Dame's Chicken & Waffles

317 W Main St (at E Chapel Hill St), Durham, NC 27701, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

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  • chicken & waffles
  • schmear
  • collard greens
  • mac & cheese
  • grits
  • great value
  • spicy food
  • mimosas
  • good service
  • strawberry lemonade
  • fancy
  • family-friendly
  • authentic
  • brunch food
  • eggs
  • cutlets
  • oranges
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • bread
  • Nick D.

    Come after 1pm and you get sat right away on a weekday!

    Nick DiColandrea · June 28, 2011
  • Shanika M.

    Try the sweet potato waffle, Mac n cheese and collard greens... Delicious!!!

    Shanika McClain · December 29, 2010

    There's always a long wait, but don't let the wait scare you off, because sweet poultry jesus it's worth it.

    PHILIHP BUSBY · October 6, 2013
  • Mark S.

    The Carolina Cockeral.........NUFF SAID! 🍗🍳🍚

    Mark Snead · September 12, 2014
  • Crillmatic

    Try the Orange Speckled Chabo - A chicken cutlet, sweet potato waffle, drizzled with honey-Dijon and a orange-honeycomb schmear.

    Crillmatic · January 25, 2013
  • Micah M.

    The mac and cheese is great.

    Micah Mitchell · December 28, 2010
  • Jermaine J.

    I ate here for lunch on a weekday afternoon. The food was good, the service was quick and the staff was pleasant. I will definitely eat here again.

    Jermaine Jackson · September 28, 2010
  • Hobart Z.

    Hostess is kinda the worst person

    Hobart Zhu · May 14, 2013
  • Eddie B.

    Frickin' delish! Wait time for food was fairly long, but well worth it! Our waiter was great...very apologetic about the wait and took 25% off the bill without having to ask. Will def be going back.

    Eddie Burkett · December 30, 2012
  • Janelle S.

    The wait was absolutely ridiculous! NOT pleased.

    Janelle Simmons · May 4, 2012
  • Shazan J.

    get the dueling roosters with a side of mac and cheese; get the mac before your entree goes out as you will be embarking on an eating marathon that will leave you very satisfied

    Shazan Jiwa · August 30, 2011
  • Sheri F.

    Try this: Order To Go 2 minutes before closing!!! Ka-CHINGGGG

    Sheri Fisher · September 8, 2013
  • Teara N.

    Dissatisfied. How can the waffle machine be broken? 

    Teara Ngen · April 24, 2013
  • R. J.

    Food was awesome! Service was less than to be desired. Coffee didn't come till I was halfway through my meal. Dirty plates remained on the table up until the check was paid.

    R. J. · March 9, 2013
  • A F.

    Call ahead for large parties... Food is great but very small dining area!!

    A Faison · July 21, 2012
  • Taylor M.

    Walk back by the restrooms, there are usually 4-5 seats. Good for long wait times!

    Taylor McFarland · April 22, 2012
  • Wes N.

    Made us wait outside when it was freezing and there was space inside, no reason for it either.

    Wes Norris · December 11, 2011
  • Liana L.

    LOVE the Japanese breaded chicken. Very mix-and-match - you can pretty much get any combination you want. The spreads are delicious.

    Liana Lau · December 5, 2011
  • Shazan J.

    the bbq sauce is amazing... yes it would be ideal if everything was around $8, but even at $11-12, amazing value and incredibly delicious food

    Shazan Jiwa · April 1, 2011
  • Jamie M.

    Orange speckled chicken with sweet potato waffle, yes!

    Jamie Moose · September 12, 2014
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    James Price · August 14, 2014
  • Tricia T.

    Gingerbread waffle is out of control good!! And the collard greens and Mac & cheese are delish. Probably my favorite chicken & waffles anywhere. (They top roscoes and Gladys knight's!)

    Tricia Tanguy · August 8, 2014
  • Tracie A.

    Everything is delicious. ..

    Tracie Arrington · June 1, 2014
  • Jonathan B.

