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Ole Time Barbecue

6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
+1 919-859-2544
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hush puppies” (42 reviews)
“cole slaw” (10 reviews)
“pulled pork” (13 reviews)
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6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not been here is over a year and stopped on Saturday. I can say it is really nice to see some things don't change. This is one of the best places to get Eastern Carolina style BBQ. If you are not familiar with...More

Thank Nyrken
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I have had some wonderful barbecue during our travels, but I will always prefer Ole Time Barbecue. North Carolina bbq has a more vinegar based flavor, but that just means it has more flavor, period. Plus the sides are great and any time you can...More

Thank RedRover2017
Reviewed 18 May 2017

From the outside it didn't look like much, and inside it took me back to my youth with the atmosphere of a country diner. However, within seconds after taking a seat at the counter (no booths were available) a generous basket of hushpuppies was plunked...More

Thank smithnewland
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This place is a fixture in the area. It has great Country food and vegetables. The hush puppies and to die for.

Thank Alan27605
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We ate dinner here based on the TA reviews and were disappointed. Can't believe this place is one of the top 10 BBQ restaurants in NC. We stopped by for dinner before a hockey game. I had the combination pulled pork/t Louis ribs combination dinner...More

Thank Coldbrew
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I'm staying at a hotel less than a mile away. It's raining and I'm hungry after a long day making sales calls, which involved air and road travel. I happen to stop by Ole Time where I was greeted with friendly smiles... as I glance...More

Thank Germán N
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you're looking for authentic, home-cookin' Eastern NC BBQ (Vinegar based), this is the place to find it in the Triangle. Their pulled pork, collards, hushpuppies, mac n cheese is my go to meal. Fantastic for bulk takeout for tailgating at football games/concerts. Ole Time...More

Thank LeighWallaceDodd
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This will be my go to place for out of towners come to visit. The best hush puppies I had in my life. This place is non pretentious, cozy, friendly, and darn cheap.

Thank SEA001
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Halfway between west Raleigh and Cary is a small restaurant that makes some of the best barbeque around. Ole Time Barbeque is located in a yellow building across from the train tracks on old Highway 54. Inside is a small dining area and lunch counter....More

Thank whopper007
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Excellent BBQ. Wife and I stopped in after shopping and got our usual order. BBQ sandwich and hush puppies each. Still haven't found a better BBQ joint in the area. We had to wait about 5 min to sit down and the line was about...More

Thank Levon M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
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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