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Ole Time Barbecue

#114 of 1,139 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
+1 919-859-2544
06:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 06:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Cary, North Carolina
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765 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent BBQ. Wife and I stopped in after shopping and got our usual order. BBQ sandwich and hush puppies each. Still haven't found a better BBQ joint in the area. We had to wait about 5 min to sit down and the line was about 10 deep after us.

Thank Levon M
South San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Pros: clean roadside-joint, friendly staff Cons: n/a I made a quick stop here on my way to the airport. The restaurant is off the side of the road and easily spotted. I ordered the pork sandwich with a side of hush-puppies. The pork was finely chopped with a strong vinegar BBQ flavor. Overall, the food I ordered was good but... More 

Thank justjo13
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The hush puppies were great but everything else was terrible. My family ordered grilled chicken sandwich, hamburger, BBQ, and chicken pastry. The fries tasted like fish and the chicken pastry was chicken and dumplin's. We left disappointed and sick to our stomachs---grabbed a snack at the game later. We would never recommend this place.

Thank Charity S
Kitty Hawk
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Canned beans, over cooked chicken and ribs. Eck, Not sure how they are getting four stars. I'm a fan of good BBQ dives: this isn't one.

Thank Belizeinit
Cary, North Carolina
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

If you're looking for REAL Eastern NC BBQ, this is the place to find it. The servings are plentiful and the Q is seasoned just right (although if you're still inclined, they offer two different kinds of sauce and Texas Pete). They also serve a basket of hushpuppies on the table to keep you busy until your main course arrives.... More 

Thank Southernfried4
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Feed 'em and street 'em, that's their motto. Fried chicken was good and fresh, chopped pork was dry and unremarkable but made palatable with some sauce, collards were fresh and tasty, hush puppies were the best part. They get crowded and if you linger too long, they'll stop refilling your drinks and eventually ask you to leave. $30+ for two... More 

Thank Mark B
Midlothian, Virginia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is a hole in the wall restaurant. Even has a trailer park in the back. But you will really enjoy the experience. Original owners still working there all these years. Daughter is waitress and granddaughter is a talented little assistant. BBQ is good. Sides are excellent. Try the collards. Hush puppies are slender and sweet. I like there sauce... More 

Thank SupperLenny
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Food was great! Simple, budget friendly, Waitress was great...made recommendations and they were excellent. Great eastern style Q. Old school simple wholesome food.

Thank Mark W
Centralia, Illinois
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The pulled pork sandwich was moist and flavorful. I wish they had a mustard bar b q sauce to put on it. Their hot sauce was ok. I got my plate about three minutes after I ordered. The hush puppies look like sausage link donuts. They were great, kinda sweet outside and seasoned hush puppy inside.

Thank NickTripIsland
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

They have good barbacue chicken and a whole host of country vegetables. They are all good. The before dinner hush puppies are dangerous and addictive. Make sure you leave room for the chicken

Thank Alan27605

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?