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Diners' Choice: Kid-friendly restaurants in Durham

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly 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 Talulla's restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1217)
$30 and under
Turkish
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant

When you walk through the shadowed glass doors of Talulla's, an instant transformation begins to occur. Your mind and body begin to relax. Your ears pick up on the eclectic mix of music. Your eyes wonder around the walls, decorated in Turkish rugs; then the ceilings, scattered with warm, unique lighting pieces; then the floors... the dark, hardwood floors; and finally, across the plush seating areas, disguised by cushions and pillows and fabric leisurely draped around the frames.
Top review
louistvip
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
To make it simple. We love this restaurant! It's a must go to...do not miss this restaurant!
A photo of Cholanad Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (519)
$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
TalishaC
Dined on May 11, 2024
Cholanad is the best kept secret in Chapel Hill. The food is outstanding, service is wonderful, the ambiance is diverse. I have been here with a large group of friends and sat outside, on a first date in a quiet corner, at the bar to watch a game, and with my family of multiple generations. This is my favorite restaurant in Chapel Hill, mostly because of the food. And dedicated parking!
A photo of Napoli Pizzeria & Gelateria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (77)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Carrboro
About the restaurant
Offering small plates, True wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, housemade gelato, local beer on draft, wine & cocktails in downtown Carrboro!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Great, as always. We love the outdoor patio, but the newly expanded indoor space also looks cute!
A photo of Carolina Brewery - Pittsboro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (86)
$30 and under
Southern
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant
Carolina Brewery is a brewpub located in Pittsboro, North Carolina that specializes in serving craft beers and American pub fare. The restaurant features a lively atmosphere with a full bar, patio and numerous televisions broadcasting sporting events. Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro serves lunch and dinner daily and offers a variety of menu items made using fresh, in season fruits and vegetables and locally raised beef. The restaurant offers an extensive menu of starters, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, typical pub fare and desserts. Featured entrées at Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro include chicken mac and cheese, down East BBQ plate, crab cakes, shrimp and grits and fish and chips.
Top review
MeagB
Dined 2 days ago
Great food! Loved sitting outside in the shade! Service was great!
A photo of It's a Southern Thing - Downtown Durham restaurant
4.6
4.6 (212)
$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.
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StephenW
Dined 2 days ago
The food was very expensive for such small portions. Waitress never smiled was borderline friendly and do I really need to serve you. Worst is they FORCE you to tip 15% which I wonder if it's legal.
A photo of Emmy Squared - Durham restaurant
4.6
4.6 (15)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Durham
About the restaurant
Founded on an unconditional love of well-made food, we use only the highest quality ingredients for our famous Detroit-style pizzas. As Emmy Squared has grown, we’ve continued to make fans and receive accolades along the way, including winning Nashville’s Battle of the Burger, being recognized as one of "The Best New Burgers in NYC" (Gothamist) and one of the "20 Best Burgers in NYC" (Infatuation). Besides award-winning pizzas and burgers, you’ll find delectable appetizers, sandwiches, and salads on our extensive menu. We look forward to welcoming you to Emmy Squared Durham and sharing our unique take on American “comfort food.”
Top review
ceese
Dined 5 days ago
Emmy Squared was delicious! We had the large caesar salad, hawaiian pizza, and drinks. It was loud and sometimes we could hardly hear each other, but overall a great night and worth the visit.
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4.4
4.4 (38)
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Durham
About the restaurant
In the extreme south of Brazil, there is a land of rich and strong rural traditions, families have been gathering on weekends, for centuries, to celebrate life around a barbecue "CHURRASCO". There they talk, laugh, dance, enjoy themselves and specialize in grilling many types of meat. Thus, the CHURRASCO became the best representation, the "Trademark" or as the Brazilians say, "ESTAMPA" of the GAÚCHO lifestyle, such Denomination is given to the inhabitants of Rio Grande do Sul, the most southern state of Brazil. Today, here at ESTAMPA GAÚCHA, with great pride, we bring you the best of our churrasco, our culture. We are looking forward to showing our hospitality and win your loyalty for the excellence of our food and services. Come and experience this reality. Make your reservation and join our family.
Top review
JamesB
Dined 2 days ago
Great service and the food was great. Will go again.
A photo of Ay Por Dios! Mexican Bistro restaurant
4.4
4.4 (35)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Chapel Hill
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
ChrisFvip
Dined 7 days ago
Great vibe + great food = great/unique addition to the Franklin Street lineup!
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Durham restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2010)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Durham
About the restaurant
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is an American Restaurant and Steakhouse serving authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour at the FIREBAR® or on the patio for drink specials and bar bites. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price. Reserve Your Table with us today.
Top review
RedHairLady
Dined 5 days ago
The food was good and our server was friendly and attentive
A photo of Kanki Durham restaurant
4.1
4.1 (420)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Durham
About the restaurant
Since 1972, Kanki has been the Triangle’s favorite Japanese steakhouse and sushi house.
Located in West Durham on Mount Moriah Road, Kanki Durham serves up delicious hibachi lunches and dinners, sushi and much more.

Our Durham, NC Japanese restaurant is the only Kanki location with a To-Go number, and we make picking up take out orders fast and simple with designated parking spaces and an easily accessible “Take Out” door.

Kanki will only seat complete parties. Please have all your guests accounted for prior to seating. Incomplete parties must wait to be seated until all has arrived.

An 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Food was amazing. Our server and chef were excellent. I always have a good experience at Kanki.
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