Loading your recommendations…

Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q


2419 Guess Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-7447

Google Reviews

Photo of Robert Tarpley Robert Tarpley
Jun 30, 2019 4

I get take out about once a month. Staff is alright, I've had there pork, chicken and fish and a bunch of sides. Food is not bad at all. I think they need to be a little heavier on the portions. Thank you.

Photo of Brad Hayes Brad Hayes
Jul 1, 2019 5

Best BBQ in Durham. Very polite people running the restaurant and amazing food. Hushpuppies Turnip Greens and Yams were all fantastic. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend this place

Photo of Thomas Johnson Thomas Johnson
Jun 5, 2019 4

Very good barbecue. Love their sides. Stop here quite often on the way home to pick up dinner.

Photo of Parker Lang Parker Lang
May 14, 2019 3

I just got a job next to this place and couldn't wait to try it. I was really disappointed. For 10 bucks I got a bbq plate, 2 sides, and a drink. The sweet tea tasted like yesterday's batch, the mac and cheese tasted frozen and warmed up, and the coleslaw had more mayo in it than actual slaw. Maybe next time ) :

Photo of Rosa Underwood Rosa Underwood
Jun 1, 2019 5

Come and get your Southern Pig Picking Fix!!! They got what you need to help with those cravings. Food is good service is great!!! Decent price...

Photo of Tiffany Olivares Tiffany Olivares
Feb 23, 2022 5

This place was super good and cute place to eat ... bbq was delicious and so was the catfish definitely recommend if you want an Eastern styled BBQ

Photo of Tonya Adams Ruffin Tonya Adams Ruffin
Dec 15, 2021 5

The employees are nice and definitely patient when you can't decide what you actually want. Professional and nice. Seafood was really good.

Photo of John Moore John Moore
Feb 23, 2022 4

The food here is pretty good, fast service, & gets quite a bit of business. Reheated food and at it later, was still good. I had to add a lil of my own magic to the barbecue sauce, and adjust the mac&cheese flavor, sort of generic, like diabetic macNcheez, no flavor. My order had gotten taken. When they called the elder woman's food out, so I went outside to see if she was waiting in the car, figuring our orders were about to come up. I knew it was hers because I heard overheard her order, didn't realize she'd jetted off with mine, so one of the staff, had replaced mine since my order was long gone. Again, food was good, decent, fast service, but something is disorganized about them repeatedly having this issues with orders, pretty much being the only blip so far.

Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown
Feb 5, 2022 4

First time eating here tonight. The Friend chicken was good. Somewhat of a KFC vibe but better and not as greasy. Mac 'n cheese, potato salad and hush puppies were solid also. I'll be back soon to try the BBQ and catfish! My only complaint is they don't enforce the mask rule (but that has nothing to do with the food/service. I got my order to go anyway 🤷🏽‍♂️).

Photo of Elaine Ratliff Elaine Ratliff
Mar 19, 2022 5

This place was full of surprises and the best one was the food. I can't say enough about how good the food was. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. My friends were visiting from out of state and raved about the fish and the chopped barbecue. Thank you. I will definitely return.

Photo of Kathy Markham Kathy Markham
Jan 20, 2021 4

Like convenient drive through pick up for family pack. Good BBQ and chicken.

Photo of Aaron Johnson Aaron Johnson
Jan 13, 2021 5

Amazing barbeque, good ol nc style! Huge portions and great prices. I've started getting 2 plates so I can have some for the next day too, because the whole plate will be gone by the end of the evening!

Photo of Victoria Grice Victoria Grice
Dec 28, 2020 4

Yummy NC BBQ and sides. Very much comfort food!

Photo of Dennis Hines Dennis Hines
Dec 28, 2020 4

Our waitress provide a outstanding service and she has been serving for many years.And the food is good.

Photo of Mary Moorefield Mary Moorefield
Dec 18, 2020 5

Food as always was great. More people using the drive through for their food. Not so many in the dining room. All staff wearing their masks.

