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Ralph's barbecue

1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
+1 252-536-2102
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunswick stew” (38 reviews)
“banana pudding” (29 reviews)
“fried chicken” (63 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

This place came highly recommended by many traveling friends and we were not disappointed! We just got takeout because we were in a hurry to get home, but oh my! Best Carolina barbeque we have ever tasted! We can see what everyone was raving about....More

Thank Dizymaus
Reviewed 29 November 2017

My wife introduced me to Ralph's about 10 years ago and its a must stop if you like that good old Carolina barbeque!!! Whenever I head back home to VA I make sure to stop by once on the way up and once the way...More

Thank Panthro2012
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Love Ralph’s! Yummy food and southern hospitality right off I95 in Roanoke Rapids/Weldon, NC. Literally one of my most favorite restaurants. Their Barbecue and barbecue chicken is vinegar based. They have an extensive menu and an all you can eat buffet. This restaurant has stood...More

Thank Heybrock A
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Southern cooking and great barbecue on the buffet. It's not diet food but it is very tasty. Don't bother with the menu just get the buffet and that is coming from someone who normaliy skips buffets. They now take credit cards as it used to...More

Thank ArtVa
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Always my stop on way to virginia beach. take out or buffet or by menu . something for everyone even if you don't eat pork

Thank jackiebisback
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Ate Friday evening 10/20. Service could not have been any better and the buffet was good but not excellent as we have typically experienced. The pulled pork was a little dry but the vinegar based was awesome (really, i should know better than to try...More

Thank jglewisjr01
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Don't be tempted by the other fast food places on the other side of I-95. Ralph's has been serving the best minced barbeque on the road to the Outer Banks for more than 60 years. Family owned with a family member always on premises. The...More

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Lunch buffet had delicious BBQ, BBQ chicken, fried chicken, Brunswick stew, macaroni and cheese, salads and desserts. With piping hot good hush puppies delivered to our table, we were too full to try anything else! Good southern home cooking for a very reasonable price. Haven't...More

Thank guidebooktraveler
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Recommended by the staff at the NC Welcome Center, along I-95. The restaurant is definitely for local clientele. Choose from a menu or eat from the buffet. This is an average restaurant, but we found the buffet items, pulled pork and fried chicken to be...More

Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Went here when we stayed in Weldon, BBQ was okay, but have had better. You can do buffet or order off menu, i wouldn't run back but if your looking for a place to have a quick meal it's okay. We are spoiled Ron's BBQ...More

Thank K3096CScharlesm
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Cheryl B
4 January 2017|
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Response from Gloria R | Reviewed this property |
sorry I took so long to get back to you, but I cannot answer that question because I don't drink. I only drink water.
24 November 2016|
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Response from UnclePen | Reviewed this property |
I have never had a gluten, but they sound delicious. in all seriousness, barbecue yams green beans and such do not have glutens. You should be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Weldon
  • Phone Number: +1 252-536-2102
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