Best in the city.
As others have noted, this is the best chinese food in Durham. So what if you have to drive 15 minutes to north Durham? You can park right next to the front door, there's never a wait and the food, prices and service are worth it. If you don't feel like sitting down to eat, you can always pick up take-out as well. Why cook yourself when you can have great chinese food for a very reasonable price?
Excellent food, friendly service.
As we all know, the quality of shopping-center Chinese restaurants varies widely, and one of my first tasks upon moving to a new area is to locate the best around.
There are more gourmet-style Chinese restaurants where the focus is on authenticity, and then there are the hundreds of restaurants which serve the Americanized Chinese food we're all familiar with. Dragon Inn is of the latter.
My wife and I tried most of the Chinese restaurants in North Durham before settling on the Dragon Inn. The quality of the dishes is superb, and the staff always go out of their way to be friendly and accommodating. Nothing to write home to Mom about, just the best Chinese food in our area.
There's only one problem: there's hardly ever anyone in there! If you live in the vicinity of Guess Rd., please consider trying the Dragon Inn, because I would like them to stay in business as long as possible!