About Local 22 Kitchen and Bar
A Southern-accented gastropub with a strong local focus.
Southern, Gastro Pub, American
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Local 22 Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Food was not as good as usual and the se ...
Food was not as good as usual and the service was terrible.
Nice place. A VERY well-stocked bar.... ...
Nice place. A VERY well-stocked bar......... an excellent selection of Bourbon's. Real good wine list. Menu is not extensive, but it has all the bases covered (steak, fish, vegan, scallops, chicken). Server was good, answered our questions completely. We'll go back.
As usual, the food was very good, as was ...
As usual, the food was very good, as was the service...until it wasn't. At some point, the waitstaff stopped checking on us. It wasn't for lack of staff or that they were too busy; they just kept wandering past, and I've been used to better service here. I'll be back again, but this visit was a little disappointing.
This restaurant is consistently deliciou ...
This restaurant is consistently delicious. Had the scallops - cooked to perfection and Dad had the lamb chops. Outstanding! Love Local 22.
A delightful stopfor Sunday meals! Brun ...
A delightful stopfor Sunday meals! Brunch was terrific. Menu had plenty to choose from . EXCELLENT escape from hum drum dining!
My family and I had a great lunch during ...
My family and I had a great lunch during triangle restauirant week and clebrating a birthday. The service was excellent and the food was good. The only downside to the restaurant is the chairs for the outdoor seating were very hard and uncomfortable. If the idea is to keep people moving in and out, this was accomplished by the chairs. I recommend cushions or softer chairs for outside. Other than that everything else was great.
We came for restaurant week (lunch) and ...
We came for restaurant week (lunch) and loved it. We hope to return soon!
Went with a big group and we all loved it!
Overall experience was very good. They only thing I would say is that brunch is only served on Sunday. I didn't know that when I made the Saturday reservation. Really great place, in spite of the fact that we were expecting eggs & pancakes! Amazing salads and all ingredients we very "fresh" as advertised. I'd definitely go back.
The food and wine were wonderful. The se ...
The food and wine were wonderful. The service was a little slow and frustrating. Overall, it was a positive dining experience. I would recommend Local 22 to anyone.
Should have been better
Great service, but mediocre food. Not the usual experience at Local 22 with its fabulous lamb burgers!
First time to Local 22 Kitchen for my wi ...
First time to Local 22 Kitchen for my wife and I. The outdoor seating was really nice. The service was exceptional, very attentive to us...as if we were important to them. The food was excellent as well. We had pork tenderloin and snapper. Both were cooked just right, very tender and juicy, and flavor and seasonings were perfect. We very much enjoyed our dinner from all aspects. The locaton is really nice as well. We were not that familiar with the area, but went walking after dinner. The surrounding few blocks is thriving with restaurants, cafe's shops, etc. Overall, very pleasant experience and we'll look forward to returning.
It was Restaurant week so I ordered 3 co ...
It was Restaurant week so I ordered 3 course menu which was great.
I really enjoyed this place, some of the food was good, but most of it wasnt bad. The food just lack a bit of taste of what we expected with similar resturants. The fish was really well done and fresh, but the sauce that went with it was bland for a red pepper sauce. The best thing were hushpuppies they offered.
Was in attendance for Triangle Restaurant Week.
Was not worth the money that was paid. Prefix menu to entice people to come into your restaurant. It was clear, they cut their portion sizes in half. Hummus appetizer was a teaspoon of Hummus and 5 nacho chips. The food lacked seasoning, salt, etc.
Good food, but slow service.
First, let me say the hush puppies were delicious and so was the cheesecake I had for dessert (and my friend's chocolate lava cake). The chicken and pasta I had was good (but not spectacular). Additionally, I had guac and chips for my appetizer, and I was literally given 6.5 tortilla chips (I counted them). Lastly, my server was super nice, but we asked for water refills 3 times before he brought it...and it was hot that day. Overall the restaurant was nice though, and the portions were good. It's also in a great location with provided parking, so I will probably come back.
