Best Barbecue Restaurants in Durham, NC

Handpicked Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants in Durham, NC. How do we actually find the most highly rated barbecue restaurant? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


5122 NC-55, Durham, NC 27713

Since 2007

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

Catering available - Specializes in smoked cooked BBQ, ribs, smoked chicken, pork chops & brisket

Price: Under $30

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

Really good food! I have been here a few times and the food is always amazing! I love their chicken strips and their mac and cheese with the hush puppies. The inside is very cool and unique. The customer service is great. I just love everything about this place. Bring the family, everyone will find something in the menu they absolutely love!
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2510 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707

Since 2006

Sandwiches, BBQ Plates, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Side Choices, Beef Brisket Chili, Corn Chip Chili Pie, Smoked Buffalo Chicken Wings, French Fry Chili Pie, Corn Chip Chili Pie, Fountain Drinks, Desserts, Smoked Pork Butt, Chile Rubbed Beef Brisket, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, St. Louis Cut Pork Ribs & Green Onions

Provides Texas-style BBQ smoked in-house - Buy St. Louis cut pork ribs regular plate with two sides $13.95

Price: $5.50 - $82.50

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

Smokehouse's make you want to eat meat and a lot of it. Right now I am sticking with chicken. But the smells of smoke and barbecue...smh...the pound of smoked chicken wings with hush puppies and a side of okra was simply down and dirty delicious. I had sauce everywhere. Hands were filthy and finger lickin good. A nice chill spot. Loved it.
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321 W Geer St., Durham, NC 27701

Appetizers, Dinner Salads, NC Pulled BBQ, Lexington Sliced Shoulder, Southern Fried Chicken, Barbecued Chicken, Chopped BBQ Turkey, Baby Back Ribs, Carolina Style Ribs, Beef Brisket, Smoked Meatloaf, Fried North Carolina Catfish, Sides, Hand-Cut Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Mac And Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Collard Greens, Fried Okra & Drinks

Also serves Texas-style brisket, baby back ribs, smoked turkey & triple-battered fried chicken - Try Carolina Style Ribs (Half Rack) 11.99

Price: $2.50 - $27.50

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

We were visiting Durham for a long weekend and wanted to find a nice place to get barbecue. This place was so good that we went twice! All the barbecue we tried was so flavorful and delicious, especially the ribs. All of the sides were delicious, and each meal comes with biscuits and hush puppies. The portions are generous; we had leftovers after both meals. The pumpkin cornbread was SO good!
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