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Nana's Restaurant

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2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156 (James St.)
+1 919-493-8545
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner starting with the risotto and chicken liver pate as appetizers. My husband had the pork dish and I had the duck. Everything was very flavorful and cooked perfectly. Our server was very helpful in describing the menu options and attentive throughout dinner.

Thank Jennifer E
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second trip to Nana's and it did not disappoint. My boyfriend and I enjoy eating creative dishes with high-quality ingredients and splurge every so often somewhere like Nana's. I was very excited to be with him for his inaugural trip to the restaurant- but was concerned about their Valentine's Day Prix Fixe menu. I was so worried... More 

Thank Alex M
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside, it's not very impressive: a small building along a busy street with limited parking. But once you enter, the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The staff is outstanding. Service was prompt, friendly, "just right". Bar is quite good as is the wine selection. The limited menu changes regularly, and frankly I like that better than restaurants with... More 

Thank Wesley S
Chapel Hill, United States
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a unique spot to have an extraordinary meal this is the place to go. I've lived in Durham for 20 years and have dined at Nana's a hundred times since then. Always consistent, always great service and always uniquely comfortable. I often eat at the bar and will dine alone...and even then it's always a great dining... More 

Thank Jim W
Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh food and great prices. Very popular local restaurant. Choice of meat (grilled fish tacos (2) with pineapple and jalapeño salsa), chips with choice of pico or salsa from the condiment bar, choice of beans (pintos with pork yum!), soft drink all for $7. No wonder it's so busy. What's not to like!

Thank Mzsbach47
Ft Myers, Florida
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102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They were hosting a wine dinner so we arrived without reservations. No worries they said and sat us at high tops in the bar area. Close seating but still intimate enough for conversation. I had a salad and the risotto. Dad had the lamb. I have never tasted lamb but thought this was the place to try it. IT WAS... More 

Thank ktrap
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have a traveled extensively in the US, and a bit abroad, and sincerely believe this restaurant to be my favorite! It's this unique, eclectic place that serves food that's apparently been chosen for its ability to be one of a kind, yet incredibly complementary to the rest of the menu. I hope that makes sense; what I'm trying to... More 

Thank JenniferCarlson
Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to this restaurant many times and it has been consistent. Service is top notch. Atmosphere is pleasant. We have enjoyed eating there for many years and found it to be always excellent

Thank fcoat
Durham, NC
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were reluctant to post this review on Trip Advisor until we sent our comments to the restaurant manager for comment and follow up. Because only the catering manager was listed on Nana's website, we sent our comments to her and asked her to forward our comments on our experience to the restaurant manager. She did reply, and stated she... More 

Thank unctheel
Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's amazing that Nana's can be both the best restaurant in Durham and still somehow underrated. I think the latter is due to the 20+ year run in a location that's not quite as trendy as the fast growing downtown area a couple miles away. Durham is a foodie town with a lot of great places to eat, but Nana's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 University Dr, Ste 104, Durham, NC 27707-2156
    (James St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-8545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?