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The Blue Note Grill

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, , Barbecue
709 Washington St, Durham, NC 27701-2147
+1 919-401-1979
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (21 reviews)
“bread pudding” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
709 Washington St, Durham, NC 27701-2147
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cozy and intimate venue for a variety of music that serves barbecue. Can be at times somewhat questionable service, but if you’re attending a concert space is usually tight while the staff is trying to serve during a performance. Decent craft beer menu, good...More

Thank K O
Reviewed December 9, 2017

If you want ribs, BBQ or burgers, step right up! The menu has other options, including vegetarian, that are also delicious. We've been there for quiet lunches and busy concerts and the kitchen staff always delivers. We've heard some great musicians without a cover charge....More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed December 7, 2017

...ribs and BBQ. Stopped in here for lunch on a random mid-day and was treated to some darn good ribs. Chili good, too. All the favorite sides are there and nicely done. Cole slaw is creamy yet crunchy, which is my favorite way. Service friendly,...More

Thank SanNic44
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Paul Nelson, guitarist of the late Johnny Winter, was playing here at the Blue Note Grill in Durham. Hadnt seen him play in person since Mr Winter passed away. He was joined by another guitarist who has played with FogHat, and the show was really...More

Thank Zenia B
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Came here again on a Tuesday night and really enjoyed the blues jam session. They seem to have a house band, and every couple songs, randomly call up some new folks to jam together for the next several. Meanwhile, you can enjoy some reasonably good...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Interesting location and setup. Food and service were pretty average but inexpensive. Maybe at night the vibe and scene are different, but we were not impressed by our lunch in this place.

Thank 777_Carla
Reviewed July 24, 2017

This review is for their new place...my Garmin took me to the old address, but my daughter got us to the new address. Very nice place for a late dinner. We arrived around 9:00 and ate on the covered patio. Inside was a band that...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Met friends for beer and a quick dinner at the Blue Note. Good local beer choices and my meal was very good. Service was friendly and efficient. I had to leave before the band started but I received good reports. Hope to come back soon....More

Thank Itinerant_Tarheel
Reviewed June 16, 2017

A spot to try on the list for a while. Food and lovely atmosphere outside proved satisfying and all 3 at our table were glad to have some great BBQ-type food in regular/semi-small (in a good way) proportions. Service at the front-of-house was somewhat difficult...More

Thank elliecschmidt
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Husband and i were looking for a new restaurant. Something unique and new. Found Blue Note grill. Very good food, laid back and casual restaurant. They also have live music. Blues, jazz and country. The chicken quesadilla with shredded chicken was fresh and delicious. Had...More

Thank smith2038
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May 18, 2017|
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Response from darrell h | Reviewed this property |
We have taken as many as 10 people and they are very accommodating. You just need to make a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Washington St, Durham, NC 27701-2147
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-401-1979
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