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Ole Time Barbecue

6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
+1 919-859-2544
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (38 reviews)
“cole slaw” (11 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
6:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a stereotypical hole-in-the-wall dive. I've had many terrific meals at places like this, but not this one. The hush puppies resembled deep fried worms. Was going to order 1/2 fried chicken and glad I stuck with 1/4. The chicken was so dry every...More

Thank Stujersey
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This place has a kind of hole in the wall feel to it, but the food is outstanding. Their version of chopped barbecue is excellent, tasty and seemed very lean. I also loved the slaw and hush puppy recipes they use. They have other sides...More

Thank robert w
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

It's the little hole in the places that are the best and this one is excellent. The staff are nice and know what they are doing. They do lots if tailgate and takeout orders, get yours in early!

Thank David F
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great barbecue, add those hush puppies and you are having a wonderful meal. We had the okra, mac and cheese as well as sweet potato fries. Highly recommend.

Thank MattandLaura M
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I went here with my parents after reading reviews on trip advisor for a casual dinner. The three of us ate for $30 and had leftovers. It's a small place but the food is great and very reasonably priced. If you like country cooking this...More

Thank 2froggy4u
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Drove by and noticed a full parking lot of locals. Only 10 tables and a counter. Awesome hushpuppies and pulled pork. Great coleslaw and i loved the cheesy mac and cheese. My wife loved the greens. Its a small hometown place but WE'LL BE BACK!

Thank D_N_T_01
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We go at least once a week! The folks are so nice and the food is amazing-have to get there early before the lunch crowd. Cannot go wrong with the bbq and alllllll the sides. Love the veggies there

Thank jfrye0316
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Don't go for the decor as this is what I call one of those hole in the wall places and everyone knows these are some of the best places to eat. It is small so you may have to wait for a table but it...More

2  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Really small hometown comfy place with about 8 tables and several dinner style counter seating. The waitress is a funny grumpy on your butt character. The food is awesome, some of the best bar-b-q I've had in a long time. It's hit or miss to...More

2  Thank Bob J
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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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