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Bib's Downtown

675 W. 5th Street, Winston Salem, NC
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Ranked #46 of 561 Restaurants in Winston Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Located in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We drove through the area, and wanted to have some BBQ. This place has good variety of food. But most of the food is kind of cold when it's served. The hush puppies are really hard. The chopped pork, chicken, beef brisket and ribs have good flavor. But we had better ones somewhere else. It's not NC style BBQ, just... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

I am by no means a BBQ connoisseur but I know good food when I eat it. In town for business and wanted to sample some authentic NC BBQ. Had to be within walking distance of my hotel and Bib's fit the bill. I ordered the two meat sampler with pulled pork, smoked sausage, white slaw, collard greens and hush... More

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Carl Junction
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Went here on a business lunch. The BBQ great. My first true taste of North Carolina style BBQ. I look forward to returning here again.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My niece said I had to try Bib's and was she ever right!! The ribs were very good but not exceptional, the sausage was fantastic and the smoked meatloaf was the bomb. Sides were very good and each meal came with the best hush puppies. I will travel back to Winston-Salem for Bib's!! A must stop when in the area.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food and beer here are wonderful. It is a good value. The wait staff is wonderful but the checkout line is a mess. They ask a bunch of questions and seem to fumble around with the computer system. Kid friendly. It is a becoming a Winston landmark.

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Southfield, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We came to Bib's after searching a few other places, and was pleasantly surprised! We apparently got there just in time, around 5pm on a Saturday, because as soon as we sat down after placing our order, the line went out the door! The selection was great, ribs, brisket, pork, and burgers. Good sides too! And don't forget dessert!! Oh... More

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Sardis, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had the 2 rib bones plus 2 meat plate with beans , red slaw, fries, and also got wings!! Loved every morsel!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I went to Bib's while in Winston Salem for business and had a very solid experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful when asking for recommendations, and the food was just what you'd expect from a BBQ joint. While I was there, a man was playing delightful guitar music--made the experience that much better! Definitely recommend for anyone looking... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Love to dine at Bib's Downtown. Recently they've added for the month their "BESTERN" burger. A smoked ground beef burger- a very very tasty hamurger, as the smokiness is present in every bite. I haven't seen a smoked burger before- and really love it. Can't go wrong with the brisket or ribs. Don't forget the Hush Puppies. Will be back... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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130 reviews 130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I've tried them all, Bibs is still my favorite Triad BBQ spot. I'm sure some of this is a matter of personal taste. The selection of meat has something for everyone. Tonight I had turkey and brisket, but I also like the ribs, pulled pork, sausage and wings. I have yet to try the meatloaf. The sides are excellent, particularly... More

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