Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Durham and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Fairview Dining Room thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Parizade, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

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Papas Grill

Family-owned and operated, this fine dining room takes a departure from the stereotypical, casual ethnic eatery. While the tasty selection of mezze (appetizers) is definitely worth sampling, the main emphasis is on delicately prepared main...  Read More

Sitar India Palace

Whether vegetarian or just a lover of authentic Indian cuisine, you'll absolutely fall in love with this place. A favorite among food critics and diners alike, Sitar has an extensive menu that will appeal to most everyone. You can't go wrong...  Read More

Cosmic Cantina and Lounge

Many may debate the claims made by this restaurant that they serve the best Mexican food on the planet, but one can't deny that the food here is pretty darn good! Over-stuffed burritos and tacos, Mexican and microbrew beers, smoothies and...  Read More

Mad Hatter's Bake Shop

Popular with Duke University students and faculty, this shop and café offers freshly baked breads, muffins, and desserts to eat in or take home. Breakfast offerings include Belgian waffles, croissant French toast, and eggs Benedict. The menu...  Read More

Fairview Dining Room

Located on the grounds of the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, this luxurious dining room features windows and a terrace facing the greens. Guests marvel at intriguing creations such as sea scallops with lobster orzo, lemon asparagus and...  Read More


A colorful fantasy-like painting adorns the ceiling of this unusual dining room, and thick red pillars, strands of Christmas tree lights and a metallic lantern overhead add to the vibrant design. Diners fill closely pack tables and feast on...  Read More

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