Barbecue is a North Carolina staple. When you’re looking for a great place to get Barbeque in Raleigh North Carolina you have quite a few good options to choose from. Your choice often depends on whether or not you want to sit down and eat, or take your barbeque to go. There are also different barbeque restaurants in the Raleigh area that specialize in different types of barbeque. Whatever your preference, you are bound to be able to locate the perfect Raleigh barbeque restaurant for you. Here are a few of my favorite Raleigh barbeque restaurants.
4600 Capital Blvd
Barbeque lodge serves down east style chopped pork barbeque. In addition to barbeque they also serve some fantastic fried chicken, a few seafood options, and home cooked vegetables and desserts. They have a sit down part of their restaurant as well as a take out portion. The take out area has a separate entrance and staff, which can make it easy to pick up your meal and be on your way.
Clyde Coopers Barbeque
109 E Davie St
Clyde Coopers is a Raleigh barbeque restaurant that has been around forever. Actually the barbeque restaurant has been around since 1938, and is considered now to me a Raleigh “landmark. Clyde Coopers has coarsely chopped pork barbeque as well as sliced pork barbeque available. The sauce they use on their barbeque is a vinegar base, which is pretty tasty. They also have ribs, chicken and other menu options available. They have a decent about of inside seating, as well as an old style lunch counter. Clyde’s is a must visit whenever you make a trip to downtown Raleigh. It’s a great way to take a look into Raleigh’s past, while being surrounded by Raleigh’s future.
The Q Shack
4120-135 Main at North Hills St
Unlike most barbeque resturants that specialize in a particular type of barbeque, the Q shack has any and everything you could possible want. They serve barbeque with Texas, and Western Carolina sauces. They also have a huge selection of ribs, and chicken items and burgers and baked potatoes. The Q shack does a great job catering larger events, so if you are looking to get a huge amount of barbeque for a picnic, or a sporting tailgating party then they may be a great place to visit. The variety here makes them an excellent selection for larger groups.