Dame's Chicken & Waffles

Fried Chicken Joint and Breakfast Spot
317 W Main St (at E Chapel Hill St), Durham, NC 27701, United States
Hours:
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
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.7/10

Based on 213 votes

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Total Visitors
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Total Visits
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  • waffles
  • schmear
  • collard greens
  • mac & cheese
  • grits
  • great value
  • spicy food
  • lively
  • mimosas
  • good service
  • strawberry lemonade
  • authentic
  • family-friendly
  • cozy
  • brunch food
  • eggs
  • cutlets
  • oranges
  • lunch
  • crowded
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Alan Y.

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

    Alan You · October 23, 2014
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  • Mark S.

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

    Mark Snead · September 12, 2014
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  • Jamie M.

    Orange speckled chicken with sweet potato waffle, yes!

    Jamie Moose · September 12, 2014
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  • Joyceline M.

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

    Joyceline Mwangi · September 7, 2014
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  • James P.

    Everything

    James Price · August 14, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Shacora D.

    Best Mac n cheese.

    Shacora Dudley · July 29, 2014
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  • Omari H.

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

    Omari Hester · July 26, 2014
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  • Tracie A.

    Everything is delicious. ..

    Tracie Arrington · June 1, 2014
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  • Lauren U.

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

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

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

    Lisa Woods · April 6, 2014
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  • 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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  • Aaron H.

    good price range $4--$15

    Aaron Harris · February 24, 2014
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  • Nate L.

    Food is Always Great but the seating is limited

    Nate Lyons · November 11, 2013
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  • Donnie

    The chicken was very good but the waffle was lacking. I will be going soon for some more of that chicken.

    Donnie · October 12, 2013
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  • Meghan H.

    The speckled orange is the BOMB

    Meghan Hemingway · October 7, 2013
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  • PHILIHP B.

    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
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  • Graham S.

    Bangin' grits! Easily top 3 I've ever had.

    Graham Strother · September 16, 2013
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  • Graham S.

    Food is great, staff and space not so much.

    Graham Strother · September 16, 2013
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  • Graham S.

    Skip the cutlet, get something with bones for a better, moist chicken experience.

    Graham Strother · September 16, 2013
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  • Nate C.

    Seriously, you guys need adjust your hours or expand.

    Nate C · September 8, 2013
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  • Sheri F.

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

    Sheri Fisher · September 8, 2013
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  • Kelli R.

    Amazingggggggg!!!!!!!

    Kelli Ross · September 1, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Angela H.

    Sweet potato waffles so good! :-)

    Angela Hardwick · August 15, 2013
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  • Whitney M.

    The food was great but the hostess was very rude!

    Whitney Mohr · July 17, 2013
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  • Morris B.

    Better than Roscoe's!

    Morris Beard · July 14, 2013
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  • Aaron A.

    Waited and waited and waited and waited and waited and...

    Aaron Averill · July 6, 2013
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  • Jennifer K.

    Food was great. Service was friendly, but slow. Glad they now take reservations.

    Jennifer Kuhns · June 23, 2013
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  • Antoine K.

    Try the Chicken and Waffles

    Antoine Kinch · June 16, 2013
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  • Jared T.

    Though the food was pretty good, I'm not sure if it made up for the unfriendly staff and lackluster service.

    Jared Thurston · June 1, 2013
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  • Hobart Z.

    Hostess is kinda the worst person

    Hobart Zhu · May 14, 2013
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  • Urina A.

    Good food will go back. ;-)

    Urina Adams · May 2, 2013
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  • Teara N.

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

    Teara Ngen · April 24, 2013
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  • Rob N.

    Ummmmm!!!!

    Rob Nussbaum · April 5, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Chris W.

    Get the Sweet Potato Waffle period.....

    Chris Walkes · February 23, 2013
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  • Sara A.

    gingerbread waffle + choco hazlenut schmear is perfection!

    Sara Akhavan · January 26, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Crillmatic

    Try the Mac and Cheese

    Crillmatic · January 25, 2013
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  • Crillmatic

    Try the Mimosa

    Crillmatic · January 25, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • D T.

    call ahead or be surprised!

    D T · December 24, 2012
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  • Reggie W.

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

    Reggie Williams · December 15, 2012
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