The Top Five Restaurants in Durham, NC

The Top 5 Restaurants in Durham, NC dining table with glassware

Based on the ratings of guests who have dined at restaurants in Durham, NC, TripAdvisor has determined that five restaurants consistently rank above the rest.  However, in a place named “The South’s Tastiest Town” by Southern Living Magazine, it really is hard to go wrong when choosing a restaurant in the Bull City.

The #1 restaurant is none other than Nana’s Restaurant. Since the opening of Nana’s in December of 1992, through the extensive remodeling and expansion completed in March of 2000, to present day, Nana’s remains one of the most popular restaurants in the Triangle area.

Located at 2514 University Avenue, Nana’s is open Mondays through Saturdays starting at 5 pm until… Call (919) 493-8545 for reservations. Nana’s well known world-class cuisine, an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectator Magazine, and their friendly, attentive service makes for an unforgettable dining experience.

In the mood for delicious Mexican, Latin, and Southwestern food? Gonza Tacos y Tequila‘s Durham location is at 608 Fernway Avenue. Call (919) 907-2656.

Guests rave not only about their food (try their guacamole), but also about their friendly service and awesome indoor as well as outdoor dining. Gonza Tacos y Tequila hosts private events and provides exceptional catering.

Mateo Bar de Tapas is the first solo venture from Chef Matthew Kelly of Vin Rouge, housed in the old Book Exchange building in the heart of Downtown Durham. Located at 109 West Chapel Hill Street.  Call 919-530-8700 for reservations.

Featuring a menu that blends the flavors of Spain with beloved ingredients and dishes of the South.  They offer a casual, yet refined, menu of Spanish small plates with a Southern inflection.  Accompanying the food is a robust Spanish wine list as well as one of the largest sherry offerings in the country.

Open for lunch Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Open for dinner Tuesdays through Thursdays 5 pm to 10:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 5 pm to 12 am, and Sundays from 5:00 pm to 9 pm.

Ranked by TripAdvisor as the 4th best restaurant in Durham, The Original Q Shack offers “barbeque as tender as a mother’s love.”

Located at 2510 University Drive, The Q Shack is open Monday through Sunday 11 am to 9 pm. Whether you eat out, take out, or savor their catering, all meats are smoked in house with their perfect blend of hickory and mesquite woods.

Guglhupf Cafe is also an artisan bakery and restaurant in Durham, North Carolina. Established in 1998, Guglhupf features an upscale menu exploring German cuisine with an inventive approach using local, seasonal ingredients.

Located at 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, reservations can be made online or by calling 919-401-2600.  This Top 5 Restaurant in Durham offers different hours for their cafe, bakery, and restaurant. Orders can be placed online.  Guglhupf also hosts private parties.

There you have it, the top five restaurants in Durham, North Carolina.  When you visit any of these restaurants, you can also be a guest at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.  We love extending our Southern hospitality and each morning our guests wake up to a delicious and fresh gourmet breakfast.

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