View Full Version : Durham NC Trip

06-14-2010, 11:15 AM
I wasn't sure I if I should put this here or in Q talk, but I put it here to be safe.

Anyway it looks like I will be spending a week in July down in Durham NC for training, and rather than just sit in a hotel room, I was wondering if any of the brethern can point me to some good BBQ places to try for Dinner while i am down there?

I will be staying close to the Durham Airport.



06-14-2010, 11:28 AM
Bullocks, http://www.bullocksbbq.com/, is the best close to you, but it's still about 45 minutes away from where you are staying.

Other options are:

The Pit, http://www.thepit-raleigh.com/, good bbq, not good parking.

Coopers in downtown Raleigh, http://www.clydecooperbbq.com/prosite/, very good BBQ, but small and cramped. Mostly a lunch crowd since they cliose at 6:00pm.

Red Hot and Blue, http://www.redhotandblue.com/, pretty good for a chain resturant. I've not had a bad meal there.

The Q Shack, http://www.theqshack.com/. I've enjoyed each meal I've had here, but you have to take into account that I've only gone there when I had a buy one, get one free coupon.

Dickey's, http://www.dickeys.com/index.aspx. Surprisingly good for a chain resturant. The have some good sized portions.

Ole Time Barbeque, http://www.oletimebarbecue.com/raleigh.north.carolina.barbecue.catering.restauran t/index.php. This is reputed to be one of the best in the NC, but I have never eaten there. It's at an odd location if you know the travel routes of the locals. Since I moved away from Raleigh, I never seem to go down the road it's on, so I forget about it. I need to make a trip out there soon. The last time I drove by they were remodeling it, so it wasn't open.

06-14-2010, 01:36 PM
What NCGrimbo said. Red Hot and Blue is good for a chain. The Pit is good as well.

06-14-2010, 01:54 PM
If I was in Durham I would give Allen & Son a try.

Allen & Son Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q
6203 Millhouse Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 35.973 -79.0762
(919) 942-7576

06-14-2010, 03:16 PM
I ate at Bullock's when I was last there, Bullocks was ok, but there are some pollution laws down there which don't allow either place to use real smoke anymore, if I'm not mistaken. I will let the NC folks weigh in on that.

That said, their pork was ok, if a little vinegary for my taste, and I really liked their Brunswick stew, and the hush puppies and other sides were pretty good. I think I would go check out Allen & son also if down there again. And everything I had at Bullock's was pretty tasty, just not sure it qualifies as genuine BBQ as I saw no indication of smoke or wood anywhere

One place I would HIGHLY recommend you check out is the Magnolia Grill
http://www.magnoliagrill.net/ . They are a bit on the pricey side, but they have some AWESOME food. Go early though, they make up pretty much a special menu each day, and when a dish is gone, that's it!
You absolutely will not regret it. Although, they are a little tricky to find! Take a GPS

06-15-2010, 08:46 AM
If I was in Durham I would give Allen & Son a try.

Allen & Son Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q
6203 Millhouse Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 35.973 -79.0762
(919) 942-7576

I always forget about them. They are said to be a very good BBQ joint also. I've never eaten there, but I'm going to try to get by there this month now that I've been reminded that it exists. :mrgreen:

06-16-2010, 03:36 PM
Thanks for the replies guys.:thumb: I will try and hit as many as I can, and report back.:-D