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Backyard BBQ Pit

5122 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-9466
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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5122 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-9466
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unpretentious place where everything on the menu is great. This location is in a very nice area of Durham in a building that is understated, to say the least. I’ve tried the brisket, and BBQ chicken and they were perfectly cooked and flavored. Sides available...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don't be scared when you walk into the place without your sharpie. It is nothing to look at but the food was good portions and very tasty.

Thank Bkfromsoccer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for dinner close to hotel. Found this place just as they were closing asked if they were closed and they said we could take it to go. So we did. Food was very good even after taking it back to room had a good...More

Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not the best pulled pork barbecue I've ever had but still worth a trip. There are so many different choices that there will be something for everyone, portions are generous and the staff is pleasant. (The beans and cabbage sides could have done with...More

Thank Katydid27
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped with friends for lunch. A little busy, but worth every second. Food was very much to all of our liking.

Thank Spankyff
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is the best BBQ hands down!!!! Delicious beef brisket, slow cooked and flavored to perfection. The collard greens and string beans are so good you want to slap somebody! This is seasoning done right. I cannot thank Backyard BBQ enough for doing BBQ right!

Thank ANC42
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I have been here a few times and never been disappointed. As a northerner who comes to Raleigh-Durham often for business, I try and eat the local food each time I come down here. That means barbecue and this place is one of the best....More

Thank Mfest19
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Delicious pulled pork and pulled chicken meals! Friendly staff! Don't let basic surroundings and styrofoam containers deter you; the food is worth it, especially after eating in standard restaurants on drive north from Florida. It is very popular with locals for both eat-in and take-out....More

Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I love the fried chicken and pork chops there. The BBQ is great there also. There is always a line there for good food and good prices!

Thank Boris D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Some people refer to this place as a "hole in the wall", but locals start lining up 15 minutes before they open at 11 AM to get some of their very delicious Bar-B-Q meats.

Thank Steve A
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Mark W
9 September 2017|
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Response from Levon M | Reviewed this property |
They have a variety of sauces typical of most NC BBQ joints.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5122 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-9466
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-544-9911
  • E-mail
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