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Pre-Show Dining

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.

DPAC Recommends

Blu Seafood and Bar

2002 Safeway St (2.2 miles from DPAC)

Drawing on his experience in Key West, Chef Tim Lyons delivers culinary treats directly from the sea to your plate in a comfortable, Keys-casual environment. Stop in before a show for dinner, to sample seasonal cocktails at our bar, or after a show for our delectable desserts. Our well-trained staff will be happy to assist you and get you to the show on time. Present your ticket or program to your server for a 10% on dinner. Visit Blu Seafood and Bar.

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to our SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members: 10% off dinner purchase.

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

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Bull City Burger and Brewery

107 East Parrish Street (0.4 miles from DPAC)

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. Offer expires June 30, 2014.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:11am-11pm; Sun 11:11am-8pm

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Dos Perros

200 N Mangum St (0.6 miles from DPAC)

In an encore performance to Jujube, restaurateur Charlie Deal introduces Dos Perros restaurant, offering fresh and truly authentic Mexican cuisine, house-made aguas frescas, an extensive microbrew list, innovative cocktails, and premium tequilas, all served in a warm but upscale environment. Ideally located, Dos Perros is just a short walk from the DPAC, perfect for pre- or post-performance dining. Dos Perros.

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to our SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members: Half price appetizers with purchase of an entree.

Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner Mon-Sat. 5pm-10pm, Sun 4pm-9pm

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Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

410 Blackwell Street (0.2 miles from DPAC)

You are cordially invited to submerse yourselves into the psychedelic subculture that is Mellow Mushroom. Who are we? We are pizza. And each restaurant is a different doorway into the Mellow Mushroom world that beckons you to stop and Taste Life. Our restaurants evolved from Bohemian roots of the 60’s and 70’s and cosmically transcends you from then to now and beyond. Visit Mellow Mushroom - Durham. First come, first serve seating.

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to our SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members: $5 off the purchase of $25.

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

Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe's Southwest Grill

359 Blackwell St #115 (0.1 miles from DPAC)

Moe's newest location in Diamond View III at American Tobacco has just opened! Moe's Southwest Grill is a fun and engaging fast-casual restaurant serving a wide variety of fresh, made-to-order southwest fare. This store is also the only Moe's in the state to offer a weekday breakfast menu 8am-10 am and weekday bicycle delivery from 10am-3pm. 

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to all DPAC ticket holders: Present your ticket stub for a FREE side of Moe’s Famous Queso & Chips. 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-9pm, Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

Parizäde - Mediterranean Flavors At Play

2200 W Main St (2.2 miles from DPAC)

Parizäde is the Crown Jewel of the Giorgios Hospitality Group. Located in Erwin Square, a short drive from downtown, Parizäde offers diners a stunning decor, featuring the fantastical art of North Carolina’s Henrik Fantazos on the ceilings and walls. An open kitchen runs the length of the dining room, supplying patrons with the aromas and sizzle of the chef’s creations, ranging from grilled meats to seafoods and pasta. There is a specially priced Early Dinner Menu daily from 5:30 to 6:30. Parizäde is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and Dinner every night of the week. Please call 919.286.9712 for reservations or visit Parizade.

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to our SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members: 3 Courses Pre-fixed Theater Menu for only $21.95 or 20% off regular menu. Does not include beverages.
 

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Pompieri Pizza

Pompieri Pizza

102 City Hall Plaza (0.4 miles from DPAC)

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. 

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

Pop's

605 West Main Street (0.5 miles from DPAC)

Since 2001, our Durham restaurants have supported local farmers, local breweries, and all of our fellow small business owners within the Durham community. We are proud to be a part of the ever changing Downtown Durham scene...at Rue Cler in the style of a Parisian neighborhood restaurant, and at Pop's in the style of a quaint romantic Italian Trattoria.

Please note this restaurant has the following offer available to our SunTrust Broadway Season Seat Members: Complimentary appetizer for Season Seat Members. One appetizer per two guests.

Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm; Dinner Sun-Thurs 5:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10pm

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Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

Tyler's Restaurant & Taproom

324 Blackwell Street (0.15 miles from DPAC)

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

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Area Dining Options

Durham’s distinctive dining is arguably the most sophisticated in the state, thanks to a thriving colony of nationally acclaimed chefs who call Durham home. Overall, there are more than 300 Durham restaurants to please the palate. Visit Durham CVB Dining Options.

Arts Center Info

  • 919.680.2787
  • 919.688.3722
The American Tobacco District
123 Vivian Street
Durham, NC 27701

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