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Backyard BBQ Pit

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5122 North Carolina Hwy 55, Durham, NC
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Huntington, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My son suggested this place for dinner February 14th. The food was great!!! And the portions were more than filling.

Thank Doug S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby brought me here for the first time. Food was amazing. I will be begging him to bring me back. The shrimp plate and sides I got were 100%!

Thank Antwanette G
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth the extra drive to get to it after a tiring 10 hour drive to get into town. Over the years and several trips I have had good BBQ in NC. This was the best. The chicken was falling off the bone with only a small effort. I also got green beans and squash. Both were excellent and... More 

Thank charlesf930
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, what does it tell you that when you drive from PA to NC to visit colleges, and you stop at the Backyard BBQ Pit for supper. Here we are, months and months later, and we still can't stop talking about the restaurant. Looks are definitely deceiving on this place, don't let it fool you. Southern hospitality combined with delicious... More 

Thank MakingOurLifeMatter
New Jersey
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After we picked up our car rental in Raleigh, we were starving. As we were in the south, everyone wanted BBQ! We see this little place on the side of the road, trucks and cars parked alongside and in front. My son quickly pulls in, says this looks like the place! First off, I have to say the people working... More 

Thank naps
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks a bit like a hole in the wall. THE BBQ is what your there for folks and it doesn't disappoint. In just over a week I have been there twice. Yes, it was that good!! Expect a line when you go. If your headin over for lunch go a bit early or around 1pm. The pulled pork is great,... More 

Thank J P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best BBQ around and best Carolina BBQ. The working man is great and the sweet tea is to die for

Thank brianwA1965ZA
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176 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have reviewed this restaurant before and gave it rave reviews for its veggie plate where mac and cheese is a veggie! Well, for the first time I got the banana pudding and it simply is the BEST I have ever tasted. So, if you go, you must treat yourself to the banana pudding! I promise you will love it!

Thank caribears
Lewisville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

As others have said, you ain't coming for the building, parking lot or decor, but if you know anything about BBQ you can spot a great BBQ shack. The food is truly true. You can taste generations of people who know how to cook. The staff is top notch quick, friendly and folks that you want to know.

Thank Gareth L
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I don't care what you think about the building, the parking lot, the walls, or the tables. You go to a place like this for the food. The pulled pork is outstanding, and the mac and cheese is amazing. Sure, it is typical fare for a BBQ joint, but they know how to do it right.

Thank Rhyne A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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 North Carolina Hwy 55, Durham, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-544-9911

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