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.

Discounts apply to show nights only.

107 East Parrish Street
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 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 the 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: Sun-Thurs 11:11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:11am-11:30pm
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. 

  • Sunday - Thursday 11am-10pm
  • Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm
111 Corcoran Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

Dine with art at Counting House, a modern restaurant helmed by executive chef Thomas Card. A showcase for high-quality seasonal ingredients, the menus at Counting House celebrate North Carolina’s rich heritage of fresh seafood and feature rotisserie and roasting techniques. The bar and lounge is a vibrant and welcoming place to taste innovative house-made cocktails sip aperitifs, sample local craft brews and explores broad bourbon and wine lists. Located inside 21c Museum Hotel Durham, rotating exhibitions of contemporary art carry over from the adjoining hotel into the restaurant space and can be explored free of charge.

Enjoy a pre-show dinner service beginning at 5 pm daily, brunch before a matinee on Saturdays and Sundays, or a post-show cocktail and late-night bite in the bar and lounge. Walk-ins are welcome at the bar and lounge. Reservations are recommended for the dining room. Valet parking and a Kid’s Menu are available.​

110 East Parrish Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

“A very small restaurant that delivers very big flavors, a velvet-draped supper club.”
— John T. Edge, Garden & Gun

"The dining room at Littler...feel(s) like you've been invited over to a friend's house for a comfortable, cozy supper…”
— Amanda MacLaren, Durham Magazine, 10/26/16

"If a menu can be said to make a statement about a restaurant's mission, then the seasonally evolving offering at Littler is a full-throated shout. To say that this menu stands out – even in Durham, the region’s acknowledged foodie Mecca – would be an understatement.”
— Greg Cox, News & Observer, November 16, 2016

“…Littler was exactly what I wanted it to be: humble in approach, impactful in flavor…The sort of dish(es) you try at home and never make half as good.”
— Emma Laperruque, Independent Weekly, Sept. 28, 2016

Hours

  • Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5pm-10pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 5pm-11pm
  • CLOSED TUESDAY
410 Blackwell Street
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.

Special Offer for Season Seat Members: Get a free appetizer with the purchase of a medium or large pizza on a show night when you show your show ticket. Offer only valid on show nights. Must show tickets to performance that night.

Hours

  • Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm
  • Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • Sun 11:30am-9pm
345 Blackwell Street
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 the award-winning service industry group of Scott Howell, Aubrey Zinaich, Tyler Vanderzee, Graham Weddington, and Brad Weddington.  

Diners can indulge in many different fares from handmade pasta, 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.

Hours

  • Monday- Closed
  • Tues-Th: 5pm-10pm
  • F-Sat: 5pm-11pm
  • Sun: Brunch:10:30 am-2pm - Dinner: 4pm-9pm
202 Corcoran Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701

At Neomonde you’ll discover a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary Mediterranean menu items, including a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Since 1977, we have proudly offered our guests flavorful, gourmet quality dishes at an affordable price, made fresh each day from our family’s personal recipes. We believe that healthy, honest food has soul so it not only tastes good and is good for your body, but it makes you feel good too!

Hours

  • Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 9 pm
102 City Hall Plaza
Durham, North Carolina 27701

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.

  • 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-Sat 11:12 AM to 11 PM
  • Sun 11:12 AM to 9 PM
315 East Chapel Hill Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Phone: 919-768-8831

The Durham restaurant and roof is run by James Beard Award-winning chef Andrea Reusing, featuring a dining experience rooted in refined hotel classics and American melting-pot dishes. With seasonally changing menus, diners will enjoy a medley of high-quality ingredients grown and made in North Carolina by local farms and gourmet partners.

Book our theater package to receive $50 credit towards your pre-show dinner or post-show cocktail hour. Reserve your table online or by phone at (919) 768-8831.

Dinner 

  • Monday-Saturday 5:30pm-10pm
  • $36 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. 

Roof 

  • Sunday noon-10pm
  • Monday-Thursday 5pm-12am
  • Friday-Saturday 4pm-12am

*Raw Bar & Small Kitchen Menu served until 10pm Sunday-Thursday and 11pm on Friday and Saturday.

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

324 Blackwell Street
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