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Ole Time Barbecue

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
Fantastic barbecue

Some of the finest barbecue in the Carolinas!! I haven't had a bad meal at Ole Time barbecue - whether you show up for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you're not going to be disappointed. The owner, Jerry, and staff are very friendly. You can't go wrong!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
stefan k
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Youngsville, North Carolina
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Youngsville, North Carolina
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the finest barbecue in the Carolinas!! I haven't had a bad meal at Ole Time barbecue - whether you show up for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you're not going to be disappointed. The owner, Jerry, and staff are very friendly. You can't go wrong!

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Thank stefan k
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, fun and friendly staff, funky decor. Right off the highway near railroad, step down diner. It's down home and delicious.

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Thank sarah f
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great barbecue and great value. My son frequents this place, said it's the best and he recommended to try. Second time getting take out and it was delicious. Had the pulled pork with their sauce and is delicious. Love their coleslaw and hush puppies. Staff is very friendly and welcoming.

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Thank Mary K
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great value, great people. One of my favorite places in the Raleigh area! The hush puppies are grub!

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Thank Jordan M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

They have kid's menu with red hot dogs and fries. The fried chicken snd Barbecue are very good. We usually get white meat for the fried chicken. It is family owned and run. You will run into the owners while dining.

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Thank Tammy F
Cary, North Carolina
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454 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Simply put this is a super place for North Carolina BBQ. I have eaten there many times over the years and almost always get NC style BBQ - smoked, chopped pork. It never fails - always great. The ribs are also good as are all the sides available. You can't beat their Tailgate Specials. BBQ, ribs, hush puppies, slaw, potato... More 

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Thank Levon M
Garner, North Carolina
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went for lunch with a friend; great staff and service! I had the ribs that were deeeelicious!!! The fries were piping hot and crispy as were the onion rings. A definite repeat!

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Thank SokiRamos
Somewhereselse
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Ole Time Barbecue is just that - good old fashioned pork BBQ! The place is small and very unassuming - no hipsters' décor! The food is great, as is the service. Keep the food simple and it will turn out great! Highly recommend this place for any BBQ lover!

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Thank Susiesw
Princeton, North Carolina
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

This place is always consistent. Owned by great friend people. It is small place and gets busy. The food is great. They have about anything country on the menu. The apple sticks on the sides are little apple pies, they are amazing. Can not go wrong with the BBQ but the hamburger steak n gravy is awesome too. If you... More 

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Thank MotorcycleCCTraveler
Cary, NC
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228 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Small place but very quaint and clean. The fried chicken was excellent and moist. The pulled pork bbq was good but realize it's North Carolina style. Service is efficient.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?