2022 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Raleigh/Durham Area

Top BBQ Joints
in Raleigh/Durham

The meaning of the term "barbecue" changes from one part of the country to another. From Texas to Kansas City and across the Southeast, barbecue means well-seasoned meat cooked "low and slow" over wood until it develops a pink "smoke ring." Memphis barbecue is especially known for its rubs. Texas prefers beef for barbecue, and pork is the basis of barbecue in the Southeast. Sauces and sides vary widely, too.

Whatever your pleasure, try one of GAYOT's Top Barbecue Restaurants in Raleigh/Durham , presented in alphabetical order.

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Bunn's Bar-B-Q
Barbecue blast from the past: traditional North Carolina-style. See More
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Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q
Hog Heaven in Durham offers Eastern Carolina-style vinegar-based sauce on chopped barbecue. See More
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The Original Q Shack
A modern interpretation of an old-fashioned Carolina barbecue joint. See More
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The Pig
North Carolina’s favorite dishes cooked with love feed patrons at this popular diner. See More
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The Pit
This down-home barbecue joint raises the bar in Raleigh’s stylish West End. See More

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