Photo of Francine Clark Francine Clark
Dec 18, 2020 5

Everything was good. I dont like their vinegar based sauce but it comes on the side so I can use a sauce I do like. Their tea is the best

Photo of Janice Garrett Janice Garrett
Oct 9, 2020 5

Always delicious and ample portions. Priced right too

Photo of Joe Warmelink Joe Warmelink
Oct 11, 2020 5

Some of the best consistent BBQ and fried chicken in the area. But the menu doesn't stop there. Good ol' southern comfort food.

Sep 25, 2020 5

Great food and great people.

Photo of Vicki Brown Vicki Brown
Aug 19, 2020 5

Absolutely delicious! The meats were my favorite part! We had a party of 4, so I sampled the BBQ, fried chicken, pork chops and cat fish! 😋

Photo of Julia Renn Julia Renn
Mar 12, 2020 3

I've been eating here loyally for fifteen years and taken every out of town guest here and beg others to forego other local joints. That "other" place doesn't hold a candle for the food. But honestly, I am tired of being corrected and yelled at by the dining room matron and listening to her correct and yell at others and complain about customers, the staff, and that the "floor hasn't been mopped in three years and they better not think she's gonna do it". I used to think it was quirky and a bit endearing, but now it just makes me cringe. It feels like a Seinfeld episode. You know which one.

Photo of inez parrish inez parrish
Aug 18, 2020 5

Always have the best food. Country style eating. You will love this place of great quality.

Photo of Belinda Goins Belinda Goins
Aug 6, 2020 3

BBQ was okay. Too much vinegar in sauce... But they do have other good food.😊

Photo of Daniel Ace Daniel Ace
Jan 17, 2019 5

A great bbq place that also does great catfish and chicken.

Photo of Kenyor Dyer Kenyor Dyer
Feb 6, 2020 5

Fresh food, friendly southern hospitality!!!

Photo of Stan Stasiewicz Stan Stasiewicz
Jan 28, 2020 5

Great bbq and great service. Came in with a group of old retirees for lunch. Plenty of seating and ordering was quick. The food was served quickly by the waitress and we were well taken care of. Great variety of things to order and we look forward to coming back.

Photo of Rick Carnagey Rick Carnagey
Jan 25, 2020 4

Nice family owned BBQ place with it's own personal taste. I love going to places like this. BBQ sauce is a little sweeter compared to George's sauce but quite good. Still Eastern Carolina style. I'll probably find an excuse to come back even though it is not local for me. A great place to try if you like trying different BBQ and chicken places

Photo of Travel Bugg Travel Bugg
Dec 21, 2019 3

The service was fast but the fried chicken tasted like it was either cooked in old or cheap oil. Without hot sauce it tasted bitter. I appreciate the sides being put in cups with lids so everything wouldn't be soggy by the time I got home.

Photo of Angela Goodman Angela Goodman
Dec 18, 2019 5

This place never disappoints. Have ordered large take out orders and they catered a party for me and it was perfect. Food is always awesome. Thank you Amanda you never disappoint.

Photo of Ivy Williams Ivy Williams
Nov 18, 2019 4

It was my first time ordering from there, but won't be my last! I had the BBQ chicken/ pulled pork combo with cabbage and fried okra. My grandson had the fried chicken, mac and cheese and green beans. He NEVER eats all the skin, but he did today! I would have given this five stars, but I wasn't expecting the cabbage to be spicy. Not everyone can eat spicy food. The service was great. I told the young lady who took my order that it was my first time there and asked what she would suggest. She was on point with the chicken and pulled pork.

Photo of Buddy Priest Buddy Priest
Sep 18, 2019 3

So, this hurts me to say, but I was disappointed here today. Not the food, but the service. I ordered 2 sandwiches. I sat down and waited a few min. 4 people were behind me, but all of them received their order before me. I went to the window and saw my catfish, but not my bbq sandwich. I have said to myself I will start reporting on service issues like this, so here we are. If I order something basic, and people behind me get served first, then something isn't right. 3 out of 5 due to service, food is good.

Photo of Randy Sackett Randy Sackett
Nov 13, 2019 5

I have eaten at this restaurant several times and have had great food and service each time. Today, I ordered their fried flounder platter with fried okra and mac and cheese. The flounder was seasoned and cooked perfectly and the portion sizes were just right. They have a good menu selection if you are looking for something other than BBQ. I will definitely be back!

