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“A BBQ classic”
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Neil Holden Barbeque
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Seating
Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A BBQ classic”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Almost hate to let this get out to newcomers, but Holden's has great Eastern NC Style BBQ. They're a landmark in Youngsville and I love the little cinder block, nothin' fancy, atmosphere. They only serve breakfast and lunch nowadays, but they also sell in bulk, which is great for a weekend party or Friday night dinner.

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English first
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great BBQ & friendly folks”
Reviewed 10 February 2011

Holden's BBQ is the best in this area. The service and folks are great. The restaurant is not much to look at but the "eats" are outstanding. Try the daily lunch specials if you want something other than BBQ. They're always good and the vegetable choices are varied and delicious. Come hungry!!!

Visited February 2011
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Youngsville, North Carolina
1 review
“Horrible!”
Reviewed 28 August 2010

My boyfriend and I have lived in Youngsville, NC together for about 3 years and pass this place every day on the way to work. After hearing wonderful things and reading great reviews we finally decide to give it a try. We decided to try the fried chicken and a small BBQ plate. It was HORRIBLE, there hush puppies were bland, and I make better BBQ than they did. And while my boyfriend was picking up our order he was not greeted with great southern hospitality. The staff there acted like they had better things to do with there day. Will not ever go there again.

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Raleigh, NC
Level Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in the Triangle”
Reviewed 9 January 2010

If you're looking for excellent eastern NC BBQ, close to Raleigh, Holden's is the place! I'd put it on par with Wilbur's in Goldsboro. It isn't a fancy place, but that's usually a sign of a restaurant that stands on the quality of its food. Enjoy.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Classic example of Eastern NC BBQ”
Reviewed 14 June 2009

This small BBQ establishment really pakcs a punch with their eastern NC style BBQ. Yep.....The vinegar based sauce. A must stop if you are traveling up US Hiway #1 from Raleigh. If you are there on Thursday......GET THE CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS!!! You can order a bowl to go with the BBQ. Awesome stuff like Grandma used to make. You will not be disappointed with a stop here. Service is quick and friendly.

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