Posted by: duketower | January 21, 2010

Ninth Street Dining Options

Ninth Street is a pedestrian-friendly, old-fashioned shopping neighborhood located two blocks from Duke University’s East Campus in the Old West Durham Neighborhood. Offering an exceptional blend of locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, Ninth Street is a great place for lunch or dinner during your stay at Duke Tower Hotel & Condominiums.

It’s an easy walk (in good weather) from Duke Tower to Ninth Street. See the map, below, and note that you can cut straight across Duke’s East Campus while walking, even though the map shows walking around East Campus.

From Duke Tower (A) to Ninth Street (B)

Alternatively, our free shuttle service will take you and pick you up from Ninth Street 24-hours per day. Call our shuttle driver at 919-323-1745.

The following is a list of restaurants, cafe, eateries and other establishments in the Ninth Street area:

Bruegger’s Bagels, 626 Ninth Street, 919-286-7897.
Sixteen varieties of bagels baked fresh all day every day. Scrumptious cream cheeses, deli-style sandwiches, smoothies, homemade soups, and desert bars. Open seven days a week.

Bahn’s Cuisine Chinese, 750 Ninth Street, 919-286-5073
Vietnamese and Chinese fast food Monday through Friday. Vietnamese home cooking on Saturdays.

Blue Coffee Company, Coffee/pastry, 714 Ninth Street, 919-416-3133.

Blue Corn Cafe, 716-B Ninth Street, 919-286-9600
Latin American cuisine. Specializing in homemade meals. All fresh food. Offering homemade flan.
Serving lunch and dinner.

Bali-Hai Mongolian Restaurant, Mongolian, 811 Ninth Street, 919-416-0200

Charlie’s Neighborhood Bar & Grille, 758 Ninth Street, 919-286-4446

Cafe at the Regulator, 720 Ninth Street, 919-286-2700,
Wonderful coffees, teas, smoothies, bagels, soups, sandwiches, salads and baked goods. All this and free high speed internet connection if you want to work or play online.

Dale’s Indian Cuisine, 811 Ninth Street, 919-286-1760

Elmo’s Diner, 776 Ninth Street, 919-416-3823, Family diner featuring breakfast all the time, meat and veggie plates, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Hours: 6:30 am – 10 pm Sunday – Thursday, 6:30 am – 11 pm Friday – Saturday

Francesca’s Dessert Café, 706-B Ninth Street, 919-286-4177
Café atmosphere serving Italian ice creams, pastries, espresso, cappuccino, and lattes all made in our shop. Whole cakes and pastries can be delivered. Independently owned and operated.

Open till 11:30 P.M. Sunday through Thursday, till midnight Friday and Saturday.

International Delights, 740 Ninth Street, 919-286-2884.
The best Philly steak and chicken subs; Middle Eastern food: gyros, falafel, hommos, tabouleh, kabobs, salads and the best desserts.

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, 738 Ninth Street, 919-286-5383.
Gourmet sandwich shop. Delivery and catering available. 11 am – 2 am Friday – Saturday .

McDonald’s Drug Store, 732 Ninth Street, 919-286-1115
1916 drug store featuring old-fashioned soda fountain.

Magnolia Grill, Fine Dining, 1002 Ninth Street, 919-286-3609 Bold, imaginative cuisine from nationally-acclaimed chefs Ben and Karen Barker. Ranked #11 in Gourmet Magazine’s Top 50 American Restaurants. Hours: Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Metro 8 Steakhouse, 746 9th Street. (919) 416-1700. ‎

Peek-A-Boo’s Bar & Grill, 754 Ninth Street, 919-416-1225
Gourmet burger, fries, etc. Best hot dogs in Durham.
Hours: 11 am – 11 pm Monday – Thursday, 11 am – 2 am Friday – Saturday

Torero’s, Mexican Restaurant, 748 Ninth Street

Eno Cafe, 621 Broad Street, 919-286-2290 Located in Whole Foods Market. Cafe hours: 7:30 am – 8 pm

Ben & Jerry’s, 609 Broad Street, 919-416-6128.
More than 40 euphoric flavors of super-premium ice cream, low-fat ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet to tantalize your taste buds. Ice cream cakes, sundaes, shakes, and more. Open till 11 P.M. Sunday through Thursday, till midnight Friday and Saturday.

Cosmic Cantina, 1920 Perry Street, 919-286-1875
Mexican food, California style. Low-fat foods, organic ingredients.

The Lounge, 1920 Perry Street, 919-286-7441
Part of the Cosmic Cantina. Open 6 pm to 2 am. Offers full menu from Cosmic Cantina.

Char-Burger, 1807 W. Markham Avenue

The Sirens Lounge, 1803 W. Markham Avenue, 919-416-6684.  Bar featuring cocktail lounge and dance floor. Live music. Daily specials.
Hours: 5 pm – 2 am Monday – Saturday

Mad Hatter’s Cafe and Bakeshop, 1802 W. Main Street, 919-286-1987

Cinelli’s Ristorante, 607 Broad Street, 919-416-4554.


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