Home Plate (3327 Holloway Street) is fun. This east Durham restaurant specializes in southern cooking served up cafeteria style. You can check the daily specials in advance on the restaurant’s website. Every day Home Plate serves main course items including Fried Chicken, Brunswick Stew, Chopped BBQ and Fried Trout and adds a couple daily specials. Same goes for Home Plate’s sides repertoire: a core lineup with a few alternates rotated on a daily basis. I went on a Sunday because the specials roster included the killer combo of pork chops and fried apples.
I liked my chop. Gigantic, crunchy and greasy on the outside, and cooked well done on the inside. Fried apples were served warm, which I enjoyed. The mac & cheese had big hunks of cheese. Banana pudding was very good.
The Sunday lunch crowd is quite a scene—check it out!
Home Plate: 3327 Holloway Street (corner of Hwy98 and Clayton Road)