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Carolina Barbecue

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733 US Highway 70, Garner, NC 27529
+1 919-773-0222
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Well, I have had their take out before but was totally surprized about how nice the restaurant is, and the food quality was like home cooked, I had the fried chicken with superb sweet potato fries and fried okra WOW, is all I got to say. Clean, reasonably priced $$ and good service, I will be back and recommend this... More 

Thank Mirv W
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

First things first, this is your run of the mill American dive. It's a hole in the wall kind of place. But that doesn't stop the food from being delicious. Whether dining in or taking your meal to go, you will get a ton of food. Personally, I love to go and get the family style experience. They keep bringing... More 

Thank Brittany D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I usually don't do reviews, but I felt that this place needed one. We were there between the lunch and dinner crowd, the place was not busy at all. Upon entering, the placed smelled like a restroom. We stayed because we were hungry and we don't usually judge and walk out. However, the service was terrible. It seems like the... More 

Thank Movita B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a transplant from Chicago. I've had BBQ up north in the Chi (Leon's, Sweet Baby Rays) I've had Texas BBQ too. Ive been few places in the Carolinas for BBQ. This is one of the best for the real deal Carolina BBQ with lots of sweet tea. Its a family restaurant so I recommend getting there early so yo... More 

Thank Betty T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Of course everyone has differing opinions on BBQ and this restaurant always has a good crowd. But to set expectations, I am a long time fan of Parker's, Stephensons and Woodlands (Blowing Rock NC). Let's add in Kings, McCalls, Skyland and I think it's safe to say where my BBQ perspective lies. This restaurant just felt uncared for - not... More 

Thank jbrooksws
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121 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Friendly staff and freshly cooked food = everyone in our group was happy. We ordered take out to go. Brief wait in line to order. Food was cooked right in front of us. Can't ask for fresher cooked food. The only thing we didn't like was the iced tea as it was very strong. Otherwise, everything was excellent.

Thank BDover
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Arguably Carolina Barbecue serves the best Eastern-style NC pork barbecue we've had in the Triangle area!! What a surprise when our server, Rebecca, came over to the table with a basket of complimentary pork skins!!! Oh my, they were excellent, and I haven't eaten pork skins since I was a child growing up in the country! We had the barbecue... More 

Thank charliespr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

They offer a great family style type of dinner. You choose the items you want for your family style. As food gets low and your family hasn't had enough you can "refill" for lack of a better term; at no additional cost. And no you're not able to have Togo trays, thought I'd mention that since someone else asked.

Thank LaToya H
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Great service. I'm told this is authentic Carolina style BBQ. It was good. Pulled pork. Comes with corn sticks and hush puppies. I'm a northerner so not sure what those were. Interesting to try. Good slaw. Also had black eyed peas where were fantastic.

Thank 256Jeff2020
Mechanicsville, VA
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Lunch at Carolina Barbecue was really good. We had the barbecue plate and the turnip greens were excellent. Jasmin was our waitress and provided friendly, attentive service. Great place for lunch if you're passing through.

Thank Grannie24

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 733 US Highway 70, Garner, NC 27529
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Garner
  • Phone Number: +1 919-773-0222
Specializing in BBQ, southern fried and barbecued chicken, seafood, southern veggies, homemade desserts. Private banquet rooms, catering, drive-thru, walk take-out, full service dine in. Open 7 days a week 11 am - 9 pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?