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About Local 22 Kitchen and Bar

A Southern-accented gastropub with a strong local focus.

2200 W Main St
Durham, NC 27705
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, Gastro Pub, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday: 11 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 11 pm
Friday: 11 am - 12 am
Saturday: 11 am - 12 am
Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm | 5pm -10pm

Cross Street:
9th st

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 286-9755

Website:
http://www.local22durham.com/

Catering:
Please call and ask for Paul for any Catering needs
(919) 286-9755

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking in Erwin Square.
If you need directions please give us a call
(919) 286-9755

Executive Chef:
Yanni

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

This year leave the cooking & cleaning to your Local 22 family & simply enjoy a Christmas Eve meal with loved ones! We'll be open for regular brunch & dinner hours. Our a la carte menus as well as some delicious holiday specials will be available for you to curate the perfect holiday feast!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Kick off your NYE festivities with a beer dinner like no other. We are partnering with the beloved WICKED WEED BREWING to bring you a bomb 6 course feast! Starting at 6:30 we will be rolling out 6 courses of delicious dishes w/ Wicked Weed brews. Tickets are $80/guest. Contact Local 22 to reserve!

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Local 22 Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (22)
Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (8)
Great Beer (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Business Meals (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Went with my family of seven to celebrate my brother’s birthday. The food was outstanding - I had the burger special and tator tots. My cocktail was also delicious. The service to start out was a tad slow but the waitress overall was great.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

a local landmark. food is comfort food w a flare and is always tasty. love that they source food from NC. reservations recommended....

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and fantastic service

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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Just a great spot. Bar type setting but with very good food. Great service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent.
Wonderful charcuterie/ appetizers. Love the smoked trout.
Hits the mark across the board.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

What a pleasant surprise! Our waiter was terrific! Very attentive, but not intrusive or pushy. Food was delicious, prices not surprising - right in the "ballpark" for what we expected. Loud atmosphere but did not stop our little group of (3) from carrying on ourselves. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great experience all the way around -
How refreshing!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in town! I take all my friends there and my out of town guests too. You're never disappointed! Specials are always wonderful - hard to make a choice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great value but seating can be somewhat noisy. Excellent menu choices

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nice casual, bar atmosphere. Well prepared meals. Changing menu.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We had a lovely dinner here. We are outside. The food was great, the meal was very relaxing and our server, Heather, was excellent . I would recommend trying this restaurant.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely meal outside on a warm September evening. The hamburger was huge, two patties!
The French fries were very tasty.
The chicken in beer was juicy and tender, but needed some herbs to enhance the flavor. The asparagus were delightful. No problems with the waitstaff

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent find that was really a chance choice - wanted somewhere close in Durham that I hadn't been before, that also had an interesting menu. It was simply an enjoyable relaxed brunch/lunch; weather was perfect for sitting outside, service was top shelf and very friendly. Ended up eating mostly the specials they were offering, so we'll have to go back to eat through the menu! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

unfortunately I ordered ribs with the Cheerwine bbq and instead got a very spicy order, obviously the wrong ribs. I could not eat them and they went home with the friend I was with! I won't try that again!
Our server was great and gracious, though-- a delight.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The outdoor seating at Local 22 was incredibly charming. We went for a casual dinner date and loved the seasonal specials on their menu - Mac and Cheese with BBQ Pulled Chicken and the Jalapeno, Cheddar, and Corn Hush Puppies. The food is all locally sourced and had a good selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. The restaurant is nestled away from downtown Durham, so there's limited traffic and a convenient parking deck. We'd highly recommend Local 22 and will be back again to check out their latest specials.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food is amazing! I ordered the Shrimp & Grits with the featured salad of the day. My friend ordered the Lamb Pizza, and after I tasted hers, I ordered one to go for the next day! My only complaint about our dining experience was the service was a bit slow. This wasn't the fault of our server, who was quite pleasant, and apologetic for the wait. It was apparent that they were terribly short staffed, and she had way too many tables to service. This experience will not prevent me from returning to the restaurant and recommending it to my friends and colleagues.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Excellent value. Pleasant atmosphere. Great service

