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Grady's Barbecue

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3096 Arrington Bridge Rd, Dudley, NC 28333-6140
+1 919-735-7243
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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366 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am from North Carolina, and I have been to many places on the North Carolina Barbecue Trail. I was really excited to visit Grady's, especially since my best friend had been before and said it was the best barbecue he had ever had. We went together on a Thursday, and everything seemed great. We got our food, and I... More 

Thank Andrei S
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Family members recommended this restaurant. This place was filled with grandmas. The sweet tea was excellent. Banana pudding was looked so good, I ate it first. IT WAS WORTH IT! The food was old school. My husband got a BBQ sandwich all the way. He took one bite and went back in to get another one. The fried chicken was... More 

Thank rainy1982
Durham, NC
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

What an amazing find in this remote part of eastern North Carolina. Don't let this small building fool you. Inside you will find bright cheerful sincere smiles serving some of the best eastern style barbecue you will ever taste. This order at the counter with a menu of home style barbecue, chicken, hamburger and hotdogs and sides of perfectly cooked... More 

Bossier City, Louisiana
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Being from Georgia and Louisiana, I'm used to bbq being sweet and tangy. This place uses vinegar based sauce and I was skeptical... Glad I was wrong! This itty bitty mom and pop place is fantastic! The chopped bbq pork is mouth watering! The banana pudding is SO GOOD! Every two seconds my coworker reminded me how good it was... More 

Thank patrbarnes
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I'm on a BBQ Quest to visit many of the restaurants listed on the NC BBQ Map. Today my wife and I visited Grady's BBQ. Growing up in Eastern NC and having cooked many whole hogs over wood coals (oak) with my dad, Grady's brought back memories and tastes of great BBQ. Grady's BBQ is a must for the diehard... More 

Thank ahinesjr
Willow Spring, North Carolina
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Don't let looks deceive you! While it's not much to look at on the outside, or the inside for that matter, finding this place on google maps is worth it!! The BBQ is top notch, 10/10, juicy, creamy, and delicious. It is complemented by the perfect sauce. Their collards were delicious, but we felt their hush puppies missed the mark.... More 

Thank Josh H
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

There are at least two things that draw me back to Grady's BBQ. One is the old timey barbecue cooked on wood coals. The smoke fills the meat with that good cooked outside flavor. The other items are very good, also--collards, home made Cole slaw, black-eyed peas, hush puppies, barbecued chicken and last but not least is that good banana... More 

Thank Glenn F
Woodstock, Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding!!! Hole in the wall but local flavor. Like eating at Grandma's house. BBQ, chicken and cabbage can't be beat!

Thank Rich C
Tomson, GA, United States
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We read about this in the New and Observer and found that it was only about 30 minutes from our house, so my wife and I took off on a Saturday morning to try their Que. It was easy to find. Nothing to write home about the restaurant, but the food, oh my heavens. We went in and there was... More 

Thank Lyndon F
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

So decided to go for a ride on my Hatley and chose Grady's as the destination. They are out in the middle of almost nowhere, but they don't disappoint. For $11.75 I got half lb. of BBQ, coleslaw, hush puppies and a large sweet tea. The BBQ was moist and delicious with a light smokiness, the slaw was fairly simple... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3096 Arrington Bridge Rd, Dudley, NC 28333-6140
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Dudley
  • Phone Number: +1 919-735-7243

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?