About Local 22 Kitchen and Bar
A Southern-accented gastropub with a strong local focus.
Southern, Gastro Pub, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday: 11 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday: 11 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday: 11 am - 11 pm
Friday: 11 am - 12 am
Saturday: 11 am - 12 am
Sunday: 11 am - 10 pm
$30 and under
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Live Blues guitar EVERY Thursday from 6 to 9 pm
DJ Late Nights from 11pm to 1pm
Please call and ask for Jesse for any Catering needs
Plenty of parking in Erwin Square.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Local 22 Kitchen and Bar Ratings and Reviews
So glad we happened to find this restaur ...
So glad we happened to find this restaurant. The local ingredients were highlighted. The craft cocktail known as Hulk Smash was awesome, as were the veggies (can be shared family style) and the mason jar desserts!
We were looking for a comfortable enviro ...
We were looking for a comfortable environment with a local flair. We were thrilled with the result! Visiting from out of town, we had no idea what to expect. Local friends were pleased we found this gem.
The food was generous and delicious. A seared tuna special was wonderful, my wife enjoyed the steak and the sides were delicious and plentiful.
Can't wait to find a reason to get back to Durham and enjoy this place, again!
We had family in town and decided to try ...
We had family in town and decided to try a new spot for lunch. We ordered the beet salad, the gouda burger, french fries, and a flatbread pizza. We agreed the pizza was the best...nice crisp crust, and great flavor. We sat outside on the patio...lovely sunshine. Our server was okay...answered questions but didn't offer any other helpful comments. We even had to ask about the specials. Maybe she was having an off day. Lunch was good, but not sure I'd come back. There are so many options in the area!
Delicious fish, cleverly prepared. Blist ...
Delicious fish, cleverly prepared. Blistered green beans made a yummy appetizer for two. Banana pudding made like mom wished she could! The only negative is the banquette seating. Too soft to use for some of the tables. My chin was nearly on the table when I sat down.
We had been here once before just for a ...
We had been here once before just for a drink outside and ended up sharing the kale salad. We were pleasantly surprised and excited to try it again for dinner. We shared the kale salad again, and I ordered the burger that was on special. Unfortunately neither were very good. The salad was soggy, and the burger was overcooked and lacked any sort of real flavor. It was disappointing. Not sure if we will be back.
The local fare here never disappoints! ...
The local fare here never disappoints! During this visit I was very pleasantly surprised in particular when I asked if they could make the macaroni and cheese with salami without salami and the waiter not only immediately said "absolutely" but then also started suggesting veggies to add if I would be interested in supplementing it with anything else. The result was wonderful!
Food was very good. Lots of vegetarian c ...
Food was very good. Lots of vegetarian choices. Nice varied menu. The consensus at our table was that we would definitely be back! The service was average. I noticed that our waitress gave a little more attention to some of the other tables around us. But, it was still decent service.
I'm sorry, but it wasn't that memorable ...
I'm sorry, but it wasn't that memorable of an experience. The food was ok, the service was ok and the restaurant was very noisy. I had been here before for drinks and had a good time. I dunno what changed, but not good!
Good food and service at Local 22. Very ...
Good food and service at Local 22. Very interesting, locally sourced menu options. Their sides are awesome, we really like the potato cake and the Brussels sprouts. Always interesting specials. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. Only area for improvement was rareness options for their burgers. It was presented to us as "medium or well done". Two of us ordered medium but the burgers came out well rare of that. I would think an experienced kitchen could do something in between.
Very nice bistro setting. The entrees ...
Very nice bistro setting. The entrees were good but the real stars were the vegetables. We had two of the side items - brussel sprouts and giant beans. Both were delicious and highly recommended. Was also impressed with the cocktail - did not try the many beers available on this visit.
Great place for a friend's get together. ...
Great place for a friend's get together. We came in as a party of 7 for drinks and desserts in honor of a friend who is moving away. Loved the atmosphere, drink menu, desserts. Great vibe. Everyone had a good time. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. We will return again!
For some reason we had never visited thi ...
For some reason we had never visited this great restaurant but we are certainly glad that we did! Personal attention and friendly staff (Oz!) made it feel so comfortable and relaxed. Meeting the chef was an extra bonus. Most importantly, the food was excellent and fit our tastes: creative but not overdone with so many ingredients the flavors are obscured. Colorful plates, flavorful tastes and a sense of classy comfort in the offerings.
