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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has three restaurant options — Fairview Dining Room, Vista Restaurant and Bull Durham Bar. The first is the property’s fine-dining entry. Once considered too intimidating to hotel guests, Fairview decided to loosen its collar somewhat — gone are those stuffy white tablecloths, replacing them are more cozy booths — and become more inviting. Now, everyone has the chance to nibble on pan-roasted duck breast, Carolina shrimp and grits and chef Jason Cunningham’s other fun takes on Southern cuisine. The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel's Vista Restaurant, which connects to Fairview, is a smart dining selection because of its buffet-style breakfast and beautiful views of the Duke University Golf Club. And just through a hallway, you’ll find the beloved Bull Durham Bar, a place that livens up when Duke University sporting events are going on, and transforms to a slightly reserved lounge when the action ceases.