For the Food Lover: Our Favorite Places to Eat

Hot off the press! Peak, Swirles & Cavallito Properites has a new issue of our PSCP Real Estate Book featuring some of our agents’ favorite places to eat in the Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas. Whether you want to get a quick bite, have a quiet evening or enjoy a night on the town, here are some of our best recommendations for every occasion:


FAIRLY BUDGET FRIENDLY

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THE ORIGINAL Q SHACK

  • TYPE OF FOOD: American/Southern
  • WE LOVE: The barbecue or cobb salad
  • PRICE POINT: $

“The Q Shack is an ideal place to introduce out-of-towners to our local specialty: NC Barbecue! It comes with all the fixin’s here–fried okra, cole slaw, and hush puppies. The ribs are superb!” -Dede Hall

Location: 2510 University Dr., Durham, NC 27707

GUGLHUPH

  • TYPE OF FOOD: Café/Bakery
  • WE LOVE: The bratwurst
  • PRICE POINT: $

Location: 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, NC 27707

THAI CAFÉ

  • TYPE OF FOOD: Thai
  • WE LOVE: The coconut cake or lamb chops
  • PRICE POINT: $
  • “Thai Café has the best coconut cake in the world! A slice is big enough to share…delicious!” -Lyell Wright

    Location: 2501 University Dr., Durham, NC

    WHOLE FOODS

    • TYPE OF FOOD: All Types
    • WE LOVE: The build your own salad
    • PRICE POINT: $
      • Location: 81 S Elliot Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514


        PERFECT FOR A RELAXING EVENING

        Hammock

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        • TYPE OF FOOD: American/Italian
        • WE LOVE: The chicken caesar salad or artichoke dip
        • PRICE POINT: $$

        “This bustling bistro is a great place to go for a good lunch or a fun dinner. Everything on the menu is good, and the wine is reasonably priced (especially Mondays–half-price bottles!). -Dede Hall

        Location: 411 W Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27515

        WASHINGTON DUKE INN

        • TYPE OF FOOD: American
        • PRICE POINT: $$
        • WE LOVE: The great setting for eating at a fine bar

        “I love that you can see the golf course. The food is consistently good quality and the staff is attentive, and it’s open continuously, so it’s a great place for afternoon, too. –Lyell

        Location: 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham, NC 27705

        Pop’s

        • TYPE OF FOOD: Italian
        • WE LOVE: The mussels
        • PRICE POINT: $$

        “It’s located right on Main Street in downtown and is family and date friendly. I love that the staff is very attentive to dietary restrictions. There is an open grill and the chef will talk to you about your needs/interests.” –Lyell

        Location: 605 W Main St., Durham, NC 27701


        ENJOY A NIGHT OUT

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        ACME

        • TYPE OF FOOD: American/Southern
        • WE LOVE: The fried chicken
        • PRICE POINT: $$$

        “Acme has such an enjoyable atmosphere and is in the heart of the Carrboro fun, not to mention the local selection is delicious.” –Jan

        Location: 110 E Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510

        GLASS HALF FULL

        • TYPE OF FOOD: Bistro/Wine Bar
        • WE LOVE: The mini burgers with truffles
        • PRICE POINT: $$

        Location: 106 South Greensboro St., Carrboro, NC 27510


        AUTHENTIC CUISINE

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        MATEO

        • TYPE OF FOOD: Spanish
        • WE LOVE: The croquetas
        • PRICE POINT: $$$

        “The small tapa-style plates are perfect before a night out or an event. The menu is so unique making it a great place to go if you want to try something different” –Bob Jamieson

        Location: 109 W Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701

        MELO TRATTORIA

        • TYPE OF FOOD: Italian
        • WE LOVE: The Greek salad or lasagna
        • PRICE POINT: $$

        “All of the Italian food is Italian to the core. The décor, the food, and the staff are all amazing.” -Tom Colley

        Location: 1821 Hillandale Rd., Durham, NC 27705


        FOR THAT SPECIAL OCCASION

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        FEARRINGTON

        • TYPE OF FOOD: European
        • WE LOVE: The chocolate soufflé
        • PRICE POINT: $$$$

        “The Relais & Chateaux restaurant is a lovely setting. The service and food are some of the best in the area and the fixed price menu lets you try unusual courses. Best place in the area for a proposal or special occasion!” –Dede Hall

        Location: 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312

        NANA’S

        • TYPE OF FOOD: Fine American
        • WE LOVE: The chocolate soufflé
        • PRICE POINT: $$$

        Location: 2514 University Dr., Durham, NC 27707


        There are so many delicious restaurants in the Durham/Chapel Hill and surrounding areas that it was hard to narrow the selection down, but we hope you enjoyed our picks. We would love to hear some of your favorite places too! Let us know what you love or ask for more recommendations via Facebook or Twitter.