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Backyard BBQ Pit

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5122 North Carolina Hwy 55, Durham, NC
919-544-9911
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11:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the spot for BBQ in Durham. Love the greens, macaroni and pulled pork. Always a line, and there is a reason.. Great food, good price and happy people working there.

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Thank JDButler
Carrboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The "authentic" BBQ atmosphere is a tell tale sign of good food. Take out is the answer here. We got 4 veggies and pulled pork and a rack of ribs and there was utter silence at the dinner table! Still may be #2 to our BBQ snobs, but everyone enjoyed it.

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Thank Maggi G
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food here is outstanding. The staff is wonderful. The working man's lunch is a "steal" for the price. Can't go here everyday, though, as your waistline will expand b/c of the mac n' cheese, collards, pulled turkey/pork combo, etc.

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Thank TheAviatorRJ
Monroe, North Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am constantly on the lookout for great BBQ places and the food at this restaurant was quite impressive. They close at 6:00 and we got there at a little after 5:00, so they had run out of quite a few things like the brisket and the pork chops, to name a couple. I had the pulled pork, collard greens... More 

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Thank Blythe2000
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a dump...but the bbq is easily the best i have had in the triangle. This is comfort food at its best. Prepared to be amazed.

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Thank Emptynesters72
Merrill
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was very good eats. The place was non-stop busy. Its a little dirty inside and run down but the food is very good and must be a hit because people were in and out constantly. When you see older people with walkers slowly trotting in, you know its good food!

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Thank Bobbi B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is solid, but I think there are options I would try first. Basically they have pulled pork, ribs, tomato-based bbq chicken and fried pork chops for meats. I had the pulled pork. It is good but not much if any smoke. Their sides options were limited as many were not available. I would say their mac n cheese... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I visited this place on a Friday evening coming into the city. I ordered the working man's special, which was a barbeque sandwich, two sides and bread. My sides were mac and cheese, and green beans. The food was delicious!!! The workers were wonderful, greeted with a smile. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is eating on... More 

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Thank TashaB704
Richmond, Virginia
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266 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by the lady in the hotel. We ordered 2 fry cat fish plate fried okra and 2 drinks for $25.50. The cat fish plate came with 2 sides. The cat fish fried to perfection, good Mac and cheese, good greens, yams and okra. We were full and satisfied. My friend ordered a brisket, Mac and cheese... More 

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Thank deb-5584
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I was craving vegetables so I headed to Backyard. I got sweet potatoes, lima beans, squash, and mac and cheese (yes, in NC mac and cheese is a vegetable! ha ha!) All were absolutely delicious. The portions were so large I have leftovers. The service was fast and friendly. I highly recommend this place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5122 North Carolina Hwy 55, Durham, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-544-9911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?