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Watts Grocery

4.5
2025 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Watts Grocery is located in the historic Watts-Hillandale neighborhood in Durham, NC. Our menu of classic Southern favorites and Carolina tradition is best defined by what is grown locally and seasonally. Using local farmers, fishermen and regionally sourced goods, our menu evolves throughout the changing seasons. Please call us for large party reservations of 10 or more and for any other information. Reservations are recommended on weekend evenings and Saturday and Sunday brunch.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday, Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Lunch:
Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner:
Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 416-5040
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Amy Tornquist
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Catering
Our sister company, Sage and Swift Catering, is a full service catering company. Please call 919-957-7889 or email info@sageandswift.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Club Blvd
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Parking details
Parking is located right beside restaurant. Parking is free for Watts Grocery patrons.
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Special events & promotions
We host monthly wine dinner with Westgate Wine and Hope Valley Bottle Shop. Please friend us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER to keep up with the dates and this month's theme
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2025 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined 7 hours ago

The experience started by being seated in what I consider to have been the worst seat in the house. When I make a reservation I don’t consider a seat right in front of the door to be a prime location. Service and experience went down hill from there. My partner and I took a look at the menu and decided on an entire. My choice the Pan Seared Bass, his choice the Lobster Tail, only to later find out that we were given an out of date menu. “Sorry guys, we don’t have the Lobster tail.” From here we went with the catfish and Bass. Oh and forget about asking to substitute or add a side item, we were told that the kitchen was too busy for that. Wow, I’ve never heard of a thing, if it’s on the menu then the kitchen no matter how busy it is should be able to prepare it. Isn’t that the reason for dining out in the first place? Both of our meals were lackluster meals.

Overall this place sounds good, however when it comes to the culinary skills they are missing. The staff could use a couple of lessons in customer service as well.

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Tolly (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food and everything have been consistently delicious in the last half year I've gone to Watts. I've especially been delighted at the after dinner drinks - light but really tasty! and beautifully presented. But the fish has been good as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Impressive dinner and service on a busy night (Valentine's Day). We'll definitely return and are excited to find a new brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

I always love the food here. The Mac n cheese with lobster is so so so so so amazing. The lobster dish...omg...thr lobster is ocean perfect. If they increased their portions, i would eat here weekly.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed our Valentine’s Day lunch. The food was very tasty and healthy. We will return to Watts Grocery soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic meal, as always. Watts never disappoints.

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DICKSONUNC (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Terrific challenger to Vin Rouge for best brunch place. Tends to be a bit loud but not unbearable considering there are lots of kids.

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Mamsdemeyer (Greensboro)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

I suggest to make a reservation if you are going on Sunday for brunch. Prompt service and really good food.

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David (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

All was very tasty -- had lobster mac and cheese (could be a meal, not an appetizer), local braised lamb shank -- perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was so so. Food was so so. Ok experience but expected better.

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