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City Barbeque and Catering


208 W North Carolina 54
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 237-9509
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Photo of Doug Belt Doug Belt
Nov 16, 2023 4

BBQ restraunt near the mall. The food was pretty good. Big selection of BBQ to choose from. Had a number of sides, too. The wait for the food was very long. I'm not sure if a little under staffed. Wasn't rally that busy. Service was ok! Overall, it's not a bad BBQ reatarunt to try.

Oct 17, 2023 5

What a treat this place. The barbecue and chicken were delicious, hand torn with choice of sauces!!! Texas toast was soft and smooth, while the corn pudding was nicely done. Brisket was a little dry but good while the Mac and cheese was a good filler but not your favorite aunt good, but not bad. Overall, it's a little pricey. However, I would dine again as I thought the food was good. A small increase in overall portion size would justify price. Nevertheless, I would still recommend this place to anyone looking for a good quality restaurant with barbecue, chicken, turkey, brisket, and fixings.

Photo of Mel R Mel R
Oct 15, 2023 4

Enjoyed this place for a quick lunch on last Saturday! I had the pulled chicken with Mac & Cheese and cornbread! I would definitely need to check this spot out again. This was only my second time eating here. The food could have been hotter but it was good! I really appreciate the staff putting my bun and meat separately. There is nothing like getting home and having a soggy bun! I totally forgot to get coleslaw but there is always next time!

Photo of Stephen Wood Stephen Wood
Aug 22, 2023 5

Well the City Barbeque in Durham NC is outstanding, no extraordinary. About a month ago I sat down with Stephen with manager explaining we were having a birthday party and I explained what we needed and he made a lot of suggestions to improve what we wanted. Well the party was yesterday and the food was the hit of the party. The barbeque was outstanding, chicken on the bone, sausage, the the baked beans with the brisket, Mac and cheese and the hush puppies. Then Stephen added 4 different barbecue sauces, rolls and everything we needed. Stephen said corporate headquarters sends out pins but I say he needs a bonus, raise or even a promotion to where he travels around the country teaching customer service. It was because of Stephen did we go to City Barbecue. We have 4 barbecue places closer to us but we traveled over 30 minutes because of the excellent service and food.

Photo of swaroop krothapalli swaroop krothapalli
Aug 15, 2023 5

Been there on a weekend for lunch. We were six in number. So we ordered a lot of food. They have lots of sauces. The decor is cute and rustic. Me being a vegetarian on that day, I tried cole slaw, potato salad, fried okra, corn pudding and peach cobbler. All tasted great. Will come back for sure 😊

Photo of Kim J Kim J
Jul 10, 2023 4

We ordered takeout for our Sunday family dinner. We tried almost everything. We had smoked turkey, brisket, BBQ, ribs, smoked sausage, chicken, mac n cheese, greens, cole slaw, baked beans with brisket and corn bread. Everything was very good. I ordered several family meals and that will allow you to try different foods. We also got the sampler. We enjoyed everything. I didn't get to take pictures of everything. The pack everything neatly and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was ready on time. We loved cornbread so you may want to order extras.

Photo of NJ Chatham NJ Chatham
Jul 2, 2023 5

This was my first time eating at City Barbeque and I'll definitely be going back! The NC BBQ and slaw was perfect. The atmosphere was laid-back and pleasant. You order your food at the counter and then it's brought to your table. Everyone who worked there was super nice. The only drawback for me was there wasn't any beer. I got the only Coors light and that was it. Of course, alcohol is required to enjoy this Durham gem.

Photo of Robin Gibbs Robin Gibbs
May 16, 2023 5

My daughter and I was in the area and she wanted BBQ, so we stopped in to give them a try as a dine in versus delivery as the one time we had it delivered it was not good. However this time things were a lot better. First the cashier was very friendly and offered her take on a few sides so my daughter ordered the pulled pork sandwich with green beans and hushpuppies and I ordered the turkey sandwich ( thought I ordered pulled turkey) with fries and Mac and Cheese. Everything was good and fresh. Will be back again.

Photo of Camerons Culinarium Camerons Culinarium
May 9, 2023 3

The cornbread was more moist and tender than the brisket. They definitely missed their mark. The cornbread was good. The baked beans had a great flavor (with brisket in it) and their sauces were really well done. Fresh cut fries but they were the size of baby toes. Definitely won't be going back.

Photo of Jake Chvatal Jake Chvatal
Feb 12, 2023 4

Stopped for some Carolina BBQ... it was okay. Expect food similar to many fast casual chains; + Great value - lots of meat and calories on the sampler plates + Clean space + Helpful staff + Super fast service - Food is decent but not memorable - could get better bbq elsewhere for sure - Atmosphere is sanitary - it's a fast casual chain, don't expect anything special

Photo of Wiliam Turner Wiliam Turner
Jan 16, 2023 5

I had a taste for the brisket, which is generally always good but I decided to get the sampler because I wanted to try the smoked sausage, I substituted the pulled pork for a smoked chicken leg & thigh. The turkey was super tender and had a great smokey flavor. The sausage was delicious! I ate that on the Texas toast and dipped in the sweet BBQ sauces, the brisket was so dry I couldn't eat it, but when I spoke to the manager, he fixed that quickly. I also had a side of the potato salad, which I happen to really enjoy and compliments the food well. The Arnold Palmer drink I mixed was better than any place around by far! I could just go for the lemonade, tea, and now the smoked sausage. Well done, y'all!