Nearby Restaurants 

Within walking distance or a short drive of DPAC are a wide variety of upscale and festive options. Many offer pre-show dining discounts and after show specials. Show nights can be very busy, and reservations are strongly suggested where available.

Discounts apply to show nights only.

Blu Seafood and Bar

2002 Hillsborough Road
Durham , North Carolina 27705

Blu Seafood and Bar has ample parking in their lot, as well as the adjacent Duke lot.

Drawing on his experience as a chef in Key West and Southern California, Restaurateur Tim Lyons (owner of Primal Food & Spirits), delivers culinary treats directly from the sea to your plate in a casual coastal environment. Stop in before a show for dinner, to sample seasonal cocktails, enjoy a variety of oysters from the ever changing selection, or stop in after a show for a delectable dessert and a night cap. Present your tickets or program, and the team at Blu will be happy to assist you with your discount.  Visit Blu Seafood and Bar.

Special Offers from Blue Seafood and Bar:

1. 3 course menu for $25 for people with a day of DPAC ticket. 

2. 10% off dinner purchase available to our SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members

*Please note these two offers are exclusive and cannot be applied together.

Hours: Closed Sundays; Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm




Bull City Burger and Brewery

107 East Parrish Street (0.4 miles from DPAC) With ample parking in their lot, as well as the adjacent Duke lot.
Durham , North Carolina 27701

At Bull City Burger and Brewery we make pretty much everything from scratch. We’re like a fine dining burger joint. We make the mayo, the mustard, the pickles, and the relish, bake the buns, make the hot dogs, make the veggie burgers, grind 100% NC pasture raised beef daily and of course we make all our own beer. Try Durham’s newest brewpub just 2 blocks north of DPAC at the corner of Mangum and Parrish streets. We are family friendly and even have a kids play area.  We’ll have plenty of napkins on hand pre-show and post so come by to "Eat Pasture Raised Beef and Drink Freshly Brewed Beer." First come, first serve seating.

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to our SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members: Free Pickle Chips. With purchase of any combination of two burgers, hot dogs or veggie burgers. Bestest tasting pickle chips appetizer in North Carolina. We make everything from scratch except the ketchup. Yes, everything. Offer valid only on DPAC show nights.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:11am-11pm; Sun 11:11am-9pm

Burger Bach

737 9th Street
Durham , North Carolina 27705

Burger Bach is a New Zealand inspired gastro pub bringing you the very best of New Zealand’s livestock and agriculture.

As a Gastro Pub [Gastronomical Public House], Burger Bach stands out from an ordinary pub, bar or ‘burger joint’. The gastronomical side emphasizes on better preparation and high quality ingredients. With its origins in Europe, a public house is a gathering place for people to have a drink and socialize. A Bach is a New Zealand term for a ‘holiday home’ where family and friends choose to vacation. Baches are an extensive part of New Zealand’s culture and were thought to be originally short for bachelor pad, but actually are often tended to be a family holiday home. What makes it even more interesting is that it is pronounced “batch.”

At Burger Bach, the New Zealand influence is all, around but it is our supplier partnership relationships that provide a unique point of differentiation for our brand. Silver Fern Farms in New Zealand is the exclusive supplier of our all pasture raised, hormone free, 100% grass fed, Black Angus Beer and Alpine Merino Silere Lamb. The commitment to using only the best quality, all natural ingredients continues throughout our menu with organic, hormone free, free range chicken, sautéed wild caught shrimp, roasted and raw oysters and steamed mussels. We have created sixteen Bachmade dipping sauces to accommodate our fresh cut fries and have an array of small plates, sides and fresh salads. We offer 30 craft beers on tap and serve Southern Hemisphere wines and seasonal craft cocktails to compliment our menu.

Presented in a modern, casual, and high energy environment, Burger Bach is perfect for celebrating, entertaining or simply gathering together family and friends. Take a getaway to our New Zealand inspired bach to enjoy a memorable experience with us.

Life’s a Bach!

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to DPAC guests: 10% off meal if you dine at Burger Bach on night of a DPAC show that you are attending.  Valid ticket must be presented to receive this offer. 

Counting House

111 N Corcoran Street
Durham , North Carolina 27701

Counting House is a modern restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Josh Munchel. A showcase for high-quality seasonal ingredients, Counting House presents a global perspective on regional dishes and celebrates North Carolina’s rich heritage of fresh seafood with menus that feature rotisserie and roasting techniques. The bar and lounge is a welcoming place to taste innovative house-made cocktails, sip aperitifs, sample local craft brews, and explore broad bourbon and wine lists. Located inside 21c Museum Hotel Durham, Counting House combines contemporary design with historic details highlighting the building’s original terrazzo floors and arched windows and rotating exhibitions of contemporary art carry over from the adjoining hotel into the restaurant space.

