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Ralph's barbecue

1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
+1 252-536-2102
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunswick stew” (38 reviews)
“banana pudding” (29 reviews)
“fried chicken” (67 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 10 hour trip from Savannah,GA to Washington DC and decided to stop for lunch about mid-way. On a hunch turned right off I95, and about 1/2 mile along spotted Ralphs. Parked in the shade so our pup was cool and went in....More

Thank allerton21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by in my way home from my annual MB golf trip. This place never disappoints. Food is so good and fresh. Our server was so nice and sweet. Wish we got her name. Very attentive and sweet. Bring your appetite and loose pants. Well...More

Thank rallen1820
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to Weldon to striper fish, stayed in a local hotel. Thought I would try out the local BBQ, and was very disappointed. Normally, pulled pork is juicy from long time slow cooking that breaks down the fat.. The fat was very present in both...More

Thank Len R
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Best part of experience there was no wait to eat or pay. Food is equivalent to a retirement home or hospital food. I have never left a review so this is important to inform those to be wary.

Thank delanec13
Reviewed March 30, 2018

When you stay in a small town and visit the local barbecue restaurant you don't know what to expect. And when you walk in and find that the house specialty is a buffet for $11.95 that doesn't include barbecue you are somewhat puzzled. But we...More

1  Thank 102mauricea
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We often stop at Ralph's as we travel along I-95 and it's like an Oasis for us! When we have the time, we enjoy the plentiful buffet. Love it ALL; the barbecue, slaw, mac & cheese, green beans, greens, baked beans, fried chicken!, and banana...More

Thank LinLea711
Reviewed March 23, 2018

After checking into our hotel, we asked the front desk to suggest a local restaurant. They recommended Ralph’s BBQ Inc. This restaurant has been around since 1941, three generations worth. The restaurant was busy when we arrived. We were quickly seated and headed over to...More

Thank David K
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Buffet was constantly monitored and food was turning over quickly on a Sunday afternoon. Barbecue and fried chicken were the stars. Many sides seemed like an afterthought. Several things like coleslaw and corn were sweet for our taste. I’m sure many people love it. Service...More

Thank Tigerfan85
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

There's nothing like Ralphs slaw and hush puppies. Best in the USA. My parents tell the story of taking me and setting my car seat as a baby on the table and dipping my passyfier in the good southern sweet tea. Love it to this...More

Thank johnson4beach
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Found this place by accident after checking into a hotel for the night in Roanoke Rapids. Some of the best pulled pork I have had anywhere. This is a buffet style restaurant, family style with no real bells an whistles, just good food. The waiter,...More

Thank TEBlaise
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Cheryl B
January 3, 2017|
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Response from Gloria R | Reviewed this property |
sorry I took so long to get back to you, but I cannot answer that question because I don't drink. I only drink water.
November 23, 2016|
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Response from UnclePen | Reviewed this property |
I have never had a gluten, but they sound delicious. in all seriousness, barbecue yams green beans and such do not have glutens. You should be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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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