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Cooper's Barbecue & Catering

#113 of 1,098 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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109 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1805
919 832 7614
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Brno, Czech Republic
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I quite enjoyed a quick lunch here. The service was quick and helpful. I got chopped barbecue which was tasty. The salad provided was average tasting. I would go here again, especially because it has such a nice atmosphere.

Thank Filip N
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough about how amazingly delicious their chicken tastes. I HATE chicken. Won't eat it because to me it tastes like dust. NOT HERE!! The cashier convinced me to try a piece. It was melt in your mouth delicious. In fact, it was so wonderful I had to stop back and get an order for my trip home.... More 

Thank juliepL9315AO
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I am having a hard time rating this restaurant. The reason is that my reaction to this place may have as much to do with my reaction to the style of barbeque as to the food itself. I am a big fan of barbeque, but prefer the "western" style, particularly from Kansas City to Texas--well-smoked beef, sausages, ham, with thick... More 

Thank Justin E
Poway, California
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

I went to Coopers 50 years ago when I was in college. Couldn't wait to get back. It's moved around the corner but it still looks about the same, but the food has gone way down. Barbecue was fair, but the Brunswick stew and the coleslaw were terrible. Just wasn't up to par.

Thank twatripp
Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Waitress was as sweet as can be, taking care of us very well. The food is just okay, the chopped pork was almost watery and the coleslaw could have been better. The items that was the best were the hush puppies and fries. The atmosphere is what you go for, plenty of pictures of artistic pigs to look at and... More 

Thank kaitlin8899
Wilmington, North Carolina
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

With family out of town, we wanted authentic southern cuisine. The atmosphere was inviting and service average. We were seated quickly but had to request refills on our beverages and was not asked if everything ok. The fried chicken plate (1/2 whole chicken-a bit salty) with collards and coleslaw /hushpuppies was very good and enough to share for two. The... More 

Thank Susan S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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193 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Raleigh for 25+ years and always heard good things. This was my first time and last time. Service was great. Atmosphere was also great. I simply wasn't impressed. I've had much better at lesser places. FYI they don't take credit cards or serve beer.

Thank Tarheel_on_the_go
Panama City Beach, Florida
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173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Heading to Marbles, the kids museum, on a Saturday we decided to catch lunch at Coopers. Seated quickly, I ordered a vegetable plate, the wife orded a BBQ sandwich and fries. Other ordered fried chicken, hot dog and others. The vegetable plate was outstanding. It had collards, lima beans and corn mix, brunswick stew and cabbage. Collards are often a... More 

Thank Steve D
Never the same place
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I am Canadian - so I know BBQ like a Floridian knows snow. BUT I think my opinion is valid because I raise cattle. This BBQ is great. Vinegar based sauce is light and tasty. Brisket, pork, collard greens, hush puppys, stew, and fries are all great. First sweet tea in 20 years. So good. Staff was helpful and sweet... More 

Thank CGJW
Rockville, Maryland
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121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Great place for authentic Carolina BBQ. Had the chopped pork tray. The pork was juicy, tender and perfectly seasoned with Vinegar Sauce. Cole slaw was fresh and delicious. Even the hushpuppies, which are not normally my thing, we crispy on the outside and delicious. Finish with sweet tea and it's a fine meal!

Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1805
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919 832 7614

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