Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Watts Grocery

1116 Broad St. (Club Blvd.) Send to Phone
919-416-5040 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Innovative southern regional fare shines at a contemporary gastropub in a former neighborhood market.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

  • 5.0 star rating
5.0 rating over 4 reviews
Watts Grocery, Durham, NC

Watts Grocery Restaurant Review

: Popular Durham caterer Amy Tornquist transformed an old grocery store into a colorful dining room to showcase her unique interpretations of classic Southern dishes. Now a popular neighborhood gathering spot, Watts Grocery exudes cheerfulness and high energy. Gourmets of all ages and budgets congregate here for Tornquist’s latest creations using produce and artisan goods from Durham County. After a soothing ginger martini made with Hendrick’s gin, lime and ginger simple syrup, start with the steamed Beaufort clams with hominy and parsley chimichurri sauce, or the farmers cheese hush puppies dipped in a basil mayonnaise. Then choose from such main courses as roasted pork shank over creamy Anson Mills grits with smoked bacon and tomato-braised collards, fried rabbit leg with sweet potatoes and golden raisin gremolata, or a Cajun-style shrimp and oyster etouffée. Finish with desserts like chocolate chess pie with banana ice cream or the apple-currant bread pudding with buttermilk ice cream, well worth the calories. The wine list features several small vineyard light reds that pair well with the poultry and pork dishes.

User Ratings & Reviews for Watts Grocery


Sign up to receive the 2016 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which will feature the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. and more.