Great service and food
We were delighted with our server, who was not only efficient, but had a lovely demeanor and we enjoyed talking with both her and the manager. They also very kindly offered us a complimentary dessert upon learning of our birthday celebration! I was happy that I chose Local 22 for my guests visiting from Philly.
love the ambiance, been several times, food and waitstaff are excellent, only complaint is that prices are too high when compared to other Durham restaurants with similar quality/experience
Took my daughter there for Duke graduati ...
Took my daughter there for Duke graduation. Food was so so to good for brunch. Gravy on biscuits and gravy was good but overly reduced and biscuits were a bit dry. And my over easy eggs were cooked to dryness. I should have sent the eggs back. However my wife's eggs Benedict was excellent. They had several $6 drink specials. That was nice. I very much enjoyed their Bloody Mary. Strangest thing was that they called me three times to confirm my reservation and request a CC number so they could charge me a $20 / person fee if I didn't cancel with adequate lead time. However the women who took my CC info didn't actually know what the cancellation time was... The ironic thing was that for our noon seating they were probably only at 60% capacity. I also thought it strange that they applied an 18% tip for a party of five. I don't think I have ever had that happen. Maybe it is a Durham thing.
Oh what a brunch!
We had a large-group late brunch in celebration of my son's graduation. Our group consisted of foodies, gluten-free zealots, lactose-intolerant (but otherwise tolerant), and a token vegetarian. EVERYONE found a dish that met their needs and EVERYONE found the entire experience DE-licious! They kept the kitchen open for us even though we were initially focused more on celebrating than eating (that is until we got the food). Plus, while we were the last patrons for brunch that day, we never felt rushed. Why a memorable brunch. I'm so glad I chose to host the event at Local 22.
2nd time here - food was outstanding. Ingredients are fresh, preparation was perfect. I'll be back many more times, I'm sure.
Early Mother's Day lunch
We had an early Mother's Day lunch and enjoyed a lovely day by eating on the porch. Everyone enjoyed the food including a child who is a picky eater. The chef made her a special grilled cheese sandwich. Couldn't have been any better.
perfect night for patio dining
Noise level much less outdoors. Good options for vegetarians. Very friendly and efficient service.
Good food, nice ambiance
A friend and I ate outside last weekend. She had salmon; I had the mushroom flatbread. We each had a glass of Pinot Grigio, and we shared the bread pudding for dessert. The food and wine were good, and it was lovely to sit outside in a relaxing and peaceful environment.
We loved both experiences here. You have ...
We loved both experiences here. You have to try the jalapeño hush puppies and grilled wings!! They are the best. The local 22 made burger is one of the best I have had.
my first two visits were very good, grea ...
my first two visits were very good, great food and excellent service. the third time was horrible. i don't know if it was an off night or if things are actually going downhill in quality. food was mediocre and the service was awful. our server was not polite and seemed to hate her job. pork belly was dry and chicken biscuit sandwich and mushroom risotto were both okay.
Try whatever hushpuppies they have on special. Awesome cocktails and great wait staff. Specials are always done well. Great atmosphere.
Our meals were terrible. The salad was ...
Our meals were terrible. The salad was so overdressed, it was inedible. My daughter's flat bread was very greasy and tasteless.
Love the French Toast!
This was our second brunch visit to Local 22 with our Duke daughters and some of her friends. It was again a great experience and I highly recommend it for wonderful food and atmosphere. Our server this time was a bit inexperienced and forgot to bring one of two bloody Mary's and was a bit awkward but it didn't detract from another great experience.
A Little Disappointed
I've eaten at Local 22 several times before and always loved the both the food and the service. This time I was a little disappointed by the service.
The menu is fairly good but rather limit ...
The menu is fairly good but rather limited. I would like to see some pasta and tomato based options and more choices.
Their only problem is that they use too ...
Their only problem is that they use too much salt in the food and sometimes is the only thing you taste. It kills the other flavors.
Nice place to go out with friends. I will go again especially for the duck. The waitress was good.
Flat Bread Pizza Perfection
While the atmosphere is "crab shack cool" the service is very strong. The reason to go back is the flat bread pizza. Sophisticated without stuffy. Good find!
Bass was prepared with just the right am ...
Bass was prepared with just the right amount of spices so that it didn't overpower. Served with amazingly creamy and flavorful polenta. Loved it. Also lovely butternut squash soup.
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