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About Guglhupf

Exploring German cuisine with an inventive approach using local, seasonal ingredients. The architecturally striking building and patio creates the perfect backdrop for a casual yet unique dining experience. With seasonally rotating menus and an extensive collection of wines and beers from Germany and Austria, Guglhupf at night surprises and delights.

2706 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, German

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 - 3:00pm; and Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
No Reservations

Cross Street:
Hope Valley Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 401-2600

Website:
http://www.guglhupf.com/

Entertainment:
Tuesday evening is half priced wine night on select bottles of wine.

Parking Details:
We have on-site parking for our guests. Our patio and downstairs dining room are handicap accessible.

Executive Chef:
David Alworth

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Guglhupf Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Good for a Date (20)
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Authentic (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Great Beer (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Casual (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Healthy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Romantic (9)
Seasonal (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Organic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tapas (5)
Vegan (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Guglhupf is such a well-decorated, authentic, and overall classy place! The restaurant shows its beauty through both its dishes and aesthetic. Perfect for both brunch and dinner, it tends to be more relaxed around breakfast and lunch and has a much more romantic and elegant feel in the evening. Try the potato dumplings!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We came for a quick bite before a show and had limited time. Our server very professional and was able to meet our needs. The food was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice atmosphere of Germany / German food and beer - friendly service - nice date destination

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Gugelhupf - The ambience tonight is so lovely, and all of our food was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have been in love with the spinach salad, which I have as my entree - they increase the portion size (and price) but I always bring home leftovers. Warm red potatoes and a vinegary dressing make this really special. My husband generally gets the fish, which is always outstanding.

AND to my delight (especially as I had asked for it/mentioned it on a previous review, Apple Strudel has made it to the dessert menu. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it was the perfect ending to our dinner. Guglhuph's has a fantastic bakery and it was wonderful to see a dessert from there. Do not miss this when you dine here - it was perfectly delicious!!

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food and service were very good but the restaurant was freezing inside.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We went to Guglhupf for one of their special dinners -- we have been to 4 or 5 before and loved them. While the food was very good it was far from the memorable we have had on other occasions. What was disappointing was that the service was slow and spotty, and the slow delivery of the many courses. In the past service was superb -- and in this case those that were serving were very nice and pleasant but it appears the staff was more limited. It appears that the kitchen perhaps couldn't keep up with the food delivery -- as in several courses the food was served cold or cool. We love Guglhupf and will be back but this experience was disappointing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall enjoyed our experience. Will return and recommend to our friends and family.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A great dining experience. Wonderful meal, service was amiable and efficient. Appreciated the flexibility for my hearing and allergy issues.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Nicely prepared, delicious meal in a pleasant outdoor setting. Service was slow, however, and for that reason, I wouldn't recommend Guglhupf for a pre-theater meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I thought the food was phenomenal! We shared several of the small plates and they were all delicious - our favorite was the raclette. We ate outside and were offered super comfy blankets to stay warm. The Octoberfest beer selection was great, too. Will definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful date night again ! We love it here as the food, service and fall evening dinner outside is the best. Our server was wonderful, attentive and helpful...Dinner was excellent,
we love the mashed potatoes, fish, leeks, and the bread of course!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Organic, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Tapas, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 21, 2017

When I asked my soon-to-be-9 year old granddaughter where she'd like to go for her birthday dinner she stunned me by saying "Gugelhupf"! The family had been there once before and she obviously found a lot to like. I had the best spinach salad of my life, with warm dressing and lots of little goodies in it. They were out of the venison so my older granddaughter and I had the pork schnitzel with rye breading which was delicious! I'm glad I ordered a side of the yummy braised red cabbage because otherwise the meat would have been a bit dry (I don't like it with the traditional egg on top). My daughter's fish and her husband's wurst were delicious. The guest of honor ordered pasta with butter but she was more interested in dessert which was chocolatey and outstanding. My pumpkin mousse was a bit tasteless but the texture was lovely. We sat outside which was the highlight of the evening. It's a beautiful garden-y setting with nice lights and lanterns. The service was a bit slow, but we weren't in a hurry so that was ok. I would say to allow a little extra time. All-in-all we loved Gugelhupf and I can't wait till their bakery opens in Chapel Hill!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was outstanding. It has been awhile since my wife and I had german food. The food was very well prepared and the drinks were phenomenal. We would definitely return to this restaurant for dinner again.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Enjoyed the food, tasted really good. Portion sizes were generous. Servers were attentive and courteous.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a very nice and attentive server. They had good vegan options including a yummy pierogie starter. It was a beautiful restaurant and very romantic. They treated us well and we'd love to come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great, as usual; misunderstanding about where to sit; spouse has mobility issues

