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“Just as good as ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ole Time Barbecue

Ole Time Barbecue
Ranked #114 of 1,439 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Roanoke, VA
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Just as good as ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

Primo barbeque, great hush puppies, down home atmosphere, friendly staff. Only drawback is that parking is very limited and backing out onto Hillsborough Rd can be dangerous if you're not careful. Prices extremely reasonable.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rednecktraveller
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  • English first
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English first
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best bbq in Raleigh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

My family of four went for lunch on a Saturday with a Groupon. What a pleasant surprise! When you consider that this place looks like a old converted doublewide with no parking it is amazing how good the food is. Best hushpuppies ever!! If you like Eastern NC BBQ with no grisle then this is the place for you. My wife's chicken was great as well.

We ended up sitting at the bar because there just isn't anywhere to sit - even for lunch on Saturday. We will definately be back - but maybe for takeout.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank balger
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Don't judge a book by its cover”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

This BBQ joint aint much to look at but the food is good and it is very cheap with big portions.The BBQ and fried chicken are both good and the sides and hush puppies are consistently good also.The building isn't much to look at but don't be fooled. It is a very authentic eastern BBQ joint.The only reason I say it is average is the fact that I am comparing it to other BBq joints I have been to outside of Raleigh. As far as Raleigh goes...OLe time BBQ is very good.Just not many good bbq spots in the triangle. Check this little roadside gem out if you get a chance.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kvilletraveler_9
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Average bbq”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

The BBQ pork is good the chicken is dried out, not a huge fan of vinegar based BBQ, there is a guy behind them that's not a business who BBQ 's for his neighbors a few times a year that if he went into business he would north carolina barbeque places out of business. If you like north carolina barbeque old time is a good place to go

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Army1311
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Ogden, Utah
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Pretty good bbq. Cole slaw and GREAT Hushpuppies. Looks like a old diner, but its clean. PArking not that great. Reasonable price.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bru15
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