Best Barbecue Restaurants in Durham

Handpicked Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in Durham, North Carolina. They face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve the best!


2510 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Since 2003

Hickory and Smoked Pork Butt, Chile Rubbed Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken and Turkey, St.Louis Cut Pork Ribs, Sausage and Mesquite Smoked Sausage, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Collard Greens, Mac and Cheese, Hush Puppies, Jack Cheese Creamed Spinach, Stewed Green Beans, Avocado, Sour Cream, Jalapenos & Corn Chips Topped with Brisket Chili

Serves Western Carolina and Texas-style BBQ smoked in-house and bare-bones digs with outdoor tables ● Kids menu includes (12 & Under) Choice of Meat, One Side, Hush Puppies, Drinks and Cookies only for $5.95 ● Offers Two Meat $14.95 and Three Meat $16.95 ● All meats are smoked in house with their perfect blend of hickory and mesquite woods ● Eatout, Takeout options & catering services available

Price: Starts from $5.95


Mon - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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321 West Geer Street, Durham, NC 27701

Since 2013

Seasonal Corn Bread, Fried Pimento Cheese, Fried Mac and Cheese, Barbecue Fries, Chicken Wings, Brunswick Stew, House, Spinach and Wedge Salad, Baby Back Ribs, Smoked Carolina Style Ribs, Chicken Strips, Soy Nuggets, Southern Fried Chicken, Chopped BBQ Turkey, Beef Brisket, Sweet Potato Fries, Black-Eyed Peas, Collard Greens & Fried Okra

Offers a tailored menu presented either buffet style, family style or plated, based on your preference and budget ● Provides private and semi-private dining rooms, but rather a food and beverage minimum to meet in order to reserve private use of the room ● Their spacious rooftop overlooking downtown Durham, or in their intimate downstairs private dining room ● Private dining spaces and off-site catering for any event

Price: Starts from $2.50



Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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5122 North Carolina Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713

Since 2007

Tried and True Pit Cooked, Pork Spare Ribs, Pork Chops, Chopped Turkey, Beef Brisket, Fried Fish, Dark and White Meat Fried Chicken, Mac N' Cheese, Green Beans, Black-Eyed Peas, Stewed White Potato, Fried Cabbage, Potato Salad, Collard Greens, Baked Beans, Sweet Corn, Coleslaw, Brunswick Stew, Tender Pork Chops & True Pit Cooked BBQ

Specializes in Smoked Cooked BBQ, Ribs, Smoked Chicken, Pork Chops and Brisket ● Offers a large variety of authentic Southern style vegetables ● Serves old-school BBQ cooked over oak and hickory wood in an outdoor pit ● Buy the 1/2 Pound $6.99, 1 Pound $13.99 of Brisket, 1/2 Slab $14.99 and Full Slab $27.99 of Ribs

Price: Starts from $2.50


Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun Closed

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