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It's a Southern Thing - Downtown Durham, Durham, NC

It's a Southern Thing - Downtown Durham

4.5
4.5
220 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
  • Good for groups
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
It's A Southern Thing is our owner's personal love letter to The South. Known for our unique take on traditional Southern fair, we welcome you with a laid back atmosphere, Southern hospitality, delicious craft cocktails and thoughtfully created, scratch made dishes. From our best-selling Shrimp and Grits to Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops, Fried Green Tomatoes, Collard Greens, Chicken and Waffle Skewers and everything in between, you will find familiar flavors presented in an original way. Offering brunch seven days a week and dinner Monday through Saturday, we invite you to come in, stay a while and let us show you why so many customers love being part of our It's A Southern Thing family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Barbecue, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 10:30 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 294-9632
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Perfect for business groups, meetings, parties, graduation, wedding rehearsals, etc. (up to 55 people)Lunch Events: $250 minimumMonday through Wednesday Dinner Events: $500 minimumThursday through Saturday Dinner Events: $750 minimumAll minimums are pretax and excludes gratuity 20%Minimums are subject to change: For holidays or special events
  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Kid-friendly

  • Durham

    Good for groups

  • Durham

    Hot spot

  • Durham

    Neighborhood gem

  • Durham

    Lively

220 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was good, but food was mediocre and drinks were subpar. The restaurant was also exceptionally loud

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  2. Ursula

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to meet with friends for an excellent meal!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MK was our server and she was AWESOME! She was super friendly and welcoming. Everyone that came by the table was just as nice. We can’t wait to return!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Latrice was a lovely person who made our experience super special, especially since half our party was there for the first time. Can’t wait to go again!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a friend's birthday. It was her first time there and she loved it. The food was good and the atmosphere was great.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First trip there and will definitely return. Reasonably priced menu, great bourbon selection, delicious food and good portions. Shrimp and grits were outstanding, collards excellent, meatloaf that i want to make at home. Well done !

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks and atmosphere were excellent! We will definitely be back!

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  8. YvonneL

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food at It's a Southern Thing, the atmosphere, and the cocktails! It has a great bar! This is my husband's favorite restaurant.

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  9. StephenW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very expensive for such small portions. Waitress never smiled was borderline friendly and do I really need to serve you. Worst is they FORCE you to tip 15% which I wonder if it's legal.

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  10. AmyB

    County Durham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dine here often; have always had good service and food. Took my Mom here (for her 1st time) for an early dinner before a DPAC show. They were super quick and Alex our server offered great suggestions and was friendly & professional. The hostess that greeted us was pleasant and friendly as well. The hushpuppies were a little more "cooked" than I remembered, but still tasty.

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FAQs

It's a Southern Thing - Downtown Durham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 294-9632.

It's a Southern Thing - Downtown Durham is rated 4.5 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for It's a Southern Thing - Downtown Durham

605 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Durham
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 10:30 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, Barbecue, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 294-9632
  • Private party facilities
    Perfect for business groups, meetings, parties, graduation, wedding rehearsals, etc. (up to 55 people)Lunch Events: $250 minimumMonday through Wednesday Dinner Events: $500 minimumThursday through Saturday Dinner Events: $750 minimumAll minimums are pretax and excludes gratuity 20%Minimums are subject to change: For holidays or special events
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