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The Nasher Museum Café is open to the public and now offers in-person dining outside as well as limited capacity indoors with a refreshed menu for lunch, subject to university and local guidance in effect at the time.

Café hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 3 PM. Beverage service until 4 PM. The café will be closed temporarily on Thursday nights, Saturdays and Sundays.

Masks are required except when eating or drinking.

We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting Duke. The Nasher will adhere to all university, local and state regulations, which are subject to change on short notice depending on public health conditions. Specific health and safety information will be available on our website.


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Full lunch menu 11 AM – 3 PM
Beverage service until 4 PM


For reservations, please call 919-684-6032 or book below through OpenTable.

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The Nasher Museum Café features local, seasonal ingredients for lunch, Tuesday through Friday.

The café earned a 2017 Diner’s Choice Award and was named one of the Top 100 Brunch Spots in America by OpenTable diners and has been recognized as a Duke campus leader for green dining standards.

Giorgios Hospitality Group

Nasher Museum Café is a part of Giorgios Hospitality Group, whose Director Giorgios Bakatsias was a finalist for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards, and has been the creative force behind more than 25 restaurants in the area.

The Nasher has also been recognized in Food & Wine Magazine as on of the Best Museum Restaurants in the US.

The Nasher Museum Café is a Purple Table restaurant, trained to serve and cater to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, Autism, PTSD, hearing or vision impairments and other physical and cognitive conditions that may require special accommodations.

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The Nasher Museum is open to the public with new health and safety protocols and free admission for all. We strongly encourage all individuals to be fully vaccinated before visiting the Nasher. Find updates and the latest information on Duke’s Coronavirus Response website.