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Byrd's BBQ Restaurant & Catering


2816 Cheek Rd
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 530-1839
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Photo of Richard Simpson Richard Simpson
Sep 22, 2023 5

Don't let the "every new BBQ place ever" renovation fool you. This is a legit roadside Q shack. When I saw the corrugated metal chair rail, grey paint, and photo mural, I was super worried this place was ruined. But the food is as great as ever, and the serving size will leave you wanting to take a nap. Been here a few times since the refresh and have been very impressed.

Photo of Chris Meck Chris Meck
Sep 12, 2023 5

Amazing breakfast and lunch. Very friendly owner and staff and they make the food fresh and fast. Wish I would have taken a picture of my food but was too busy stuffing my face with it 🤣 The Mac and cheese is a great side item as are the beans and the tea is perfect. Stop in if you get a chance.

Photo of Tietze Plumbing Heating and Air Tietze Plumbing Heating and Air
Sep 8, 2023 5

We were traveling the East Coast to our home in Texas. We wanted to eat barbecue in North Carolina (North Carolina and Texas are known for good barbecue ). Found Byrds. The barbecue was wonderful. We had brisket, ribs, baked beans and Mac and cheese and banana pudding. It was all delicious. The owner Kim came out and personally visited with us. The atmosphere was very friendly and the food was great. I highly recommend!!! Family owned and locally operated too!

Photo of Angelo DeVita Angelo DeVita
Sep 7, 2023 5

Great little barbecue place north of 98 in Durham. This day I had the beef brisket sandwich and it was so good. The rub was delicious and the meat was juicy can't ask for much more. They have a variety of dishes and sandwiches pork beef and chicken plus hot dogs and hamburgers. There are also open for breakfast and I've been there once before and it was fine. Prices are reasonable too.

Photo of tom cronin tom cronin
Sep 3, 2023 5

A surprisingly excellent off the beaten path restaurant. The food was amazing. The employees were extremely friendly and helpful. This was the first time I ate there did not even know this place existed, but now I will be back. They smoke the BBQ, and brisket . And they tasted great. The price is affordable,and the owner comes out to check on everyone to make sure their food is good. Thanks to the cook as well. See yall soon

Photo of Lamarr Dyson Lamarr Dyson
Aug 23, 2023 5

Did a quick breakfast search before my delivery. I came across this place. After reading the reviews I had to try for myself. did not disappoint! Their breakfast bowl was really good. Cannot wait to try some some of the other food next time I come.

Photo of Ginger Snap Ginger Snap
Aug 3, 2023 5

The entire staff was so pleasant! I’d never had brisket before and oh boy was It good! Kim was super sweet you can tell this business is her baby! She will definitely take care of you! The vibe was super chill like you were in your own backyard! I’ll definitely be back!!! Thanks again! -Kay

Photo of Dennis Moore Dennis Moore
Jul 7, 2023 4

The staff was very pleasant. I ordered take out and food was ready when I arrived. The family enjoyed Barbecue so much we went back for breakfast. They had quite a few customers come in for breakfast. I especially liked the pancakes they were very good. Will be going back for the brisket on the menu.

Photo of Kelvin Boykin Kelvin Boykin
May 27, 2023 5

I came up Friday May 26 around 4. I'm from Atlanta. I came with a co worker. He's been there before and I wanted BBQ so he insisted that we go there. Glad we did. The experience was AWESOME. Ms. Kim and the crew was excellent. Cashiers, servers, cooks and everyone was right at it and on point. The food was delicious and definitely prepared with love. Thanks everyone. The cook with the dreadlocks in his hair, I salute you. Again, Thanks everyone.

Photo of Luke Dubas Luke Dubas
May 10, 2023 5

Great brisket and ribs!! mashed potatoes, Mac and cheese and hush puppies were good too! Not to mention the banana pudding!! Delicious. Great spot. Met the owners as well and they are as nice as can be. Kind and customer oriented staff too. Have to check it out.

Photo of Brent Ingram Brent Ingram
Apr 28, 2023 5

I believe these guys may have just taken the number one spot for barbecue in Durham. The new owners know what they are doing back there. The place has basically been gutted and rebuilt. They put some real love into the building and they are definitely putting some love on the plates. Very clean restaurant and excellent service! This place is a must-try if you're in Durham

Photo of David Randolph David Randolph
Mar 8, 2023 5

How can I live in the area for almost 10 years and have just learned of this place ⁉️ Little hole-in-the wall with good BBQ, great service and the best most-welcoming staff I've seen in months, maybe years. Stopped in 27FEB23 with a friend from work. I had the pulled pork platter with hush puppies, mashed potatoes and green beans. It was awesome,l‼️‼️🙌🏻 I'll definitely be stopping back Often. If you haven't tried this place and you like barbecue, you should go. Trust me!

Photo of Elsie Elsie
Mar 6, 2023 5

This place has it all. Byrd's is great for a quick breakfast, lunch or picking up to bring home for dinner. The portions are decently sized. Drinks come in cans or bottled water, with lemonade and tea getting free refills. I love that it is a family-owned business. I try something new each time I go and am never disappointed. If you tried this place years ago, you need to try it again. One of my new favorites places to grab a bite to eat. The smiling faces behind the counter don't hurt, either.

Photo of John S. Fore John S. Fore
Dec 30, 2022 5

12.20.2022 Stumbled on these folks whilst "not lost" in Durham. I'm a big BBQ fan and therefore a harsh critic. I find more BBQ joints I don't like than ones I do. That said, this place is fantastic. The brisket sandwich is served on buttery Texas toast. The meat has a nice deep pink smoke ring and a remarkable smokey flavor. The beans were the perfect amount of sweet and savory. I'll definitely be back and you should give this new startup a visit. It just might be your new favorite Durham BBQ joint. I know it's mine. 12.30.2022 As promised, I'm back. This time I tried the pulled pork. While I am not a big fan of Carolina style with the vinegar mop, I did enjoy the sandwich. The sweet sauce on the table cut right through the vinegar and I liked it very much. Potato salad also had a touch of sweetness and went really well with the pork.

Photo of Laura Laura
Nov 23, 2022 5

This BBQ is great for a quick lunch or picking up to bring home for dinner. The portions are decently sized. Drinks come in cans or bottled water, with lemonade and tea getting free refills. I love that it is a family-owned business. I've tried their lunch items and breakfast items, all very good.

Photo of Stephanie Balmer Stephanie Balmer
Nov 22, 2022 5

Byrd's BBQ is a hidden gem. The bbq is cooked to perfection and has a tender savory flavor. The baked beans are to die for. I was very happy with the portion size. The small town family atmosphere is something you cannot put a price on. The staff were warm and inviting. Go have yourself a loving home-cooked meal.

Photo of Michele Branham Michele Branham
Nov 17, 2022 5

Had lunch here this week, it was fantastic! The portion size was very generous (I had the small BBQ Plate, it was so much food!) Got to meet one of the owners, Kim, and she was so sweet! Can't wait to go back again!

Nov 4, 2022 5

DELICIOUS BBQ & BRISKET! New owners & the food is just as good or better. Southern charm atmosphere mixed with a friendly owner & friendly staff makes this place a must when visiting Durham, NC.