Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Raleigh

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May 25, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Raleigh

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Raleigh on Tripadvisor.

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#8. Chili's Grill & Bar

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.0/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6324 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27612-2618
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#7. Jack's Seafood & Barbeque Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1516 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610-2536
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#6. Remington Grill Burgers and BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Grill
- Price: $
- Address: 4511 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610-1553
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#5. Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (21 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $
- Address: 7911 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-5631
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#4. Sam Jones BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 502 W Lenoir St, Raleigh, NC 27601-2132
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#3. Red Hot & Blue

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (123 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6615 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-6816
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#2. Ole Time Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (175 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: 6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
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#1. The Pit Authentic Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (2,834 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1746
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