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Ralph's barbecue

1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
+1 252-536-2102
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunswick stew” (38 reviews)
“banana pudding” (29 reviews)
“fried chicken” (63 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Found Ralph's by accident when passing thru the area. My friend and I ordered the buffet. The food was delicious and the price was very reasonable. The host, waiter and cashier were great. The buffet food was constantly being checked and refreshed. The restaurant was...More

Thank meanymer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose the buffet over individual dinners. The pulled pork was good as was the fried chicken. I preferred the sweetest say every pork over the drier vinegar sauce (Carolina style). Food was warm (not hot) but good. The complimentary hush puppies were not greasy....More

Thank Misterjynx2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my money, there's no better place in the state for eastern North Carolina style pork barbecue. While the BBQ is the most important part of the meal, Ralph's sides are good, too. I especially like the slaw and hush puppies here. This is the...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
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
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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