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Raleigh NC

Heading there with the oldest kid next weekend for sports.  Any recommended BBQ joints (or other places) to eat?  Will probably only get a chance to hit one BBQ place given the schedule.  Staying near NC State campus.  Thanks for any help.
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,517
    42nd Street Oyster bar.....and get the oyster stew. Best i ever had.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,188
    ^^^^ Hit both if you can^^^^^^
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • Brew n que in Cary has great bbq and awesome craft beer selection 
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,523


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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 15,289
    I rarely get to Raleigh and don’t know it that well.  I hate to say it but my sense is that the Q isn’t anything to write home about.

    But there are some excellent restaurants.  Poole’s diner comes to mind.  
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,057
    The two institutions are 42nd street and The Angus Barn.  Both have been around forever and are as much an experience as anything. 

    Not great BBQ in Raleigh but the Pit would be my choice. 

    Breakfast- traditional would be Big Ed’s Downtown but I like NOFO
    Greensboro, NC
  • RRog17RRog17 Posts: 464
    Brew n que in Cary has great bbq and awesome craft beer selection 
    I like this place!!!
    Summerfield, NC
    LBGE & 17” Blackstone
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 2,165
    I miss The Angus Barn.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,188
    I miss The Angus Barn.
    Last couple of times I have been less than satisfied. Atmosphere is still pretty cool but food so so. 
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • frazzdaddyfrazzdaddy Posts: 1,188
    edited November 6
    RRog17 said:
    Brew n que in Cary has great bbq and awesome craft beer selection 
    I like this place!!!
    Hit the one in Apex once a week, Big Mike is a great guy.
    Xl bge ,LG bge, two 4' crusher cone fire pits. Weber Genisis gasser and 
    Two rusty Weber kettles. 

    Two Rivers Farm
    Moncure N.C.
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 794
    this is great info, we just moved to Raleigh 12 weeks ago so good to know some spots.

    2 Large Eggs - Raleigh, NC

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  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,328
    If the Q is anything like we have around West Jefferson or Lexington NC it's not anything I like!
    Bar-B-Q Center of Lexington is one of the best I have found in NC, can't help in the Raleigh area.

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • bradleya123bradleya123 Posts: 236
    Don't know much about Raleigh's BBQ situation but if in Durham hit Picnic and if in Pinehurst the Pinehurst Brewing Company!  Both are excellent!!!!
    Retired Navy, LBGE
    Pinehurst, NC

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,740
    edited November 6
    Find a Biscuitville and get a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. It’ll likely be the best thing you will eat in town. 
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,057
    Find a Biscuitville and get a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit. It’ll likely be the best thing you will eat in town. 
    Try it with their scrambled eggs next time- game changer. 
    Greensboro, NC
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,517
    If the Q is anything like we have around West Jefferson or Lexington NC it's not anything I like!
    Bar-B-Q Center of Lexington is one of the best I have found in NC, can't help in the Raleigh area.
    .....or make the trip south (Carolina) for some great Que.  =)
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,517
    Wolfpack said:
    We talking about the same people that put mustard in their sauce?

    😳
    Why of course.....
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    “May the four winds blow you safely home.”
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,328
    If the Q is anything like we have around West Jefferson or Lexington NC it's not anything I like!
    Bar-B-Q Center of Lexington is one of the best I have found in NC, can't help in the Raleigh area.
    .....or make the trip south (Carolina) for some great Que.  =)
    I would stop in and you could take us to your Fav Q joint but we are currently in Hiawassee at the Home of The Georgia Mountain Eggfest and the route to Okeechobee is not via SC. We have never had any SC Q so will put it on the list, perhaps when we head back north for the summer.
    Oh and nothing wrong with a mustard base sauce.

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • Either The Pit or Smokey’s BBQ Shack
  • kjskjs Posts: 110
    If you are staying near campus, even if not, I highly recommend The Player’s Retreat or PR. Great dive bar with fantastic burgers. They have a little bit of an elevated menu on the weekends for dinner. They have a ton of scotch. Real eclectic crowd, from college kids, town drunks, to Raleigh politicos.
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,057
    Love PR before games

    Go Pack- well maybe for bb, we apparently traded football teams with Broughton High
    Greensboro, NC
  • MurrayGMurrayG Posts: 28
    Clyde Coopers BBQ in downtown Raleigh.  A classic oldtime joint.   
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 31,513
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  • 20stone20stone Posts: 1,809
    MurrayG said:
    Clyde Coopers BBQ in downtown Raleigh.  A classic oldtime joint.   
    In retrospect, Coopers sides are nothing to write home about, but this is where I got my first taste of pulled pork with a vinegar based sauce, and loved, Loved, LOVED it, so I will stay loyal to that spot (though, I am sure in the intervening 17 years or so better spots have opened). I was so focused on the swine, that I had to learn to smoke a brisket when I moved back to Texas, having done St Louis ribs, pulled pork and odder things on my BGE in Chicago. Again, probably not the best spot, but I do recall good pulled pork.
    (now only 16 stone)

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    GE induction stove
    Gasser by the community pool
    Scale (which one of my friends refuses to use)
    Friends with BGEs and myriad other fired devices
    Charcuterie and sourdough enthusiast
    Prosciuttos in an undisclosed location

    Austin, TX
  • rekameohsrekameohs Posts: 100
    20stone said:
    In retrospect, Coopers sides are nothing to write home about, but this is where I got my first taste of pulled pork with a vinegar based sauce, and loved, Loved, LOVED it, so I will stay loyal to that spot
    Coopers had to move a couple years ago, but are not far from the original place.

    I hate to say it, but City Barbecue (out of Ohio :o) actually has some pretty good BBQ.
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