We’ve scoped out downtown Durham’s best food deals for when you’re hungry and looking for a bargain. From oysters to pizza, Durham’s got some solid steals to keep both your belly and your wallet full. Because why pay full price today when it’s half-off tomorrow?
Who says Tuesdays can’t be indulgent? Pick up a Parisian-vibe on a budget with dollar oysters at this classic French bistro. Vin Rouge is consistently ranked in Durham's top tier, so grab a seat at the bar, order up a dozen on the half-shell and find yourself utterly transported.
“Taco Sunday and Monday” might not roll off the tongue in the same way “Taco Tuesday” does, but we’ll let it slide since it means we get an extra day of delicious discount tacos. Mix and match from the taco options, which are all between three and four dollars a piece. To top it off, they’ve also been known to offer $5 margaritas because they’re just too kind.
Each Sunday night, Pompieri holds “Family Meal,” where you can score an all-you-can-eat meal of pizza, salad and sides for under 20 bucks. Everything is served family-style, with chef’s flexing their creative muscles and passing around “experimental” pizzas. The night is all about good food, good friends and good conversation (there are even little convo-starter cards on the communal tables), so kick back, relax and loosen your belt—just don’t forget to save room for a scoop of gelato at the end!
Burger Bach shucks fresh oysters for just a dollar a pop on the last Thursday of every month. Get your fill and stick around for New Zealand-inspired fare—high-quality burgers, succulent seafood and handcrafted cocktails.
Ladies and gentleman can dip their little hearts away with $10 cheese and chocolate fondue on Tuesday nights. Though gals that are looking to save an extra buck should hold off till Wednesday, when fondue is just nine bucks a lady(sorry, guys — blame the wage gap).
A lot of us are guilty of treating weekday breakfast as an afterthought, which is why Elmo’s is giving you breakfast-neglectors an added incentive to pause, sit down and enjoy the most important meal of the day. Get there before 11:30am, Monday-Friday, to treat yourself to a hearty, homestyle bargain breakfast —eggs, bacon, pancakes, biscuits ‘n gravy—all for under eight dollars. So hurry over—the deal expires at 11:30am!
Pie Pushers may be known for their pizza but their wings are no joke either. Head over anytime on Wednesdays for 50 cent wings. And with individual slices always starting at three bucks a slice, you can really go to town without breaking the bank.
Turn those Monday blues into Monday at BLU. Blu Seafood and Bar is serving up a
selection of half-price oysters on both Monday and Tuesday. Celebrate starting your
week right with a quick dozen and a six-dollar glass of bubbly.