Watt’s Grocery is one of my favorite restaurants in Durham, and I was happy to have the chance to take my father there when he came to visit me. Their menu features all local items, and they have a bar with NC draught beers.
The atmosphere of the restaurant feels quite organic, although it’s always packed. I recommend you to make reservations, otherwise you’re in for a long wait. My dad and I didn’t make the reservations, so we decided to sit at the bar instead.
Our food – appetizers:
Terrine, in case you didn’t know, is basically a pate, and they serve it to you with toasted crackers. It’s a good combination, but I felt like the taste is really overwhelming for one person. If you get this, you might want to share it with someone…
This was AMAZING. The pork was so incredibly tender, and the sauce was just the right balance between sweet and tart. I absolutely loved it. Also, the sauce went quite well with the vegetables on the side – an added bonus.
Overall, Watt’s is always a great experience. Even though the trout wasn’t too impressive, it still didn’t make me love this place any less. I think the cheerful and friendly attitude of the servers, the speed of the service, quality of the food, and reasonable prices overall just makes this one of the best places to dine.
Restaurant: Watt’s Grocery
Price Range: $25-40 (for entire meal)