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Ralph's barbecue

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1400 Julian R Allsbrook Hwy, Weldon, NC 27890-1176
+1 252-536-2102
09:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:30
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stop at Ralph's BBQ (Exit 173, Rt 95 South) is not only an adventure but also a cultural experience. The flowering fruit trees in front and the 73 degrees temps were welcome relief from the blizzard in NH this week...but the pulled pork sandwich was absolutely wonderful! Our servers's name was Anna ... and a more charming and attentive... More 

Thank Mariellen C
Frederick, Maryland
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place isn't fancy but the food is yummy..real North Carolina barbecue. When traveling on Rte 95, we always try to plan our departure so we get to Ralph's in time for lunch. The wait staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable, the service is efficient, and the barbecue is seriously good. Make sure you arrive hungry.

Thank H6551XMsharon
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great BBQ place, well-established. Carolina style BBQ with very good buffet (also menu and take out) that features hot veggies, awesome Brunswick Stew, mouth-watering BBQ and cole slaw, salad section, good Fried chicken, and even seafood on weekend buffets. Best banana pudding around. Ample parking, including a large adjacent lot dedicated to trucks and RVs (we frequently travel while pulling... More 

Thank Paul E
Burlington, North Carolina
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped just before closing time this past Thursday evening. Well received by a friendly staff who stopped the cleaning process to take care of me promptly. Although the buffet was available, due to the late hour and my desire to get back on the highway, I ordered the pulled BBQ sandwich with the "white" slaw and the Coke. The "Q"... More 

Thank southern-barrister
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Buffet has everything you could want to eat. southern style. And as a home grown Southerner, I know Southern cooking! Fried chicken, BBQ (North Carolina and sweet sauce), Banana puddin', sweet tea, mashed potatoes, the list goes on!! oh yeah, they have menu ordering too -- I went with the $9.95 buffet, have no idea what's on the menu.

Thank NNKVirginia
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188 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I don't know who that is, but he must be overweight. The food is very good at Ralph's Barbecue, but it's not somewhere you go to sport a petite figure. We had barbecued pork, chicken, slaw, yams, green beans, and of course my wife had to have the banana pudding as she has definitely turned off her New Year's diet.... More 

Thank UnclePen
New York, New York
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Was driving from Connecticut to Florida and wanted BBQ for lunch while driving. Plugged in "good restaurants off I-95" and I got Ralph's. Couldn't have been happier. I chose to try the lunch bar. Lots to choose from. I tried fried chicken, two kinds of pulled port, mac n' cheese, and a lot of other stuff. I recommend the pulled... More 

Thank simontnyc
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I moved out of State many years ago, but I always try to stop at Ralph's whenever I'm in the area. Amazing vinegar-based BBQ.

Thank John C
Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Traveling south with my family, we felt that the vacation began when we stopped here for lunch our first day on the road. Wonderful buffet of all kinds of high-fat, delicious southern food. We loved the pulled pork barbecue, fried chicken, and the excellent desserts. Also really appreciated the friendly and efficient service. Definitely a good stop.

Thank travelmore149362
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

If you like school cafeteria food then this is he place to go. I hate to leave bad reviews and usually will go back a 2nd time before I review but you couldn't pt me to go back and the waitress was EXTREMELY rude.

Thank Maegan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 20:30
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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