Monday, February 7, 2011
What it is: After writing about Mama Dip's in Chapel Hill, we realized that we would be remiss if we didn't tell you about our other favorite establishment in the area to get fried pickles, Tyler's. They have two locations, in Carrboro and at the American Tobacco Campus in Downtown Durham. The one the we are the most familiar with is the one in Durham, so that is the one that I will talk about.
We've headed down to Tyler's several times with our kids for lunch and dinner. While it has a separate bar area with pool tables, the restaurant portion is really quite kid-friendly. They have a kids' menu with lots of kid-friendly options like fried mac and cheese and grilled cheese. Tyler's also has tasty food for the adults in your family with delicious options like the fried pickles we mentioned earlier and their special garlic french fries, yum!
What we liked: The location of Tyler's is what makes it so great. We've headed down there on a summer evening when they're playing live music at the Tobacco Campus. Our group of moms, dads, and kids sat in their outside seating. It was great because we could sit and enjoy a leisurely meal and drinks while the kids could have a little more freedom to roam. Parents would take turns keeping an eye on them while they ran around the tobacco campus as the meals were ordered. The kids had more than enough to keep them busy in their surroundings. In addition, we've also enjoyed a meal at Tyler's after we've taken the kids on a run down the American Tobacco Trail which is within walking distance.
What we would change: There's not much that we would change about this great hangout. Some of the outdoor seating around the side of the restaurant can get hot in the sun on a summer evening, so keep that in mind.
Website and other important information:
Address: 324 Blackwell St # 400, Durham, NC 27701
Phone Number: (919) 433-0345
Hours: Monday 11am-9pm, Tuesday 11am-10pm, Wednesday 11am-10pm, Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sunday 10am-9pm. Sunday brunch is 10am-3pm, dinner at 5pm. Late night always runs after games and shows, times will vary but typically at least an hour.