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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
Coming from the west coast, we have been coming to this great place since 2017. First time we came h
Coming from the west coast, we have been coming to this great place since 2017. First time we came here we vowed that we would come here every time we're in town. Their briskets are just amazing!!! Even their side dishes are worth the trip! Thank you Ms Dice and staff for making such delicious bbq!
Dina L. via yelp.com - Jul 22, 2021
True NC Barbecue taste and quality a must in this area ... read more
Ed Bartley via google.com - Jul 21, 2021
Loved this place. So good and cheap makes a case for moving down south. Never had Brunswick stew bef
Loved this place. So good and cheap makes a case for moving down south. Never had Brunswick stew before and trying real hard not to get more of it right now. Delicious! Pork bbq sandwich!
Devin B. via yelp.com - Jul 19, 2021
Service & Food are the BEST !!!
Donna Moody via google.com - Jul 18, 2021
Without a doubt the best barbeque joint in Durham. Unassuming, great food, and great people.
Eric Wright via google.com - Jul 16, 2021
Never disappoints, turkey bbq is delicious ... read more
Victoria Yeager via google.com - Jul 16, 2021
Great food and value for your money. People are hard working friendly folks. Great home cooking. Col
Great food and value for your money. People are hard working friendly folks. Great home cooking. Collards are you excellent. Good eats.
Mark L. via yelp.com - Jul 15, 2021
food was what I was looking for in NC style bbq and mac n cheese was on point going back for sure!
Lonnie pi Moore via google.com - Jul 6, 2021
My husband and I are trying to find a great BBQ place to replace the one we use to go to (Dinosaur B
My husband and I are trying to find a great BBQ place to replace the one we use to go to (Dinosaur BBQ in NY). This place was really good, the baked beans and slaw were yummy and the pork was flavored deliciously. The sweet sauce had a nice kick to it, I will definitely be going back here.
Tammy A. via yelp.com - Jul 5, 2021
This is one of the best BBQ places I've eaten at! If we could give it 10 stars I would. We walked in
This is one of the best BBQ places I've eaten at! If we could give it 10 stars I would. We walked in for lunch and the line wrapped around the inside. It seemed like everyone ordered something different when it came to either pork, beef or fish, but everyone ordered Mac n Cheese as there side. Take my advice order the Mac it won't di ... read more
R L. via yelp.com - Jun 20, 2021
Amazing soulful food. Although they were running low on food everything that was available tasted amazing. The hush puppies were soft and tasty. The potato salad tastes like homemade and not restaurant style (nothing bland or from frozen). The turkey BBQ surprised me because looking at them on the plate I assumed it would be dry but ... read more
Tersha Cox via google.com - Jun 18, 2021
Good soul food ... read more
Randy Powell via google.com - Jun 18, 2021
Delicious Food!!
Keith Smith via google.com - Jun 17, 2021
I had to rush to write a review because the food is that good. I'm literally still eating. The hush
I had to rush to write a review because the food is that good. I'm literally still eating. The hush puppies are divine. Crispy, but not hard on the outside, cornmeal sweetness and fluffy on the inside. The macaroni and cheese is delicious, seasoned and not greasy. They have a crispy layer of cheese on top and cheese throughout. I kno ... read more
Freddie L. via yelp.com - Jun 17, 2021
Delicious pulled pork and sides. I enjoy their slaw, collards, beans, and sweet potatoes. It's one o
Delicious pulled pork and sides. I enjoy their slaw, collards, beans, and sweet potatoes. It's one of those hole-in-the-wall gems with good eating. My favorite Carolina bbq in the area, and I've tried them all!
Jennifer M. via yelp.com - Jun 16, 2021
Delicious food, line always long but worth the wait everytine. The only place I can eat all my hushpuppies and want more. Get Mac n cheese or lemonade when you go, you will not be disappointed.
Tamara Gee via google.com - Jun 13, 2021
Like the food server is a little rude ... read more
Alis Brownrigg via google.com - Jun 12, 2021
Best Mac and cheese and collard greens! Pork ribs are better than beef ribs. Pulled pork is good too
Best Mac and cheese and collard greens! Pork ribs are better than beef ribs. Pulled pork is good too.
Stanthia R. via yelp.com - Jun 1, 2021
My favorite bbq place in the triangle. That’s before you get in to the fried food. Can’t go wrong here.
Matthew Humble via google.com - May 28, 2021
Wonderful hole in the wall type of place. The portions are huge and the food is satisfying. Personal
Wonderful hole in the wall type of place. The portions are huge and the food is satisfying. Personally, I liked the pulled pork and collard greens (I don't typically like collard greens) the most.
Marcy M. via yelp.com - May 26, 2021
The food here is pretty good and well priced. I ordered 2 plates 2 piece dark with greens and cabbage and chopped Turkey with yams and mac-cheese ... read more
wolf pack via google.com - May 21, 2021
If you haven’t tried this, you need to. Ignore any bad reviews. Best country home cooking I’ve ever had!
Amanda Lowrance via google.com - May 14, 2021
Best fried pork chop sandwich I’ve ever eaten in my life, never had a pork chop that melted in my mouth until now. Will definitely be back to try more!
mandixoloveyourself via google.com - May 14, 2021
Great food and personality in the place. Try the Oxtails ... read more
Jonathan Williams via google.com - May 13, 2021
I love the folks here. They helped me out in a pinch when another bbq joint canceled my order last m
I love the folks here. They helped me out in a pinch when another bbq joint canceled my order last minute because of a card error--without any call (i had only gone with them because of delivery convenience). I called and they got me the food I needed. It was delicious and hot. Going into the joint might seem underwhelming, but just ... read more
Suzie S. via yelp.com - May 13, 2021
I've been to this same joint after some ox tails, keep missing them but trying other things on the menu. They might be on to something here.
Kareen T via google.com - May 12, 2021
Fabulous, fast, friendly, and frugal! These folks are not messing around, offering some serious soul/comfort food. Even the veggies are loaded with flavor. A definite must. Oh and the turkey is not fatty, is mostly white meat without any heavy sauce, so good for those of us who are trying to make better health choices! Bon appetit!
Jacqueline Wilson via google.com - May 12, 2021
Love this place. I can eat their collards by the pint ... read more
Kedra J Culver via google.com - May 10, 2021
This restaurant has the ABSOLUTE best food hands down that I've had in Durham, NC!!! The mac & cheese was DELISH, the ribs were tender & the BBQ was on point. The pineapple lemonade was SWEET but oh so good. This place is soooooooo popular that they sold out of food & I had to come back the following day, but it was well worth the wa ... read more
Michele Grif via google.com - May 10, 2021
Inconsistent in taste but when it's good, ITS GOOD!!! Restaurant cleanliness is 2 star and that's a
Inconsistent in taste but when it's good, ITS GOOD!!! Restaurant cleanliness is 2 star and that's a bit generous. Not a bad place if you're craving some bbq or chicken ... read more
Donald B. via yelp.com - May 9, 2021
Great food long line ... read more
Jeanie King via google.com - May 8, 2021
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