North Carolina vs Virginia: Who Makes The Best BBQ?


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North Carolina

1. Darryl’s; Greensboro

3300 High Point Rd, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Darryl’s aims to bring the beloved North Carolina chain back to life with classic American BBQ in honor of the original Darryl’s BBQ joint.

2. The Pit Authentic BBQ; Raleigh

328 West Davie St, Raleigh and 321 W Geer, Durham, Raleigh, North Carolina
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The Pit Authentic BBQ does Eastern style whole hog BBQ. Aside from the killer hogs they smoke, there’s also a great selection of cocktails, beer and spirits.


3. McKoy’s Smokehouse And Saloon; Charlotte

4630 Old Pineville Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina
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McKoy’s Smokehouse And Saloon is a Southern bar with live music, drinks and ribs.

4. Fatback’s BBQ And Rib Shack; Fayetteville

2653 Hope Mills Rd Suite 18; Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fatback’s BBQ And Rib Shack is a family owned and operated BBQ place with fresh cooked ribs, brisket, chicken and pork.

5. Bib’s Downtown; Winston-Salem

675 W Fifth St, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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Bib’s Downtown has BBQ and some creative American dishes like ground beef and veal meatloaf and herb tortilla wraps.

6. Luella’s Bar-B-Que; Asheville

501 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, North Carolina
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Luella’s Bar-B-Que offers vegetarian BBQ alongside their classic smoked meat.


1. Buz And Ned’s Real Barbecue; Richmond

1119 North Boulevard & 8205 W Broad St, Richmond, Virginia
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Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue offers a great selection of sauces, beer and of course, meat.

2. Hill Country Barbecue Market; D.C.

410 7th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Hill Country Barbecue Market brings Texas BBQ to DC. They slow cook their dry rub BBQ over Texas post oak.

3. BBQ Exchange; Gordonsville

102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, Virginia
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BBQ Exchange mixes slow cooked meats with quick service. Be sure to leave room for their homemade desserts.


4. Ace Biscuit & Barbecue; Charlottesville

711 Henry Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Ace Biscuit & Barbecue is the best place for BBQ sandwiches. You can get oak smoked pulled pork, smoked pimento, picked rib or fried chicken.

5. Blues BBQ Co.; Roanoke

107 Market St, Roanoke, Virginia
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Blues BBQ Co. has fried grit cakes, burgers, BBQ and 83 different varieties of bourbon.

6. Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que; Williamsburg

447 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que has BBQ sandwiches, burgers, ribs and homemade coconut pie.

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