Best American Restaurants in Durham

Nana's RestaurantNana's Restaurant
(1564)
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Fairview Dining RoomFairview Dining Room
(1011)
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 46 times today
The Melting Pot - South PointThe Melting Pot - South Point
(482)
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 12 times today
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - DurhamFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham
(128)
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 18 times today
The DurhamThe Durham
(211)
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 7 times today
The Mebane Downtown TableThe Mebane Downtown Table
(305)
$$$$
American | Mebane, Durham
Booked 5 times today
Weathervane RestaurantWeathervane Restaurant
(145)
$$$$
American | Chapel Hill, Durham
Booked 7 times today
Trilogy - Chapel HillTrilogy - Chapel Hill
(102)
$$$$
American | Chapel Hill, Durham
Booked 1 time today
Crawford & SonCrawford & Son
(401)
$$$$
American | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 16 times today
HeronsHerons
(1573)
$$$$
American | Cary, Raleigh
Booked 8 times today
Glenwood GrillGlenwood Grill
(1795)
$$$$
American | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 27 times today
Capital Club 16Capital Club 16
(38)
$$$$
American | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 5 times today
Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen - CaryLucky 32 Southern Kitchen - Cary
(2135)
$$$$
American | Cary, Raleigh
Booked 17 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Durham

Maggiano's - DurhamMaggiano's - Durham
(4308)
$$$$
Italian | Durham, Durham
Booked 20 times today
Il PalioIl Palio
(899)
$$$$
Italian | Chapel Hill, Durham
Booked 7 times today
cafe tiramisucafe tiramisu
(140)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 20 times today
Bella MonicaBella Monica
(1887)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 25 times today
VivaceVivace
(1678)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Caffe LunaCaffe Luna
(1271)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 26 times today
Garibaldi TrattoriaGaribaldi Trattoria
(219)
$$$$
Italian | Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh
Booked 1 time today
GravyGravy
(2077)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 22 times today
Capri RestaurantCapri Restaurant
(262)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 1 time today
Mia Francesca TrattoriaMia Francesca Trattoria
(1277)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 10 times today
Farina Neighborhood ItalianFarina Neighborhood Italian
(254)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 1 time today
Lugano RistoranteLugano Ristorante
(283)
$$$$
Italian | Cary, Raleigh
Booked 3 times today
Mulino Italian Kitchen & BarMulino Italian Kitchen & Bar
(171)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 6 times today
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Raleigh - CrabtreeBRIO Tuscan Grille - Raleigh - Crabtree
(824)
$$$$
Italian | Raleigh, Raleigh
Booked 10 times today

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Durham Restaurants

M SushiM Sushi
486 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Durham, Durham
Booked 26 times today

This was my 3rd time at M Sushi and it has been consistently excellent both in quality of food and service. This is now my favorite Japanese/Fusion restaurant in the Triangle More

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Nana's RestaurantNana's Restaurant
1564 reviews
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham

Consistently excellent food and service More

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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - DurhamGonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham
451 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Durham, Durham
Booked 7 times today

I had the “Mexican Flag”, on a high recommendation from my boss at work. My wife had a burrito of some type (can’t recall the exact name). We both agreed that it was probably some of the best Mexican food we’d ever had here in the Durham area before. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to friends and come back for more! More

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NanaSteakNanaSteak
624 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Durham, Durham
Booked 34 times today

Every single thing we ate was amazing!! More

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Viceroy British PubViceroy British Pub
117 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Durham, Durham
Booked 7 times today

Perfect. Food, service and atmosphere. More

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Vin RougeVin Rouge
2682 reviews
$$$$
French | Durham, Durham
Booked 22 times today

Always a great place for dining, especially the oyster selection. Great ambience. More

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Fairview Dining RoomFairview Dining Room
1011 reviews
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 46 times today

Amazing staff, and even better food for a surprisingly good price! More

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Juju DurhamJuju Durham
586 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Durham, Durham
Booked 18 times today

