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“GOOD VALUE” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Durham's Best Barbeque

Durham's Best Barbeque
90 Fletchwood Rd, Elkton, MD
410-620-6250
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Ranked #4 of 77 restaurants in Elkton
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: 410) 620-6250
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Description: 410) 620-6250
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“GOOD VALUE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The lunch special is a sandwich, chips and a can of soda. It is a great value. My smoked brisket sandwich was very good when I added the provided sweet barbeque sauce. Without the sauce, flavor was weak and the beef was slightly dry. Got there at noon; tables on porch were in use and it was difficult to get to the inside counter to order. We should have called in the order. Menu seems limited; primarily chicken, ribs and a few sandwiches. Sides are average. More positively, I like the brisket and ribs, and the prices are good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lancaster County, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Barbeque!! Highly Recommend :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was by far the best smoked barbeque I've had in many years! EVERYTHING on the menu looked so good and you can see what you're getting right in the glass case! The smell in there was incredible! The cashier was VERY nice and very helpful, as it was our first time there. We wanted one of everything! We finally decided on ribs and a pulled pork sandwich, both were excellent! The place is small, no inside seating, just takeout. Looks like a log cabin from the outside! They do have outside seating at picnic tables but we were there in the winter so took it home,to PA to eat. The drive home was agonizing, the smell was heavenly in the car and it was all I could do not to stop and just eat, LOL!
Prices are reasonable and you get a lot of food. * NOT open on Sundays * We will be back, and soon! Highly recommended!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Pretty good BBQ for the north”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We found this place while evading the Delaware tolls on I-95. If you get off at the right exit, the path around the tolls will take you by Durham's best. We stopped on a cold day, which forced us to eat in our car as the outdoor tables were uninviting and there's no indoor seating. But the food was pretty good. Ribs were terriffic, and a brisket sandwich was overstuffed, a bit dry, but still tasty. Spicy sauce was good. Fries were okay, and beans were average. Canned sodas were frozen (!?), probably from being stored outside at some point. We were happy enough with Durham's because we like BBQ and because choices on an I-95 drive are limited. We will return. Note that the place is closed on Sunday.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Colchester Vermont
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great BBQ. Right off i95”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We were overnight driving rt 95 and stayed in Elkton. We were going out to dinner and saw this place on tripadvisor. Got beet next door and great ribs(nc style sauce on the side ). Great 1/2 smoked chicken too. Sides just ok. Had cole slaw very creamy. Beans weak, corn muffin good. You will like this place if you like BBQ.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newark, Delaware
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“Worst Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Went here a long time ago and it was fine. Went a few weeks ago and the food was awful. It took forever to order over the phone due to the person taking the order barely paying attention to me. Had a long discussion over what type of sauce they have and they asked with each sandwich what type of sauce did I want. Got home and NONE of the sandwiches had any sauce on them. I got a smoked ham sandwich and it was just 2 thick hunks of ham - nothing else on the roll, no sauce - just awful. The pork was the same way. Worst $50 I ever spent!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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