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6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
919-859-2544
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good BBQ, Friendly Service

Decided to try this place for lunch. Service was fast. Enjoyed the bbq. Greens tasted like canned. The Mac and cheese wasn't bad. If you want some true Carolina BBQ try this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
ltownwrangler
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Franklinton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place looks like a dive, hole in the wall from the outside. Walked inside and the owner shook my grandfather's hand like he was a regular. Maybe he remembers that he used to be. The food was great. The waitress had that not so warm flare which was kind of perfect for the joint. Best hush puppies we had... More 

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Franklinton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Decided to try this place for lunch. Service was fast. Enjoyed the bbq. Greens tasted like canned. The Mac and cheese wasn't bad. If you want some true Carolina BBQ try this place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I ate the chicken pastry with sides of fried okra and string beans. Good country home cooking at its finest. No big thrills here. You need to go early to find a seat. Hushpuppies are delicious. Bananna pudding is my recommendation for dessert. Interesting to see all the art/pics/history on the walls.

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Plantsville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Do not be fooled by the fact the the building is old and little more than a hole in the wall . The food and service were excellent. It was just what we needed after a long day of traveling.

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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Best BBQ I have had in a long time! The menue perfect. Fast service an engaging and friendly staff. Taylor our waitress made our lunch extra fun. We will be back!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were a little nervous about trying it - it looks like an old trailer on the side of the road. We tried it and it was fantastic. We had the pork plate with sides (apple sticks, fries, mashed potatoes, and green beans) all very good. Waitress was very friendly and kept our tea glasses full. Food was yummy!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Hm, where to begin. I suppose I should start by saying my family and I ate here once before, close to 4 years ago. Had I written this review then, I'd likely have given them 5 stars. I don't remember what any of us ate but the service was so hospitable and memorable that when we visited again this past... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Absolutely amazing North Carolina experience from the sassy service to the awesome iced tea and food. Portions aren't huge but the food is very filling. Loved how even the collards and beans said they contain meat...bacon dust? Anyways, it's cheap, awesome, and fast. My only concern was that I'm pretty sure my hubby's mashed potatoes were from a box. They... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited this little gem on a Saturday between lunch and dinner. I have passed this bright yellow building many times during my workday and it is always booming!!! We did not know what to expect. Upon walking in, you could tell that you were in for an experience. It is rather small with pigs being its... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A number of years ago the OTB was an occasional place for breakfast for me and a few of my mates. Then time passed, my mates moved away, and I stopped going. Returned this week for breakfast with my wife and we were -- well, I was -- totally disappointed. For one thing, my over-easy eggs sunk into a bath... More 

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Additional Information about Ole Time Barbecue

Address: 6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
Phone Number: 919-859-2544
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-859-2544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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