No matter if they are fully staffed or short staffed the food is always outstanding. We were there yesterday, the food was served hot and fast. They were short one server and told us at the door it would be a little wait. We were perfectly fine with that. Thank you for another great meal.
Oct 8, 2022
Cheap and pretty good. Kind of like a barbeque cafeteria. Maybe good if you have a family and split a large meal. Pretty outdated concept and interior/ menue style.
Chris K (Crispy)
Aug 24, 2022
Of course the pretentious snobs moving to Durham wouldn't dare come to this gem. Their loss!
They've been in business here forever and it's no wonder why. It's one of the best places to go for southern food of all sorts that's always freshly prepared. The food is always delicious and the prices more than fair. The staff is friendly and very attentive.
Cash only, even after all these years, although they still might have an ATM machine inside. Ample parking available too.
Aug 18, 2022
A staple of Durham! This type of place has pictures of all the celebrities who visited.
As a southerner, I appreciate these places; the menu has more than enough options. The servers are friendly and kind.
Jul 28, 2022
For the volume of business they do, taking credit cards should be a given. Yes they have an atm, but making the customer pay even more... Bad business. Make sure you have cash. Food is adequate.
Everything above is still accurate.
Definitely would NOT be my first choice for any barbecue (others in the area are vastly superior, but I prefer very smoke forward barbecue)... And STILL a cash based business... That in of itself is why I personally choose to have a Picnic with other establishments
**let me reiterate**
No food here is "horrible" if asked I'd respond with "it's okay" (the exact definition of 3 stars)
Jun 29, 2022
I've been eating barbecue here since before I was born. I particularly love their barbecue sandwiches, Brunswick stew, coleslaw, and deviled eggs. And the hush puppies!
Update: I''d forgotten how much I love their fried chicken. It is so delicious!
Jun 1, 2022
We used Bullock's Bar-B-Cue catering service for our work training. My team had enjoyed their food at a prior event, but this was the first time I'd ever ordered Bullock's catering myself. Not only was Ty so helpful, but he was able to work with me to help figure out what was going to be the best fit for our event. He was able to work with us on the pricing to meet our budget. The food was incredible. Highly recommend!
May 26, 2022
When I grew up, there where plenty of great BBQ restaurants, like Bullocks, all over. For lunch or dinner, they served plates mounted with delicious meats and wide choice of home cooked vegetables. These meals came with endless baskets of hush puppies, all washed down with big glasses of sweet ice tea. Now these delightful choices food was always “home cooked” style, just like mom used to do it every Sunday.
Well I can count on one hand a few local restaurants that are still serving meals like this and Bullocks is at the top of my list. I’m not their only fan, take a minute and look at the large group of pictures of all the famous people that have visited the famous restaurant.
Be sure to plan on ordering extra BBQ (and deserts) to take home with you. We do and get to enjoy this fabulous food for several more meals. If you are planning a big party, they will do catering.
Anthanette 'The Review Queen' Holland
May 14, 2022
I was told about this restaurant while my hubby was in rehab in Chapel Hill and it was amazing. I had the brisket with Mac and cheese, pintos and cabbage and my hubby got the brisket with Mac and cheese, rice and gravy and the cabbage. We also split the slaw and potato salad. The only downfall was the rice had some hard spots but other than that the taste and the quality of the food was great. I had to go back the next night to get veggies for us both because we had so much brisket left over and we didn't want to throw it away. We added yams to our veggies for the next night and they were even amazing. I can see why they have been in business for 70 years 😋😋😋. We will return to try some different entrees.
Dec 26, 2021
Stopped here on Christmas Eve while on a road trip along the east coast. We ordered and ate our food outside around our car because inside was closed. Owner and her husband invited us into the closed dining portion of the restaurant to eat our food. Amazing hospitality from the owner, they continued to give us different food to try, continued to engage us in conversation, our family enjoyed this stop on our road trip. Not to say the less, the food was absolutely amazing. Great place
Dec 11, 2021
We came for a family gathering. The staff provided a buffet meal which was the perfect way to go for a big group. They have a separate private room which was ideal. The fried chicken is excellent as is the potato salad, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese.