24 North Carolina BBQ Joints To Try

By Scoutology Staff

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1. Darryl’s; Greensboro

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3300 High Point Rd, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Darryl’s used to be a big name in North Carolina and now it’s back for more. Original Darryl’s recipes have been restored. They offer classic Southern BBQ and great snacks like fried provolone wedges.

2. The Pit Authentic BBQ; Raleigh

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328 West Davie St, Raleigh and 321 W Geer, Durham, Raleigh, North Carolina
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The Pit Authentic BBQ’s North Carolina-style BBQ only uses pigs raised in state. They have chicken livers, pit-smoked wings, brisket and, of course pork!

3. McKoy’s Smokehouse And Saloon; Charlotte

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4630 Old Pineville Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina
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McKoy’s Smokehouse and Saloon has great specials and a late night menu, until 1am.

4. Fatback’s BBQ And Rib Shack; Fayetteville

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2653 Hope Mills Rd Suite 18; Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fatback’s BBQ and Rib Shack is so good they occasionally run out of food! People can’t get enough of Fatback’s award winning ribs.

5. Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q; Durham

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2419 Guess Rd, Durham, North Carolina
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Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q makes traditional BBQ and soul food. They offer shrimp, fish, chicken, pork and beef.

6. Bib’s Downtown; Winston-Salem

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675 W Fifth St, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Bib’s Downtown offers slow cooked meat and creative dishes like pulled pork egg rolls and herbed tortilla wraps.

7. The Blue Note Grill; Durham

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4125 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, North Carolina
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The Blue Note Grill has live music, spirits and Southern BBQ under one roof.

8. Midwood Smokehouse; Charlotte

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1401 Central Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Midwood Smokehouse makes slow smoked BBQ and desserts like pecan cobbler. They also have a pick up menu so you can get your bacon wrapped jalapenos in bulk.

9. Luella’s Bar-B-Que; Asheville

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501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, North Carolina
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Luella’s Bar-B-Que has amazing smoked wings and even BBQ tempeh!

10. Stamey’s Barbecue; Greensboro

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2206 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC 27403
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Stamey’s Barbecue slow cooks their pork over hardwood coals. They’re also famous for their cobbler.

11. Fuller’s Old Fashion BBQ; Lumberton

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3201 Roberts Ave, Lumberton, North Carolina
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Fuller’s Old Fashion BBQ has a great buffet, but their menu also delicious sandwiches and seafood.

12. 12 Bones; Asheville

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5 Riverside Dr, Asheville, North Carolina
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12 Bones makes excellent specialty sandwiches with ingredients like sugar bacon, pesto mayo and brie.

13. Parker’s Barbecue; Wilson

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2514 US Hwy 301 South, Wilson, North Carolina
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Parker’s Barbecue specializes in vinegar-based Eastern North Carolina BBQ.

14. Poor Piggy’s BBQ & Catering; Wilmington

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Poor Piggy’s BBQ & Catering is a food truck specializing in wood fired beef, pork and chicken.

15. The Pig; Chapel Hill

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630 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
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The Pig serves locally raised BBQ and pork dishes as well as BBQ tempeh and country fired tofu.

16. BBQ Joes Country Cooking & Catering; High Point

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2822 S Main St, High Point, North Carolina
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BBQ Joes Country Cooking & Catering is a great lunch stop for pulled pork, ribs, burgers or any Southern comfort food.

17. The Original Q Shack; Durham

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2510 University Dr, Durham, North Carolina
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The Original Q Shack offers build your own burgers, pork, stuffed potatoes and BBQ sandwiches.

18. Ole Time Barbecue; Raleigh

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6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Ole Time Barbecue deals in traditional country BBQ. They have great sandwiches and breakfast.

19. The Blistered Pig Smokehouse; Apex

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225 North Salem St, Apex, North Carolina
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The Blistered Pig Smokehouse serves locally sourced, pasture-fed meats and spruced up classics like chili lime pork rinds and fried oysters with black pepper ranch.

20. Chick-N-Que; Knightdale

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420 S Main St, Knightdale, North Carolina
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Chick-N-Que is a food turck offering chopped chicken Eastern BBQ and ostrich dishes.

21. Big Al’s BBQ; Raleigh

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2920 Forestville Rd Suite 150, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Big Al’s BBQ serves amazing BBQ nachos and fries. They also make catfish, brisket, ribs and wings.

22. Jackson’s Big Oak Barbeque; Wilmington

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920 S Kerr Ave, Wilmington, North Carolina
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Jackson’s Big Oak Barbeque slow cooks their Eastern BBQ every night. Try their homemade banana pudding!

23. The Original Little Richards; Wallburg

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5353 Gumtree Rd, Wallburg, North Carolina
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The Original Little Richards is a family owned and operated BBQ joint. Eat mo’pig!

24. Teriyakin’; Morrisville

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10970 Chapel Hill Rd Suite 112, Morrisville, North Carolina
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Teriyakin’ is a sushi and BBQ restaurant that serves char grilled chicken and steak with their own special teriyaki sauce!

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