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“Best BBQ In Town!”

Durham's Best Barbeque
Ranked #5 of 88 Restaurants in Elkton
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 410) 620-6250
Elkton
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best BBQ In Town!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Durham's offers a Wonderful selection of food! The sauces are Amazing and the meats are even better! Finger Licking Good!!

Visited July 2013
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Delaware
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1,102 reviews
642 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,756 helpful votes
“New location, but same great BBQ”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We have been going to Durham's for years now. We used to enjoy stopping into their old location (across the street). We always loved the food. BUT, One thing that we always hated was trying to get in and out of that old parking lot. So, we were happy to see them move across the street to a more convenient location. Also the old location could get pretty crowded inside while waiting for your food. It was super tiny!

We were in town the other day and decided to try the new location for a late lunch (3pm). They didn't have their exhaust hoods yet, so they did not have any deep fried foods like French fries yet, but the rest of the menu was still available. They even added some new items like cupcakes (in the cooler), chili and fountains sodas. We ordered a whole chicken with sweet sauce, a large mac-n-cheese, a small baked bean and some corn muffins. We took a seat at one of their FEW indoor dining tables. This is an improvement compared to the old location since it only had OUTDOOR dining. The new location offers a handful of inside dining tables and some picnic tables lining the road. They even had a highchair for the little ones!

Within minutes our food was ready. As always, the food was delicious. The chicken was a little dry. We have always found this to be the case when ordering food in the late afternoon hours here. BUT, it was still good! The mac-n-cheese and baked beans were great. I love the homemade feel and taste of the food here! The corn muffins are the best to be had anywhere. We overheard another customer ask IF all the food was house-made & the owner stated that it ALL was except for the cucumber salad.

Overall, we had a good dining experience. We enjoyed the new location. The atmosphere was bright and clean. The staff (owners) were super nice. They even offered the kids a FREE cookie that day! They chatted with us for a while too while we dined. They really made us feel welcome...like FAMILY!! The food IS all good. The prices are decent. The location is even better now since it is easier to get in & out of the parking lot. Your dine in or take out order is handed out in paper bags & plastic grocery sacks...same as before. IF dining in, you can get sturdy Styrofoam plates & plastic utensils at no charge. It is nothing fancy, but it is a new improved location. I love the option to dine-in now!! One plus is that even though the location has change...the food has stayed the same....it is still pretty awesome.

  • Visited October 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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298 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Very Good - Very Funky”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

If you are looking for good BBQ this is the place to go in this area. We frequently order take out for a few or for a group meeting. It's fun to go to the place 'cause it is so funky and REAL. In the summer kind of fun to sit out on the picnic table and watch the locals.

  • Visited August 2013
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Emmaus
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604 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
“Only average ribs - some were tough and not very smokey”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We got a large rack of ribs. It certainly was large, unfortunately it was not very smokey, and some of the ribs were very tough. The sides of Baked Beans & Slaw were also pretty average.

They are in a new location, pretty much directly across the street from the old one at 90 Fletchwood Rd, and they now have some indoor seating.

  • Visited September 2013
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Fair Hill, MD
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Go for the food.”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

The food is awesome! My favorite is the evening meal where I can get multiple smoked meats and many sides. I always go with the cornbread. It may be the best I have ever had.

  • Visited April 2013
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