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Best Raleigh Barbecue Restaurants

From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Raleigh.


Allen & Son Barbecue
6203 Millhouse Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Allen & Son makes hickory-smoked pork ’cue the old-fashioned way. More...

Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q Barbecue
Quick Bite

2419 Guess Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
Hog Heaven in Durham offers Eastern Carolina-style vinegar-based sauce on chopped barbecue. More...

The Pit Barbecue
328 W. Davie St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
This down-home barbecue joint is happily ensconced in Raleigh’s stylish West End. More...

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