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Food Scene
Amazing German bakery and restaurant... amazing chocolate dipped almond crescents and a variety of croissants
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locals recommend
Guglhupf Bakery, Cafe & Biergarten
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
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Amazing German bakery and restaurant... amazing chocolate dipped almond crescents and a variety of croissants
Delicious sauces and fresh healthy food... try the coconut cake and the Thai Barbecue Chicken is simply amazing (and a safe bet for the less adventurous)
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Thai Cafe
2501 University Drive
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Delicious sauces and fresh healthy food... try the coconut cake and the Thai Barbecue Chicken is simply amazing (and a safe bet for the less adventurous)
Amazing produce and seafood selection along with giant bags of rice, an entire aisle of teas and separate aisles for India, Mexico, Korea & Thailand, and on and on... strong odor to get past, but worth it!
Li Ming's Global Mart
3400 Westgate Dr
Amazing produce and seafood selection along with giant bags of rice, an entire aisle of teas and separate aisles for India, Mexico, Korea & Thailand, and on and on... strong odor to get past, but worth it!
Fresh and inventive menu
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NUVOTACO
2512 University Drive
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Fresh and inventive menu
Not to be missed...amazing Italian and great service. Reservations suggested
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Gocciolina
3314 Guess Rd
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Not to be missed...amazing Italian and great service. Reservations suggested
Roasted pork butt, beef brisket and ribs... add your own sauce to the delicious carnivorous treats. Their big salad is a nice choice, too, topped with smoked turkey and brisket, avocado, diced tomato and homemade dressings. Tasty sides like mac & cheese, cole slaw and fried okra can be dinner all by themselves too.
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The Original Q Shack
2510 University Drive
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Roasted pork butt, beef brisket and ribs... add your own sauce to the delicious carnivorous treats. Their big salad is a nice choice, too, topped with smoked turkey and brisket, avocado, diced tomato and homemade dressings. Tasty sides like mac & cheese, cole slaw and fried okra can be dinner all by themselves too.
Upscale sushi & authentic Japanese with urban flair
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M Sushi
309 E Chapel Hill St
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Upscale sushi & authentic Japanese with urban flair
This is a bonafide Duke student hang out, and the pizza is amazing. Fun to people watch and chow down on a big pie
Satisfaction Restaurant & Bar
905 W Main St # 37
This is a bonafide Duke student hang out, and the pizza is amazing. Fun to people watch and chow down on a big pie
This place is a total dive, but the food is the best tex mex around. Fresh and tasty and served among the Duke students hanging out (American Dance Festival folks in the summer) The rooftop seating is not to be missed if the weather is good. Open 11 am - 3 am
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locals recommend
Cosmic Cantina
1920 Perry Street
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This place is a total dive, but the food is the best tex mex around. Fresh and tasty and served among the Duke students hanging out (American Dance Festival folks in the summer) The rooftop seating is not to be missed if the weather is good. Open 11 am - 3 am
Outstanding Middle Eastern food served in a bright and bustling atmosphere. They cater all over Durham and Duke, but the best and original location is less than a mile from the condo
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locals recommend
Saladelia Cafe + Catering
4201 University Drive
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Outstanding Middle Eastern food served in a bright and bustling atmosphere. They cater all over Durham and Duke, but the best and original location is less than a mile from the condo
Tastiest Hot & Sour soup anywhere. New twists on Chinese favorites with fresh local veggies. Great value for lunch, a little pricier for dinner. Fast and fresh takeout too.
Neo-China Restaurant
4015 University Dr
Tastiest Hot & Sour soup anywhere. New twists on Chinese favorites with fresh local veggies. Great value for lunch, a little pricier for dinner. Fast and fresh takeout too.
If you're going to the DPAC for a special night, don't forget to make reservations for dinner here. Best steaks in town served with correctly made cocktails and professional service.
NanaSteak
345 Blackwell St
If you're going to the DPAC for a special night, don't forget to make reservations for dinner here. Best steaks in town served with correctly made cocktails and professional service.
