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Backyard BBQ Pit

5122 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-9466
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“mac and cheese” (43 reviews)
“ribs” (44 reviews)
“pulled pork” (31 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
5122 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-9466
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the look of the place get in your way for a great meal. The food was crazy good. You get to look around the restaurant at all the scribbles and possible violations but gosh darn I just kept eating. I say go for...More

Thank Bkfromsoccer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The BBQ is average, but the brisket is exceptional. Problem is, they often run out. So get there early.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The sides are the best part. Best collard greens and Mac n cheese ever, although the greens couple have used another rinse before cooking (had some grit). The fried pork chop was delish! The pulled pork BBQ was mushy and not very tasty. The sauces...More

Thank Dianna C
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is very good food! BBQ is excellent eastern style with that mild red pepper kick. sides are several different vegetables that are as good as Grandma's on Sunday lunch. The hushpuppies are a cross between a traditional corn hushpuppy and a donut - really...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Have visit this restaurant 3 times in the past. The prices was not posted for all items. I order a fish sandwich and it was not listed. Not sure about paying $ 6.75 for a sandwich only,.

Thank _precious11982
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Im from Canada and was looking to taste the local -south BBQ style - food. It was a blast. the briskets, the chicken BBQ or fried chicken, the ribs....were all to die for. Quantity and fresh. The sweet potatos, the Mac cheese also very good....More

Thank 42rduguay
Reviewed 31 December 2017

3 words: Nasty, nasty, nasty. This place was recommended to us by a local. I read the (mixed) reviews and we thought we would give it a try since there were so many excellent ratings. For the life of me, I cannot believe those people...More

Thank Chaircityjohn
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Unpretentious place where everything on the menu is great. This location is in a very nice area of Durham in a building that is understated, to say the least. I’ve tried the brisket, and BBQ chicken and they were perfectly cooked and flavored. Sides available...More

Thank Fittoprint
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Don't be scared when you walk into the place without your sharpie. It is nothing to look at but the food was good portions and very tasty.

Thank Bkfromsoccer
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Looking for dinner close to hotel. Found this place just as they were closing asked if they were closed and they said we could take it to go. So we did. Food was very good even after taking it back to room had a good...More

Thank Whateveryousaydear03
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Mark W
10 September 2017|
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Response from Levon M | Reviewed this property |
They have a variety of sauces typical of most NC BBQ joints.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5122 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-9466
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-544-9911
  • E-mail
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