Best BBQ in Raleigh

Check out the top BBQ in Raleigh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Pit Authentic Barbecue
1. The Pit Authentic Barbecue
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37 local reviews
328 W Davie St, Raleigh
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 919-890-4500
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Annie
Two locations - Raleigh and Durham. North Carolina's favorite barbecue joint. Great everything. Including so…
Reem
Pit-smoked free-range pork, Texas-style brisket & other BBQ staples in a smart-casual setting. Some of the…
Abraham & Reem
Pit-smoked free-range pork, Texas-style brisket & other BBQ staples in a smart-casual setting. Some of the…
1. The Pit Authentic Barbecue
1. The Pit Authentic Barbecue
host-0host-1host-2
37 local reviews
328 W Davie St, Raleigh
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 919-890-4500
Annie
Annie
Two locations - Raleigh and Durham. North Carolina's favorite barbecue joint. Great everything. Including so many BBQ sauce choices -…
Reem
Reem
Pit-smoked free-range pork, Texas-style brisket & other BBQ staples in a smart-casual setting. Some of the best BBQ pulled pork and brisket…
Abraham & Reem
Abraham & Reem
Pit-smoked free-range pork, Texas-style brisket & other BBQ staples in a smart-casual setting. Some of the best BBQ pulled pork and brisket…
2. The Pit - Durham
2. The Pit - Durham
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32 local reviews
321 West Geer Street, Durham
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 919-282-3748
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Shonda
North Carolina BBQ at it's finest! Locations in Durham, Raleigh & Chapel Hill. If you go to the Durham…
Scott
Great up-scale BBQ spot with happening atmosphere. We recommend the Outside Brown for pork. Great Fried…
Elissa
Many different types of BBQ for the meat lovers, as well as great vegetarian sides! Across from Motorco (great…
2. The Pit - Durham
2. The Pit - Durham
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32 local reviews
321 West Geer Street, Durham
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 919-282-3748
Shonda
Shonda
North Carolina BBQ at it's finest! Locations in Durham, Raleigh & Chapel Hill. If you go to the Durham location, walk across the street to…
Scott
Scott
Great up-scale BBQ spot with happening atmosphere. We recommend the Outside Brown for pork. Great Fried chicken, wings, and catfish too! And…
Elissa
Elissa
Many different types of BBQ for the meat lovers, as well as great vegetarian sides! Across from Motorco (great music venue), Fullsteam…
3. Clyde Cooper's Barbeque
3. Clyde Cooper's Barbeque
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14 local reviews
327 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 919-832-7614
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Meghan And Jim
Best NC style BBQ in town, although they are not open for dinner. Eat here for lunch at half the price of the…
Kim
This restaurant moved to Wilmington St and newly renovated! Delicious chopped port BBQ and soul food!
Desiree
The BEST BBQ. Simple atmosphere. Located right on Fayetteville, close to museums and nightlife.
3. Clyde Cooper's Barbeque
3. Clyde Cooper's Barbeque
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14 local reviews
327 South Wilmington Street, Raleigh
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 919-832-7614
Meghan And Jim
Meghan And Jim
Best NC style BBQ in town, although they are not open for dinner. Eat here for lunch at half the price of the Pit. Cash only. Raleigh's…
Kim
Kim
This restaurant moved to Wilmington St and newly renovated! Delicious chopped port BBQ and soul food!
Desiree
Desiree
The BEST BBQ. Simple atmosphere. Located right on Fayetteville, close to museums and nightlife.
4. Backyard BBQ Pit
4. Backyard BBQ Pit
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8 local reviews
5122 North Carolina 55, Durham
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 919-544-9911
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Alex
PHENOMENAL BBQ!!!! - Voted the best in the state for 2015! - Best of all - it is cheap and the portions are…
Riley
Old school North Carolina BBQ. A hilariously terrible building. I really love this spot for lunch.
Colin
True soul food and best BBQ in the area.
4. Backyard BBQ Pit
4. Backyard BBQ Pit
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8 local reviews
5122 North Carolina 55, Durham
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:00 AM
+1 919-544-9911
Alex
Alex
PHENOMENAL BBQ!!!! - Voted the best in the state for 2015! - Best of all - it is cheap and the portions are beyond generous!
Riley
Riley
Old school North Carolina BBQ. A hilariously terrible building. I really love this spot for lunch.
Colin
Colin
True soul food and best BBQ in the area.
5. The Original Q Shack
5. The Original Q Shack
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16 local reviews
2510 University Dr, Durham
Open · Closes in 11 minutes
+1 919-402-4227
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Erin
Kyle's favorite BBQ spot, great for a quick dinner and they give you lots of food. The hush puppies are…
Kieran
My favorite bbq joint in Durham. Try the brisket and I hope you love it.
Victoria
Best NC bbq place. It's a bit sketchy, though.
5. The Original Q Shack
5. The Original Q Shack
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16 local reviews
2510 University Dr, Durham
Open · Closes in 11 minutes
+1 919-402-4227
Erin
Erin
Kyle's favorite BBQ spot, great for a quick dinner and they give you lots of food. The hush puppies are amazing!
Kieran
Kieran
My favorite bbq joint in Durham. Try the brisket and I hope you love it.
Victoria
Victoria
Best NC bbq place. It's a bit sketchy, though.
6. Bullock's Bar-B-Cue
6. Bullock's Bar-B-Cue
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4 local reviews
3330 Quebec Drive, Durham
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:30 AM
+1 919-383-3211
RestaurantBarFood
Linda
This IS Durham. Eastern NC BBQ (vinegar based) topped with cole slaw and a side order of Brunswick stew - the…
MeiLani
Family-owned area institution serving locals & celebrities hearty BBQ & sides since 1952. CASH ONLY!
6. Bullock's Bar-B-Cue
6. Bullock's Bar-B-Cue
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4 local reviews
3330 Quebec Drive, Durham
Closed · Opens Wednesday 11:30 AM
+1 919-383-3211
Linda
Linda
This IS Durham. Eastern NC BBQ (vinegar based) topped with cole slaw and a side order of Brunswick stew - the BEST. Closed Sun/Mon and open…
MeiLani
MeiLani
Family-owned area institution serving locals & celebrities hearty BBQ & sides since 1952. CASH ONLY!
7. Cook Out
7. Cook Out
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4 local reviews
3624 Hillsborough Rd, Durham
Open · Closes 3:30 AM
(919) 382-2814
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
MeiLani
Known for their drive thru BBQ and more than 40+ flavors of shakes, if you need something fast and cheap, this…
Linda
Fast food but better quality. Hamburgers are hand pressed and meaty. Dozens of flavors of shakes and they also…
7. Cook Out
7. Cook Out
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4 local reviews
3624 Hillsborough Rd, Durham
Open · Closes 3:30 AM
(919) 382-2814
MeiLani
MeiLani
Known for their drive thru BBQ and more than 40+ flavors of shakes, if you need something fast and cheap, this is a way to go. My kids like…
Linda
Linda
Fast food but better quality. Hamburgers are hand pressed and meaty. Dozens of flavors of shakes and they also sell decent BBQ. Drive…
8. The Blue Note Grill
8. The Blue Note Grill
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13 local reviews
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
(919) 401-1979
BarRestaurantFood
Elizabeth
Jazz and blues, dancing, great BBQ ribs too
Lindsey
BBQ restaurant with live music nightly
8. The Blue Note Grill
8. The Blue Note Grill
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13 local reviews
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
(919) 401-1979
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Jazz and blues, dancing, great BBQ ribs too
Lindsey
Lindsey
BBQ restaurant with live music nightly