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We are open for takeout and limited outdoor first come, first served seating (food truck style). Lantern classics like salt & pepper shrimp, chaat, and pork & chive dumplings. Plus crispy NC catfish, NC oysters on the half shell, local heirloom tomatoes, hot chocolate cake, and warm yuzu pudding with local blueberries.
Pre-order for pickup online starting today OR order online via QR codes at tables.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 5:00-8:00 PM
Take your order home or grab a seat at one of our outdoor tables. Seating is limited and first come, first served. Cocktails and oysters must be consumed on site.
LANTERN IN COVID
We are currently open only for takeout with limited first come , first served outdoor seating.
Since March 2020, the Lantern Team has collaborated with EAT NC (formerly Durham FEAST) to help cook and move more than 1,000,000 meals.
"Here's a thought-provoking TEDx Talk from Lantern's Andrea Reusing in which the Chapel Hill, NC chef urges the food world to 'make a place for farm workers at the table.' Reusing points out that we live in a world run amuck with 'foodies,' saying, 'We have tote bags for our tote bags. Our compost piles have their own Tumblrs.' But yet somehow still the food community often ignores 'something that's much more fundamental to the way we live: the lives of the people who harvest the food that we eat.'"