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Watts Grocery

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1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583 (Club Blvd)
+1 919-416-5040
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Mount Pleasant, SC
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here several times for brunch with family that we thoroughly enjoyed, so I was interested to try their dinner. It surpassed my expectations- I had a pork special that was tender, succulent and very flavorful. Asparagus and rice were wonderfully flavorful accompaniments. Relaxed, congenial and enthusiastic service added to the enjoyment!

Thank Jack and Fran C
Durham, North Carolina
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Durham is a city that is blessed with a plethora of great restaurants. Watts Grocery is a gem that adds to this bounty. The food is locally sourced so the menu varies which part of the charm. Our recent meal was outstanding. I recommend the fried oysters for a start, crispy while still being plump and juicy. What more can... More 

1 Thank NBass
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to Watts several times now. First time we've made it for Sunday brunch. Chef has a great range of choices on the menu. My wife had the Cobb salad with fried shrimp and I had the Grillades with Grits. Both were superb! Order of churros to along with some Watt's Bloody Marys. Pefect meal! Service staff were attentive and... More 

1 Thank David B
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

New years day with friends. Fried pork belly with collards and fried black Eyed peas. Scallops with creamed cauliflower, pork chop with black eyed peas, fried catfish filet with succotash. All outstanding and properly seasoned. Hidden gem in Durham.

1 Thank citadel76
Apex, North Carolina
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was the first time in many years we've dined here; it's not close to home, but it is certainly worth the drive! I'm adding a picture of the scallops dish I ordered; served with roasted Brussel sprouts and served atop smashed and partially creamed cauliflower. Wonderful combination for a meal! Perfectly prepared portions and wonderfully displayed. Hubs ordered a... More 

1 Thank KECarlson
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It was awesome. The catering company which is part of Watts Grocery cooked our thanksgiving meal, from the turkey to stuffing, gravy, soup, corned ham, cornbread... Outstanding job. The turkey the most moist and tender, I could not have done it better myself. We picked it up on Wednesday to serve on Thursday and Tammy told me it would be... More 

1 Thank Lexington11
Saint Louis, Missouri
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210 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Searched this place out online and so glad to have tried it. Perfect quaint outdoor area. Cold craft beer. Oyster PoBoy and Tuna Sandwich excellent. Server was excellent.

1 Thank Pam P
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Don't let the name confuse you. This is a very good restaurant not a market cafe. The staff was professional and attentive. The wine list and menu were varied enough to satisfy all palettes. The atmosphere which was casual provided us the opportunity to relax, have family conversation and enjoy our freshly prepared meals and adult beverages. A good time... More 

1 Thank PBJaxBeach
Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Whether you order soup, quiche, a sandwich or a full entrée you'll be delighted with what you order. Sunday brunch is also a MUST!

1 Thank Maureen B
Coupeville, Washington
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Watts Grocery was a welcome surprise. Not long before closing hours we found Watts Grocery with its artsy setting, interesting menu, nice wine list, and professional service. Four of us shared around the table, with the hits being the light-as-a feather shrimp fritters, clams with chorizo in a perfectly spicy broth, and rich and tasty mac and cheese. A grilled... More 

1 Thank CouperLVI

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
    (Club Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-416-5040

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