The best pork I have ever tasted. Visit Cuba or Puerto Rico without leaving Durham. Great lunch spot and dinner hours are limited.
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Old Havana Sandwich Shop and Cafe
310 East Main Street
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The best pork I have ever tasted. Visit Cuba or Puerto Rico without leaving Durham. Great lunch spot and dinner hours are limited.
It's a carnival atmosphere and amazing food treasures to be had...Food trucks line up to surround local farmers and bakers selling their wares... look it up to get an idea of vendors you want to see because it can be overwhelming (but so fun!)
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Durham Farmers' Market
501 Foster Street
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It's a carnival atmosphere and amazing food treasures to be had...Food trucks line up to surround local farmers and bakers selling their wares... look it up to get an idea of vendors you want to see because it can be overwhelming (but so fun!)
Tasty Italian food & friendly service
Melo Trattoria & Tapas
1821 Hillandale Rd
Tasty Italian food & friendly service
Fabulous for lunch or a light dinner. Inventive sandwiches on fresh bread and the freshest green salad ever
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Toast
345 West Main Street
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Fabulous for lunch or a light dinner. Inventive sandwiches on fresh bread and the freshest green salad ever
Huge menu at this local diner. Delicious and CLOSE BY
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Hope Valley Diner
3710 Shannon Road
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Huge menu at this local diner. Delicious and CLOSE BY
Killer fresh hamburgers and tasty fries
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Only Burger
3710 Shannon Road
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Killer fresh hamburgers and tasty fries
On a good weather day, this is not to be missed. Salads, sandwiches and food market just minutes away with funky seating outside and indoors. A little gem that has been in Durham for a long time
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Foster's Market
2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
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On a good weather day, this is not to be missed. Salads, sandwiches and food market just minutes away with funky seating outside and indoors. A little gem that has been in Durham for a long time
Amazing Greek cuisine and upscale... traditional favorites and new twists. Don't miss the Calamari.
Bleu Olive
1821 Hillandale Rd
Amazing Greek cuisine and upscale... traditional favorites and new twists. Don't miss the Calamari.
Fresh authentic Mexican food prepared with the skill of a French trained chef... do not miss this, but it does take a little time. Not too expensive, fresh and unexpected tastes
Tonali Restaurant
3642 Shannon Road
Fresh authentic Mexican food prepared with the skill of a French trained chef... do not miss this, but it does take a little time. Not too expensive, fresh and unexpected tastes
Well, it's a taqueria with a cow on top of the building... used to be a dairy shop decades ago, and now they have the best authentic street tacos around. The barbacoa is my fave, but there are many tasty choices!
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Taqueria La Vaquita‎
2700 Chapel Hill Road
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Well, it's a taqueria with a cow on top of the building... used to be a dairy shop decades ago, and now they have the best authentic street tacos around. The barbacoa is my fave, but there are many tasty choices!
Fresh salads, locally sourced... delicious & healthy
Happy + Hale
703B 9th St
Fresh salads, locally sourced... delicious & healthy
Turkish food deliciously prepared and served with an authentic flair... a Chapel Hill hidden gem. Reserve a romantic window booth or the elevated tower for a special night out. Skillful bartenders too...
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Talullas
456 West Franklin Street
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Turkish food deliciously prepared and served with an authentic flair... a Chapel Hill hidden gem. Reserve a romantic window booth or the elevated tower for a special night out. Skillful bartenders too...
Amazing Indian food
CholaNad Restaurant & Bar
308 W Franklin St
Amazing Indian food
Cool story of an Indian lady feeding hungry students for a donation that turned into a lovely little restaurant.... enjoy
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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe
431 West Franklin Street
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Cool story of an Indian lady feeding hungry students for a donation that turned into a lovely little restaurant.... enjoy
Very close by....Terrific lunch buffet and on Friday nights they have a live Sitar player and extra huge buffet... a great way to discover Indian food. A quiet place to dine on other nights & delicious.