JuJu is an amazing little find in Durham (and one is in Chapel Hill as well that is similar but more formal). It is true Asian tapas with lots of creative and unique dishes. Highly recommend the spicy tuna bites. Everything we had was awesome though. Very flavorful and unique. Also if you are into Sake, this place has what you want. Great service as well. Reservations recommended as it is a popular place More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DurhamRuth's Chris Steak House - Durham
968 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Durham, Durham
Booked 16 times today

Delish! Excellent wine suggestion and our food was perfect! More

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Page Road GrillPage Road Grill
675 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Durham, Durham
Booked 10 times today

I like the Page Road Grill for business lunches. The food is good. The prices are reasonable. The service is never intrusive. It is a nice atmosphere with adequate booth room to conduct business. More

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MateoMateo
1708 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Durham, Durham
Booked 31 times today

Mateo is an awesome tapas place with lots of options and great service. Some of the food was just okay, but the variety and atmosphere makes me want to go again. More

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Metro 8 SteakhouseMetro 8 Steakhouse
92 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Durham, Durham
Booked 5 times today

My husband and I went to Metro 8 in celebration of our 7th wedding anniversary. We were treated like honored guests from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The entire staff was exceptional, with everyone going out of their way to check on us, refill our drinks without being asked, and make polite conversation. One of the owners personally congratulated us on our anniversary, as did the host and several of the servers. We never had an empty glass, and we thoroughly enjoyed our salads, steak dinners, and dessert. I had the Caesar salad (topped with the most delicious grilled chicken!) and filet mignon, while my husband had the house salad and New York strip. To finish off our meals, we enjoyed the house speciality: chocolate souffle. The ambiance of Metro 8 is cozy and romantic, with candlelight and soft jazz/standards playing in the background. It was perfect for our special occasion, and the noise level was very low. This restaurant does not disappoint, and we will certainly be back! More

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The Little Dipper - DurhamThe Little Dipper - Durham
603 reviews
$$$$
Fondue | Durham, Durham

We unknowingly showed up for Wednesday Ladies Night, which gave us a nice deal on cheese and chocolate fondues for two. We added some"from the grill" protein and had a genuinely enjoyable meal. It was even nice to get a small, high-walled booth to allow private conversation. I'd definitely do fondue here again. More

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ParizadeParizade
1928 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Durham, Durham
Booked 39 times today

Delicious! Exquisite decor. Desserts were award winning!! More

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MezMez
1565 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Durham, Durham
Booked 12 times today

We were delightfully surprised, expected the usual atmosphere of monitors showing sports on almost every wall, not so with this place. The hosts and servers were respectful and friendly. The food ... EXCELLENT!!! Would definitely go back. Worth the drive. More

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Saint James Seafood Restaurant and Raw BarSaint James Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar
159 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Durham, Durham
Booked 29 times today

We had a wonderful experience. Service and food were incredible and we will definitely be returning. More

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Watts GroceryWatts Grocery
2000 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Durham, Durham
Booked 23 times today

Watts Grocery is our favorite neighborhood dinner spot. Food and drinks are always delicious and the staff very attentive. More

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - DurhamFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham
128 reviews
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 18 times today

Good food, good wine, prime rib and the meatloaf are always good More

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The Pit - DurhamThe Pit - Durham
606 reviews
$$$$
Barbecue | Durham, Durham
Booked 6 times today

Everything about The Pit was great. We are too much and left with a grocery bag of leftovers. Wonderful! More

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Dos PerrosDos Perros
1307 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Durham, Durham
Booked 3 times today

Food and service were both excellent. We will defiantly be back. More

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The Marketplace  at the JB DukeThe Marketplace at the JB Duke
5 reviews
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 1 time today

The staff is very attentive and the food is very good. Nice decor, too! There are cute sayings around the room. Did you know that STRESSED backwards is DESSERTS? Wow! I will be back during my next visit to Durham! More

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GuglhupfGuglhupf
1143 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary European | Durham, Durham
Booked 12 times today

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

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Counting HouseCounting House
512 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Durham, Durham
Booked 21 times today

