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Wow. Don't listen to any of the ...
Wow. Don't listen to any of the negative reviews - just go.

The sides are almost as compelling as the Q. Prepare for big servings.

One word of advice or caution: the turkey Q is good, but it is the finely chopped. I wish it was sliced.
Tim G. via yelp.com - May 25, 2020
The food was great!!!!!!!!!
James Diggins via google.com - May 21, 2020
Food was so amazing so much flavor ...
Food was so amazing so much flavor and the service was awesome everyone was so friendly ... read more
Melissa T. via yelp.com - May 20, 2020
The meats are always tender and delicious and the sides are just like mama used to make. Don't expect anything fancy, just really good.
Dennis Moore via google.com - May 17, 2020
OMG. Woohoo! This is some good food. Be ready to take a nap after you are done. Flounder, fried pork chop, pork ribs, Mac and cheese, greens, corn, rice, banana pudding, lemonade. Don’t judge me...
Chreatha Alston via google.com - May 17, 2020
Good ol' Southern Food joint! 💯 Be ready to order, they get super busy so they don't play around in line. I'd call it a hole-in-the-wall but their food's so good it's not! Recommend for anyone traveling to the area if you want Authentic Local BBQ. Pork sandwich with slaw is a go to! Their brisket is tender! Hush puppies are heavenly ... read more
Melinda Fernandez via google.com - May 12, 2020
Great people and food ... read more
Danyelle B via google.com - May 7, 2020
A- | Nice authentic soul food taste and the fish was on point ... read more
Khi Turner via google.com - May 2, 2020
You just can't beat their pulled pork, Mac ND cheese and collard greens!
Jeffrey Silvius via google.com - Apr 23, 2020
Channel Your Inner Calvin Trillin and Order One of Everything
Fans of the Food Trilogy will understand. I've visited the area a few times, and as a rule I eschew chain establishments to try the local fare. This place validates the rule. On my first of several visits, I was overwhelmed by the variety of...More ... read more
Jimathome via tripadvisor.com - Apr 22, 2020
I ate the turkey barbecue it was ...
I ate the turkey barbecue it was very good just right for me to eat it. The sides were Mac and cheese and collards greens. The hush puppies were ok but the rest of the food was very good. I will come back and bring somebody to try it out also. Keep up the good flavoring of your food.
Genevive H. via yelp.com - Apr 18, 2020
This local southern barbecue joint ...
This local southern barbecue joint is delicious!  I loved the beef brisket marinated and served in juices, and the mac and cheese was delicious as well.  Fried shrimp was pretty good, and I'd do the collard greens again as well.  The candied yams were probably a bit too "candied" for my taste but overall the food is excellent and I'l ... read more
Kevin C. via yelp.com - Apr 17, 2020
Great chicken available. Good customer service and reasonable price.
Balkrishna Upadhaya via google.com - Apr 9, 2020
Love the customer service! Friendly and fast. Good is DELICIOUS!!!
Brandon Daye via google.com - Apr 9, 2020
The best food in town ... read more
lavonda holmes via google.com - Mar 30, 2020
I have only had the pleasure of ...
I have only had the pleasure of dining with them one time but it was AWESOME!!!

Looking forward to a time when I will be able to get something off the menu.
Robert F. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2020
Great food ... read more
Kevin G via google.com - Mar 17, 2020
One lady in the office is always ...
One lady in the office is always eating here and talking about how good the food is here. Well I decided to grab lunch here. There was a long line but it moved pretty fast. I ordered Mac and cheese, collards and smoked bbq chicken. It was fresh, full of flavor and good! I was pleased....and will be coming back soon!
Natika G. via yelp.com - Mar 10, 2020
Not the most pretty place, but the food is on point.
J C via google.com - Mar 9, 2020
Not much to look at but man the food is good ... read more
John Lynde via google.com - Mar 6, 2020
The food has changed...not as Good ... read more
Marie Bryant via google.com - Mar 6, 2020
Food was great ... read more
boss man ej via google.com - Mar 5, 2020
What more can I say about Backyard ...
What more can I say about Backyard BBQ besides the fact that you need to go right now. A small hole in the wall right in Durham. What the place lacks in aesthetic it makes up for in top of the line BBQ mixed with incredible value for your dollars.