Can't wait to try brunch there and to do one of their beer-tasting dinners! We'll be back.
After a brief initial service delay, thi ...
After a brief initial service delay, thing got going in the right direction very quickly. Really good food. The deviled eggs are OMG good! Added the lamb sausage to butternut squash risotto, delish, and the beet salad w/ goat cheese was well topped with a generous portion of salmon. Once it was decide who would serve our table, the server was friendly, attentive and accommodating to our need to rush off to the airport. If you're ever in Durham and/or like deviled eggs, try Local 22!
First visit to this place and we loved i ...
First visit to this place and we loved it. Daio, our very capable and affable server, was fantastic. His recommendations were spot on. Had the snapper special and the trout, which were wonderful. Beet salad to die for. Loved the ambiance. Good for groups or even singles (bar service). A TV for those so inclined at the bar. Lots of craft brews and a very nice and concise wine list with good pricing by the glass. Will return, for sure.
Our food from the interesting, diverse m ...
Our food from the interesting, diverse menu was good if not great, and cocktails and beer list were excellent. We were very disappointed in our service, however. Our waiter was clearly not happy to be working on a Friday around 5:00, and his interest in our experience was cursory at best until the last 10 minutes or so of our meal. Also made a condescending comment or two which seemed unnecessary at best. Worth checking out, but they'd not get another chance from me if service didn't improve on a return visit.
Went here for an Anniversary Brunch with ...
Went here for an Anniversary Brunch with my wife. The decor reminded me of an old country store and it was very relaxed. The wait staff was polite and prompt and the food was great. My only criticism would be is that it sits back in a corner hidden. Even with GPS we had a difficult time finding it. Fortunately we called and one of the staff was kind enough to step outsife and wave us in.
We had dropped our son off at Duke earli ...
We had dropped our son off at Duke earlier that day, and we noticed Local 22 just across from our hotel. The restaurant looked adorable, so we checked reviews and booked a table. Wow - it was fantastic. They have a nice wine and drink menu, so I had a glass of French white wine to start. Then for dinner we enjoyed a variety of local, seasonal vegetables. They served an amazing grilled okra with a lemon butter sauce. I also had charred brussel sprouts and heirloom tomatoes. Local 22 has a flexible menu and allowed me to add grilled salmon to the tomato salad. The salmon was served in slices, almost like chicken is served. I was wonderful. My husband had a hamburger, and he was very happy too. They serve dessert in mason jars, so we shared a chocolate one. The service was relaxed, but we never had to wait. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Durham had many great restaurants to try, but I definitely plan to eat at Local 22 again.
Our food was really tasty, and made with ...
Our food was really tasty, and made with quality ingredients. Our service was mediocre, and the staff seemed quite overwhelmed with the guests there. I'm not sure if it was an unusually busy night or if they were just short staffed.
Interesting food, well done for the most ...
Interesting food, well done for the most part. The salads were well done. The hush puppies and pimiento cheese a little overwrought. The prices were in line for the most part. The AC issue seemed ongoing but it was not so warm to upset our dining. good beer selection. Attentive waiter.
Nice casual restaurant here. The servic ...
Nice casual restaurant here. The service was fine; the food, mixed. The Greek salad was excellent as was the cold soup. The tile fish was excellent, but the baked trout was dried out and the lamb was overcooked. This is an interesting locavore restaurant. I think we'll be back, but it's not first on our list.
The food was pretty good, the service wa ...
The food was pretty good, the service was poor and the restaurant was uncomfortably hot. The manager's response was, "Yeah, that's the landlord's fault. There's nothing we can do about it."
I won't be back.
Dining at Local 22 Kitchen and Bar is al ...
Dining at Local 22 Kitchen and Bar is always a pleasant occasion. My wife and I enjoy it and return there frequently. Recently, we've noticed a troubling lack of sensitivity to gluten-related issues. My wife suffers from gluten-sensitivity and we noticed on our last visit to Local 22 that even the fingerling potatoes had been dredged in flour. This is totally unnecessary and retrograde. All gluten-sensitive and celiac persons are strongly advised to ask the wait staff if a particular item is gluten-free before ordering it. Too many restaurants have become cavalier on this issue. Local 22 was going in the right direction until they had a change of staff. The new people seem a bit clueless. Buyer beware.
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