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With a motto like: "Where you don’t have to have a good time to drink," it may come as no surprise that the staff of James Joyce leaves the socializing up to its patrons. The bartenders and servers keep their visitors fueled with a bounty of traditional American and Irish pub food. The kitchen adds a homemade touch to a few classics: they blend a pimiento cheese spread in-house, and brine their own corned beef before layering it onto brioche buns. A few entrees, such as Guinness–battered atlantic cod and chips and Guinness shepherd's pie, round out the menu. A beer list displays American craft brews alongside unique Irish imports. Clinking glasses and scraping plates aren't the only sounds that echo across the pub's fenced-in beer garden or its dimly-lit, wood-filled interior. The staff organizes regular events ranging from open mics to trivia nights. Additionally, the pub screens Arsenal, Liverpool, and Manchester United football games during the season, and sometimes twice if the players' mothers are visiting.
912 W Main St
Durham,
NC
US
Tropical Smoothie Café's wholesome smoothies are filled to the gills with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, chocolate, nuts, and healthful supplements, minimizing the crushing guilt of dessert consumption to a soft heartbeat emanating from the floorboards. Puréed potions such as Pomegranate Plunge (pomegranate, banana, strawberries, cranberry, $4.99) are stuffed with super fruit, and low-fat options, such as Mango Magic (mango, pineapples, non-fat yogurt, $4.29), trick gullible taste buds into believing that they are traversing a candy factory full of whipped-cream lollipops. Supercharged smoothies are stocked with a healthy dose of supplements, such as the Kiwi Citrus Green Tea's antioxidant-laden matcha charge or the Muscle Blaster's whey or soy protein ($4.89 each). Individual supplements can also be added to any other smoothie ($0.59 extra), boosting its magic points by +10.
5311 South Miami Boulevard
Durham,
NC
US
Peruse the menu and start your barroom tongue brawl with an appetizer of the pub's loaded fries (french fries with cheese and bacon, $6.95; add homemade chili for $1); fried or grilled wings with mild, hot, or teriyaki sauce (one dozen, $9.50); or fried-chicken tenders ($7.50). Lunchtimers routinely find solace in an order of the pub's fish and chips (beer-battered cod with the pub’s fried potato chips, $9.95) and the North Carolina barbecue-pork platter, with french fries, coleslaw, and hushpuppies ($9.95). For dinner, try the barbecue rib platter (half rack $10.95, full rack $20.95) or an avocado and tomato quesadilla ($11.95), or stick with a classic from the sandwich menu such as the oyster po' boy (fried oysters with coleslaw or Cajun rémoulade in your choice of a hoagie or wrap, $9.95).
4711 Hope Valley Rd
Durham,
NC
US
Relax and savor Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom's casual ambiance and classic American cuisine. Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom with its kid-friendly fare. Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom's free wifi hotspot. Al fresco eating options are also available at Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom as well. Getting your food to go is also an option. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. Tyler's Restaurant and Taproom is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
324 Blackwell St
Durham,
NC
US
Munch on tasty pub grub at Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub. If you're looking for low-fat food, look elsewhere. If you're looking for great-tasting food, come to Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub is a prime location to dine with a group. Free wifi is on hand here as well. Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub. Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub draws a good-sized crowd on weeknights as workers head over after leaving the office. Jeans are just right for a meal at Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub, which embraces a casual vibe. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Enjoy the quick and painless street parking at Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant. You can fill up on Bull Mc Cabe's Irish Pub's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15.
427 W Main St
Durham,
NC
US
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Durham's G2B. If you re sick of counting calories, the absence of low-fat food on G2B s menu is sure to appease your taste buds for a day. The bar at G2B is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at G2B. Getting online is easy with G2B's free and convenient wifi. If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit G2B — it's strictly casual. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. G2B is centrally located near many parking lot options. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
3211 Shannon Rd
Durham,
NC
US
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