Sitar Indian Cuisine
3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
Very close by....Terrific lunch buffet and on Friday nights they have a live Sitar player and extra huge buffet... a great way to discover Indian food. A quiet place to dine on other nights & delicious.
Delicious seafood and oyster bar... the best seafood in the area IMO on a reliable basis. Vegetarian and GF friendly! One of my absolute favorites.
Squid's Restaurant
1201 Fordham Blvd
Delicious seafood and oyster bar... the best seafood in the area IMO on a reliable basis. Vegetarian and GF friendly! One of my absolute favorites.
The best biscuits....don't miss the Ultimate Bacon Biscuit
Biscuitville
The best biscuits....don't miss the Ultimate Bacon Biscuit
Go for the variety of oysters & stay for the delightful entrees. Good place for gluten free friendly knowledgable staff & quiet pleasant evening.
Blu Seafood & Bar
2002 Hillsborough Road
Go for the variety of oysters & stay for the delightful entrees. Good place for gluten free friendly knowledgable staff & quiet pleasant evening.
Drinks & Nightlife
Nightclub, bar, across from a brewery, little restaurant... amazing fun spot. Great Bloody Marys at their Bloody Brunch
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Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Avenue
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Nightclub, bar, across from a brewery, little restaurant... amazing fun spot. Great Bloody Marys at their Bloody Brunch
Classic cocktails and tasty light meals... from the owner of Nana's
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Bar Virgile
105 South Mangum Street
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Classic cocktails and tasty light meals... from the owner of Nana's
Great local Jazz venue with tasty food and terrific cocktails... don't miss the Beyu B-52... Layered drink with Kahlua, Grand Marnier, and Bailey's with a fresh brewed shot of espresso
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Beyú Caffè
341 West Main Street
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Great local Jazz venue with tasty food and terrific cocktails... don't miss the Beyu B-52... Layered drink with Kahlua, Grand Marnier, and Bailey's with a fresh brewed shot of espresso
elegant cocktails
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Alley Twenty Six
320 E Chapel Hill St
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elegant cocktails
THE ROOF is the name of their bar that is located, well... Amazing fun place and killer view. Great drinks and they do YOGA in the mornings there too. Very Durham place.
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The Durham Hotel
315 East Chapel Hill Street
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THE ROOF is the name of their bar that is located, well... Amazing fun place and killer view. Great drinks and they do YOGA in the mornings there too. Very Durham place.
Wacky fun for a beer and people watching and SUNSETS. Dog & kid friendly, so if you don't like that, avoid
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locals recommend
Ponysaurus Brewing Company
219 Hood St
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Wacky fun for a beer and people watching and SUNSETS. Dog & kid friendly, so if you don't like that, avoid
It's the biggest and best in the area... great place on a beautiful day
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Fullsteam Brewery
726 Rigsbee Avenue
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It's the biggest and best in the area... great place on a beautiful day
Iconic place for UNC students & Tarheel fans... enjoy the view & excitement on game night
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Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
100 E Franklin St
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Iconic place for UNC students & Tarheel fans... enjoy the view & excitement on game night
Parks & Nature
Amazing examples of specimen and native trees, shrubs and flowers next to the Duke Chapel... don't miss the Asian gardens with beautiful red bridge and the Koi pond... amazing roses, tulips, peonies and other seasonal flowers in the formal garden are stunning
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson St
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Amazing examples of specimen and native trees, shrubs and flowers next to the Duke Chapel... don't miss the Asian gardens with beautiful red bridge and the Koi pond... amazing roses, tulips, peonies and other seasonal flowers in the formal garden are stunning
Great trails of different lengths and difficulty
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Eno River State Park
6101 Cole Mill Rd
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Great trails of different lengths and difficulty
Great place for an exhilarating walk... a couple of big hills and scenery around the golf course and a wetland. This trail is groomed for the cross country team at Duke, so usually in great shape
Al Buehler Trail Parking
3001 Cameron Blvd
Great place for an exhilarating walk... a couple of big hills and scenery around the golf course and a wetland. This trail is groomed for the cross country team at Duke, so usually in great shape
Lemurs!! Largest population of these fun & funky primates outside of Madagascar. Don't miss it!
