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Yahoo names Durham BBQ joint best in state

Posted September 8, 2015

Backyard BBQ Pit in Durham (Facebook)

Backyard BBQ Pit in Durham was named the best barbecue joint in the state, according to Yahoo Travel.

The website named the best restaurant for barbecue in each state.

In naming Backyard BBQ Pit, the site wrote "It is a tall order to produce the best barbecue in this state, but Backyard BBQ Pit in Durham upholds the standards with sweet sauces and tender pork ribs. If you can pry your fingers off of those ribs for a few, try the fried pork chops. Holy pig’s feet! They are delicious."

Do you think Backyard BBQ Pit is the best? Tell us in the comments section. Also, be sure to check out what O&A readers and staff have picked as their favorites.


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  • Wayne Sherow Sep 9, 2015
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    Bullocks in Durham and bob's in Creedmoor

  • Sam Nada Sep 8, 2015
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    As someone who's eaten there, and with all due respect to the owners, I would say Yahoo doesn't know what they're talking about. I seriously doubt anyone who actually knows NC BBQ would agree with that rating.

  • Lowrance Infom Sep 8, 2015
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    I have not had their BBQ so no offense on this post but this appears to be nothing more than a twitter post that was retweeted by the Yahoo writer. It seems the yahoo writer never left her bedroom and has never actually tasted any of the food. She retweeted a post from someone on the list in AZ. But just doing five minutes of back digging you can see that no one from Yahoo actually went to any of these places and it is a stupid article designed to get clicks. I would lean towards listening to some of the posters here who sound like they know what they are talking about when it comes to BBQ

  • Albert Whaley Sep 8, 2015
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    They obviously didn't try OLE TIME BBQ in Cary NC. The very best.

  • Doug Smallen Sep 8, 2015
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    Must have been a Yankee doing the judging!

  • Johnny Byrd Sep 8, 2015
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    Good but not even in the top ten for best in the state.

  • Jim Murphy Sep 8, 2015
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    Ribs and fried pork chops are not barbecue. Barbecue is roasted pig parts chopped up. There are several worth trying: Wilburs in Goldsboro, B's in Greenville for eastern style, Lexington #2 for western style. All three cook over wood coals .

  • Grant Howard Sep 8, 2015
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    Ah....No. They have good authentic bbq but there are many places in the state that are better. Nothing against Backyard BBQ but I can think of a dozen joints with better bbq and more history off of the top of my head. Yahoo doesn't know NC bbq. It's more than a little presumptuous of the them to make this kind of declaration.

  • Mike Watson Sep 8, 2015
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    BBBQ is very good hushpuppies, ribs, pork BBQ and turkey BBQ. Not wild about their coleslaw personally tho'. Haven't tried the fish.

  • Jim Thomas Sep 8, 2015
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    Congrats to BBBQ Pit. They have good BBQ, not great but good. They have good sides too. My guess is Yahoo's rating comes from folks who have bothered to review BBBQ Pit on Yahoo, not that they sent food critics out to any or all the BBQ places in NC. Locally, the PIT is pretty darned good and down east, Skylight in Ayden is tops. Just my opinion, YMMV.