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“Good, authentic BBQ”
Review of Ole Time Barbecue

Ole Time Barbecue
Ranked #105 of 1,451 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good, authentic BBQ”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Hush puppies are fabulous.

Meat and sides pretty darn good.

Hole in the wall- what you see is what you get Kinda cramped and not a lot of parking. If that bothers you, go to a franchise. You want to eat like the locals- here you go.

Service was super fast and very friendly.

A little off the beaten path and totally worth the trip.

  • Visited June 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“LOVE the FOOD”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

i had the best hush puppies in the world nice and crispy. there apple sticks even better i always get the blt itsthe best

  • Visited July 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Loved the BBQ sauce!”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

The free hush puppies and the BBQ sauce made the visit. The pork sandwich was good and the bbq sauce really good. We even took home several bottles of the bbq sauce it was so good. The sides need some work....they're either straight from the can or made with limited love. Avoid the sweet potatoes sticks. They taste like deep fried baby food-yuck! If they upped their game on the sides, ths place would be A+. The staff was very friendly. A solid 3.5 stars.

Visited June 2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good BBQ”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

I am a big Carolina BBQ fan and this restaurant was recommended to me by someone at the hotel I was staying at. This place feels like some restaurant you would find on the side of the road in Eastern NC, which is a good thing. The food was great, as was the service, the only reason I took a star off was because it was a really small place.

Visited June 2013
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Cary, North Carolina
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815 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“A true NC BBQ Joint”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

In NC BBQ is supposed to be served in a "joint" not a fancy restaurant. Far and away the best BBQ is to be found in the small, old crowded facilities. No silverware, table cloths or wine list. Just simple tables, good service and good food. I have heard complaints about it, but they all come from northerners who simply don't know what excellant NC BBQ is. It is the best BBQ in the greater Raleigh area. As with most BBQ joints they don't serve alcohol.

  • Visited February 2013
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