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Backyard Bistro

#89 of 1,121 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1235 Hurricane Alley Way, Raleigh, NC 27607-3627
+1 919-851-6203
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Mooresville, NC
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location within a 5 min walk to PNC arena or NC State Wolfpack stadium. HUGE portions. Nice sports theme. Clean & modern however the seating was a bit unusual. On this particular Dec night, someone turned on the AC. It was freezing but mgmt. left it on for some reason. Service was friendly and the food was outstanding. A... More 

Thank Sam B
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here before an event at PNC. Can't beat the location to PNC. The food is about average. The service was the same. Had to wait for a table for 4 when they had 6 tables for 8 empty. Finally took the manage to come up and get us seated. The food was just ok. Good size portions though.

Thank K and J S
Vero Beach, Florida
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179 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went there on a Tuesday night and apart from a private function in the back, the place was really quiet. Our waitress served us immediately and kept coming back to check on us. Good selection of beers and I had the "build your own" burger. Everything was good, if I could have chosen a different type of burger "bun" I... More 

Thank USPSD8
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Love the food* ... finally glad to see some diversity in the staff ;-) *Before adopting some dietary changes the menu was heaven for me ... redneck eggrolls, burgers, ribs, OMG ... DELICIOUS! After the dietary changes I'm usually only limited to the chicken wings, which if you ask for them extra crispy are PHENOMENAL ... the chicken sandwiches are... More 

Thank Marc C
North Carolina
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156 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Good food and good service. Just came from a NCSU basketball game and didn't to drive back into town for a late dinner. Service was quick and the food was good. Our table had the steak and French Dip. Sides were Mashed Red skinned potatoes and homemade mac and cheese. All were delivered hot to our table. We will be... More 

Thank honeygene
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Even though it was early in the day on Saturday afternoon, the service was extremely slow. Ordered drinks and it took about 15 min to receive them. Ordered food and that food 25 min. When our food was delivered we asked for our check because we were short on time due to a nearby sporting event. It took 40 min... More 

Thank Keith B
North Carolina
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We came in town for a 3:30 pm NC State Football game and needed to eat lunch and dinner around the game. We stayed at the neighboring Comfort Suites and didn't have a parking space for tailgating. Both the lunch and the dinner were outstanding. The service was spot on both times and we were able to watch all the... More 

Thank Chip C
North Carolina
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very nice and just a short walk from the hotel. I had the ribs, beans and mac and cheese. The whole rack is massive so I'd recommend the half rack. The meat was fork tender and the sides were really good. Was a little confused in that you get a little mini roll with the massive meat quantity. Highly recommended.

Thank visionsindigital
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I hate to have to write this review, because Backyard Bistro used to be one of our favorite lunch spots, but over the past year the prices have gone up and the quality has gone down. Way down. Today was the third time in the past few months that we've received a table full of cold food and burnt-beyond-belief burgers.... More 

Thank Matthew H
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161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here for dinner. Got seated and had order taken quick. Waitress kept my drink filled. I had a burger with sautéed mushrooms and it came out quick as well. Food was good. Would go back.

Thank Joshua C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 Hurricane Alley Way, Raleigh, NC 27607-3627
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-851-6203

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