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Bib's Downtown

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675 W 5th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2704
+1 336-722-0007
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lexington, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my family. I recommend the corn on the cob highly. It was sweet and juicy. The hush puppies were interesting, a flavor we couldn't decide though. All of the meats everyone enjoyed, however pick your sides wisely.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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323 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you enter the restaurant, the server/food runner greets you and welcomes you to Bib's. There are several combos that do not appear on the menu and she was very helpful to the newcomers who had lots of questions You cannot miss the huge banner proclaiming that Bib's won at the Pitmaster's Cookoff in 2013 so you KNOW you are... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bibs is a very airy and bright place. Their customer service was very good. They greeted me when I walked in and constantly during my dining. It was never too much and wasn't an annoyance. The food was excellent and well prepared. I will definitely be going back.

Thank nowatkins
Lewisville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with family on BILs recommendation. My BBQ ribs were dry and not worth what I paid for them. Won't be going back. Too many other good places nearby to find good BBQ.

Thank Karen C
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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201 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I know they do a good business but then, most of the BBQ restaurants in the area do as well. I think the most disappointing part for me is they're quite pricey for average tasting food. It's not bad by any stretch of the imagination but I found it to be less than the hype some folks had built it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Very conveniently located in downtown, so walking distance from any hotel. Cool atmosphere, very 60's. Ribs were very good, pulled pork was ok, a little on the dry side. A beter variety of hot sauces would be appreciated. Service was warm and attentive.

Thank culinarymatters
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we are downtown we know we are stopping by Bib's. Excellent BBQ, excellent customer service, and a beautiful venue for a celebration. I hosted my husband's retirement party here and it was a wonderful experience. Our guests enjoyed the atmosphere and of course the food. The Hickory Room has a lot to offer for any decor. If you want... More 

Thank marlondenise614
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Bibs is where we head when we are craving bbq. You order at a counter and food is brought to your table. The atmosphere is bright and airy and there are a few tables on the sidewalk in front. I had the pulled pork sandwich, green beans, red slaw. My husband likes the smoked turkey. Portions are just large enough... More 

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Advance, North Carolina
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

What in the world is going on at Bib's? After a very disappointing visit in the spring and not returning since then, another couple and our family decided to give them another try and visited at 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday evening. Guess what? They were completely out of brisket and pulled pork! Bib's seems to have fallen apart since... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Combo platter of smoked turkey and pulled pork with mac and cheese and greens for sides were all as good as everyone said it would be. The wife had the brisket, also very good. The dining room is typical bar b q, very plain with the usual rolls of paper towels on the table. Order your food at the counter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 W 5th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-2704
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-722-0007
Located in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?