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Food was good tonight. Was quite ...
Food was good tonight. Was quite upset that none of the employees were wearing a mask while serving the food!!!
Kim M. via yelp.com - Jul 29, 2020
If you want a good home cooked ...
If you want a good home cooked meal this it it. The food is delicious and priced reasonably. I gave them 3 stars bc it bothered me that none of the employees wore a mask especially in a pandemic.
Catherine O. via yelp.com - Jul 29, 2020
Wonderful food. Sometimes a wait, well worth it when you eat. Always stop here when I'm in the area.
Rob .T via google.com - Jul 27, 2020
One of the top BBQ joints in the ...
One of the top BBQ joints in the U.S.?  Bring it on.  This place looks, feels, and tastes like a true BBQ joint.  A little hole-in-the-wall in the middle of nowhere, with a steady line of cars and people wandering in, the food hits the spot and satisfies whatever BBQ craving you have.  From the pork to the brisket, the chicken and tu ... read more
Paul J. via yelp.com - Jul 26, 2020
The food is the best around. Not a long wait even though they stay busy. Best to get take-out!
Enam Jarrar Jordan via google.com - Jul 19, 2020
Plenty of food for the cost. I ...
Plenty of food for the cost. I got the BBQ plate combo. Food was hot and good. They gave me fresh hushpuppies.
Indy S. via yelp.com - Jul 18, 2020
Catch 22: + The food and customer service is great. - The place could use a deep cleaning - -The flys are outta control. Reckon that's the risk we take eating out.🤷🏾‍♀️🤔 ... read more
Meia via google.com - Jul 13, 2020
Really good soul food. My husband ...
Really good soul food. My husband and I have gone several times and the food is always delicious and consistent.  Prices are excellent as well.
Regina G. via yelp.com - Jul 12, 2020
Catch 22: + The food and customer service is great. - The place could use a good wholesome upgrade/ cleaning & the flys are a but outta control. Reckon that's the risk we take eating out.🤷🏾‍♀️🤔 ... read more
Meia via google.com - Jul 12, 2020
Went here for the first time based the positive reviews and pictures on here. Saw that there was a line around the building waiting for them to open so I knew I was in for a treat. Ordered the bbq pork plate with candied yams, Mac and cheese and hushpuppies. The Mac and cheese was phenomenal. Loved the hush puppies too. Tried the lem ... read more
R L via google.com - Jul 9, 2020
Best BBQ I've had in the area. Big fan, even though I am not normally big on BBQ.
Daniel Ellison via google.com - Jul 9, 2020
Great Food Cooked to Perfection!!!
James Latta via google.com - Jul 9, 2020
Delicious cabbage. Oxtails cooked ...
Delicious cabbage. Oxtails cooked to perfection.  Collard greens on point. Max & Cheese needs a little work.

Also.. best banana pudding I've ever had (from a  restaurant)
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Aneasha M. via yelp.com - Jul 8, 2020
Just beyond excellent food and service!
Christin LHeureux via google.com - Jul 8, 2020
Good food, good people but good food.
Jay S via google.com - Jul 7, 2020
Great ... read more
Wilson Michael via google.com - Jul 4, 2020
Coming from the north and I usually ...
Coming from the north and I usually don't like food with vinegar,  the food from this place is interesting, delicious and the right combination of sweet and sour.

