Unique Places to Eat in Durham, NC

The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating. Durham is a foodie’s Southern paradise with endless options for unique meals and experiences. The delicious three-course gourmet breakfast that is served at Arrowhead Inn utilizes only the freshest of ingredients, including herbs from our gardens and local farmers’ produce so you can start your day off right. In our first installment of the Best Durham Restaurants, we will be highlighting 5 unique places to eat in Durahm NC:



1. Yamazushi Restaurant

The first restaurant in the Triangle to serve authentic Japanese food, Yamazushi Restaurant truly provides the best dining experience. Amidst a peaceful, intimate environment, dishes are served on a variety of small, artful dishes prepared with fresh in-season ingredients. You will not want to miss out on the experience at Yamazushi.


2. Mothers & Sons Trattoria

Featuring regional Italian food with seasonal sensibility, Mothers and Sons was the first restaurant in the South to focus on handmade pasta. In the same family of restaurants as Saint James, Mateos, Lucky’s and Vin Rouge, Mothers and Sons is owned by partners Matt Kelly and Josh DeCarolis. The name is derived from the closeness that DeCarolis experienced in his Italian family often centered on cooking and the dinner table.



3. Primal Food and Spirits

Getting back to the basics is taken very seriously at Primal Food and Spirits. The entire restaurant is completely gluten-free, offering unprocessed, home-grown foods, served in an unpretentious manner. You can taste the freshness in every bite! Ready to experience farm-to-table dining like never before?



4. Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken

Recognized for its mouth watering rotisserie chicken, Alpaca is the place for South American cuisine. Pair your chicken with the best of traditional sides including plantains, yucca fries and black beans. Whether you want to eat out, bring it home or cater your next party, Alpaca is the place for you!


Watts-grocery5. Watts Grocery

Featuring Southern favorites and Carolina traditional meals, Watts Grocery is the place for comfort foods. All ingredients are sourced locally and the menu changes with each season. Heading out for a date night or with a group of friends? Watts is the place for you.

Delicious restaurants and unique dinning opportunities are around every corner. With so many options in Durham, you are bound to find something for you! Book your stay at the Arrowhead Inn and explore unique dining options on your relaxing getaway.