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Local 22 Kitchen and Bar, Durham, NC

Local 22 Kitchen and Bar

4.7
4.7
935 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
A Southern-accented gastropub with a strong local focus.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern), Gastro Pub, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 286-9755
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Yanni
  • Catering
    Please call and ask for Paul for any Catering needs<br />(919) 286-9755
  • Private party contact
    Paul Jones: (919) 286-9755
  • Neighbourhood
    Durham
  • Cross Street
    9th st
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of parking in Erwin Square.<br />If you need directions please give us a call<br />(919) 286-9755
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 935 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Great for brunch

  • Durham

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Durham

    Great for outdoor dining

935 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 1st time trying Local 22 I absolutely loved everything about it! From the staff to the food and Drinks to the Service, the mood was amazing it all was!!! I will definitely be back!

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  2. IdaJ

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants! I had the pleasure of bringing 2 newbies who fell in love. Food was great as always! Nichole was our waitress and was THE greatest! We are hoping to get the pleasure of having her more often. And love Paul as well. I’ve never had a bad experience in all the years I’ve been coming here.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and very kind staff, made a reservation for brunch while we were at dinner!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost perfect! Wonderful experience and amazing service!!

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  5. SylviaB

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Usually our go to spot, Local 22 was disappointing. the Fat Tuesday special Gumbo, $26, was flavorless. I found it tacky that wine pours are measured now. This is not Olive Garden. My 8 oz pour was $21. I’m not hurrying back or recommending any time soon.

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  6. AnneS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch option. Really enjoyed the shrimp and grits

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  7. LauraM

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    we were sick after brunch. I have sent an email in this respect.

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  8. MegG

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Local 22 never disappoints. The food is great, the atmosphere is great for conversation with friends, and the drinks are on point.

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  9. KristenF

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently delicious and wonderful service! I love recommending this spot to others!

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  10. Obxtraveler

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, atmosphere before a very important basketball game!!!!!🐏

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  11. NormaD

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were really excited to try this place as we had seen great reviews for Local 22. While the ambiance and service was great, the food just didn’t meet expectations set by the environment and price point. It really just fell flat and was disappointing.

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  12. RobinS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, reasonably priced food with a lot of options!

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  13. JayneF

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Second visit. We shared the deviled eggs and burrata salad special to share. Ordered the black bean burger it was very good, my daughter had the hot chicken sandwich. So many items on the menu that look good. As you watch plates taken to diners there isn’t anything I wouldn’t try. Wait staff well trained, quiet Sunday dinner. Will return to try lunch sometime.

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  14. CharlesD

    Israel

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Limited parking was an issue and it was a small place limiting a big family gathering. The hostess ,waiter, and manager was most accommodating as there was a wreck on interstate and we were late for reservation s d added another person to our reservation when we called to inform of late situation. Overall the food was tasty and customer service excellent!

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  15. NativeNYer

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservation was for 11am. We arrived at 10:55am and were made to wait outside in the cold (along with two other parties) until 11am on the dot, which seemed ridiculous and inconsiderate. Then the hostess was the most unfriendly person you can imagine. Seated us at a small table, and wouldn’t let me put my bag and jacket on the extra chair—actually took the chair away. For the duration of our meal, the restaurant never completely filled up so I’m not sure why the hostess was so stringent. On a positive, our waitress was fantastic. The food and drinks were also really good. That being said, we won’t return anytime soon. There are other more welcoming places to celebrate a birthday.

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  16. RobertW

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. On the ball greeting by the hostess, bar server quickly asked if I'd like a drink while I waited for the rest of my party, and our primary waitress was perfectly professional and attentive. Cocktails and food were very original and flavorful. My whole party remarked that they had a great dining experience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is excellent. Just a tad slow but it was due to an abnormally busy evening.

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  18. Maybert

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best! Unpretentious, delicious food, perfect drinks, outstanding service. My favorite place to meet friends after work and my husband and I’s go to for unfussy date night. Long live Local 22!! 🙌🏽

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  19. ErinM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small, crowded, cute, convenient parking, loud, great food at brunch and good value. Seems very bar focused but wouldn't make their regular menu cocktails at brunch so only tried mimosas which were just ok. Would like to try their real drinks and dinner another day. Service was good - we had multiple shareables, split a salad and split an entree which was all handled perfectly.

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  20. DanD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent choice for informal dining; excellent service and hospitality offering basic American menu items at a fair price.

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  21. SarahA

    Pinehurst

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time to Local 22 and it definitely will not be our last! The service was amazing, the food delicious, and the night was truly enjoyable.

