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Full Service C&H Cafeteria 919-286-7303

Northgate Mall 1058 W. Club Blvd. •A & D Buffalo’s •Baja Shack •Cajun Café •Chef’s House •Chopsticks •Cinnamonster •The Cookie Store •Esmeralda’s Cafe •Greek Cuisine •Haagen-Dazs/Planet Smoothie •Mickey’s Chicken & Fish •Pretzel Twister •Randy’s Pizza Express •Subway •Tomo Japan

Lucky Chicken (919) 286-4009 Jade Buffet 919-286-9555

Pan Pan Diner 919-416-1950 Randy’s Pizza 919-286-7272 Ruby Tuesday 919-286-5100

Gocciolina Upscale Italian fare in a cozy atmosphere. This wildly popular restaurant has graced our Best Of list again and again. 3314 Guess Rd.; 919-973-4089; Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q Homestyle Eastern barbecue, fried chicken and seafood. Enjoy with a giant glass of iced tea. 2419 Guess Rd.; 919-286-7447; Jimmy’s Famous Hot Dogs Old-fashioned burgers, fries and a mean Carolina-style dog. 2728 Guess Rd.; 919-471-0005 La Cacerola Cafe & Restaurant Honduran specialties such as pupusas and chorizo asado. 2016 Guess Rd.; 919-294-6578; Thai Spoon All the trappings for a delicious Thai-food experience: pad thai, drunken noodles and curries. 3808 Guess Rd.; 919-908-7539 HILLSBOROUGH ROAD Bennett Pointe Grill There’s something to please all palates on the large menu of this multi-regional American restaurant. 4625 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-382-9431;

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Bleu Olive High-quality comfort food incorporating local ingredients and Mediterranean flair. Family-operated & chef driven. 1821 Hillandale Rd.; 919-383-8502;

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Kid’s Menu Beer & Wine

Melo Trattoria & Tapas Classic Italian - think spaghetti and meatballs and chicken parmigiana - meets tapas. 1821 Hillandale Rd., Ste. 3; 919-384-9080;

The Palace International African cuisine including curry goat, dovi chicken and samosas. 1104-A Broad St.; 919-416-4922

Pomodoro Italian Kitchen Homemade sauces on fresh-made pizzas, pastas and other Italian favorites. 1811 Hillandale Rd.; 919-382-2915; NORTH POINTE DRIVE The French Corner Bakery Artisan breads, beautifully crafted tarts and pastries. Plus lunch, and now baking classes taught by Frenchtrained master baker chef Benjamin Messaoui. 2005 North Pointe Dr., Ste. B.; 919-698-9836 MORE NORTHERN DURHAM DINING Alpaca Peruvian rotisserie chicken. Need we say more? 302 Davidson Ave.; 919-220-9028; Bullock’s Bar-B-Que A staple in the community since 1952, this barbecue restaurant serves up soul in Eastern-style barbecue, Brunswick stew and fried chicken. 3330 Quebec Dr.; 919-383-3211; Picnic Locally sourced, Eastern whole-hog barbecue. Order the pulled pork, of course, but also the fried chicken, pimento mac & cheese and hushpuppies. 1647 Cole Mill Rd.; 919-908-9128; BR



Outdoor Seating Full Bar

Oval Park Grille Regularly changing the menu, this innovative restaurant remains “local as heck.” 1116 Broad St.; 919-401-6566; BR

Wimpy’s Grill Specializing in old-fashioned hamburgers and hot dogs. Open till 2 p.m. weekdays, cash only. 617 Hicks St.; 919-286-4380;


El Corral Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican faijtas, tacos, enchiladas and a great chorizo queso dip. 1821 Hillandale Rd.; 919-309-4543;

Shanghai Chinese Restaurant Established in the 1980s, this Catonese restaurant offers both Americanized and authentic dishes. 3433 Hillsborough Rd.; 919-383-7581;




Silver Spoon Restaurant Diner fare and Southern breakfast served all day. Try a “Golden Royal Skillet” (loaded homefries). 5230 N. Roxboro Rd.; 919-479-7172 BR



BROAD STREET Joe Van Gogh This local coffee shop sources quality beans for a superior coffee. 1104-B, Broad St.; 919-286-4800;

Watts Grocery A Durham native, chef Amy Tornquist artfully develops Southern-inspired dishes with seasonal, local ingredients, like the shrimp and fish stew, which appears in summer and fall. 1116 Broad St.; 919-416-5040 BR Wellspring Cafe Salad and hot bar in the Whole Foods Market, plus sandwiches, pizza andsushi. 621 Broad St.; 919-286-2290 ERWIN ROAD Another Broken Egg Cafe Unique breakfast and lunch menu including cinnamon roll french toast and “Popeye’s Favorite” scrambled skillet. 2608 Erwin Rd., Ste. 120; 919-381-5172; BR Black Twig Cider House Cider-and-sausage focused restaurant with more than 80 ciders on draft and in bottles. Try the “Northern Spy” and join in a Txotx! 2812 Erwin Rd.; 919-321-0203; MediTerra Grill Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine, offering gyros, kabobs and curry. 2608 Erwin Rd., Ste. 136; 919-383-0066; Nosh “Eclectic foodstuffs” like “Mike’s Breakfast Pizza,” “Coach’s Queso” sandwich and the brown derby chopper salad. 2812 Erwin Rd., Ste. 101; 919-383-4747; BR Saladelia Cafe Espresso and organic smoothie bar, scratch made pastries, gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups. Open for dine-in or carry-out. 2424 Erwin Rd.; 919-416 1400; BR

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