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Carolina Barbecue of Garner, Inc.

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733 Highway 70 West, Garner, NC 27529
+1 919-773-0222
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Hernando Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best BBQ in the Raleigh area, North Carolina and maybe the world. This place is good. The food is awesome. I could live on Carolina BBQ. The banana pudding is perfect. Especially if you can get it while it is still warm. The vegetable list is wonderful. I can get collards. The hush puppies are great. Everything... More 

Thank ballance1
David B, Owner at Carolina Barbecue of Garner, Inc., responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your ongoing support for our establishment. We take great pride in the food that we serve, so it is extremely gratifying to hear how much you enjoy it. We look forward to seeing you for another great meal next time you are back in town! More 

Morrisville, North Carolina
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Barbecue, hushpuppies, fried chicken, green beans, coleslaw, boiled potatoes. Can't go wrong with putting anything into your mouth. All great, tasty and satisfying. Oh did I mention the banana pudding. WOW! All good......

Thank Patrick D
David B, Owner at Carolina Barbecue of Garner, Inc., responded to this review

Patrick, Thank you so much for your awesome review! To know that our customers are being provided the perfect meal is truly heartwarming for us! As a valued customer, we encourage you to keep dining with us, so we can continue to exceed your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Well, I have had their take out before but was totally surprized about how nice the restaurant is, and the food quality was like home cooked, I had the fried chicken with superb sweet potato fries and fried okra WOW, is all I got to say. Clean, reasonably priced $$ and good service, I will be back and recommend this... More 

Thank Mirv W
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

First things first, this is your run of the mill American dive. It's a hole in the wall kind of place. But that doesn't stop the food from being delicious. Whether dining in or taking your meal to go, you will get a ton of food. Personally, I love to go and get the family style experience. They keep bringing... More 

Thank Brittany D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I usually don't do reviews, but I felt that this place needed one. We were there between the lunch and dinner crowd, the place was not busy at all. Upon entering, the placed smelled like a restroom. We stayed because we were hungry and we don't usually judge and walk out. However, the service was terrible. It seems like the... More 

Thank Movita B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I'm a transplant from Chicago. I've had BBQ up north in the Chi (Leon's, Sweet Baby Rays) I've had Texas BBQ too. Ive been few places in the Carolinas for BBQ. This is one of the best for the real deal Carolina BBQ with lots of sweet tea. Its a family restaurant so I recommend getting there early so yo... More 

Thank Betty T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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149 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Of course everyone has differing opinions on BBQ and this restaurant always has a good crowd. But to set expectations, I am a long time fan of Parker's, Stephensons and Woodlands (Blowing Rock NC). Let's add in Kings, McCalls, Skyland and I think it's safe to say where my BBQ perspective lies. This restaurant just felt uncared for - not... More 

Thank jbrooksws
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209 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Friendly staff and freshly cooked food = everyone in our group was happy. We ordered take out to go. Brief wait in line to order. Food was cooked right in front of us. Can't ask for fresher cooked food. The only thing we didn't like was the iced tea as it was very strong. Otherwise, everything was excellent.

Thank BDover
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163 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Arguably Carolina Barbecue serves the best Eastern-style NC pork barbecue we've had in the Triangle area!! What a surprise when our server, Rebecca, came over to the table with a basket of complimentary pork skins!!! Oh my, they were excellent, and I haven't eaten pork skins since I was a child growing up in the country! We had the barbecue... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

They offer a great family style type of dinner. You choose the items you want for your family style. As food gets low and your family hasn't had enough you can "refill" for lack of a better term; at no additional cost. And no you're not able to have Togo trays, thought I'd mention that since someone else asked.

Thank LaToya H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 733 Highway 70 West, Garner, NC 27529
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Garner
  • Phone Number: +1 919-773-0222
Specializing in Eastern North Carolina style BBQ, southern fried and barbecued chicken, seafood, southern veggies, homemade desserts. Private banquet rooms, catering, drive-thru, walk up take-out, full service dine in. Open 7 days a week 11 am - 9 pm.
Only two places to eat... Here and Home!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?