Mighty fine pulled pork! Carolina style; no smothering sauces needed. If you order sweet potato puree for a side, you've got dessert! Pricey but worth it!
Mar 27, 2019
March 2019 - do yourself a favor and try out the Brisket with the sauce on the side! It’s great and practically melts in your mouth. I tried the Mac N cheese again and I just don’t care for it.
I Usually come here a few times a year. Usually the Pulled pork is fantastic, but it wasn’t the other day. Almost felt like it was 1 day away from being thrown out. Starting to turn to Pork Jerky.
Best Hush Puppies in North Carolina! Slaw is always very good! Today I opted for the Mac n Cheese today and was very disappointed. Never again will I get it again.
Picnic is a great place to eat and I will be back!
May 25, 2019
Extraordinary flavors. Combining the best of eastern North Carolina BBQ. With Western North Carolina. Excellent BBQ. Fabulous service. My husband says you have to get the brisket cheese fries, and the vegetables are outstanding.
Apr 28, 2019
This is one of our favorite local spots in Durham! They have the best BBQ and if you enjoy local spirits, they have those as well. They have a Sunday brunch menu. The staff will get to know you as a regular... they are great!
Apr 5, 2019
Good BBQ pork (but mushy texture... I like some crust); better fried chicken. The 'hush puppies' were a thick batter poured into hot oil: short, greasy cylinders, not balls. The slaw was OK, the collards good, the fried okra was great, the string beans we're mushy (presumably traditional, but not my style). Overall I liked Al's or Brew & 'Cue better.
Jun 26, 2019
First time eating here. Hardly any parking, we came around 2 pm. One one waitress was on duty for inside seating. Took forever to get anything to drink and I had to get up and get my own drink refill after glass sat empty for 20 minutes. My husband and I split the brisket platter. Brisket had a lot of fat marbled in it, so half went to waste. Sweet potato casserole was excellent and so were the hush puppies. Seemed very over priced to us for the amount of food you get.
Jul 24, 2019
Really good pulled pork plate. You won't leave hungry. Pork was very well trimmed and had a good, but not overpowering, smokey flavor. They have their own barbecue sauce which they say is a mix between "eastern" and "western", but is more "eastern" than "western" (more vinegar-based) - fine by me...I like "eastern" better. Sauce is nice and spicy. Full service bar stocked with quality spirits.
Jul 25, 2019
Fried buttermilk chicken breast was juicy, tender & tastey. Great crispness & hot when served. The sauces, brines, dressing I've discovered a bit tart for my personal taste. There exists a balance of sweet & tart flavor in most dishes of this category. A dozen visits in past 3 years. Not my last.
Aug 9, 2019
Went todaywirh my dog and a small group of hikers. I ordered the salad of the day and a beer ,service was quick friendly salad was a Greek
Best one I've had in a long time, definitely would go again outside seating is nice and pet bowls are supplied.
Sep 16, 2019
If you’re lucky enough to grab a seat at Picnic, you better get ready for their food! My mouth waters right when I step in the door. The food is cooked to perfection and the desserts are always a great treat! Even if you come here just to grab a drink from the bar, it’ll be delicious. You’re always greeted with a smile and friendly attitude. Definitely recommend stopping here if you’re in the area!
Sep 20, 2019
Went last night as I’ve been looking forward to trying this place...and especially looking forward to the fried chicken. Got the buttermilk friend chicken, greens, and Mac and cheese. Across the board everything was just okay. And across the board relatively bland. Chicken Hut still reigns supreme for fried chicken in Durham.
Sep 13, 2019
Hit or miss. I've had some great meals there, but I've had a few bad ones. Steer clear of the shrimp, and I might go so far as to be suspect of any seafood. The pork is fantastic, and the chicken isn't bad either.
Oct 24, 2019
Our group of 8 was able to walk right in and sit right down. Immediately annoyed by a table that rocked back and forth due to an issue with the feet. Staff knew about it too as evidenced by the collection of coasters they tried to jam under there in a failed attempt to prevent the table from rocking (fix it dear Henry! Fix it!). Good beer selection. Daily specials and desserts listed on chalkboard all looked good. Fried oysters were good but the breading was lacking something special. Fried green tomato BLT was nice. BBQ sandwiches were done right (a slight smoke flavor, nicely chopped, hardly any fat). I didn’t get the fried chicken but I wish I did because that dish looked marvelous! Lots of outdoor seating on the front porch. Clean dining room. Beware the rocking table!
Dec 4, 2019
Come here often and get takeout. BBQ is on point. Good local beer, full bar, great wait staff. Rotating daily specials and they always offer some kind of fish dish for non-meat eaters (or if you just love fish).
Nov 13, 2019
Made a stop before a Duke game and was extremely happy to have found it. The brisket sandwich was delicious and the homemade cukes and pickled red onion were the perfect touch. The mac and cheese was perfectly cheesy. I'd definitely go back!
Oct 26, 2019
The best meal I've had in a long time. The special: fried chicken&waffle sammie w bacon &side of collards was AMAZING w every ingredient cooked to perfection &incredible combo of flavors (like Belgian style candied waffles!)