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Mellow Mushroom - Durham
Mellow Mushroom is the best pizza restaurant in Durham, North Carolina. Our ballpark-themed restaurant is located off Blackwell Street. Mellow is a favorite among locals from Hope Valley Farms, Northgate Park, Parkwood, Southpoint, Treyburn, Trinity Park, Woodcroft, Woodlake, and the surrounding areas.
Craving pizza? Maybe it’s time to try something a little more unique. We’re known for our homemade crust and stone-baked pizzas with bold combinations. And if we can make pizza special, just imagine what we can do with a munchie, salad, calzone, or even a burger. Are you hungry yet? Definitely. Take your pick from our selection of 16 draft beers inside and 4 draft beers outside featuring mostly local breweries like Burial and Bjramari and Fonta Fiora, or enjoy our tasty, handcrafted cocktails. And, many of our pizzas can be made gluten-free or vegan.
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Mellow Mushroom Durham - The Story
Inspired by the Durham Bulls Baseball Stadium, the artwork in our restaurant conveys a “take me out to the ballpark” vibe. The red brick building is a renovated 100-year-old tobacco warehouse. At the entrance, distinct and colorful, giant mushroom statues welcome guests. Red brick lines the high walls inside and out. A large open floor plan, a full bar, and a welcoming patio area with an outdoor bar make this the best place to hang out and enjoy great pizza.
Solid 5 stars here for sure. To be honest I am generally not a big fan of chain restaurants and tend to explore more unique locations. This particular venue is definitely outstanding and here is why: There were 11 of us who just strolled in around lunch time on a beautiful Thursday afternoon. They pulled tables together, smiled and sat us within 3 minutes. Drink orders were quickly taken and quickly delivered. Lunch orders were taken, I ordered the House Special pizza and requested no onions and to add jalapenos, they said no problem. Everyone's order came out quickly and within 3 minutes of each other, they were all correct including my no onions add jalapenos pizza. Drinks were continuously topped off and we were asked if we needed anything and that if everything was okay. Everyone loved their food, my was piled high with goodies and more than I could eat! (They provided a to-go box for those needing them). They are located right next to the Durham Bulls ball field and pardon the pun but they "Hit it out of the park". Please give them a try! 13/10 for sure
Whenever we're either passing through downtown Durham or want a quick good bite Mellow mushroom one of our few "go to" spots. Between food and drinks it can be slightly pricey. However the service is always quick and friendly. And the drinks are cold and the food is always fresh, hot, and delicious. So if you're ever just passing through or visiting downtown Durham. This is a great spot to drop by to.
Decided to head to lunch with my daughters and wound up enjoying some wings, pretzel bites, and spinach & artichoke dip. This is hands down some of the best dip of its kind that I’ve had. The little bread that it comes with is all just a great combination. Though not a fan of the beer cheese, the pretzels were actually good with the dip as well. Now let’s talk about those wings 😋 oh my goodness!!!! I don’t usually clean the bone when I eat chicken EVER but these wings were so amazing and I absolutely recommend…. Lastly the pizza I got the cheese 4 slice pizza and I’m not a fan to say the least. I still recommend this place clearly 🙃
It wasn't too busy but quite a few people here and there on the inside, so we decided to sit outside. But the Mosquitos were tearing me up so the waiter was nice enough to move us inside! Shout out to Ryan!!! Our pizza was good, fresh and hot as always! The seasonal summer pineapple drink was good also!
Best and tastiest pizza my son and I have had in quite some time. Right next to Durham bulls ballpark. Interesting decor.