    Get there before noon when it gets pretty crowded. The quilted buttercup is major and the gingerbread waffle is delicious! You can get a tasting of the sides before you choose. They are all good!

    Jonathan Burke · May 16, 2014
  • Nate C.

    Seriously, you guys need adjust your hours or expand.

    Nate C · September 8, 2013
  • Vinny V.

    Sweet potato waffle is the way to go. This place is great. Will always stop here when near Durham.

    Vinny Vodka-Tonic · August 31, 2013
  • Rob N.


    Rob Nussbaum · April 5, 2013
  • Chris W.

    Get the Sweet Potato Waffle period.....

    Chris Walkes · February 23, 2013
  • Montinique W.

    The chicken was hard and the mac and cheese is weird. They use a lot of herbs. Definitely not traditional mac and cheese. The waffle was really good and well as the different flavored spreads.

    Montinique Wilson · January 13, 2013
  • Reggie W.

    Good food. Make sure you get the cutlets thought. Saves hassle of bones

    Reggie Williams · December 15, 2012
  • Tia S.

    Its great food but as I was waiting a waiter went to the bathroom with her apron on

    Tia Squires · December 15, 2012
  • Joi S.

    Make online reservation and skip the line! No reservations only walk-in's on Mondays. Weekends are super busy so get there early like 15 mins before opening to reduce wait time

    Joi Stepney · May 29, 2012
  • Shekinah S.

    The Collards are sooooo good! Plus their chicken is fried to perfection

    Shekinah Smith · May 27, 2012
  • MoRiza

    Try the Chicken and Waffles - So good

    MoRiza · December 28, 2011
  • Linda M.

    Love this place!! The food is GREAT!!

    Linda Manson · October 2, 2011
  • Stephanie M.

    Sweet potato waffles are amazing!!!! :) two thumbs up!!!!

    Stephanie M · August 13, 2011
  • Anitra

    Prepare to wait but the food is worth it. Loved the vanilla almond schmear!

    Anitra · June 19, 2011
  • Stacie N.

    they usually serve you more than the menu says. come hungry or bring a friend to (easily) split a plate.

    Stacie Nagy · January 15, 2011
  • Jeff S.

    Not a combo that you would think of for lunch but what a great meal.

    Jeff Smith · December 9, 2010
  • Jordan G.

    Best Chicken & Waffles anywhere. Don't pass on shmears & step outside your comfort zone; try a few bites w/ shmear, hotsauce AND syrup! The sweet, spicy, savory goodness is quite the flavor explosion!

    Jordan Groseclose · January 25
  • L Troy A.

    How can you make perfection taste better? Ask Dame's they know how to do it...So So So Good...I don't know if Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles could be better then this...I doubt it seriously....

    L Troy Adams · December 22, 2014
  • Alan Y.

    Online reservations are available if you are having trouble finding a table during busy hours.

    Alan You · October 23, 2014
  • Joyceline M.

    They have amazing collard greens and they're spicy which I love

    Joyceline Mwangi · September 7, 2014
  • Aditya B.

    The drumsticks are huge! I had trouble finishing two. Think before you order the options with four of them on the plate.

    Aditya Basu · August 14, 2014
  • Shacora D.

    Best Mac n cheese.

    Shacora Dudley · July 29, 2014
  • Omari H.

    The wait is ridiculous! Never again will I wait this long

    Omari Hester · July 26, 2014
  • Lauren U.

    Come here if you want to know what it feels like to have your soul fed.

    Lauren U. · May 31, 2014
  • Lisa W.

    Make reservations! Be brave and have the collards! Pop your leftover waffle I the toaster not the microwave! Friendly staff!

    Lisa Woods · April 20, 2014
  • Lisa W.

    You're gonna have to wait this place stays packed.

    Lisa Woods · April 6, 2014
  • Brooke C.

    The restaurant and tables are rather small but the waffles make up for it. Just a tip if you have food allergy to cinnamon don't try the waffles, it's in all their batter.

    Brooke C. · March 31, 2014

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