Photo of R Myers Johns R Myers Johns
Nov 5, 2019 4

Best chicken n dumplings in Durham. Competitive BBQ with a couple other choices in area. Very small portion sides when ordered with a plate/meal. Crispy perfect 'puppies. Sweet sweet tea. Call in order to pick up in store or walkup service window. Hit or miss efficiency, accuracy, and courtesy of service. Hog Heaven is a staple of Durham.

Photo of James Davis James Davis
Sep 7, 2019 3

I will be coming back for the hush puppies and mac and cheese. But the BBQ was just okay and the pork chop sandwich was tough. But the people were nice.

Photo of Nancy Pickrell Nancy Pickrell
Aug 5, 2019 5

Food is always great! Service was great too! Only complaint is it was hot in there. The temp said it was 78 degrees inside.

Photo of Ben Kempton Ben Kempton
May 28, 2022 5

The food here is amazing! I have been eating NC BBQ for my entire life and this is hands down one of the best places I have ever eaten BBQ. Nothing fancy, just good food. They have a drive thru and are quick with your order. I also tried the fried chicken and it was also delicious! They make their own BBQ and I would highly recommend trying it as it was quite good. Hush puppies are also a must eat.

Photo of Julie Cheng Julie Cheng
Mar 13, 2017 5

One of my favorite BBQ places in the triangle! The mac and cheese here is so delicious, it's super cheesy and they give you a good portion of it :) The service here is excellent, other than the girl at the front that takes orders. All-in-all, I'll definitely be back when I'm in the area!

Photo of Ann Taska Ann Taska
Apr 19, 2022 5

We eat there a lot! Love their pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw! Love the fried chicken & Mac& cheese! A great down home place to eat & not get ripped off with pricing!!🤗❤️👍

Photo of GM GM GM GM
May 31, 2022 4

Great food. One problem is they say they're out of items a lot. If they are continuously running out of food that people are ordering a lot of consistently, they should cook more.

Photo of Erica Berg Erica Berg
Jun 10, 2022 5

Great BBQ and the staff is the best. I have an autoimmune disease with lots of food allergies, and they were extremely accommodating to me. I’m so, so thankful! We were just passing through while traveling, so our only regret is that we can’t come back more frequently! Thank you guys so much :)

Photo of Barbara Neese Barbara Neese
Apr 15, 2022 5

OH THE PLACES YOU CAN GO. We are from Statesville NC and stopped here and this Barbecue and Hush Puppies are so good. We will be BACK FOR MORE. Thanks So Much for a GREAT Supper. Loved It.

Photo of Amy McCormick Amy McCormick
Jul 12, 2022 3

Food is delicious. However, they need to hire someone specifically for answering the phone for takeout orders. I called from work. Was on hold for 10 minutes before trying again. I was already in the Drive-Thru line before they answered the phone the second time to take my order. Please hire someone to take telephone take out orders. It's an ongoing occurrence

Jul 25, 2022 5

Took a little bit of time but food was excellent and nicely packaged. The BBQ was nicely shredded and there was no gristle.

Photo of Ray Barnes Ray Barnes
Aug 31, 2022 5


Photo of John Thomas Kong John Thomas Kong
May 1, 2021 5

This is the first time since moving to NC that I’ve had NC BBQ and Hog Heaven did not disappoint. The no frills eatery is simple and to the point serving simple and to the point BBQ. For less than $10 you get an entree with two sides and drink. You can’t beat the price and the food is good as evidenced by the line wrapped around the building for the drive thru on a late Friday afternoon. Front and center on the menu is BBQ but Hog Heaven also serves BBQ chicken, fried chicken, fried shrimp, and fried fish along with sandwich versions of each entree. Before finishing our meal, we already had our order in mind for the next visit - fried shrimp and fish with side of Brunswick stew. Whether you live in Durham or passing through, treat yourself to some delicious BBQ at Hog Heaven.

Photo of John John
May 27, 2022 4

Pretty good cheap BBQ with good flavor. Try the chopped pork

Photo of Gionni L Gionni L
Sep 17, 2022 3

My first time here. I normally don’t like hush puppies but they were soo good here. The chicken was kind of soggy I should’ve got it fried hard. The Mac was watery but I really did like the hush puppies.