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Ralph's barbecue

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1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
+1 252-536-2102
09:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:30
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing to write home about here. If you're on the highway and looking for decent food without breaking the bank, this is it. Went around 4...surprised the service was a touch slower than expected. Buffet was being prepped and seemed decent enough. Would go back.

Thank June J
Dumfries, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

NC BBQ was expected and they also offered the sweet pork BBQ. Fried chicken was very good. Traditional sides of greens, mashed potato and mac n cheese were homemade. All in all good but we've had better southern food in NC.

Thank ctg20
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More dishes than you can ever imagine. Something for everyone, and everything I had was delicious. Ralph's is ridiculously inexpensive too. All the iced tea you can drink and the service is just perfect too - very attentive and very helpful.

Thank DrSwansea005
Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I generally like to try restaurants that are older than I am. In this country, there aren't many that have been in business since 1941. They must be doing some things right as it is full of local clientele. That having been said, North Carolina barbecue, vinegar based, is an acquired taste that I don't plan on acquiring. I much... More 

Thank ulysses4
Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A stop at Ralph's BBQ (Exit 173, Rt 95 South) is not only an adventure but also a cultural experience. The flowering fruit trees in front and the 73 degrees temps were welcome relief from the blizzard in NH this week...but the pulled pork sandwich was absolutely wonderful! Our servers's name was Anna ... and a more charming and attentive... More 

Thank Mariellen C
Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place isn't fancy but the food is yummy..real North Carolina barbecue. When traveling on Rte 95, we always try to plan our departure so we get to Ralph's in time for lunch. The wait staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable, the service is efficient, and the barbecue is seriously good. Make sure you arrive hungry.

Thank H6551XMsharon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great BBQ place, well-established. Carolina style BBQ with very good buffet (also menu and take out) that features hot veggies, awesome Brunswick Stew, mouth-watering BBQ and cole slaw, salad section, good Fried chicken, and even seafood on weekend buffets. Best banana pudding around. Ample parking, including a large adjacent lot dedicated to trucks and RVs (we frequently travel while pulling... More 

Thank Paul E
Burlington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Stopped just before closing time this past Thursday evening. Well received by a friendly staff who stopped the cleaning process to take care of me promptly. Although the buffet was available, due to the late hour and my desire to get back on the highway, I ordered the pulled BBQ sandwich with the "white" slaw and the Coke. The "Q"... More 

Thank southern-barrister
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Buffet has everything you could want to eat. southern style. And as a home grown Southerner, I know Southern cooking! Fried chicken, BBQ (North Carolina and sweet sauce), Banana puddin', sweet tea, mashed potatoes, the list goes on!! oh yeah, they have menu ordering too -- I went with the $9.95 buffet, have no idea what's on the menu.

Thank NNKVirginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I don't know who that is, but he must be overweight. The food is very good at Ralph's Barbecue, but it's not somewhere you go to sport a petite figure. We had barbecued pork, chicken, slaw, yams, green beans, and of course my wife had to have the banana pudding as she has definitely turned off her New Year's diet.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Weldon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-536-2102

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?