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Ole Time Barbecue

6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
+1 919-859-2544
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (41 reviews)
“pulled pork” (15 reviews)
“cole slaw” (11 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
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Reviewed today

Stopped in for a late lunch and had a BBQ sandwich, fried Okra and sweet Tea along with the large helping of complimentary Hush Puppies. Excellent as always. Portions were large and hot. Love their house sauces. Service was fast and friendly. Always a good...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 13 February 2018

I like to try BBQ restaurants around NC. As a BBQ'r myself I feel like I have a good grasp of other quality BBQ pits. The restaurant was small but I loved this feature. The BBQ was good and I liked their sauce. The special...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Fast friendly service and really good portions all around. We found good pulled pork, super tender ribs, good chicken, great sides. Sauces were more like salad dressings—straight vinegar and spices, ehhh. Delicious hush puppies. Typical diner menu otherwise.

Thank TJ88665421
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

So disappointed! Used to love this place. This time sides lacked flavor and seasoning. BBQ was very dry.

Thank Emilie R
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Delicious pulled pork and fried chicken. Old southern cooking at its best. Very good food for not much money.

Thank WontStayHome
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This place is definitely one of the Ole Time Greats! Perfect location to experience real North Carolina Barbecue and hot & fresh cobbler.

Thank SeaHawk14
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Great prices, fantastic Bbq! Their hot sauce is to die for. 8.00 for bbq and two sides, plus hush puppies. Can't beat it! A little hole in the wall place that you shouldn't miss!

Thank ashmo1979
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I saw this place down the road from where I was renting a car & the its appearance said, "Eat here!". Glad I did. This place oozes local flavor & connections, right down to the names of some of the regulars on the edge of...More

Thank RonardG
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I visit once a year when I travel to RTP. It always makes me happy. Pork sandwich with slaw and a little hot sauce is perfect. Hush puppies are wonderful. Other sides are decent. Service is efficient. Wish we had a similar option in Texas...More

Thank Baruckj
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I've seen the reviews describing it as a dive. A dive - well yes but clean and good food at very good prices. Chopped barbecue our routine order but we've also had the fried chicken, chicken pastry and a few other things. Standout sides include...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-859-2544
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