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Fairview Dining Room

3001 Cameron Blvd, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
+1 919-493-6699
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“chowder” (5 reviews)
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3001 Cameron Blvd, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fairview offers a diversified menu. The dining room is elegant and overlooks the beautiful golf course. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The shrimp and corn chowder was well seasoned and most enjoyable. My fish entrée was delicious and my son's steak was...More

Thank Marjorie1754
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed visiting the Fairview while near the Duke campus for meetings. Our group had several choices from the menu and I went with the chicken, caesar salad, and creme brulee. Food was served quickly and our hosts were available when needed for drinks or changes....More

Thank Rbakken
Reviewed February 25, 2018

The Fairview is one of our favorite places to dine in Durham. The setting is lovely with comfortable surroundings and great view of the golf course. This time I had diver scallops - some of the best prepared I have had. Fresh, perfectly grilled.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed February 5, 2018

One can always count on the Fairview staff to give them the very best service, very attentive and pleasant. The food while limited in selection is perfectly cooked and elegantly presented.

Thank mail2phd
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

First, the location in the Washington Duke Inn is very beautiful. The Fairview Dining Room is a lovely spot, gracious and elegant. My adult brother and I treated our parents for their anniversary. The entire meal was excellent - salad, bread, wine, entree and gelato...More

Thank cpenny61
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

On Christmas Eve day, some family members attended a delightful brunch. The food and service couldn’t have been more wonderful. The piano music made our visit extra special. The food was five stars.

Thank ACC222013
Reviewed December 10, 2017

I tend to do TripAdvisor reviews only for places I really enjoy, but after today's experience, I decided to write what might be my first two-star review. I rely on TripAdvisor a lot, and I felt it worth sharing my experience with those who are...More

Thank FoodieJen
Reviewed November 20, 2017

I understand that they want to be a top of the line restaurant, but this is the middle of North Carolina. I would like to be able to know what i am choosing from the menu description without having to ask the server what this...More

2  Thank Nikki0715
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

It’s nice to turn the clock back to when formal dining was the norm. Fairview Dining Room has it all: charm, magnificent surroundings and a loyal clientele. Menu choices are broad and meals well prepared. We have dined there four times in recent years and...More

Thank David O
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Comfortable décor. Great views of beautiful Duke golf course. Well trained and professional staff. Chef creates consistent good favorites like their signature soup - shrimp and corn chowder. But continues to keep the menu fresh with locally sourced produce and meats.

Thank Jim J
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Francis O
1 June 2015|
Response from WashingtonDukeInn | Property representative |
Hi Francis O, You can most certainly make your dinner reservation now! Please contact the Fairview Dining Room directly at 919.493.6699 and they will be more than happy to assist you. We look forward to hosting you in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Cameron Blvd, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC 27705-1059
    (Science Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-493-6699
The Fairview Dining Room has come to define Durham fine dining with its "regional neo-American" specialties and impeccable service. The Fairview's elegant ambiance only adds to the overall experience. Every meal at the AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rated restaurant is executed with culinary mastery and meticulous attention to detail.
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