First time here. Great for brunch, with a small menu. More

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Harvest 18Harvest 18
371 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Durham, Durham
Booked 2 times today

The food was amazing! I had shrimp with mashed potatoes and zucchini and squash and my daughter had a hamburger with fries. Everything was absolutely delicious! The fries just might have been the best fries I have ever had. We had bread pudding and pecan pie for dessert and both of them were very good. Everyone was friendly and attended to our every need. The host, manager and server were all great! We were asked several times if we needed anything and our drinks were never empty. I highly recommend Harvest 18 if you want an amazing meal with phenomenal, friendly service. We will be going back for sure. More

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Taberna TapasTaberna Tapas
591 reviews
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Durham, Durham
Booked 8 times today

Great dinner for 8 on short notice. Just what Tapas should be. Excellent food and great overall experience More

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Blue Corn CafeBlue Corn Cafe
107 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Durham, Durham
Booked 3 times today

Fantastic service and delicious food - we had barbacoa (osso busco), pollo milanesa, & seasonal vanilla bean and cinnamon flan. A side dish of plantain chips with spicy sauce complimented am awesome dining experience. Can't wait to go back again!! More

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The DurhamThe Durham
211 reviews
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 7 times today

Great birthday celebration. Our waiter was great and food delicious. We appreciate how he described the possible food choices so we all selected meals that suited each of us perfectly. More

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The Melting Pot - South PointThe Melting Pot - South Point
482 reviews
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 12 times today

Friendly greeter. Reservation ready on time. Great round table for 4. Great service. $$$ but knew that going in and this was a special dinner. More

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BasanBasan
302 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Durham, Durham
Booked 4 times today

Excellent service and the food was good. The Tokyo Ramen Noodle Soup was outstanding. Highly recommended b More

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Benetis RestaurantBenetis Restaurant
5 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Durham, Durham

Benetis Mexican cuisine is simply outstanding! The food is exceptionally well-prepared, nicely presented and served with kindness by the wonderful wait staff. We try to get by Benetis at least once a week because the food is so good. The meats are very nicely seasoned and tasty. The chef has a real flair for authentic Mexican fare that beats the competition hands down. We highly recommend you try this gem located in the Greenwood Commons Shopping Center at the corner of Sedwick Road and Highway 55 in the RTP. By day, Benetis is well-known to many as the best breakfast place in the area. By night, this pop-up kitchen serves the best Mexican food anywhere around. More

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Maggiano's - DurhamMaggiano's - Durham
4308 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Durham, Durham
Booked 20 times today

We were here for a birthday dinner. Two of our party had further plans so our friendly but efficient server was very appreciated. Food was great, and the atmosphere was perfect. More

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Clouds Brewing-DurhamClouds Brewing-Durham
37 reviews
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Durham, Durham

Great place for friends to meet up. This was our first visit and our waiter was excellent at matching beer to our favorite tastes! More

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Mavericks Smokehouse and TaproomMavericks Smokehouse and Taproom
2 reviews
$$$$
Barbecue | Durham, Durham

Maverick's Smokehouse and Taproom is a downtown Durham restaurant featuring Carolina, Memphis and Texas style BBQ and more!
At Maverick’s, guests can enjoy a relaxed, rustic indoor experience or take advantage of downtown Durham’s best outdoor patio. Smoked pork, ribs, brisket, chicken, and fish are available to satiate your appetite. Maverick’s menu also includes Stinnett’s signature fried chicken, Memphis BBQ spaghetti with all the down home fixins' and sides you’d expect. Grab a plate or a sandwich or sit down with friends and family for a family style meal. Sides include classics like mac and cheese, fried okra and collard greens with a creative culinary twist, along with Maverick’s classic onion hushpuppies.More

Allday CafeAllday Cafe
1 review
$$$$
Grill | Durham, Durham

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Baba GhannoujBaba Ghannouj
5 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Durham, Durham

The food is a culinary explosion of magnificent taste that had us planning our next visit. Atmosphere was just right and the staff was amazing. More

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Piedmont RestaurantPiedmont Restaurant
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$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 9 times today