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  22. DanielM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal and service as usual. Have dined here several times in the past couple of years and have never been disappointed. Well balanced, simple yet upscale menu of comfort food. Always have a tempting list of seasonal specials.

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  23. DanielM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service. Prices on food relatively low. Wine price a little steep. Noise level high but better than many comparable places. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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  24. WendyH

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service in town! Lovely atmosphere and fresh, inspired specials along with such favorites as the pimiento cheese app!

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  25. TovahP

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and ambiance were valuable sans the dark lighting at 4pm. I prefer to have a clear visual of my food. The best compliment I can provide about the food was the presentation as everything was well plated. The bread plate tasted like someone grabbed sliced rye from the grocery store bakery and paired it with regular softened butter and plain EVOO. The wings were slightly undercooked and had a bitter finish (cheerwine bbq flavor). My dining partner said the shrimp and grits tasted like lemon juice. He asked to minimize the cajun seasoning as his palate is sensitive to spice; however, the chef interpreted that as no cajun seasoning. My mushroom, truffle and pesto pizza was bland. I'm baffled with needing to add salt and pepper to a dish that should've leaned heavy on the salt due to it's ingredients. The menu reads better than it tastes.

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  26. AngelaR

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely lovely brunch --the food was excellent and reasonably priced, the cocktails and coffee delicious, and the decorations were beautiful. Our server was great - knowledgeable, helpful, and so sweet. We can't wait to go back.

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  27. RitaC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were delicious. The service was great. Nice looking restaurant. Clean. Easy to park.

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  28. JayH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food!! Best shrimp and grits in Durham!!!

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  29. DebB

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good and welcoming. This is our regular Sunday night destination.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was sooo great. The Bloody Mary was so good. Love that you guys have stayed consistent all these years.

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  31. liag

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The burger was overdone and tasteless. The accompanying sweet potato fries arrived cold but replacement fries were excellent. Beet salad with salmon was very good; glad I asked for rare salmon as it arrived medium and not overdone. Brocolini was excellent. Wild mushroom pizza was excellent. Light too dim to see menu. Very noisy even in a booth making conversation difficult.

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  32. Luv2eat7871

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Food was excellent. Service very good!

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  33. JayneF

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Local 22. It was excellent. We decided to try all apps this visit. Mac & cheese, hush puppies with mornay cheese sauce- omg. Very rich -great hush puppies. Deviled eggs with siracha aioli- my favorite. Love deviled eggs. Could have eaten two orders. BTW the Mac & cheese has the same cheesy mornay sauce as hush puppies. Decided to offset all these cheesy, rich dishes with a bowl of fresh fruit. Fresh brewed coffee with creamer and raw sugar. Can’t wait to return for one of their egg Benedict’s, shrimp and grits. It all looks good.

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  34. Mike

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, Adorable atmosphere and yummy food! We will be back!

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  35. DavidS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around an excellent experience. We started with two small sharable plates, the crab cake special and a skillet pimiento cheese with corn flatbread. Both very tasty. Beet salad was fresh and lightly dressed. We both opted for the lamb burger with sweet potato waffle-cut fries. We enjoyed it, and had to take home part of it as the portions are quite generous. Finally the peach clafouti special for dessert which was a great finish. Service was attentive and made great recommendations. This was our first time at Local 22, and we will definitely return!

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  36. LindaL

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

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  37. SharonM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding brunch spot. We have been to Local 3 times since they started serving brunch and it has been very good experience each time

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  38. LindaM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my daughter's birthday at Local. The food and service were wonderful. We especially enjoyed the Brussels sprouts and the bread pudding. Local 22 remains a family favorite for celebrations. Thank you!

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  39. cindy

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and the food were all amazing!!! It was our first time, but I can guarantee that it wi t be our last!!!!!! Thanks Local22 for a great meal, friendly staff, & excellent service! We’ll be back.

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  40. debj

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    it was good as always. Had a toddler and three adults and all were pleased with their meals. Service was good. Food outstanding.

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FAQs

Local 22 Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 935 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 p.m.


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Local 22 Kitchen and Bar

2200 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    9th st
  • Neighbourhood
    Durham
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern), Gastro Pub, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of parking in Erwin Square.<br />If you need directions please give us a call<br />(919) 286-9755
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Yanni
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 286-9755
  • Catering
    Please call and ask for Paul for any Catering needs<br />(919) 286-9755
  • Private party contact
    Paul Jones: (919) 286-9755
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