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6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
919-859-2544
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Wonderful!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
EMoore11
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The BLT, sweet potato fries & lemonade was delicious and plan to go back for breakfast soonI However, I just wanna say a gigantic THANK U to those college guys who anonymously paid for my lunch today at the Ole Time Barbecue restaurant in Raleigh. The waitress informed me after they had left, of what they had done. I was... More 

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Castle Hayne
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I had the bbq chicken which was very tasty. My husband had the ribs, offered me one and it fell right off the bone! Always a good sign. They were very tasty and my husband was very happy with them, he's hard to please when it comes to ribs. It is a very small hole in the wall kind of... More 

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Mts of western NC
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468 reviews 468 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We LOVE BBQ but this was tough to eat. We feel the quality is definitely there but the taste is something to acquire. Along with western Carolina BBQ, we have had the best Texas and Memphis has to offer but this BBQ is just too potent with vinegar. The smell alone put us off. The ribs were worse than the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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207 reviews 207 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you aren't looking for this mom and pop BBQ joint, you can easily miss it. I have been here a few times and it has a simple menu centered around eastern NC BBQ. This means that their sauce is vinegar based, not the thick tomato base that is famous in western NC. Its a very small joint with just... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Being spoiled from Texas and having Deep South BBQ smoked and prepared a certain way my whole life I was disappointed by this place. The ribs were fatty and the "dry rub" they use is hardly non existent. Only two selection of sauces which were very vinegary and watered down. The "hush puppies" were very plain with just plain batter... More 

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Southern Illinios
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Stopped by Ole Time because it was convenient to the airport. We were very pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff and great Carolina Style BBQ. I fancied myself a BBQ aficionado but I learned a new trick for sampling sauce. Open a plastic single serving butter cup, add sauce, dip your hush puppy. The chopped pork sandwich with coleslaw and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great tasting Eastern BBQ and hush puppies were delicious. Service was good. Tight quarters inside but food was tasty.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The pulled pork sandwiches were just ok, and the mac and cheese could have been a lot better, but the hush puppies were outstanding - otherwise I would have given it three stars.

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?