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Backyard BBQ Pit


5122 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 544-9911
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Photo of Jennifer Staunton Jennifer Staunton
Jun 12, 2019 5

The food is delicious. I loved the hush puppies and the mac and cheese. Staff are friendly and inviting. I can't wait to come back.

Photo of Dimitry Etienne Dimitry Etienne
Jun 11, 2019 5

I can't describe happiness but here is a picture of it. I have not had better YET and this was out of this world! The ladies and gents working here were very sweet and I highly recommend this gem of an establishment!

Photo of Lynne Rose Lynne Rose
May 14, 2019 5

Delicious food, amazingly friendly owner and staff! Our group sampled eachother's food so we had a well rounded experience of the food. Catfish was the best I have ever had! The brisket, turkey and chicken and sides were all great! We will definitely be coming back next time we're in town.

Photo of Alexander Vonk Alexander Vonk
Apr 20, 2019 3

Southern style BBQ in graffiti-walled structure. The menu is written in chalk. We waited in line for quite awhile, and for me the brisket plate I got in the end was disappointing. About a third of the meat was just fat. The yams were tasty, although smothered in a somewhat watery sweet sauce. The BBQ beans were also drowning in sauce. I used the three hush puppies that came with the meal to rescue some of the beans. The best part about this restaurant is the graffiti that covers almost all walls. Fascinating. My lunch partner had the pulled pork sandwich, and she said it she would come back for it, as long as it has those BBQ beans on top.

Photo of Tiffany Le Tiffany Le
Oct 5, 2019 5

Service was amazing! Told them it was our first time here and they were very kind and offered recommendations! Mac and cheese was not super amazing, but it was so stringy and cheesy I would consider getting again and just add ketchup or salt. Also everything here I would say is a fair price. Definitely recommend the hush puppies! By far my favorite ones I've ever had!

Photo of Xero Requiem Xero Requiem
Oct 13, 2019 3

I ordered just about every meat they had available the day that I went, which amounted to about 3 meal orders if I recall. The pulled pork was the best thing I had, but I would still only call it average or slightly above average. Overall I was not impressed based on the reviews that I read prior to going here. The staff was very friendly however and even went to the back to see if they had brisket when I asked for it despite them not having it officially out for serving. If it wasn't for the staff being as good as they are I would likely rate this place lower, but clearly based on the reviews it may simply not be my kind of BBQ.

Photo of Karen Shelton Karen Shelton
Oct 18, 2019 5

The Turkey BBQ taste really good; the venue has a good selection of sides. This visit, mac & cheese and cabbage wad the selection and they both tasted really, really good - the food was seasoned pretty - neither more or less, it was just right! Thank you Backyard BBQ Pit.

Photo of C M C M
Oct 21, 2019 5

Delicious food!! The cook could tell we were new and came out and gave us samples. Super friendly staff, such a fun place to eat and seriously, everything is fantastic. A local gem.

Photo of 67Spectre . 67Spectre .
Oct 4, 2019 4

The food was excellent. We came there at lunchtime, and the line wrapped around the restaurant, but their cafeteria-style serving got everyone their food in a hurry. Would have given 5 stars if the place was cleaner.

Photo of Francis Dela Cruz Francis Dela Cruz
Nov 20, 2019 5

I'm sorry I don't have pictures. I was so lost in the BBQ I didn't have time to take out my phone. If you're still reading reviews about this place to figure out if their BBQ is good, then I don't know what to say to you. They don't play here. And they tell you they don't play around when it comes to BBQ and chicken. 5/5 you'll come in looking for BBQ and leave knowing you've had a taste of heaven

Photo of Shady Shane Shady Shane
Nov 30, 2019 5

Backyard BBQ Pit is a hidden gem. They are not known for a fancy place to eat or great music. What they are known for is being able to cook some terrifically great soul food. And the customer service is above and beyond excellent. Everyone is friendly and they seem very genuine. But back to the food. I have never had such good macaroni and cheese. One of my favorite things to eat there is fish and I've always had a thoroughly cooked yet never dry piece of fish. The decor leaves everything you can imagine to be desired. There is no wallpaper up on the wall You do have is bear walls with writing over almost every square inch of the walls. But again the food is astronomical. I cannot rave enough how good the food is. Go check them out if you were looking for some genuine good soul food.

Photo of Abbycadabra Alakazam Abbycadabra Alakazam
Dec 1, 2019 5

This was the first time I'd ever tried North Carolina BBQ and y'all didn't disappoint! The pulled pork, green beans, and mac & cheese were amazing. The Brunswick stew was also so delicious. I'd give 10 stars if I could.

Photo of Adam Ruggles Adam Ruggles
Jan 11, 2020 5

Really has the backyard feel - the menu is as diverse as it's patrons! In true Carolina fashion they have their pork mastered. The single bone rib is a really cool way to order. The Mac and cheese is good but the greens are fantastic, probably the best I've ever had. The brisket.... Nothing even close to Texas so next time I'll just stick with the pork.

Photo of Charlene Lynn Charlene Lynn
Jan 11, 2020 5

Was visiting the Durham area. We stopped for BBQ. This was the best BBQ we have had. The portions were huge. Service was great!