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Ole Time Barbecue

#70 of 1,113 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
+1 919-859-2544
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Midlothian, Virginia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hole in the wall restaurant. Even has a trailer park in the back. But you will really enjoy the experience. Original owners still working there all these years. Daughter is waitress and granddaughter is a talented little assistant. BBQ is good. Sides are excellent. Try the collards. Hush puppies are slender and sweet. I like there sauce... More 

Thank SupperLenny
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great! Simple, budget friendly, Waitress was great...made recommendations and they were excellent. Great eastern style Q. Old school simple wholesome food.

Thank Mark W
Centralia, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The pulled pork sandwich was moist and flavorful. I wish they had a mustard bar b q sauce to put on it. Their hot sauce was ok. I got my plate about three minutes after I ordered. The hush puppies look like sausage link donuts. They were great, kinda sweet outside and seasoned hush puppy inside.

Thank NickTripIsland
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

They have good barbacue chicken and a whole host of country vegetables. They are all good. The before dinner hush puppies are dangerous and addictive. Make sure you leave room for the chicken

Thank Alan27605
Kershaw Sc
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

It is a very small place and u could not get a wheel chair in there. had to fold it up on the wall area where the waitress walks. only 1 waitress working and every table full. wait was long waitress was stressed and wished i had got the chicken. only 1 flavor sauce for bbq [vinegar]. she brought food... More 

Thank heyheypaulaSc
Englewood, Florida
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

I came in to try their ribs. They start you out with a basket of hush puppies. They were great. The ribs were not very smoked and seemed to have been wrapped in foil because they did fall off the bone were that to soft like they had been steamed. Probably from being wrapped in the foil. The fried okra... More 

Thank Scott S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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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386 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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: +1 919-859-2544

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