Piedmont Restaurant has cultivated a loyal following by creating an adventurous, seasonal dining experience in the heart of downtown Durham. We shine a light on foods harvested and raised in North Carolina, including from our sister farm in Hillsborough, Coon Rock Farm. Chef John May’s inspired cuisine showcases local ingredients in classic Southern dishes, reimagined with an inventive spirit. Our regionally focused craft cocktail program, North Carolina craft beers, and extensive and award-winning wine list complete our modern farm-to-table experience.More

Durham Diners' Choice Winners

Durham's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
M SushiM Sushi
486 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Durham, Durham
Booked 26 times today

This was my 3rd time at M Sushi and it has been consistently excellent both in quality of food and service. This is now my favorite Japanese/Fusion restaurant in the Triangle More

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Nana's RestaurantNana's Restaurant
1564 reviews
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham

Consistently excellent food and service More

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Juju DurhamJuju Durham
586 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Durham, Durham
Booked 18 times today

JuJu is an amazing little find in Durham (and one is in Chapel Hill as well that is similar but more formal). It is true Asian tapas with lots of creative and unique dishes. Highly recommend the spicy tuna bites. Everything we had was awesome though. Very flavorful and unique. Also if you are into Sake, this place has what you want. Great service as well. Reservations recommended as it is a popular place More

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Viceroy British PubViceroy British Pub
117 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Durham, Durham
Booked 7 times today

Perfect. Food, service and atmosphere. More

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Fairview Dining RoomFairview Dining Room
1011 reviews
$$$$
American | Durham, Durham
Booked 46 times today

Amazing staff, and even better food for a surprisingly good price! More

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Vin RougeVin Rouge
2682 reviews
$$$$
French | Durham, Durham
Booked 22 times today

Always a great place for dining, especially the oyster selection. Great ambience. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - DurhamRuth's Chris Steak House - Durham
968 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Durham, Durham
Booked 16 times today

Delish! Excellent wine suggestion and our food was perfect! More

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NanaSteakNanaSteak
624 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Durham, Durham
Booked 34 times today

Every single thing we ate was amazing!! More

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Metro 8 SteakhouseMetro 8 Steakhouse
92 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Durham, Durham
Booked 5 times today

My husband and I went to Metro 8 in celebration of our 7th wedding anniversary. We were treated like honored guests from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. The entire staff was exceptional, with everyone going out of their way to check on us, refill our drinks without being asked, and make polite conversation. One of the owners personally congratulated us on our anniversary, as did the host and several of the servers. We never had an empty glass, and we thoroughly enjoyed our salads, steak dinners, and dessert. I had the Caesar salad (topped with the most delicious grilled chicken!) and filet mignon, while my husband had the house salad and New York strip. To finish off our meals, we enjoyed the house speciality: chocolate souffle. The ambiance of Metro 8 is cozy and romantic, with candlelight and soft jazz/standards playing in the background. It was perfect for our special occasion, and the noise level was very low. This restaurant does not disappoint, and we will certainly be back! More

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Gonza Tacos y Tequila - DurhamGonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham
451 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Durham, Durham
Booked 7 times today

I had the “Mexican Flag”, on a high recommendation from my boss at work. My wife had a burrito of some type (can’t recall the exact name). We both agreed that it was probably some of the best Mexican food we’d ever had here in the Durham area before. I would wholeheartedly recommend this to friends and come back for more! More

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Discover Durham

Famished diners are in the right place when they’re in Durham. Chefs here do soul food like no one else, and local farms have plenty of fresh ingredients to work with. For barbecue, pork rules in these parts. The crackly exterior is smothered in tangy vinegar-and-ketchup sauce that begs you to dip a steaming hunk of cornbread into it. If you’ve never had mac and cheese that was baked in a dirty skillet, you haven’t lived, and who knew that it was a vegetable? Everything from collard greens with shrimp and grits to fried catfish is splashed with Texas Pete hot sauce, a local invention. Just don’t embarrass yourself by ordering a Coke in the home state of Pepsi or ask why there’s a dish of pimiento cheese on every table.