5122 Nc Highway 55.,
Durham , NC 27713 UNITED STATES
Based on 14 reviews
Great Down Home BBQ!I just came from down home, hole in the wall, bar-b-que heaven! The Backyard BBQ Pit is a family owned small business. Their self identified style (from their web page) is "...away from the traditional commercial style of cooking and have taken back to the old way of doing things. Just like in Grandma's kitchen." In fact, my take on the Backyard BBQ Pit is that eating there is like going to someone's home, who really, really knows how to bar-b-que. The sides I selected, greens and fried cabbage (give it at try it's AWESOME), were mouth watering. I will be back as soon as possible, with my husband in tow. He's been wanting to find a place that serves beef ribs for a while, which many bar-b-que places do not. The Backyard Barbque Pit does. If you plan to give it a try, be aware that the Backyard Barbque Pit is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Old-time barbeque and Grandma-like sides for a great priceNothing you can see from Highway 55 or even from in front of the steam table tells you how homemade the food is here. The chopped pork is perfectly textured and spiced and piled high on the bun. The sides include Grandma-tasting macaroni and cheese, stewed potatoes (hunks of real potato stewed with lots of onions and pepper, almost like potato soup), dark and slightly sweet Brunswick stew, fried cabbage, and collard greens. Hushpuppies are the best I've had of dozens of barbeque places (knocking Q-Shack out of first place). Tea is really good. Portions are substantial, prices are more than fair, and it's clean. If there's better chopped pork and country sides, I haven't seen it yet. I can think of nothing I'd change about what I've eaten in my four visits there.
Best BBQ - Lean meat, smoked in a real pit behind the restaurantGreat bbq. Among the top 2 in the Triangle, could be a tied for first. It's one of the few places where the bbq is cooked with real wood and it's cooked on site. They had good quality meat and it was wonderfully seasoned and it didn't have the chunks of gristle and skin I'd had with other bbq plates. All lean meat. I went back with a friend and had the ribs. The ribs great too. Wonderfully smoked. The sides are good too, the fried cabbage was new to me. It was great.
Respect for you and the foodI was greeted with a warm hello and a big smile. Then my nose guided my eyes to the counter of food. A quick review of the menu and I decided to get the rib dinner with greens and fried cabbage, which also came with hush puppies (or rolls).
Best barbeque in Durham!My husband and I have sampled all of the barbeque restaurants in Durham and this is our favorite! The pork barbeque has great flavor, even without the delicious sauces, and they offer a wide variety of side items. My favorite side dishes were the fried cabbage and macaroni and cheese. There was friendly serivce at the counter and our drinks were refilled several times as we ate. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great barbeque in Durham.
It may not be West Tennessee Bar b que, but it sure taste like it!I am from West Tennessee and have partied at "Memphis in May" where bar b que is a serious business. Your status in the community is weighted by how well that you can smoke a pig in West Tennessee. Backyard bar b que is so good that they may need to move to TN and run for Governor. I am happy to say that I have a slice of home in my neighborhood. Please stop by this place a take a taste of Tennessee even though I think they have North Carolina roots.
This is where REAL food is!Backyard BBQ is the absolute best restaurant in Durham! And I say "best restaurant", and not just "best BBQ", because EVERYTHING on the menu is delicious! From their beef ribs to the smothered pork chops to the BBQ to the macaroni and cheese, I can't get enough. Only my wife's enforced diet prevents me from eating here everyday. The customer service is the best. The food is the best. What more can you ask for?
great durham bbqwe're so pleased to have this place on our doorstep! Great bbq that I've had so far....the only reason I give it a 4 star, is that I don't think I've tried enough BBQ places to compare it to.
BBQ and it's BestBackyard with it's family operation is quite simply the best food and atmosphere in the area. From good ol' boys, construction workers, RTP folks, families, NC visitors, all races, colors, sizes and ages....all there for fine, pulled pork and all the 'fixin's. Family members greet you as a sister, cousin, distant relative just stopping by for a visit and dinner/lunch/takeout. Their signature, or rather YOUR signature on the wall leaves a bit of 'hi' there for the family to see and read and for YOU to see when you return. SMILES all around. From the first big hi from the woman at the steam table, to the 'drive safe' from the guy taking out the trash as you leave you feel that down home WELCOME and welcome again at the Backyard BBQ.
Great place for some good ol Pit BBQOMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My friend and I got sickMy friend and I both got take out from backyard BBQ and ate it immediately. The BBQ and collards were fantastic, but I don't think they keep their steam table hot enough, because both of us had upset stomachs all that night.
Just WOW!!!I have been searching for good BBQ in my immediate area....I finally found it. Not only is the BBQ excellent, and without much fat, but the sides are just as good. I have tried other BBQ restaraunts in this area....the BBQ may have been good, but the portions were so small and the price sooo steep, not even worth it. Backyard BBQ in Durham has it all, and the price is very reasonable. If your looking for good BBQ please check 'em out...it's worth the drive.
Poor Customer Service...Poor customer service. After countless unanswered emails and phone calls to Donald Cozart in trying to get a receipt from previous catering - to date - NO RESPONSE. I will not be using them to cater any events again - Terrible..
Very fine eastern NC bbqThe bbq was quite good, as were the sides. Perhaps the best we've had in Durham. Service was friendly and attentive.
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