Backyard BBQ Pit

BBQ Joint$$$$
Durham
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  • Megan C.
    "Pineapple lemonade!!! Delicious :D"(4 Tips)
    Mark K.
    "This is some of the finest BBQ in North Carolina"(3 Tips)
    Matthew C.
    "The BBQ Plate was excellent."(3 Tips)
    DeShanta B.
    "Bbq, mac & cheese and collard greens...don't forget the puppies."(4 Tips)
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  • Max S.
    Max SklarMay 22, 2015
    Whatever negative effects on the body are outweighed by the positive effects on the soul. I got the pork bbq with sweet potato and Mac and cheese.
  • Tyneshia P.
    Tyneshia PSeptember 2, 2011
    The building looks a little run down, but once you try the food you won't think about that. All the food is awesome. Including their pineapple lemonade. I love it!!!
  • Christina B.
    Christina BJanuary 7, 2014
    Nothing fancy, but that was the best part. If you are new to the South (like I am), tell them! They helped and hooked it up. You can taste the love here!
  • Marion
    MarionFebruary 26
    My favourite pulled pork plate in the state. Takes to vinegar and molasses sauces equally well.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KrevatSeptember 15, 2010
    If you're in RTP on business and want to experience REAL North Carolina cooking, this is where you belong. It ain't pretty. It ain't fancy. But it is incredible down home cooking.
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaApril 27, 2015
    Home style BBQ served in styrofoam boxes. Nothing detracts from the deliciousness of the food. The brisket, macaroni and sweet potatoes cannot be missed.
  • Justine J.
    Justine JablonskaMay 16, 2013
    Ribs: soooo good. Moist, chewy, tender, delicious. With two sides and a beer: $12. The place is a super dive and super worth the drive.
  • Cynthia B.
    Cynthia BazoobandApril 12, 2012
    This place looks like a hole in the wall, but it has the best BBQ around! Don't let the looks fool you, give it a chance and you won't be sorry!
    Upvoted Jul 12
  • Will C.
    Will CarterJanuary 11, 2015
    Never pass it up. If you're traveling in the Durham area make sure to plan this place as a stop. You will not have any regrets!
  • Shacora D.
    Shacora DudleyJuly 29, 2014
    Im a regular ths place has Great BBQ and soul food customer service needs to be better and they would definitely bring in more people
    Upvoted Jul 12
  • Mary S.
    Mary SaulsMarch 7, 2013
    Great pork BBQ and fried okra! Very polite and fast service! Love this place, true southern BBQ joint!
  • India J.
    India JohnsonMay 11, 2013
    Get the pineapple lemonade!!! And the pork bbq and ribs are great!!! Best bbq in Durham!!!
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HaverlandNovember 10, 2015
    The ribs, chicken, and collard greens were delicious (though the hush puppies were not good)
    Upvoted Jun 11
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 11, 2011
    On Man v Food, Adam Richman comes for some traditional Eastern North Carolina barbecue, including chopped barbecue and smoked ribs.
  • Spencer M.
    Spencer McKayMarch 9, 2011
    Good quality BBQ here. All the fixin's as well. Only complaint would be portion size. The price is right.
  • Henri R.
    I had the pork chops and they were good. But you have to have the mac & cheese
  • Megan C.
    Megan CooperJune 22, 2013
    You can get a supremely excellent meal for under $10. Get the Working Man's Special!
  • Kathy H.
    Kathy HiteMarch 31, 2015
    My favorite is the BBQ sandwich special with green beans and Brunswick stew.
  • Lauren
    LaurenOctober 31, 2012
    Don't be fooled by the random off highway location, this BBQ is awesome. Get the pork bbq plate.
  • David H.
    David HeiserOctober 11, 2015
    Solid option for a cheap meat & 2 sides BBQ plate. Real soul food spot.
  • Paul M.
    Paul McLanahanJune 29, 2013
    Pulled pork, green beans, collard greens, mac and cheese, it's all amazing.
  • C B.
    C BSeptember 1, 2015
    The bbq pork was awesome. The large is enough for 2 people. Amazing food!
  • Tiff S.
    Tiff StewartFebruary 29
    Worker man's Special is good. :-) The hush puppies are great!
  • John H.
    John HillJanuary 28, 2013
    Only order from whats in front of you in line. Everything is made fresh and will take time!
  • Senem G.
    Senem GultekinMarch 24, 2014
    Not a fancy place, but don't judge from its look, taste it! Loved the BBQ chicken! ☺️
  • MoRiza
    MoRizaDecember 1, 2011
    Try the Rib Plate - Melts off the bones. Soo good goodness!
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HarrisonJuly 13, 2013
    Delicious BBQ at great prices. The pulled pork is a must try!
  • JPizzle T.
    JPizzle TOctober 3, 2012
    Workin Man's Special- fill you up, make you grin, and bangin for your buck!
  • Melissa E.
    Melissa ESeptember 16, 2015
    The hush puppies were great as was the bbq pork. Mac and cheese was just okay.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BennettMay 10, 2013
    Awesome customer service and flounder that can only be described as "the bomb yo"!
  • Joe M.
    Joe MassaDecember 3, 2011
    Do not leave without trying the collards. They are fantastic.
  • Josh R.
    Josh RuckerNovember 14, 2014
    Oh, man. That was the best pulled pork sandwich I've had in years.
  • Kelvin W.
    Kelvin WrightApril 30, 2011
    You can't go wrong with the Beef Brisket. Matter of fact, you can't go wrong with anything.
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan ShimpDecember 28, 2015
    Darn good barbecue, pork was delicious
  • DeShanta B.
    DeShanta BurnetteMarch 1, 2014
    Bbq, mac & cheese and collard greens...don't forget the puppies.
  • Derek H.
    Derek HaynesSeptember 16, 2014
    They be so clean , they use bleach...... But the food is good soul.
  • Matthew C.
    The BBQ Plate was excellent. Flavorful and delicous!
  • Justin N.
    Justin NealJuly 11, 2014
    The $5 lunch special is unbeatable!
  • Diane C.
    Diane ColburnFebruary 18, 2011
    Get there early! They run out of everything!!!
  • Ronna R.
    Ronna RobinsonJune 13, 2015
    Awwwwwsoommmee!!! Good mac and cheese too!
  • David F.
    David FoxSeptember 8, 2011
    Get the BBQ! That's pulled pork for all you Yankees =)
  • Temarcus M.
    Temarcus McneilApril 6, 2015
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  • Mark K.
    Mark KwasnickDecember 27, 2012
    This is some of the finest BBQ in North Carolina
  • G. T.
    G. T.August 15, 2011
    The pineapple lemonade is addicting.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SandersApril 4, 2015
    Everything
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PortuondoJuly 6, 2015
    Smoked chicken was amazing
  • Tony K.
    Tony KSeptember 9, 2011
    Awesome BBQ, line moves fast!
  • Megan C.
    Megan CooperJune 22, 2013
    Pineapple lemonade!!! Delicious :D
  • Ron B.
    Ron BatchoMarch 29, 2013
    The flounder could not fit in the box!
  • Mario M.
    Mario MoyaJanuary 14, 2015
    El lugar no es elegante en lo absoluto pero el sabor de la comida y la calidad es fuera de este mundo, altamente recomendado en comida BBQ (Southern Food).
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