Cole slaw is even better than Walmart, my top choice

Hush puppies are like fried dough and delicious

BBQ is finely chopped pull pork with vinegar  int
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LoveToEat Z. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2020
Delicious ... read more
Wayne Davenport via google.com - Jul 2, 2020
Oh my God, my lips have and will never taste this good of food. I'm only passing through Durham but this place is seriously making me contemplate moving here. It's cheap too, for such good food, friendly service, and a laid back atmosphere. I wish there was a place like this back home, I'd eat there everyday. Solid choice.
Josiah Moody via google.com - Jul 2, 2020
I have been eating there for years . Have always been satisfied. Everything is delicious. Friendly people .
Millie Marks via google.com - Jul 1, 2020
Lunch time review: Backyard BBQ Pit Durham, NC. The price was right, I got half a rack of ribs and a 1/2 a pound of barbecue 2 sides and hush puppies. The Bar Be Que was very good and the ribs were also delicious will definitely be back.
Chef Dave Food Critic via google.com - Jun 25, 2020
Great ribs and stew! The greens were delicious!!
Nancy Edenfield via google.com - Jun 25, 2020
I’ve been craving BBQ since we first were looking to move here and wanted to support black owned. Overall this did not disappoint!! I ordered the brisket dinner (2 sides) and my wife ordered the fried whiting (2 sides). Tbh, the brisket seemed more like a roast instead of traditional brisket but it tasted pretty good! The whiting and ... read more
Malcolm Bevel via google.com - Jun 24, 2020
The food is delicious and the owner is a very nice lady. Definitely coming back here!
Kathryn Sheffield via google.com - Jun 22, 2020
Excellent in every aspect of the word
My husband and I moved to Chapel Hill in March and have been mostly in the house since everything was being shut down at that time so we’ve been so ready to get out and experience something good here in the Triangle area. Our son...More ... read more
RongjrCHNC via tripadvisor.com - Jun 21, 2020
They took good care of me picking out what I wanted and everything tasted perfect. I did take out bbq, rib tips, collards, mac and cheese, slaw, and hush puppies.
Janie Satterwhite via google.com - Jun 20, 2020
The food was really really good. It's very popular and the line was out the door when we went. That said, the service was prompt and the staff was very friendly. Don't be turned off by the restaurant aesthetic, it's quirky, and looks a little sketchy but it's totally worth a visit. I tried the pork, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, ... read more
Rand Pehrson via google.com - Jun 20, 2020
I had seen Backyard BBQ Pit off ...
I had seen Backyard BBQ Pit off of Hwy 55 for months and been meaning to try it. I finally tried them for the first time yesterday! I'm happy to report that it's as good as people say! Go ahead and add them to your list of black owned businesses to try!

I got a pork bbq plate with mac and cheese and collard greens. My friend g
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Sujung S. via yelp.com - Jun 17, 2020
Great place, food and staff. Thank you for this establishment. This is the type of place you are glad to stop at anytime. The place you wish you could walk to. Great plates of great food at a great value. First time coming in. Great bbq and pork chops also enjoyed all sides and dessert.
Mr. ChapelHill via google.com - Jun 17, 2020
Great food and am excellent at serving with a smile. Affordable prices for great food!
Sharon Sunkel via google.com - Jun 15, 2020
My go-to 4 Q when I was a local, GREAT spot. I had to skip them this time on my way northbound, the bbq wasn’t gonna be ready until 1pm! Strange choice of menu item to prep last, turkey isn’t nearly as tasty as pulled pork. Bad timing, and not reflective of my past visits.
Jason H via google.com - Jun 15, 2020
This place was totally worth the ...
This place was totally worth the drive from S.E. Raleigh. Some of the best ribs and collard greens I've had in a long while. I even drank the pot liquor.
Clarissa G. via yelp.com - Jun 8, 2020
The people are so friendly I love ...
The people are so friendly I love it. I told them I cook and I'm from Jersey so I'm picky... He let me taste the BBQ .. leets just say I left with 3 trays and a HAPPY HUSBAND... we y'all FRIDAY!!!! Next up BRISKET AND RIBS ... read more
Dee H. via yelp.com - Jun 8, 2020
No frills, amazing BBQ ... read more
Kendall Rotondo via google.com - Jun 7, 2020
My wife and I got dinner here today; we are looking to support black owned businesses in our area. The food is absolutely delicious! We had their pit pork sandwiches, the cole slaw is amazing and so are the collard greens. We also got a gallon of their pineapple lemonade and will definitely come back for more. It gets busy, but it i ... read more
Jessica Lozano via google.com - Jun 4, 2020
On vacation in Durham, NC and this was the first bbq spot I hit. Outstanding customer service and a large offering of yumminess! Conviently located on the Apex highway just south of Interstate 40, you will want to eat here! Ribs, chicken, fish, pulled pork, shrimp, etc with a whole slew of sides. It had been years since I had breaded ... read more
christopher tapanen via google.com - May 30, 2020
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
Down Home Cooking
I ordered a fried shrimp plate and the shrimp are huge, with a hefty portion. The mac and cheese was decent, but needed to be a tad bit creamier. However, the yams are delicious. I'll definitely give them another try in the future!
CountryGurlOnTheGo via tripadvisor.com - May 13, 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
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