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City Barbeque

1305 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511-5525
+1 919-439-5191
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (30 reviews)
“brisket” (108 reviews)
“hush puppies” (38 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00 Hours
Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1305 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511-5525
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Many full service restaurants have BBQ as good (or better) and are more reasonably priced. Would come back for a quick sandwich, but not for a sit-down family dinner. Sausage was disappointing.

Thank WholeWheatToast
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ordering process is ridiculous - standing in line because they only operate one cash register and do NOT offer table service. The restrooms are so so in terms of cleanliness, though the signs in the mens room are funny. The food has never been...More

Thank jbrooksws
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there! We're so sorry to hear our que was disappointing. We pride ourselves on our award-winning BBQ and it sounds like we missed the mark. We'd love to have you back in for a meal on the house, email me at rach@citybbq.com :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was tasty enough. But I felt the portions were rather skimpy for the price. Nice BBQ-like atmosphere. Plenty of paper towel rolls to wipe your hands clean during and after the meal. If you're on a diet but want to enjoy BBQ...More

Thank Howard G
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Heard a lot about this place and its food. Went with family and a friend visiting from overseas. Almost every selection comes with bread buns, which seems to be typical of southern food. The meat trio for 2 people isn't enough if you don't eat...More

Thank MayaBianca54
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! We pride ourselves on our award-winning BBQ and it sounds like we missed the mark on your visit. We'd love to have you come in for a meal on the house next time. Email me at rach@citybbq.com so we can make it up...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Was introduced this by a client who wanted me to try North Carolina barbecue. The food was soooo good. Hush puppies were awesome. Place was clean. Staff was very friendly and assisted with recommendations of what to order. Great place!

Thank JWinarski
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey there! We're so glad to hear you loved our BBQ and team! Be sure to download our app for $5 off your next visit (and to save $$$ on BBQ in the future).

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We just had some great Bbq in Alabama last week. Being from NJ now in NC visiting and first stop was for bbq. Saw reviews and picked City Bbq. Local police we’re dining there which is always a good sign. Food sampler was incredible. Really...More

Thank epr120
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi Allan, you're simply awesome! Thanks for this glowing review.

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Took out of town family - they absolutely loved the food, especially the sides! You cannot skimp on the sides with BBQ or fish, at least in the South! I think I have tried all the meats and love them all. Can't go wrong!

Thank Shane D
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Choose your mean, choose how you want it, choose from a long list of delicious sides, and the choosing goes on and on. But the best part is all the barbecue sauces! Tonight I tried the Peach Habanero - oh, my. Hint of peach, and...More

Thank FredVAGirl
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Omg ! There brisket and smashed potatoes are some of the best I have ever eaten. So good I booked them for my sons wedding

Thank Tookiedoos
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey there, we're so happy to hear you loved the brisket and smashed potatoes. We're honored to cater your son's wedding, thanks for choosing us! :)

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I love the food I did not like how the gentleman calling the orders got poss because my order was mess up on his end and started throwing my food around I did not know if it was a race thing or what I still...More

Thank dndonald222
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30 March 2017|
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Response from xsiron | Reviewed this property |
Bottles. nice variety.
28 October 2015|
Response from Ron0726 | Reviewed this property |
Thomas J
7 May 2015|
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Response from PhilR325 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw. The main dining area probably holds 50 people. I believe they have an outdoor area that was sealed off for the winter when I ate there. Maybe that is an option? Good luck. Food was great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511-5525
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-439-5191
Fast-casual barbeque restaurant serving authentic comfort food. Serves award-winning BBQ, huge sandwiches, homemade sides, fresh salads, and incredible desserts. All meats—beef brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis–cut ribs, Amish chickens, turkey breast, and special-recipe sausage—are smoked on site, and all sides and desserts are made fresh daily in the restaurant. Caters thousands of events every year, of all sizes and styles: everything from formal weddings and backyard graduation parties to company picnics and family reunions. Great for lunch, dinner, dine-in, or carryout. Supports teammates and communities alike; prioritizes giving back to local charities and non-profits.
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