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Best bbq I've ever had in my life. A quaint local owned bbq that's sure to satisfy every craving. I
Best bbq I've ever had in my life. A quaint local owned bbq that's sure to satisfy every craving. I wish all the best to this great establishment.
Calvin D. via yelp.com - Jan 23, 2022
We had the bbq ribs baked and fried chicken Mac n cheese cabbage okra and hush puppies. Very good soul food. Seasoned and hot. Good customer service very friendly crew down home hospitality. Will definitely be going back again ... read more
Tasha Whitfield via google.com - Jan 18, 2022
Food was delicious. I had the baked chicken it was seasoned to perfection. The candied yams and macaroni was awesome. Hush puppies are the BEST. Definitely home cooked authentic southern dishes. Had lots of options on the menu. Portions were very fulfilling and prices were great. Definitely try it out.
Erika E via google.com - Jan 4, 2022
Needed a little more sauce still very good.
LT Retro via google.com - Jan 1, 2022
Food is amazing! I got brisket, Mac n cheese, & yams. The yams had a filmy consistency which made me not eat them but upon first taste they were delicious. Mac was good && brisket was tender, flavorful and very tasty. Customer service was great. I will definitely be back!
Shannon Smith via google.com - Dec 21, 2021
Try the chopped turkey!
Kim Dobbs via google.com - Dec 14, 2021
Amazing food. Worth the wait! Hot and delicious !!
Kendall Lancaster via google.com - Dec 8, 2021
Food good but not what it used to be. I believe mainly due to shortage of staff in hospitality industry. Will continue to patronize though.
Alisha McKenzie via google.com - Dec 2, 2021
Food was really good!!! We were first timers and they gave us samples to choose what we wanted, we thought that was awesome so we didn't spend money on something we wouldn't like! Great service!
Desiree Ngen via google.com - Dec 1, 2021
Just a little hole in the wall BBQ joint that makes some of the best food I have ever eaten. It's a little expensive but worth every penny.
RC Productions via google.com - Nov 29, 2021
Awesome BBQ! Pork ribs had me sucking my fingers without shame! Fries were seasoned just right and t
Awesome BBQ! Pork ribs had me sucking my fingers without shame! Fries were seasoned just right and the hush puppies were warm and toasty.
Rafael M. via yelp.com - Nov 19, 2021
Remodeling appeared to be in process, line workers seemed confused with orders, no distancing or mask requirements Pork chops and hushpuppies lackluster but, collards, macaroni and cheese, and cabbage were great ... read more
Elder C Charles via google.com - Nov 10, 2021
FOOD IS AMAZING! I SLEPT ON THIS PLACE MY WHOLE TIME AT NCCU. The only negative would be the upkeep
FOOD IS AMAZING! I SLEPT ON THIS PLACE MY WHOLE TIME AT NCCU. The only negative would be the upkeep of the building, the age/condition is apparent. But the food is so good I honestly dont mind lol , staff was awesome ... read more
Willis B. via yelp.com - Nov 4, 2021
Fantastic food!
Lee Folger via google.com - Nov 3, 2021
Ok listen! The food is always good...reminds me of grandma's house on Sunday after church! There is one thing lacking which is professionalism, especially on behalf the owner!!! 👎🏾👎🏾 There is absolutely no need to fuss, cuss, and yell at your coworkers/employees while at work and In front of patrons. Highly unprofessional and makes f ... read more
shannon hester via google.com - Oct 31, 2021
Wow! I'm from the West Coast and have never had BBQ like this. Absolutely delicious!
Joy Lovejoy via google.com - Oct 26, 2021
Food is very good.
Johnny Brown via google.com - Oct 22, 2021
Pulled pork plate with sweet potatoes and green beans was AMAZING!!
Amanda Hullett via google.com - Oct 19, 2021
Amazing BBQ of all varieties - beef, pork, fish, chicken, turkey, blackened peas are great and hush
Amazing BBQ of all varieties - beef, pork, fish, chicken, turkey, blackened peas are great and hush puppies are not to be missed. Been to many BBQ places around the country and this is my favorite. The physical restaurant leaves a lot to be improved, but the food and hospitality are absolutely terrific. Don't miss eating here!
Steven B. via yelp.com - Oct 18, 2021
Never have I ever………tasted bar b que as good as this!
OMG! The BEST BEST food ever! And so much fun- we were a group of 7, we didn’t want to eat indoors ( Not doing that yet b/c of Covid ) and Dice set us up with chairs outside! We had the best time and to a person thought it was the best bar b que ever. Don’t miss the black eyed peas! Each meat was better than the one before. ( we all ... read more
ina504 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 18, 2021
Don’t miss eating here if you are anywhere near Durham.
Best BBQ I have ever tasted, and I have made it my business to sample many around the country - Texas, California, Chicago, Virginia, North Carolina, etc. Not only is the food amazing but the people are very friendly and welcoming. The physical restaurant leaves much to be improved, but the food, hospitality and variety are not equal ... read more
SteveBauman via tripadvisor.com - Oct 18, 2021
I've been traveling a lot lately. I make it a point to try BBQ wherever I go. Austin and Louisiana last week. This week, North Carolina. The styles are different everywhere I go. Backyard BBQ had Brisket like no other. It was more like a roast, this surprised me a bit but it was absolutely delicious! The pork ribs were some of the be ... read more
Joe R via google.com - Oct 13, 2021
Dirty establishment but the food was banging.
Venicia Jones via google.com - Oct 12, 2021
Great home-cooked food along with warm and welcoming service. Go get some, you will not be disappointed.
Beau Taub via google.com - Oct 12, 2021
Great food. Ordered bbq chicken plate with Mac and green beans.
