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Ole Time Barbecue

#73 of 1,106 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
6:00 am - 9:00 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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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 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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385 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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 

Thank Boomerang025
Huntington, West Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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?