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The Marketplace at the JB Duke

3.9
3.9
24 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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Unique Dining Experiences at JB Duke Hotel

Enjoy delicious cuisine at our contemporary yet comfortable restaurants and bars at the JB Duke Hotel. From meals in our restaurant, MarketPlace, to lighter bites at Lobby Lounge and MarketPlace Barista & Bar, there’s a unique dining experience for everyone.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:30 am–9:00 pm
    Breakfast
    Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am
    Bar
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (919) 419-2556

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Troy Stauffer

  • Neighborhood

    Durham

  • Cross street

    Science Drive between Cameron Blvd. and Towerview Rd.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking in Science Drive Parking Garage adjacent to hotel.

  • Additional

    Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access

Menu

Old School

  • Jumbo Blueberry Muffin$4.00

    • Chef Troy's Granola Bar$4.00

      dried fruits, chia, flax, oats

      • Ultimate Bagel Sandwich$7.00

        bacon, egg, avocado, cured tomatoes, cheddar

        • Full Egg Plate*$10.00

          two eggs to order, served with potatoes, turkey sausage or bacon, choice of bread

          • Waffle$9.00

            strawberries, whipped cream, maple syrup

            Bowls

            • Acai Smoothie Bowl$10.00

              banana acai base, strawberries, blueberries, granola, honey, bee pollen

              • Nutty Monkey Smoothie Bowl$10.00

                banana acai base, banana, peanut butter, banana chips, granola, strawberries, cocoa nibs

                • Classic Oatmeal$5.00

                  golden raisins, dried cranberries, brown sugar

                  • Power Oatmeal$8.00

                    peanut butter, banana, cocoa nibs, flax, chia, coconut chips

                    Smoothies

                    $7

                    • Banana Acai

                      • Mean Green

                        • Pina Colada

                          Last updated: April 26, 2021

                          What 24 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                          3.9
                          3.9 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.2Food
                          • 4.4Service
                          • 3.5Ambience
                          • 3.9Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. j

                            jrk5

                            Raleigh

                            37 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            37 reviews

                            Dined on November 14, 2021

                            overall2food3service3ambience1

                            I wouldn't recommend this place unless you are on campus for another reason. It is clearly meant to be a gathering place for Fuqua students especially those staying at the hotel. It is noisy, and has all the ambiance of a 7-11 store. The food was OK but not for the price!

                          2. LO

                            LoisO

                            Raleigh

                            5 reviews

                            3.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on October 23, 2021

                            overall3food4service5ambience3

                            Very hard to find the restaurant from the lobby without directions. More casual than expected, but the staff were very accommodating and helpful.

                          3. SD

                            ScottD

                            San Francisco

                            11 reviews

                            5.0

                            11 reviews

                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience3

                            Menu was eclectic but everything was outstanding

                          4. CC

                            CharityC

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on August 29, 2021

                            overall1food3service3ambience1

                            We specifically booked an outdoor table only to find that they weren’t serving outside that day. Then they tried to set us right next to another table of people not wearing masks. It was a real bummer way to start the meal and of course we ended up eating inside a giant room that basically felt like a hotel lobby instead of the beautiful outdoor deck area, that’s also safer.

                          5. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Raleigh

                            2 reviews

                            3.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on August 23, 2021

                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                            Nice and quiet

                          6. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Charlotte

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on June 25, 2021

                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                            It was a gorgeous ambiance! The last time I was here I had the Brisket Mac and it was phenomenal. They have a seasonal menu, so this time I opted for a similar item and to my surprise the dish was a bit vinegary. However, they had no problem rectifying the issue and allowed me to select something more aligned with my taste buds. Definitely will be back!

                          7. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Raleigh

                            2 reviews

                            3.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 15, 2021

                            overall3food3service4ambience1

                            Basically was the Duke campus grad student cafeteria

                          8. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 9, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Mother’s Day outside in the veranda seating area. Great friendly service. Excellent food from start to finish and solid beverages. More local options would be great tho

                          9. SW

                            SusanW

                            Washington DC

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on March 19, 2021

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Excellent lunch menu and wine list; very safe and spacious indoor seating. Too cold for outdoor seating but that also seems extensive. The staff was gracious and cheerful and the food was very tasty indeed.

                          10. GC

                            GeorgeC

                            Philadelphia

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 22, 2020

                            overall4food4service3ambience2

                            Dined there on a Saturday evening prior to attending the Duke home basketball game - they serve a buffet which helps accommodate the crowd. Would say the service getting a drink could be a lot better. Would be nice to have an a la carte option in place of the buffet - walking around collecting food really is not a three or four star experience. The food served was delicious - but again, it's hard to recommend a very tasty cubano sandwich or corn chips, salsa and guacamole as being 4 stars. The desserts were very good - and would have been excellent if a wait staffer had simple put a couple of each on a plate and brought them to the table. Think of it as a very high end college cafeteria. Beautifully furnished with elegant detail, it has a lovely view out to the patio and woods. Went back after the game and had a cocktail from the main bar - excellent gingered pear martini.

                          11. g

                            geo3

                            Raleigh

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on February 22, 2020

                            overall2food3service1ambience4

                            Hotel was slammed due to duke basketball game. Took 30 minutes to get a glass of wine. Had to get up and find the wait person twice. Server advised against ordering from menu. Appreciated his candor, but had hoped for something better than the buffet. Very odd staffing: lots of managers moving about but short on wait staff. So disappointing. Very cool hotel. Weak on service.

