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Tony Roma's - Durham, Durham, NC

Tony Roma's - Durham

4.0
4
100 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tony Roma's, Legendary for Ribs. Famous for So Much More. Tony Roma's offers a wide variety of culinary deliciousness in a casual dining atmosphere. Join us for our World Famous Baby Back Ribs, steaks and more. Let’s get saucy!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 294-9870
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Private party facilities
    At Tony Romas we have 2 beautiful private dining rooms that can seat 16, and 6 people. A great room to have a business meeting and meal or just get together privately with friends and family.
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for business meals

  • Durham

    Good for business meals

100 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The shrimp was fire I recommend everyone to try it, the steak and the beef ribs are below average . 

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  2. NCGal

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The ribs were excellent, and so was the Caesar salad. The baked potato was disappointing as it wasn't very fluffy.

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  3. PoppyK

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It was so disappointing I’d rather spare everyone the details. Plenty of better choices in the area.

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  4. LouG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drove all the way from Minnesota with our destination to be at a Tony Romo‘s for dinner, this one did not disappoint, it is brand new and very clean. I’ve always loved Tony Romo‘s ribs, but they’ve closed all of them down in the Midwest, and this was the closest one I could find so we made it a point to get here on our trip to Hilton head

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  5. PAMELAM

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there because we had a gift certificate. When we presented the gift certificate, we were told that there system was not set up to accept them. We had to wait 15-20 minutes for them to sort it out. The food was just okay and a bit overpriced. I would not this place.

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  6. BobbyW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Servers were very nice. The ambiance was segregated by the constant opening of the front door and cold air rushing through the restaurant. I did not like the beed ribs and should have gone with the baby back ribs that my dad had. Clearing the table more would have been welcome. Close to $200 bill so I’d probably pick another place based on the beef ribs I had. In all I enjoyed the service from your friendly employees. Thank you.

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  7. Jeremy

    New York City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Left half the paper wrapper on my burger and bit into it.

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  8. Rose

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s off the beaten path, but it’s excellent and worth the trip.

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  9. Rose

    Raleigh

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a surprise this was. They have potato skins how I love them but haven’t found for 25 years! All the food was delicious, even the bread. Everyone was pleasant, especially Jessie, our server. We will be back!

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  10. lanie

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great staff, delicious food and Jessi (waitress) is great ! Always enjoy having her as our waitress.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an after graduation lunch with 12 people. There was so much going on in Raleigh this weekend it was difficult to find a restaurant to accommodate this size. The food was excellent and priced reasonably with a lot of options. The wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable but a bit slow, likely under staffed. The atmosphere was pleasant and not loud. I would definitely eat there again!!

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  12. Jrogers13

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment. The Ribeye steak was amazing. Cheesecake was good.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good customer service food was hot no mistakes. Over all great experience

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible lighting. Staff was friendly until we sent cold food back. Staff did not handle the situation well and made the table. Feel very uncomfortable. Do not recommend.

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  15. lanie

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent as always! Staff was polite and attentive.

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  16. FrankP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was great and service and attendance was great

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  17. LinS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    More wait staff. Our waitress was all over the place inside outside bartending but efficient but wasn’t able to provide excellent service to us.

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  18. JANICES

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from Jessie. Delicious food, cooked to perfection. Would go back

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  19. Aysha

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ronnie provided outstanding service made our experience memorable. The food was great we had an amazing time for my sisters birthday.

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  20. Tarheel1

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my “go to” restaurant for baby back ribs. Needless to say, I was very satisfied. Also, they have the best bread. My friends with me raved about the steak medallions and the green beans. We ended our meal with the ice cream sundae which we shared in bliss. This is a great and short destination restaurant. Plus, it is connected to the new Delta Hotel.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food!!! Service was okay. I would visit again. Baby back ribs and onion loaf was amazing.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nothing special. The bbq sauce is too smoky and not very sweet. The onion loaf is ok. The fries were passable. Not really worth the money spent really.

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  23. ExPatNYer

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    If you're looking for great ribs, this is still the place you want to go even in North Carolina, and the fries are hot crispy and delicious. Their long-famous onion loaf, not so much: what once was a unique and delicious signature item is now mediocre regular onion rings squashed into a loaf shape. This store is attached to a Delta Hotel by Marriott, and has all the ambiance of an IHOP: very brightly lit, loud, and with uninspired furnishings. Service was fine, but given a not-very-busy evening there it felt a big sluggish.

