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Bib's Downtown

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675 W 5th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2704
+1 336-722-0007
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very casual place, concrete floor, quick and attentive service, friendly staff, great side dishes to go with their delicious ribs, pulled pork, turkey, and brisket dishes. Seasoned fries are great, as well ss green beans and their secret-recipe hush puppies. Lots of locals there.

Thank GardenFanGeorgia
Reidsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only get to come a couple of times a year, but as always it never disappoints. 2 meat combo of brisket and pork melted in your mouth

Thank Paul S
charlotte, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st time eating here. Everything is great. Ribs were just right. The staff was very nice!! I will eat here again when I am in Winston Salem.

Thank Terrence H
Winston-Salem, NC
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our go to place for BBQ in town. The menu is pretty limited but that allows for each of the regular menu offerings like the brisket and smoked sausage to come out predictably outstanding. The hush puppies and Texas toast are also perfect accompaniments, not to mention the good bottled beer selection.

Thank tahbaza
Martinsville, VA
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Location is great. Centrally located in old Winston in an old Firestone Tire bldg. It should not have been on our tour of Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours. It is not gourmet. Just ordinary. Slaw is not east and not west. Barbeque Pork was good. The main saving grace was the hushpuppies. they had something special about them, but I... More 

Thank SandraDee_22
Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Ate here with some friends and was really impressed by the friendliness of the staff. Great pulled pork and sides. Probably better for lunch than dinner but would happily return

Thank Dougie G
Leesburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Food was pretty good. Family of 6, 4 adults, 6 meals and a bottle of wine. Total tab around $105. I had the ribs and they were good, not exceptional. Everybody was ok with the food but not raving about it. It was recommended by the hotel staff. I was disappointed in the style. Go to counter order and pay... More 

Thank john m
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We visited Bibs on a food tour of Winston-Salem. The tastes that we had were very good, but the people at the table next to us had some WOW food--ribs, fries with cheese, burgers that required two hands to hold. I will be going back!

Thank 426Teri336
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This edition of Exciting about Eating takes us back to Winston-Salem and to Bib’s Downtown, a BBQ joint whose owner, Mark Little, won the 2013 BBQ Pitmasters and is a regular on the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) competition BBQ scene. As a KCBS BBQ Master Judge, I have enjoyed BBQ at numerous establishments. I always appreciate good que and... More 

Thank Ernie and Dora H
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A family member decided to host a pre-wedding dinner by arranging with Bibs to furnish a buffet of assorted meats and vegetables. There were chicken fingers for the youngsters and baked chicken, pulled pork and ribs for the hungry adults. Several types of slaw, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and spicy beans were included. All of the food was excellent,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 W 5th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2704
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-722-0007
Located in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?