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675 W. 5th Street, Winston Salem, NC
336-722-0007
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Description: Located in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC

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  • 68
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
GOOD BARBECUE, BUT NOT AS LEAN AS I LIKE !!!

I got a pulled pork BBQ platter with beans, bread, and hush puppies. Everything was good but very different that I have been used to eating in the part of the country for the past 50 years. They call their BBQ Bestern (Not Eastern or Western) but although the sauce tends to be more of the Western... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Frank d
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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457 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a pulled pork BBQ platter with beans, bread, and hush puppies. Everything was good but very different that I have been used to eating in the part of the country for the past 50 years. They call their BBQ Bestern (Not Eastern or Western) but although the sauce tends to be more of the Western or Lexington style,... More 

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Thank Frank d
Walkertown, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything here is great... Chopped barbecue, chicken, sausage, brisket...best hush puppies I've ever had and great sides...green beans, baked beans, potato salad. Cool vibes! Sometimes live music. Large room available fir celebrations or company events. Meat has an awesome smokiness!

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Thank Teresa S
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their motto is "Not Eastern, not Western. It's Bestern." This is accurate as their variety of BBQ is unique, in line with my preferences, and definitely not Eastern NC BBQ, Lexington BBQ, or Western BBQ. It's just plain good. Go for the BBQ but come back for the hushpuppies. Who really "likes" hushpuppies? No one. Bib's will change that for... More 

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Thank Rob E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jack gives the Rib kids meal 5 Stars and I highly recommend the Ribs and brisket platter. I need to try the wings and some other dishes but always get drawn back to the Brisket . Mac and cheese and sides are excellent also.

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Thank John B
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Was recommended be the staff of the Embassy Suites as being really good. The food was great. The service as really quick and the food was hot and tasty. It is a short walk from the hotel.

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Thank FrankAbbott
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I have eaten several times at Bib's and it has never disappointed. I have had both their BBQ Turkey Breast and their BBQ Brisket. Both have been cooked and seasoned to perfection. The place is not cheap, with a plate of brisket running you about $10, but the portions are enormous and include generous helpings of cole... More 

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Thank Daniel S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I've been to many BBQ places around NC and this was an okay experience. It's one of the few BBQ joints in the area but it's worth a short drive to Lexington for some good BBQ.

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Thank Elij51189
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The food here is absolutely delicious. You can choose from beef pork or chicken and it's ALL good! Of course, many tasty sides are available. Collards, green beans, potato salad and of course, french fries are on the menu and salads too. The chicken wings are huge and tastefully sauced -- no ghost pepper sauce here. The brisket melts in... More 

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Thank renaissancemannc
Advance, North Carolina
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The ribs are absolutely the best I have ever put in my mouth! The hush puppies are like fried stuffing, full of sage. The portions are very large, so plan on taking some home or sharing. I love the Oreo dessert too. The service was fast and efficient.

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Thank Formyjoy
Winston-Salem, NC
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

North Carolina prides itself on its BBQ and there are differing opinions from the people who live here. Bibs states it's not Eastern, it's not Western but Bestern which I heartily agree with. There are a few other places in town which say they are the best but Bibs puts it out there and proves it. They have plenty of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 675 W. 5th Street, Winston Salem, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: 336-722-0007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Located in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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