Jazzy Lee via google.com - Oct 4, 2021
This is the best place I have ever ate the people are great the owners are excellent people I met them today and their food is excellent excellent I will come back and continue to visit with my family ... read more
Isaac Rodriguez via google.com - Oct 4, 2021
Best value for BBQ in the triangle by a wide margin.
Tyler Reinsch via google.com - Sep 30, 2021
The food taste great but my brisket was very fatty; over half of my serving was fat on 9/27.
Vickie Washington via google.com - Sep 27, 2021
I loved the food and the energy of the employees, it was my first time here and the food was on poin
I loved the food and the energy of the employees, it was my first time here and the food was on point!
Marina O. via yelp.com - Sep 20, 2021
Pulled pork BBQ at the Backyard was great. Vinegar based sauce and it had a nice kick. Pulled turkey was really good too. Had a pimento element to the sauce which was sweet. I liked it. Sides were garbage. They looked so bad I only got some mac and cheese for the kids. It was terrible. Banana pudding was outstanding.
Jamie Thom via google.com - Sep 16, 2021
I love this place. Hands down my favorite bbq shop.
Chris A via google.com - Sep 13, 2021
I love the Turkey BBQ ... read more
Denise R.M. via google.com - Sep 13, 2021
Best home cookin in Durham. I go at least once a week ... read more
Grady Stewart via google.com - Sep 3, 2021
Always excellent Carolina BBQ. If you don’t like Backyard BBQ, that’s on you, not them. It just that good ... read more
Sal Salvio via google.com - Sep 1, 2021
Great food ... read more
james garrett via google.com - Aug 30, 2021
Best southern bbq spot in the triad, no doubt about it. Turkey pulled bbq is bomb. All the sides are bomb. The staff are super cool and down to earth. The pineapple lemonade is the ish!
Christopher Westgard via google.com - Aug 30, 2021
The food is really good. It’s my first time trying and I was impressed with the taste of the food. The place looks run down it’s expensive I didn’t expect to pay 20$ for a plate but the food is really good so I guess it’s worth it.
Karen Ramirez via google.com - Aug 25, 2021
Always excellent Carolina BBQ. If you don’t like this Backyard, that’s on you. Not them ... read more
Sal Salvio via google.com - Aug 25, 2021
I visited here to get a take out for my sister. Very pleasant atmosphere. The Manager remembered my sister order and had it ready. The cashier was courteous and not pushy. The place is expensive - however the food was enjoyable from my sister' s view point.
Vanessa D E McMillan via google.com - Aug 21, 2021
Backyard BBQ is 5 star food with a rough ambiance. Arrived shortly after opening and beat the lunch
Backyard BBQ is 5 star food with a rough ambiance. Arrived shortly after opening and beat the lunch rush. After we received our food we noticed that a consistent line formed for the next half hour, but it moves fast because everything is cafeteria style. This place is cheap as hell. $8.50 for a pulled pork meat and two. The BBQ pulle ... read more
Josh N. via yelp.com - Aug 21, 2021
Great as always. This is one of the best places to get home made soul food in Durham.
Juna Lamour via google.com - Aug 20, 2021
Veggie plate. AWESOME!! That's it.
Letitia Davison via google.com - Aug 11, 2021
Turkey BBQ was excellent. Big portions. Definitely returning to sample more of their wares. Delicious.
T Fite via google.com - Aug 11, 2021
Authentic southern BBQ. Friendly staff. Location could really use an update inside and out but the food makes up for it. Pulled pork, MAC and cheese, baked beans and hush puppies were all outstanding.
gutshotjoejoe via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
Great country cooking! A must try if you're in the neighborhood. Awesome Mac and cheese!
Christopher Morgan via google.com - Aug 6, 2021
Pork BBQ was adequate. Seemed to be a bit overcooked.
JoAnna Bartholomew via google.com - Aug 5, 2021
Service was good but most of the food was too sweet. Brunswick stew needed to be more savory and less sweet ... read more
Charlie7337 usa born and bred via google.com - Aug 5, 2021
We tried this restaurant on the recommendations of a local. Everyone in our party ordered the briske
We tried this restaurant on the recommendations of a local. Everyone in our party ordered the brisket. It was tender and moist, but was served in a beef jus or gravy that made it taste more like pot roast. There was a hint of smoke, and good seasoning, but not like BBQ flavors I'm used to. Sides were tasty, but a bit too sweet for th ... read more
spinnaker802 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 5, 2021
Looking for the best BBQ turkey go to Backyard ... read more
Todd Gurley via google.com - Aug 3, 2021
rib tips were very tough.. staff was friendly..
Frankie Andrews via google.com - Jul 31, 2021
A friend told me about this place and their turkey BBQ🤤. I must say a wasn't disappointed the food was good and the limeade🤤 was over the top. My wife had BBQ chicken (white meat) and it was moist, both our sides were great... We have plans to go again really soon.. 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤 ... read more
OSO LOVE 45 via google.com - Jul 30, 2021
Catfish-super crispy, BBQ Turkey-short on flavor, Food Display-a bit untidy, Parking-smell of backyard trash mixed with grill smoke, Overall- pretty interesting with plenty satifying flavored dishes I sure.
DVVS Inc. via google.com - Jul 30, 2021
They have good spicy food. I enjoyed their shrimps 🍤.
Roland Mark via google.com - Jul 30, 2021
Total DIVE with the best BBQ and fixins!! Fantastic!!
G. Mark Abernathey via google.com - Jul 30, 2021
One of the best barbeque spots in Durham and possibly NC! If you're visiting Durham you have to stop by here to get a taste of what North Carolina barbecue taste like. The food was so good I forgot to take a picture of it! It can get crowded in the restaurant so be ready to wait. The wait is worth it though. I ordered a rib plate wit ... read more
Matthew White via google.com - Jul 26, 2021
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