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Old 09-10-2019, 08:50 AM
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Default Raleigh BBQ

Here for a couple days and looking for suggestions on the best BBQ.

p.s. idk how you guys handle this humidity all the time
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:00 AM
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Think there is a bbq place over by Cabela's store but I have not tried it yet
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:04 AM
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Backyard BBQ in Durham, one of the best in the Triangle
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:14 AM
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Clyde Cooper’s downtown or old time bbq
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:21 AM
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i've been to bullocks which seems to be highly rated to many there. Not a huge fan, but it was very popular.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:18 AM
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The Pit was really good when we went there in 2014.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:24 AM
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Where abouts in Raleigh will you be and how far are you willing to drive? It's not the biggest city, but it's a sprawling city.

I'd say Clyde Coopers if you're downtown. Bullocks in Durham if you're on the west side and willing to drive a little. Ole Time if you're on the west side and don't want to drive to Durham. Big Als's on the far northeast edge, outside of I-540.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:31 AM
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Im right downtown, but willing to drive a little
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Originally Posted by gr8fuldawg95 View Post
The Pit was really good when we went there in 2014.
Meh, they got so popular and became a “destination” that they stopped trying.

OP, where are you staying in Raleigh? Downtown popper, RTP, Cary?
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Elway_59 View Post
Im right downtown, but willing to drive a little
If you are right downtown I would hit up Oak, it’s a great restaurant. Anise Pho on Glenwood is a regular spot for my wife and myself (few times a week)

Beasley’s Chicken and Honey is a great spot too

if you want to grab a drink hit up Foundation on Fayetteville street.

If I was in town this week I would totally take you out and show you around. We just bought a house downtown.

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Old 09-10-2019, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Elway_59 View Post
Im right downtown, but willing to drive a little
If you're going to be downtown then Clyde Coopers, hands down. They've been at it for 81 years. The Pit is good, but it's TX BBQ - nothing against TX, but if you're NC you might as well have NC BBQ.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:44 AM
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Smithfield's is about the best you'll find up that way.
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:26 AM
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Clyde's is decent. Drive east and things will get better quickly.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post
Smithfield's is about the best you'll find up that way.
I hit Smithfields every trip to the coast always good, im sure there is better off the beaten path but its consistent. I still think Lexington Style is better though
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:18 PM
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The Pit.
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:26 PM
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i've been to bullocks which seems to be highly rated to many there. Not a huge fan, but it was very popular.
Tommy died last year but Bullock's had not been that great even before he passed. The best place in Durham IMHO is Hog Heaven. They have a place on Guess Road. They have catered several of our events as well. They also cater for many Iron Dukes events.
But if you can get up Roxboro way, try Smoky Dave's. Easy to find, just head up Madison Blvd, and follow the smoke to the woodpile!
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:02 PM
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I still like the Pit
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Old 09-10-2019, 01:29 PM
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40 east to exit 319, Redneck BBQ Lab
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Old 09-11-2019, 04:25 AM
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The Pit in Raleigh or Durham (there's two). The one in Raleigh in near a barcade called Boxcar if you're into video games and beers.
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