Hours: Breakfast
Monday-Friday  7am-10am
Saturday-Sunday 7am-12pm

Monday-Friday  11am-2pm

Sunday-Thursday  5:00pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday  5:00pm-11pm

Bar + Lounge
Monday-Thursday  11am-1am (food until midnight)
Friday 11am-2am (food until 1am)
Saturday 12pm-2am (food until 1am)
Sunday 12pm-1am (food until midnight)

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

410 Blackwell Street (0.2 miles from DPAC)
Durham , North Carolina 27701

Stop into Mellow Mushroom Durham today. We serve up fresh, stone-baked handcrafted pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family-friendly environment. Locally owned and operated, we provide great customer service and high quality food. Our menu showcases natural flavors and the freshest of ingredients in a creative menu assortment of pizzas, burgers, hoagies, salads, calzones, appetizers and vegetarian and vegan options. Gluten free crust and a kids menu are also available.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11:30am-9pm

Nana Steak

345 Blackwell St
Durham , North Carolina 27701

NanaSteak opened its doors in February 2016 in a newly built space located next to DPAC and Aloft.  NanaSteak is a partnership between Durham’s acclaimed chef Scott Howell, his wife Aubrey Zinaich-Howell and their long time friends and former Nana’s Restaurant employees:  Tyler Joplin Vanderzee, Graham Weddington and Brad Weddington. 

Diners can indulge in many different fares from hand made pastas, delicate NC fish, traditional steakhouse sides and of course hand cut, dry aged steaks cooked on Durham’s only Montague charcoal grill.  Save room for your favorite steakhouse dessert.  NanaSteak boasts beautiful high ceilings and a lively fun atmosphere.  Walk-ins are welcome in the huge bar area where you can have a cocktail or dine from the full menu.  Reservations recommended for the dining room.​

Monday- Closed
Tues-Th: 5pm-10pm
F-Sat: 5pm-11pm
Sun: 4pm-9pm​


We’re a casual Neapolitan pizza joint with a fine-dining approach to the food.  We make just about everything from scratch. We use as many locally sourced ingredients as possible and as seasonally as possible.  Our pizza is handmade and wood-fired, created around a core of flavors. We change the pizzas from time to time and with the seasons.  We’re ready to take you on a culinary journey and wow you with the most simple of flavors to the more complex.  Adventurous or not, we have a pizza for you. We make everything we possibly can in house. We support the community which supports us. Join us.

Pompieri Website. Reservations only necessary for large groups. 

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to our SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members. Offer only valid on show nights: One free Boppy Salad or a single scoop of gelato with the purchase of any specialty pizza.

Hours: Closed Mondays, Tues - Thurs 11:12 AM to 10 PM, Fri  and Sat 11:12 AM to 11 PM, and Sun 4:30 PM to 9 PM

The Durham Hotel

315 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham , North Carolina 27701
Phone: 919-768-8831

Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-10pm

$34 pre-theater menu available Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-6:30pm.

In addition to a full dinner menu, the lobby restaurant offers a three-course pre-show tasting menu featuring local, seasonal ingredients along with optional wine pairings. Call 919-768-8831 for a reservation and request pre-show dining. 

Sunday 10:30am-2pm

The lobby restaurant serves a classic Sunday brunch with everything from steak and eggs to fried oysters to pecan french toast, along with a bloody mary menu and Counter Culture coffee. Service starts early enough to make it to a matinee show. Visit to see the menu. 

Sunday 3pm-10pm
Monday-Wednesday 5pm-12am
Thursday-Saturday 5pm-2am
*Raw Bar & Small Kitchen Menu served until 10pm Sunday and 11pm Monday-Saturday.

The roof overlooks downtown Durham with an open-air lounge and stylish raw bar showcasing seafood selections as well as a small kitchen menu and drink list highlighting well-made classics and original cocktails.

For more information or reservations, please visit or call (919) 768-8831.

Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

324 Blackwell Street (0.15 miles from DPAC)
Durham , North Carolina 27701

Carrboro’s long-time favorite taproom is also in Durham! Next to the Durham Bull’s Athletic Park and DPAC, Tyler’s offers 60 of the finest craft and specialty import beers on tap. Serving business-paced lunches by day and casual dining at night, Tyler’s offers American comfort food with a seasonal twist. Outdoor dining is available, as well as a private room for all occasions. After dinner, make your way to The Speakeasy to play some pool or watch your favorite team on one of three HD plasma TV’s. Visit Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom. First come, first serve seating.

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to our SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members: Complimentary appetizer with meal purchase (one appetizer per two guests). Not valid with any other offer.

Hours: Open Daily 11am-2am