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

De-lish. Good service but a little slow.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful German food! ......................................................................!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great meals, tasty food. About $35 per person with wine

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Guglhupf is one of our favorite restaurants in Durham. The food is always delicious and love, love, love the patio dining!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always enjoy this place. But this time my meal was less than enjoyable: soggy spätzle, very bad timing on the service.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Brunch here is great but we have found dinners to be bland and boring

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had the opportunity to sit outside on a beautiful evening. The food was delicious as always. The dry aged pork chop was to die for! Highly recommend this place.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was delicious as always. Lovely evening, glorious place to sit and talk and share good food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Amazing ambience. Food was well prepared and had a nice German flare. Excellent beer selection as well. Overall a great spot

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Best outdoor venue in the area. The patio is lovely.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

23rd anniversary

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a spectacular evening at Guglhupf! The food was excellent, the service perfect, and the weather outside spectacular! (They have gorgeous lighting, water features, and a vibe that is hard to match! And no parking problems at night!

My only disappointment is that twice we were told specials were out. And our reservation was at 7:30, so that seemed rather early in the evening.

But still A+

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Everyone has an off night, so we are assuming this was one of them. We love Guglhupf. We will go back. However, we were not so thrilled with our dinner this evening. The oyster salad was very small, with just a few leaves of lettuce and five oysters, noticeably different from our prior experiences. The small plate was over baked and uninteresting, again, different from prior experiences. However, the chicken, as always, was outstanding. The best anywhere. Perhaps a new chef?

Service had a hiccup too. Food was all brought out at once, not appetizers first, then entree second. In all fairness, there was new help and they were very courteous, but just a tad bit disorganized. Frankly, we would have not even mentioned this had it not been for the disappointing meal.

We will be back and will write a glowing report should things change.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Absolutely loved this place. We sat outside for a perfect dinner date! Beautiful decor, yummy food, and great service!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I loved the food here. We started with the sampler meat plate and a salad and it was delicious. We then split the wienerschnitzel. The only thing I would recommend changing is the cold potato salad with the main dish, it was not my favorite combination, but the other vegetables on the plate were were very good. I would come back.

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 5, 2017

guglhupf guglhupf guglhupf is delicious dining cool atmosphere Osiris very good server

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Never had a bad meal here!!! I only get the specials, which are seasonal and delicious!!! Great for a special occasion!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Seasonal, Organic, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I had the eggplant with goat cheese appetizer and my wife's appetizer was a spinach artichoke "dip." Both were accompanied by bread/toast points. My entree was the ribeye and hers was pan-seared salmon. My entree was good, but hers not do much. The salmon was quite fishy and a bit under cooked. Overall the food was average. We liked our server although he left and never said he the shift was changing. J Betski in Raleigh is significantly better.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was tasty but fairly expensive for what you get.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We were told there was no room on the patio so we were seated inside. The couple behind us asked and was told there would be a table in a few minutes - wish we had asked if we could wait. The outside is just beautiful. Appetizers were great, especially the short ribs. Not sure my husband and I would order the schnitzel again, but everything else was delish!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Had dinner with friends & received superb service. Good German/Austria wine list. Good German beer list. Not a great number if good options, but all are very good. Limited but excellent desserts. Had a wonderful evening of great food,drink & conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food and drinks were incredible. Setting impeccable.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I have been to Guglhupf for dinner now a few times and I have never been disappointed. The food is delicious, and while I always get the short rib, however seasonally prepared, there are many great-looking options on the menu to choose from, and none of my fellow diners have ever been disappointed. The bread, the salads, the small plates and entrees - all fantastic! I look forward to returning for another dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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