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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:
Scott Phillips

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, 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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for a Date (24)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Romantic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Authentic (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great Beer (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Cozy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Business Meals (5)
Organic (4)
Tapas (4)
Vegan (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Guglhupf has been our go-to restaurant for many years, but our latest experience was extremely disappointing. The front of house and wait staff was disorganized, and our entrees(we did not order apps. Shout out to their "Bread guy" for helping us not starve!) took ridiculous amount of time to reach our table(nearly 50 minutes). We watched as other patrons who were seated after us received their apps and entrees, paid, and left. Also when we did receive our food, my collard greens hadn't been washed properly and still had sand in them as did the microgreen garnish. My husband's meal which should have had a crispy outer crust was soggy and had obviously been left sitting out for a while. Our intention was to speak with management, but we were already late for a planned event. We have always had very positive experiences here in the past, so this was a complete shock to our systems. While we will still visit the bakery, I think it will be quite a while before we visit the restaurant again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was great and enjoyed the dinner. The dessert was awesome.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

We love Guglhupf- great evening with only exception being slow service to start- our drinks took a long time to come, and we were not offered bread and had to ask for it. Other than that- we had a great meal- cauliflower starter and shiitake mushroom dumplings were unusual and very good. Fish of the day was scallops- only 3 for the portion it for the price, reasonable and delicious. Steak was good not great. Chocolate mousse cake was very good. Their house made gin and tonic and green and Black Manhattan were very well- prepared and tasty.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Bad service made for bad experience

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and outstanding service!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 4 days ago

Our compliments to the new chef! Wonderful food!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I loved this place. The atmosphere was lovely, our wine delicious, the food fantastic, and the staff wonderful. All these things made our dinner such a great time, and this was possibly my favorite Valentine’s Day dinner yet. The only negative about our experience was the wait. I believe the kitchen was behind because we did not get our first course until over an hour after our reservation. We both work in food service and so did not mind much; we know how hectic it can get. Despite the long wait, we thought the entire experience was worth it and would love to return to see what the usual menu is like.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 6 days ago

Husband and I went to Guglhupf for Valentine’s Day and it was PERFECT. Romantic atmosphere, prix fix menu for the holiday with plenty of choices for each course. The food was superb. Very elegantly plated with generous portion sizes. Nice German beer selection and wine list. Truly great for a date night or special occasion!

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 (Wilmington)·Dined 6 days ago

Service between 1st and 2nd course was unusually slow with no explanation. The meal was overpriced even for a Valentines Day special menu. We expect more from a Durham institution. We’ll be skipping holidays at this restaurant.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's Day Dinner menu very nicely done 4 course meal. Unique flavors and pleasant presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service. Restaurant will not disappoint you.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines Day dinner. Great selection of food and very reasonable size portions. Nice high quality wines to match. Ate upstairs a little more intimate. Service quick but not rushed. Lovely evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Waiter forgot to put in one guest’s fish dinner so that person was without their meal for 3/4 of the dinner. Upstairs was cold because of blowing fans.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I love Guglhupf for brunch, and the ambiance is great for a romantic dinner too - but I was disappointed with the food and menu. My dinner was at 8pm. I was informed the fish dish (catch of the day) was already sold out. My date and I then decided to have a steak each - and we were told there's only one steak left (keep in mind, there are only 6 main items on the menu). So instead of the 2nd steak we decided to order the veggie goulash, which was surprisingly sour - we did not enjoy its taste and could not finish it.

I recommend sticking to brunch here...

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great family dining experience! We

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fabulous food, beautiful space. The cauliflower was an amazing starter, and I wish I could eat those potato dumplings everyday. Can’t wait to come back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was amazing, service was amazing. I have no negative things to say and it has been added to our date night rotation.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First visit was during restaurant week and this place lived up the hype. Fabulous wait staff, amazingly creative food, and lovely atmosphere. We will return no doubt

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We visited during Triangle Restaurant Week and the fixed price menu was wonderful. Every bite was delicious. Our wait person was friendly without being obtrusive. Great experience in a wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went as a party of 3 on a busy Friday at 7 pm, with reservations during
triangle restaurant week. The food was very creative and beautifully presented. 2 of the entrees arrived just warm. The 3rd arrived 10 minutes later. The service tried to be good, but they were very busy keeping up with everyone. They accidentally brought our entrees before our starters. The starters were actually the best part. We paid $35 for the 3 course meal. Watch out for the wine prices, pretty high.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great experience!! Food was different & taste great. The wait staff & hostess is friendly & helpful. The outdoor dining area is awesome. We enjoyed the whole dining experience!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Starting with their bakery breads and ending with their incredible desserts, this was a great meal. While the bakery and restaurant are owned by Germans, and the menu always has several great German dishes, they have a varied menu. The care with which they built the building and added art works is reflected in their foods. We are lucky enough to live close by and can drop in any time to the bakery.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great indulgence but affordable. Creative cuisine and every representative of staff and ownership, and we had four "drop-bys",were responsive, receptive and interested/interesting.

Infrequent occasion for us, a date night during Restaurant Week, but we will become regulars. Chef, staff and ownership really worked to make our occassion memorable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food took a long time.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lovely taste of the entire menu, and a wait staff that was incredibly kind and helpful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was an amazing find for dinner. The food was incredible. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of our favorites to get together with friends. Always enjoy the food. Save room for dessert!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Lovely restaurant with German cuisine! Definitely coming back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We've been to Guglhupf multiple times. This visit was not up to standards. The primary problem was service, although our server was very pleasant. We said we were sharing the cheese plate. It came with only two pieces of toast. She said she'd bring more. She never did. It hardly mattered because the entrees arrived about 5 minutes after the appetizer cheese plate - we'd barely started it. That was way too fast. She forgot my wife's coffee order with our dessert. The food was fine, but I recall it as better, and the wine list remains quite nice and fairly priced. We'll give it another chance, but my overall grade of 4 stars was based on history more than this specific meal.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had the spinach salad to start...which was amazing! Our waiter suggested the vitus beer because I like heffewiesen and it was really good! The viener schnitzel and venison stew were very good! We had the molasses creme brulee for dessert and was a nice spin off of your traditional creme brulee. If anyone likes whiskey definitely try their Japanese whiskey...my hubby enjoyed as it was very smooth and aromatic!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food, wonderful choices, and a very cool environment inside and out.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Had a good birthday there. Staff was friendly. Schnitzel definitely hit my spot, been craving it for quite a while. Spatzel was good too, I was actually happy the kid wasn't all that hungry for it. The potato dumplings were so good. Cheese board was sticky but tasty. I think I was licking the Apple Strudel bowl. Good stuff there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Staff happily accommodated change in number of diners and one late arrival. Food was good. Service excellent. My friends and I go there several times a year.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (Raleigh)·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 10, 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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 (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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vip
 (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 7, 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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