Durham Bar & Restaurant Guide

Gonza Tacos y Tequila

604 Fernway Avenue, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 907-2656
Five stars all the way. Your experience starts off with some amazing hot chips and salsa. Also, the staff here really believes in the adage that presentation is everything. Perfect setting for large or small groups or whatever kind of event you are having. We recommend that you try the shrimp tacos. They have a tequila selection that is phenomenal. One thing that you will not believe until you experience it is the service staff's attentiveness. You will never have to worry about seeing the bottom of your glass or asking for more chips or bread.

Counting House

111 North Corcoran Street, Durham, NC 22701
(919) 956-6760


109 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 530-8700
Beautifully located in the old book exchange building in the heart of downtown Durham, the menu here features a blending of the flavors of Spain with beloved ingredients and dishes from the South. You will find the menu options to be truly exciting and a great way to try a number of items on the same visit due to the small plate concept they use here. You will want to check out their specials right from the start because they have some very good offerings. The wine list is very well organized and we promise that you will leave here with a smile.

The Atomic Fern

108 E Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 908-8662

Bar Virgile

105 South Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 973-3000
Fantastic food and beverages for every palate. The kitchen specializes in small plates that features meats and cheeses from local and international sources. There is a full bar with anything and everything you might wish for. And as great as the drinks are, the food is its equal. The seafood is outstanding with choices like lobster rolls, escargot and fried oysters. The ambiance has a friendly, cozy feeling reminiscent of the old world yet with a contemporary feel. Everything is of a very high quality and you will leave satisfied.

West End Billiards

605 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 717-3915

Nana's Restaurant

2514 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 493-8545
One of the most popular restaurants in the area, this is where you want to be when it comes to having a great dinner and allowing yourself to decompress a bit from all of the pressures of daily life. The d├ęcor is very cool as you enter the venue on brick pavers which flow into a hardwood floor. The structure is actually a re-purposed warehouse, but the redesign has transformed the atmosphere into having a warm and cozy feel. The bar area provides a perfect place to enjoy a libation before you move into the dining room to enjoy a delicious entree prepared by a world class chef.

Parts & Labor

723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 901-0875

Melo Trattoria

1821 Hillandale Road, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 384-9080
From beginning to end, this is the kind of dining experience that you deserve. All of the staff is extremely friendly. And then food is unbelievable. For instance, the stuffed ravioli will have you in heaven. And if you love really tasty sauces, this is the place for you. They have a better than average wine list and the staff will help you in making a nice selection that will go perfectly with your meal. There is nothing like receiving a high value for what you pay for, but when you add on the fact that the staff here really does care about your satisfaction, you really can't go wrong.

Pizza Mia

2812 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 309-0111

Pizzeria Toro

105 E Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 908-6936
If pizza if one of your favorite foods, you will want to make a trip to Pizzeria Toro very soon. First of all, it is very much a fun destination as it is usually lively and popular. The pizza is wood-fired which makes it the very best in every possible way. You get the watch the action too as they have an open kitchen format. There is also a very nice bar area and the wine selections are excellent. The staff is very knowledgeable about everything listed on the menu and the drink possibilities. Be aware that you might make a new friend or two because the tables are communal.

Pompieri Pizza

102 City Hall Plz, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 973-1589