Dame’s Chicken and Waffles Durham, NC Review

Dame’s Chicken and Waffles are the best chicken and waffles in the world. Trust me! Feast your eyes on this:



If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, nothing well. I have had the opportunity to eat at Dame’s Chicken and Waffles in Downtown Durham, NC three times and each time it has been spectacular. The first time I went was on a Saturday night and the wait was two hours. I have never waited for a seat in a restaurant this long but my good friend told me it was well worth it; it was! As soon as I bit into the chicken, tasted the waffle and consumed the mac ‘n cheese I was hooked. It was, by far and away, the best chicken and waffles ever.

Where is Dame’s Chicken and Waffles?

Dame’s is located in Downtown Durham inside the downtown loop. If you know where the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Durham Bulls Athletic Park or the American Tobacco District is you know where Dame’s is. The physical address is:

317 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 682-9235

They also have a location in Greensboro but I have never been to that location. If you are traveling from Raleigh it is about a 25 minute drive; well worth it!


Dame’s Chicken and Waffles Menu

Below you will find the menu for Dame’s. I suggest you try it all. The only thing that is not great are the eggs on the side. Everything else is fantastic.





How Long is the Wait at Dame’s?

The wait can be very long. As I mentioned earlier, I waited over two hours the first time I ate at Dame’s. Recently, on a Monday afternoon the wait was around 45 minutes. You may wonder why the wait is so long. Well, there is not a large seating area at Dame’s. Below are the photos of the inside of the restaurant:



As you can see, there is only about seating for 30. There is first come, first serve seating at the bar but people are often waiting for those options as well. My suggestion is to call ahead and make a reservation. They have a cool app that allows you to make a reservation from your smartphone. They do not take reservations on Monday and are only open from 11-4 on Monday. Other days of the week they extend their hours and take reservations.