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  24. David

    Raleigh

    71 reviews

    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service not so much but they were short handed and did the best they could do. Will definitely be back.

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  25. SusanK

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was very distracted and unavailable. We would ask for a water refill or for our check and had to ask again after at least 10-15 minutes. The restaurant wasn't that crowded and there were plenty of waitstaff so that was not the issue. He would just go in the back of the restaurant and disappear for long amounts of time. Usually our service at this restaurant is great but this time it was a disaster.

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  26. Woundedwhale

    Orange County

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but my wife and I were not able to substitute for coleslaw which we did not want because we were flying the next morning. Both of us changed what we ordered since we couldn’t Jane it the way we wanted.

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  27. Stella

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tony Romas was perfect! We all had the baby back ribs, and they were outstanding. I think our waitresses name was Blessing and she was so fabulous,quick and charming. Thank you very much.

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  28. SusieQ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large family group of 12 and they handled it so professionally. Feel like I made a great choice!

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  29. Todd

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was very attentive however, the ribs don't taste as good as they did when they first opened up in this location. We were drawn to this place because we really like the food at the former location in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Unfortunately it seems like the food here has migrated to that of hotel food where it is co-located.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My waiter, Ronny was amazing. Very funny and attentive. We enjoyed our visit!
    Tony Roma's - DurhamResponded on July 24, 2023
    We love Ronny! Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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  31. JasmineK

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my friend to this restaurant for her birthday. The atmosphere was nice. But that’s where it ended. It took a while before we were acknowledged. Then we had to remind them to bring out the bread for us, which was cold in the middle the two times we told them about it. The bartender was extremely rude. She was our waitress as well. She never brought us bread. I let that slide. When our food came out EVERYTHING was scorched. It wasn’t extremely busy inside so I didn’t understand the reason for the cooking of the food to be rushed. Out of the 3 of us only one ate our meal. The bartender then came up and asked if we enjoyed our meal and I told her no. My friend told her that her sirloin was tough. The bartend told us that is one of the toughest meats to cook, being very dismissive. My ribs were burned and hard to chew. She walked away from my table while I was still talking to her! I asked another waitress to send the manager. When she came we voiced our complaints and she told us that we both chose tough meats to cook. I asked to be comped for the meal. She said she didn’t know if she could do that and had to speak to her GM. While waiting for her to speak with her GM we can see a older lady and a gentleman pointing at our table. The manager came back and said that our food was comped. This place has a lot of promise, but the staff is incompetent and rude as ever. It’s not worth the time or money

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyable dinner. We hadn’t eaten at a Tony Roma’s in years and the BBQ ribs were exactly why we remembered..perfectly cooked with just the right amount of sauce. Steak was excellent as were sides. Waiter was friendly and accommodating. Dessert was delicious. We will be back. Only cons were music was a little loud ..there was a large party across the room but the noise level from conversations was not so high that you couldn’t carry on your own conversation. Overall very enjoyable evening.

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  33. DorothyJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice dinner. The only problem was that the AC was not working.

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  34. ivory9944

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and portion sizes. Great value. The location is ideal for not having to hunt for parking.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unique location but great service and good food… would go back

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  36. ChristineL

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to see a NYC favorite here in Durham! The food was delicious as usual. Service was great. The price is right.

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  37. Dennis

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out server Juliette or Julie sorry if that’s not her name. But our group of 8 had a good time, she was very attentive and our food came out promptly and we will come back thank you

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  38. IdaJ

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the baby back ribs and my daughter had a steak. We went on a Friday night and there wasn’t a crowd at all so that was good. Our food was good, came out quick. The hostesses and waitress were very nice and friendly. We enjoyed it & somewhere new. We’ll definitely go back again.

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  39. MicheleG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food for the price. Friendly staff and very efficient. Did not have a single complaint about anything. Mixed drinks were perfectly mixed.

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  40. SFLDiner

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good as I remember from Florida. We have been up in NC for 15 years and missed Tony Roma’s.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Tony Roma's - Durham does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Tony Roma's - Durham is rated 4 stars by 100 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tony Roma's - Durham

151 Tatum Dr, Durham, NC 27703-8237

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 294-9870
  • Private party facilities
    At Tony Romas we have 2 beautiful private dining rooms that can seat 16, and 6 people. A great room to have a business meeting and meal or just get together privately with friends and family.
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