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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” (107 reviews)
“hush puppies” (37 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 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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After passing the restaurant by for years, I finally had the opportunity to eat here. Service is excellent. The people that work here are excellent. The food was somewhat disappointing. Collard greens tasted like the entire bottle of salt was poured into it. The meat...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who craves good barbecue and not the North Carolina vinegar style, City Barbecue is the best anywhere in the state. I was there on opening day and my husband and I continue to come in for the amazing barbecue 3-4 times a month....More

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have tried to order takeout twice from this restaurant. Both times they are out of what we want. No ribs?. It was only 7:30, not like they were getting ready to close. This is a BBQ restaurant? Plus, can’t actually talk to anyone at...More

Thank Traveler553235
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a great time at City Barbeque after a ballgame. Crowded but they are very efficient and get you through quick with awesome food and service!

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got take out barbecue brisket and chicken for a luncheon party. Moist tasty meat with 4 great sauces. The sides were freshly made being salad, Mac and cheese, baked beans, and collard greens. All were seasoned well and fresh tasting. Next time we will...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great local BBQ affordable and i love the city sampler. tasty sides including hush puppies. you can order online which is conveneient.

Thank vcgroomwilson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time this location. Wife had pulled pork, 2 sides, and sweet tea. I had brisket sandwich, sides, and tea. All very good, and very helpful and friendly staff. Very similar to Raleigh experience. Order in line, wait a few minutes, pick up hot food...More

Thank William R
Rachael L, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey William! We're so glad you had a great experience with both of our stores. Thanks for taking the time to write this great review! Be sure to download our app for $5 off and to earn points towards free que :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up a brisket sandwich & 2 sides (mac&cheese and hush puppies) + sweet tea for less than $15. Grabbed some brushfire sauce to go—that made the difference! Ate the sides first, dipping the hush puppies in the sauce. Very tasty with smoky aroma! If...More

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

Hey there! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Thanks for stopping in :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at various City Barbeque restaurants recently with differing results. Cautiously, today I ordered the brisket, trying to forget the last time I paid good money for fat and uneatable meat... and I ordered take away! When I picked up my order, the...More

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

Hey Judith! I'm so glad you had a better experience this time, we do serve full cut (which includes fat) brisket as some people prefer the fat. However, next time just be sure to order your brisket lean and we will be sure to give...More

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Questions & Answers
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 Phil R | 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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