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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Durham

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in Durham? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Cholanad Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (520)
$30 and under
South Indian
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant
Cholanad Team is focused on delivering the South Indian culinary experience in a world class style. We are aspiring to become a world leader in ethnic cuisine experience that includes food, ambiance and service.
Top review
MinnieBee
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
I would have given Cholanad 5 stars for their food. It was very tasty! I’m a vegetarian so I had plant -based selections. My husband had lamb, which he enjoyed, but had an upset stomach later so gave the food 4 stars. . Can’t say for sure that this was the food, though. The service was spot on. We were there late on Saturday night so the restaurant was pretty quiet and but kind of plain atmosphere.
A photo of Vin Rouge restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4462)
$31 to $50
French
Durham
About the restaurant
Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to cooking for you soon!
Top review
AlanP
Dined 1 day ago
Always good . Great service. Baked clams were just Ok. Entrees were excellent.
A photo of It's A Southern Thing Ellis Crossings restaurant
4.8
4.8 (36)
$30 and under
Southern
Durham
About the restaurant
It's A Southern Thing is our owner's personal love letter to The South. We've proudly served Downtown Durham since 2017 and are thrilled to expand and open up our second location here at Ellis Crossing. Known for our unique take on traditional Southern fair, we welcome you with a laid back atmosphere, Southern hospitality, delicious craft cocktails and thoughtfully created, scratch made dishes. From our best-selling Shrimp and Grits to Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops, Fried Green Tomatoes, Collard Greens, Chicken and Waffle Skewers and everything in between, you will find familiar flavors presented in an original way. Offering brunch and dinner seven days a week, with extended bar hours and a private dining area for small functions, we invite you to come in, stay a while and let us show you why so many customers love being part of our It's A Southern Thing family.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
We enjoyed the casual atmosphere, excellent, tasty food and great service. Will definitely go again.
A photo of Nasher Cafe at Duke University restaurant
4.7
4.7 (829)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Durham
About the restaurant
The 125-seat indoor/outdoor Nasher Cafe overlooks the garden and sits adjacent to the Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen "Corridor Pin" sculpture, providing a serene and beautiful ambience. The Nasher Cafe offers local and sustainable products forged into creative lunch, brunch and dinner menus. Guests can experience a world class museum as well as restaurant in one stop.
Top review
emptynestadjustmentvip
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
The food (pasta, panini, berry tart) was delicious. Our server was attentive.
A photo of Tandem restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1975)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Carrboro
About the restaurant
Tandem offers modern American cuisine in a sophisticated, yet comfortable atmosphere.
Top review
lovingfreedomvip
Dined 7 days ago
Always love the food at Tandem! Great salads and shareable entrees!
A photo of It's a Southern Thing - Downtown Durham restaurant
4.6
4.6 (219)
$30 and under
Southern
Durham
About the restaurant
It's A Southern Thing is our owner's personal love letter to The South. Known for our unique take on traditional Southern fair, we welcome you with a laid back atmosphere, Southern hospitality, delicious craft cocktails and thoughtfully created, scratch made dishes. From our best-selling Shrimp and Grits to Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops, Fried Green Tomatoes, Collard Greens, Chicken and Waffle Skewers and everything in between, you will find familiar flavors presented in an original way. Offering brunch seven days a week and dinner Monday through Saturday, we invite you to come in, stay a while and let us show you why so many customers love being part of our It's A Southern Thing family.
Top review
Ursula
Dined 6 days ago
Great place to meet with friends for an excellent meal!
A photo of Nikos restaurant
4.6
4.6 (329)
$31 to $50
Greek
Durham
About the restaurant
NIKOS offers a treasure trove of flavors distilled from Greece and the surrounding regions — spanning from the southern coast of Crete to the north of Mount Athos, and from the Ionian islands to the Aegean Sea.

We invite you to embark on a culinary journey that encompasses health, wisdom, dreams, passions, and the timeless pursuit of ideas that transcend boundaries.

Top review
MLB88
Dined 1 day ago
Truly delicious food and excellent service in a lovely space. We’ll definitely be back!
A photo of Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (36)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
Jean
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
Great food and service. A bit expensive but lots of food so took it home for another time!
A photo of Carolina Brewery - Chapel Hill restaurant
4.4
4.4 (202)
$30 and under
Southern
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant
Since 1995, we have been proudly serving the locals, students and visitors to Chapel Hill. A lot has changed in both our town and the craft beer industry since we opened our doors as the culmination of a business school plan I wrote my senior year at UNC. Today, we celebrate our North Carolina roots with a made-from-scratch menu focused on Carolina foods in a newly renovated building. I hope you enjoy a true Carolina experience here at Carolina Brewery and will look for our award winning beers on your travels throughout the Carolinas.
Cheers,
Robert Poitras
Owner/Founder

Top review
RobertSvip
Dined on May 27, 2024
Good food. New server (expected this time of year just after graduation) but being trained up and well-supported by the rest of the staff.
A photo of Restaurant at The Durham restaurant
4.1
4.1 (495)
$30 and under
American
Durham
About the restaurant
The Restaurant at The Durham serves an ever-evolving seasonal menu of American classics and regional specialties made with the bounty of produce, meats, cheeses and seafood from our local farms and purveyors. Start with drinks and sunset views on The Roof, followed by dinner in the Restaurant’s glass-walled dining room with striking mid-century design.

Reservations made through OpenTable are for the Restaurant only. For Roof reservations and private event inquiries, please call 919-768-8831.

Top review
JamieDvip
Dined 6 days ago
Retro ambiance with modern food. Exciting flavor combinations with impeccable but warm service. Highly recommend.
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