well deserved. I was shocked to have a bad experience there on Wednesday night. We went for my daughters birthday and the four of us were all disappointed. Two entrees came at least 15 minutes prior to the other entrees - there was no explanation and when we tried to discuss with the wait person she was not adept at dealing with our concern. I felt minimized. The wait person was extremely young and seemed to have an attitude of either not care or clueless. In addition to the food was average. The risotto was not well done while the chicken was overdone. I could not believe we had this kind of experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great German restaurant
    Gizmo
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Fabulous weiner schnitzel and steak. Large beer menu featuring many german and belgium beers. Sat outside on very large patio where tables are not cramped upon one so nice atmosphere. Definitely make reservations here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    RalphVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    One of the great, predictable, creative restaurants in one of the foodiest cities in the South.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 59 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 693 reviews are from the Guglhupf reviews archive.
  • delicious food and great beer list!
    golfgal
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Plenty of fresh options to suit every taste. The fish dish is always perfectly cooked. Veggies options are abundant. Service has always been good. No long wait times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    luvbeer
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We attended a special event - annual beer and whole hog dinner. The food and beer were divine and the service was excellent. Well worth the money, and we hope to return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple; Great Food and Service
    IvyFred
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I dined at Guglhupf July 2014. The entrees all looked fantastic, and the Chicken I chose surpassed my expectations. Having an experience with German food, the restaurant did well to maintain the "germaness" and also give it their own spin. The bakery looked really good, but I had no room left. I was disappointed by the desserts, but not to be misunderstood, they were above average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Durham Classic
    licorice12
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Guglhupf is an exemplar of the Durham food scene. Great Dishes that are all made from local ingredients. Far and away their best feature is their baked goods--be sure to save room for dessert here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, nice atmosphere
    beenthereatethat
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Enjoyed dinner. Favorite was the potato and Leek appetizer. Would have like a better selection of specialty alcoholic drinks. I could not drink the one I ordered. Stick to the wine which was very good. Service as also very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate