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Ole Time Barbecue

#62 of 1,099 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is were I always go to get bar b q for large family celebrations. They are professionals, the pork is excellent & so are the sides & sauces. Plus they have greet southern hospitality!

Thank Kerry B
Monroe, New York
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK - so I drive by this place as it was closing the first evening that we were in the area and thought I found a goldmine that no one knew about. I came past the next day a saw that I was wrong...the parking lot was packed for lunch. Finally came back later that evening to get take out... More 

Thank Greg S
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hole in the wall type of place, but you should not pass it by. Even the fire department gets dinner here. Staff was friendly.

Thank Tanya M
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263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I was underwhelmed. The BBQ was okay but I was expecting more deep smoky flavor, but maybe that is just a regional difference based on my comparison with joints like The Dinosaur BBQ in NY. Ole Time had a very good and traditional Carolina BBQ sauce heavy on the vinegar. The fried chicken was lacking seasoning. Crispy yes, but bland.... More 

Thank Boomerang025
Huntington, West Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

This place is unbelievable. The lady, who runs the show, is pleasant & quite entertaining. The food is great, great, great!

Thank Jennifer P
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Great place, inside is beat up and looks like every place I ate before 1970. Friendly staff - take some sauce home.

Thank Frank E
Cary, NC
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333 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Pro: Great people -- very friendly and down to earth Place has character! Sides are excellent -- Hush Puppy, beans, fried okra Ice tea is excellent Con: Chicken was over cooked and dry Pulled pork needed sauce for flavoring We've been here a couple of times before the food was pretty good. It's got character in a small place but... More 

Thank viperflt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The "Health Food" Challenge After turning 64 almost a year ago, one thing on my personal "bucket list" led to another. One of those culinary items was to consume a different North Carolina barbecue every month - or twelve times. (Somewhere in that guide book to healthy eating is a passage about expanding the definition of health food as long... More 

Thank Beacham M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

they have some the best BBQ, fried chicken. when me and my wife got married the owner was ruffling off a catering for 50 people. we did win but the food is really good.

Thank Melissa Anne C
Potomac, Maryland
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

May God Bless America and the Ole Time Barbecue. This is America at its best. While some folks at my hotel called it a "hole in the wall" BBQ restaurant, I call it wonderful. My NC BBQ sandwitch was chopped pork. Cole Slaw on top with great BBQ Beans. Loved the home sauce. I sat at the counter (also had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-859-2544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?