                          12. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Greensboro

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 25, 2019

                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                            When I checked out this restaurant through your site, it showed a menu from what you could order, however, when we arrived it was cafeteria style, which is not what we wanted. The cost for the limited variety of food available was $55 per person. The price was way too high - even for an upscale cafeteria. I would like to compliment the wait staff, because they were excellent. But I felt like we’ve been bamboozled, because I wanted a nice place where we could sit down and order off a menu that I had viewed and knew my family would enjoy - even though the price was on the higher side - but still affordable. However it was Christmas day, so we didn’t have any other choice but to stay there. Our little lunch cost $201 for three people. That’s ridiculous - especially when we had to serve ourselves and there wasn’t a wide variety of food from which to choose.

                          13. BB

                            BudB

                            Charleston

                            36 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            36 reviews

                            Dined on November 9, 2019

                            overall4food5service4ambience3

                            Reservation was for 5:30 on a Saturday to allow time before a football game on campus. We were greeted upon entry of hotel and led downstairs to the Marketplace. There we were told normal menu not available until 6:00, but offered to seat us upstairs in lobby bar / restaurant area for full menu. That was fine with us and service was good, food was very good. Convenient place to eat / park before athletic events at Duke.

                          14. s

                            scvwestchester

                            New York Area

                            21 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            21 reviews

                            Dined on March 2, 2019

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The shrimp and grits were amazing! As well as the Crab Bisque. We finished off with the creme brûlée. The service was wonderful - we loved our server who was very helpful and friendly. It is a nice relaxing atmosphere and you can sit in the lounge area by the fire and have the complete menu!

                          15. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Raleigh

                            8 reviews

                            4.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on February 22, 2019

                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                            The food was very good, it was extremely empty and very quiet though. I don’t think people realize this place exists...

                          16. AS

                            AnnS

                            Raleigh

                            13 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on December 25, 2018

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            Great place for before or after Duke basketball or any other Duke game.

                          17. K

                            Kengs

                            Wilmington

                            12 reviews

                            4.0

                            12 reviews

                            Dined on November 17, 2018

                            overall4food2service5ambience4

                            The Hotel's largest customer base is from Duke University. School was out when we went for dinner. We were the only people in the restaurant for dinner. That was our mistake. out appetizer of 5 spice ribs was excellent. The entry was duck; big mistake. It was very tender on the inside of the way overcooked and hard crusted skin or anything else on the outside of the obviously microwaved food. I may give it another try when school is in. only if there are others in the dinning room.

                          18. f

                            foodie

                            Raleigh

                            5 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on November 11, 2018

                            overall3food3service2ambience2

                            The large downstairs dining room was so sterile & cafeteria like, we were thrilled to be seated upstairs in the bar/lobby area. It seemed as though the wait staff had such distances to cover between the kitchen and our fireside seating, it slowed the service down too much. The upstairs is much better ambiance, but it's too far from the kitchen. Maybe some of the cozier upstairs ambiance could be repeated in the down stairs dining hall. Food was nice, but it is hard to compete with other restaurants in Durham.

                          19. B

                            Beachpixie

                            Richmond

                            28 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            28 reviews

                            Dined on December 31, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The staff is very attentive and the food is very good. Nice decor, too! There are cute sayings around the room. Did you know that STRESSED backwards is DESSERTS? Wow! I will be back during my next visit to Durham!

                          20. ML

                            MLml

                            Raleigh

                            12 reviews

                            5.0

                            12 reviews

                            Dined on December 24, 2017

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            I would have never thought to eat at duke... This is a gem. New, clean, delicious and energetic server. We will fine again.

                          21. RF

                            RisaFoody

                            Orlando

                            81 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            81 reviews

                            Dined on June 6, 2017

                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                            Nothing but a glorified dining hall, complete with chow line. The evening we were there, it was filled with raucous MBA students. Not the experience we were hoping for from this otherwise beautiful, serene hotel!

                          22. FN

                            FoodienNC

                            Raleigh

                            28 reviews

                            5.0

                            28 reviews

                            Dined on April 30, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            What a great find. Buffet style makes sure everyone gets what they want, and they get their fill. I had the soup and salad bar. The lentil soup was delicious. Other people in my party enjoyed the paella and the chicken cacciatore. Wyatt, our server, took great care of us. Will definitely go back. Great ambience, good food and reasonably priced!

                          23. SK

                            SKChartedPath

                            New York Area

                            4 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on April 23, 2017

                            overall3food3service2ambience5

                            The setting is very pretty and peaceful, in the new on campus hotel. The eggs cooked to order were perfect. The food on the buffet was flavorless and tired looking. I expected much more, as the student dining at Duke in incredible. I'm willing to give it another try tho, when the restaurant has been running longer.

                          24. K

                            Katiej

                            Raleigh

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on April 16, 2017

                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                            We visited the Marketplace at the new J B Duke Hotel on the Duke campus for Easter brunch. We were a group of 5 including a baby and child. We had a lovely, peaceful lunch/brunch in beautiful surroundings and would definitely go back again. We were one of only a few guests so we received special attention. Great experience.

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                          The Marketplace at the JB Duke is rated 3.9 stars by 24 OpenTable diners

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                          Google Map for The Marketplace  at the JB Duke

                          230 Science Dr Durham, NC 27708-9985

                          • Cross street

                            Science Drive between Cameron Blvd. and Towerview Rd.

                          • Neighborhood

                            Durham

                          • Hours of operation

                            Daily 6:30 am–9:00 pm
                            Breakfast
                            Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am
                            Bar
                            Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            American

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Business Casual

                          • Parking details

                            Complimentary parking in Science Drive Parking Garage adjacent to hotel.

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Executive chef

                            Troy Stauffer

                          • Additional

                            Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access

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