I highly suggest coming earlier in the day as some of the more popular items do
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Christopher B. via yelp.com - Mar 2, 2020
Fall off the bone good!!!!!!
Charles Green via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
Had the best BBQ of my LIFE here. Everything is good. I would come back for the mashed potatoes alone! Can’t forget to grab the hush puppies. I’ll be back every month 🤤 ... read more
Vivian Voss via google.com - Feb 29, 2020
Always the best! Enough said.
Ashley Shott via google.com - Feb 28, 2020
Try not to look shocked when you walk in because of the appearance of the restaurant. The food is soooooooooo good and fresh! Like soooooo good ... read more
Ronneshia Jackson via google.com - Feb 28, 2020
Their food is excellent. We will be come back here anytime we visit the triangle ... read more
Javier Rosales via google.com - Feb 26, 2020
Doesn't look like much when you ...
Doesn't look like much when you go past it, and it's definitely a hole in the wall (usually the best type of spots) but this place won't disappoint!! Great food, good portion size, and they actually season the food!! My family had a mixture of bbq, fried chicken, and fried pork chops and every devoured it! Tons of side options and ev ... read more
Heather L. via yelp.com - Feb 25, 2020
Calling at a hole in the wall makes it sound more upscale than it really is. Lol. But don't be dissuaded by the look of the establishment. The food itself is out of this world. The collard greens made me want to kick off my shoes and wiggle my toes they were so good.
Christine Becker via google.com - Feb 24, 2020
Like most of the reviewers stated ...
Like most of the reviewers stated, Backyard BBQ Pit is a "hole on the wall" with AMAZING food.  I've been there a few times and always enjoyed my meals. The meats and sides are delicious and so fresh.  You can tell the food is cooked with love and care. Always nicely seasoned too.  Staff is super friendly and you feel like you are vi ... read more
Pam H. via yelp.com - Feb 23, 2020
Some of the best I've ever had ... read more
Al Tedesco via google.com - Feb 21, 2020
Strange location but great food
As European folks we were very amazed about the location and the look and feel of it. It is really like a garage or backyard of somebody private. We had some difficulties to understand the menu but the people are so friendly to help out....More ... read more
KevinKor via tripadvisor.com - Feb 19, 2020
Baby By.... This place is the bees knees. It was recommended by a cousin who lives in the area. I was told the place is shabby but the food is amazing. Both correct. We arrived and there was ample parking. First thing I noticed was the line that did not get any shorter the whole time I was there. While ordering the guy noticed very q ... read more
Jessica Williams via google.com - Feb 19, 2020
Da Brunswick stew is off da chain yall
Been in NC since 1995...thought that Smithfields Brunswick stew was the best...but when I ate the the Brunswick stew here at Backyard BBQ I was like WOWOWOW! Flavor is soooooo good....mmmm mmmm mmmm!
235randya via tripadvisor.com - Feb 18, 2020
I just got into North Carolina was the closest barbecue pit near me. People were friendly and kind. I don't think it was the best of BBQ that North Carolina has to offer. However, I did enjoy the collard greens and mac and cheese was a little greasy. And the brisket was a little on the dry side, even though it was in its own juices. ... read more
Michael Rosenholtz via google.com - Feb 14, 2020
I’ve been gong here for several years and I’ve never been disappointed.
L Kennedy via google.com - Feb 14, 2020
The food is awesome! The ribs and pork sandwich are great. We got mac, greens, and baked beans.
Dan Porter via google.com - Feb 14, 2020
I grew up next door to Lexington. I prefer their BBQ over "Lexington style". But I will warn you, a BBQ plate with two sides doesn't seem like a lot of food, but it's damn filling. A staple of Durham and loved by all of us RTP employees!
Paige Julianne Sullivan via google.com - Feb 13, 2020
Food was great as always ... read more
Cordero & Demetria Terry via google.com - Feb 9, 2020
Backyard BBQ never let's me down. The pork BBQ, the brisket, the pork chops, the ribs - all amazing. And it's priced the way it should be. Top 3 Q in the Triangle ... read more
James Hepler via google.com - Feb 5, 2020
Best BBQ in the Triangle
This is the best BBQ I have had since moving to Raleigh 4 years ago. In fact, it is the best BBQ I've had since 1986 in Dallas, Texas, but that is another story. Anyway, this is down home Southern cooking at its best. The...More ... read more
Patricia B via tripadvisor.com - Feb 4, 2020
Definitely a nice little place to grab lunch, the portions are large and the prices are very affordable! The restaurant itself is alittle older and has served alot of meals, but don't let the appearance fool you. The food is very tasty and you definitely have lots of southern food options, that will help you feel like your at Granny' ... read more
B. Bowen via google.com - Feb 3, 2020
Damn that was good!
Andrew Speigel via google.com - Jan 30, 2020
Best home style NBQ ... read more
iangelface iangelface via google.com - Jan 30, 2020
Their food is excellent. We will be come back here anytime we are visit Durham ... read more
Javier Rosales via google.com - Jan 29, 2020
Soul at its best ... read more
Alton Rogers via google.com - Jan 22, 2020
Awesome!  I hurt myself. I just ...
Awesome!  I hurt myself. I just want to know how they got my deceased mother recipes. Best BBQ, collards, tater salad n hush puppies ever. Please look at Northern Durham for your next location. I could eat there everyday!  Wonder food. Great service. Happy people!
Kat B. via yelp.com - Jan 21, 2020
DELICIOUS!! Hopefully owner will put in a new parking lot. Lots of potholes!! Very bad when it rains especially! HEAVY customer patronage from ALL cultures NOT to have a decent parking lot for us loyal customers!!
Sebrina Franks via google.com - Jan 19, 2020
AWESOME!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING TASTES GREAT ... read more
michael canup via google.com - Jan 16, 2020
Sooo good. Friendly service and amazing food. Definitely a must have when in the neighborhood.
Liz Rubino via google.com - Jan 15, 2020
The food was GREAT ! I had the Mac N Cheese , Potatoe Salad and I'm not a fan of Bar B Q but tried it . Delicious . I would reccomend if your looking girl food that has the moms kitchen flavor. The pineapple lemonade is a get to go order and can be used for mixed drinks at home . 5 plus stars . Friendly staff . Downside not the best ... read more
Sybil Richardson via google.com - Jan 14, 2020
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