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Guglhupf

4.6
1191 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, German
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am
No Reservations Necessary

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

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 Necessary
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Phone number
(919) 401-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dave Alworth
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hope Valley Road
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Parking details
We have on-site parking for our guests. Our patio and downstairs dining room are handicap accessible.
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Entertainment
Tuesday evening is half priced wine night on select bottles of wine.
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1191 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
service
4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The outdoor dining area was fantastic. I will be going back again.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We visited Guglhupf as part of the Bull City Vegan Challenge. Me and my husband have been here for brunch before and we enjoyed it. It was a great dining experience this time too!

We were immediately seated by our hostess and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the dishes offered as part of the Vegan Challenge. We placed our orders and there was barely any wait time. We were also served breads made in-house. Our only compliant was that we would have liked this bread to be a little warm. It was really fresh though.

We had the pierogies, roasted beets for appetizers and the vegan challenge dishes pfiferling (made with seitan) as entree, and the rabarber kompot (rhubarb compote) for dessert. Our most favorite dishes were the appetizers. It was very vibrant and full of flavors. The portion size for the entree looked deceptively small since we split it but it actually filled us up good. The dessert was refreshing but a little bit on the overly sweet side for the both of us.

Overall, we had a very pleasant evening and we are looking forward to going back here to try out more of there brunch items and desserts.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Absolutely delightful! Our group had a fabulous meal (very artistic cuisine) and terrific service. Our server was tremendously knowledgeable and very accommodating of our cast of characters! Greatly appreciated!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

They were out of many dishes at 730

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went to Guglhuph for dinner before a play on Saturday night. Upon arrival, they had read my comment regarding needing Gluten free options, and made sure we were aware of what those were. The service was excellent. Food was fantastic. It was my friend's birthday, and we each had a scruptious dessert. I highly recommend this restaurant. Can't wait to go again!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fabulous 3 course vegan menu. Complex, interesting flavors.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We went for the vegan challenge and it was great. The dessert was especially great

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I've eaten here several times and have always been impressed with the unique menu options and incredible food.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food & service was excellent. This place says German food, but it’s just great food. We look forward to coming back.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our group of 4 loved our meal at Guglhupf. I asked for a table outside by the water fountains and they accommodated. Sitting outside as the sun goes down is a very special experience. Their outdoor lighting is lovely. Everyone loved their meals and felt it was authentic and approachable German cuisine. The spaetzle is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was tasty & plated beautifully. Food portions were small.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

What a wonderful evening we had sitting outside! We made our dinner out of sharing several small plates. Our waitress made great recommendations as to the order of serving the small plates so that we would have the right combination of flavors. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent! My husband is a native German and we are always searching for authentic cuisine. While a couple staples (Potato Salad, Dumplings) were a bit different than we are accustom to eating, they were delicious. The food wasn’t heavy and greasy. The schnitzel was crispy and very tasty! The dessert offerings were decadent and a fresh interpretation of German Staples. Beer, wine, and cocktail selections were ample to wet your whistle. The decor was warm, nostalgic yet modern and unexpected - not cliche touristy. Service was welcoming and attentive. Only complaint- wish tables were larger or plates smaller. It was cramped and juggling act to get everything to fit on the table. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We enjoy all of the entrees that we've ordered there, but what we look forward to are the spaetzle, after-dinner coffees and inventive desserts. The addition of roasted garlic to the spaetzle elevates that dish, and our forks dueled over the cloves, racing to capture each bite. Save space for dessert and coffee, folks--but always order the spaetzle.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Our group of five guys meets regularly and this time we decided on dinner @ Guglhupf. In general, I love the place but am more familiar with lunches than with dinners. The group liked the different foods selected with one exception -- the Brathaenchen - it was not what it's supposed to be (based on my experience in Munich and other places). The meat was dry and the skin wasn't crunchy and didn't cover the chicken but was on the side. Also, 3 of us had beer and were very pleased, 2 had a glass of red wine each which had to be sent back as the wine was over the hill. The same wine from a newly opened bottle was fine. So, overall we had a great evening and dinner with some low points.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was delicious. We both ordered the fish of the day. The Brussels hash is not to be overlooked. The only downside is our server was less than attentive. She rarely checked on us. Very unusual. We had to pour our own wine (gasp, but that's the server's job in a restaurant like this). Will be back because we love this place.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Especially noteworthy during this dining experience was the upbeat and efficient service. The food was delicious as always.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Fresh, fabulous tasteful food. Lovely night to sit out on the patio. New menu options were great to try. Waitstaff was personable and helpful. Good wine selections and deserts were just not the same old cheesecake or key lime pie! Well worth time and money to go experience.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This meal was truly wonderful. The ambiance very welcoming and warm, the service and staff were helpful, courteous, and professional.
My experience was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Unique menu and beverage selection. We especially enjoy outdoor dining at Guglhupf when weather permits.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The med rare sliced beef dish we had was VERY rare and tough. The food was barely warm. When we told the waiter about the poor quality of the meat , he smiled, and said 'awesome'!!!!! We tried to clarify it was far from awesome but he took off. Huh? Appitizer was ok but extremely small.

The chocolate dessert was very good. Probably best as a dessert place.

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

The ambiance was very nice, and the cocktails were well crafted. The menu had a great selection of small plates, and seemed to have great promise. This told, however, the food itself was nothing to write home about. Very basic, and lacking flare or flavor. Additionally, it was hard to overlook how older guests were given preferential treatment and a higher level of service by waitstaff as compared to younger guests. Overall, a surprisingly fair to poor experience when compared to other ratings.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I'm afraid our dinner experience here was disappointing. They seemed under staffed and the staff who were there didn't seem up to the task. Although we had a reservation, we were told we should probably go somewhere else because they were backed up and we shouldn't expect to receive any food for at lease an hour. Strange. We decided to wait and once our table became available, no one was in a hurry to get us bread, give us menus, etc. Just a really wierd night.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Bad service made for bad experience

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food and outstanding service!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Our compliments to the new chef! Wonderful food!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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...

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great family dining experience! We

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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

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