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 6, 2017

My mom was just released from the hospital and it was 5 oclock so we decided to have a nice meal and miss the traffic. I'd heard of Local 22 and it was close by. The feel of the place is great, decent lighting, beautiful décor, relaxed but also very hip. I didn't think the seating was very comfortable. some chairs are metal. I was seated in a booth that seemed to have seen it's better day 10 years ago so i'm guessing they purchased used seating. The menu is intriguing and we chose a variety of items. The beer brined chicken with fingerling potatoes, the BBQ chicken mac and cheese, scortched brussle spouts, and the mussels fra diavalo. let me first say the chicken is worth every bite. it was so delicate and beautiful. definitely order that if you go, by far my favorite. the mussels were my next favorite. i'd have preferred for the bread to be placed somewhere other than the sauce when served b/c when I received my plate two of the five pieces were mushy and unedible. but the sauce was good, reminded me of a light summer with a kick. the mussels were large and flavorful. i'd suggest as well. the brussle sprouts were good - they were charred but also had some sort of liquid over them, maybe a vinegar that gave them some acidity too, a nice touch. the mac and cheese would be good for a youngster but it was just noodles, cheddar cheese, and cubed chicken with some BBQ sauce - not nearly as elevated as the other dishes (but hey it's mac and cheese). ref pricing - I was pleased - the mac and cheese was $10, and the mussels were $10 as well but it was a really nice portion for the price. the staff were friendly and helpful. the atmosphere was definitely fun. i'd go back with friends or on a relaxed date for sure. I'd actually like to go back and try the pork labeled as "farm" on the specials menu.....hope you enjoy. they had a great sounding beer dinner coming up- sounded like fun.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We sat outside, which was pleasant if not exactly atmospheric. Food was fantastic - especially the seafood stew special and the pimento spread appetizer. Nice drink menu and great selection of beer. Our server was taking care of the entire outside, so she was very capable but over worked.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was good but food was just ok. My friend got the chicken and waffles and the chicken was on the bone which is not easy to eat together. I got the shrimp and grits and it didn't have any flavor.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Delicious! The pimento cheese appetizer was great as well as the specials....enjoy it for a date night or special occasion!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great food. Bartender was great and made special cocktails off the menu but food service is SLOW

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great Experience!! Yummy Food!! Enjoyable Drinks!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

My husband got a burger and said it was very good but thought for the price that the fries should have been included. My son and I got shrimp and grits which was good. I also had the beet and goat cheese salad. The salad was fine but a little on the bitter side. Maybe a sweeter pickled beet or dressing would have offset some of the bitterness.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great place for small gathering with friends and family. Staff is friendly and very helpful with suggesting menu favorites

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a great meal. The vanilla and orange bourbon drink is a must. Benjamin did his best to take care of us. It was obvious that the were understaffed the Saturday evening I went. If you go during a busy time, you may have to practice patience.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My girlfriend and I went for a date night and to celebrate her birthday. Not only was the food great, the wine was great, cost wasn't outrageous and our server was super friendly. Will be going back to try more of the sides (Brussels and cheese dip looked amazing)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Our server was attentive, suggested favorites, explained specials. We love the patio when the weather cooperates. Good vegetarian options!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Had the salmon pizza and have to say it was outstanding! The chef took care to add certain ingredients we requested, and came to our table to see how we liked it. Our server was personable and attentive without being obnoxious. Quinoa salad is excellent and don't forget about dessert! Love this place and will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

I had my Bday dinner party at Local 22 and I had a great time. The service was exceptional, the food delicious and the ambiance was great! I strongly recommend this place for dining. Thank you for everything!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Everything was great except for the temperature. It was sooo hot at dinner that I just sweat all meal long. They really need to fix the AC.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food and service. Would recommend, and would dine again

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Nice and appropriate setting...great service...menu was creative and food was perfect. Definitely will return and recommend it

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great food Loved the Brussels sprouts, salmon and fish tacos Interesting wine and beer list Highly recommend for business or date dinner

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our table ordered the lamb burger, beef brisket quesadilla and Burger with Pimento Cheese along with brussel sprouts. All excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The hostess and waitress did a very good job. The food was also very good. The drink that I ordered which was a margarita with salt was not very good at all. I sent it back and it was returned with lemons and limes which also did nothing for the taste. Do you think I could get a gift certificate for another beverage at this restaurant?

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I thought everything about Local 22 was wonderful! The space is unique, and comfortable. The food was yum, watched the bartender make all sorts of delicious looking craft cocktails. My husband and I enjoyed it very much, and we will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I chose this restaurant because I had guests and one of them is both vegetarian and gluten-free. The food was delicious, and most of the time the ambiance was fine. Near the end of our meal the table behind us became quite loud. We were happy and relieved when they left. Our waiter was excellent, very accommodating.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was our first time here and it was wonderful! The food was magical and out server, Selena, was attentive, friendly and made the experience even better. The Brussels sprouts are not to miss! The chili rubbed salmon was the best salmon we have ever he'd. The desserts were incredible. We had the red velvet bourbon conviction and it was wonderful with fresh coffee. We had so much fun watching the other food plates walk by. The burgers looked incredible. We will try that next time we visit Durham.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

The specials are always great! It has a nice charm to it, a nice restaurant without feeling pretentious or stuffy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I had been here once before probably a couple of years ago, but this time was much more memorable. The menu was great, really varied which is what I was looking for since we had family come from out of town for my birthday. LOVE the decor/ambiance- warm, rustic, farm style. I really appreciated the ingredients being sourced 90% local. And the food was truly delicious. Everyone got something different and no one had a complaint about their meal- we were all pleased! The service was great as well, everyone got drinks and our server went out of her way to make me a "mocktail" since I'm pregnant, it was beautiful and made the experience a little more special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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