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Duke Lemur Center
3705 Erwin Road
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Lemurs!! Largest population of these fun & funky primates outside of Madagascar. Don't miss it!
Learn about the plants of the state and take in the sights
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NC Botanical Garden Education Center
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Learn about the plants of the state and take in the sights
I haven't been yet, but have heard it's awesome....soon!
Brumley Forest Nature Preserve
3055 New Hope Church Rd
I haven't been yet, but have heard it's awesome....soon!
More like walking, biking, roller blading... long paved path and gentle inclines on this Rails-to-Trails conversion project. Perfect for a leisurely bike ride. Access at the American Tobacco Campus or Streets at Southpoint among others
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American Tobacco Trail
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More like walking, biking, roller blading... long paved path and gentle inclines on this Rails-to-Trails conversion project. Perfect for a leisurely bike ride. Access at the American Tobacco Campus or Streets at Southpoint among others
Sightseeing
Franklin Street and all the iconic architecture and student scenes of the oldest public university in the USA. Catch a sporting event if you can
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Franklin Street and all the iconic architecture and student scenes of the oldest public university in the USA. Catch a sporting event if you can
Amazing architecture in this Gothic style chapel right in the heart of Durham and Duke University.
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Duke University Chapel
401 Chapel Drive
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Amazing architecture in this Gothic style chapel right in the heart of Durham and Duke University.
9th Street's funky restaurants and boutiques are similar to Chapel Hill's Franklin Street That and more fun around this famous University... take a walk around the Wall or catch a sporting event
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Duke University
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9th Street's funky restaurants and boutiques are similar to Chapel Hill's Franklin Street That and more fun around this famous University... take a walk around the Wall or catch a sporting event
Arts & Culture
Amazing place to see a live performance or watch a movie... beer and snacks in this historic and beautiful theater
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The Carolina Theatre
309 West Morgan Street
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Amazing place to see a live performance or watch a movie... beer and snacks in this historic and beautiful theater
Great place to see a Broadway show or live performance... world class entertainment with ample parking and great spots to eat nearby
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Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian Street
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Great place to see a Broadway show or live performance... world class entertainment with ample parking and great spots to eat nearby
See who's playing and enjoy a lecture or a show
Memorial Hall
114 E Cameron Ave
See who's playing and enjoy a lecture or a show
Check out many of the American Dance Festival performances in the summer and see who else is playing there other times
Reynolds Industries Theater
125 Science Dr
Check out many of the American Dance Festival performances in the summer and see who else is playing there other times
Shopping
Fun and stylish
Bano Italian Boutique
2699 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Fun and stylish
Fun place for artisan jewelry, cool stones, beads and classes
Rare Earth Gems & Minerals
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Fun place for artisan jewelry, cool stones, beads and classes
Custom jewelry designs and amazing just to see
Jewelsmith Inc
2200 W Main St
Custom jewelry designs and amazing just to see
Great place to treasure hunt for things big and small
Classic Treasures Furniture Consignment
2659 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Great place to treasure hunt for things big and small
Historic tobacco warehouses converted into amazing shops and places to eat... explore an enjoy!
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Brightleaf Square
905 W Main St
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Historic tobacco warehouses converted into amazing shops and places to eat... explore an enjoy!
Essentials
Big fancy grocery store with all the things you need
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Harris Teeter
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Big fancy grocery store with all the things you need
All of the essentials and groceries too
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Target
4037 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
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All of the essentials and groceries too
Where miracles happen.... delicious everything and the best wine and cheese selection and prices
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Trader Joe's
1800 East Franklin Street
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Where miracles happen.... delicious everything and the best wine and cheese selection and prices
Organic and specialties and great seafood
The Fresh Market
4215 University Dr
Organic and specialties and great seafood
Upscale, organic, fresh and the hot bar is a great place for a quick bite
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Whole Foods Market
81 South Elliott Road
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Upscale, organic, fresh and the hot bar is a great place for a quick bite