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Ole Time Barbecue

6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
+1 919-859-2544
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (40 reviews)
“cole slaw” (11 reviews)
“pulled pork” (14 reviews)
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6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is definitely one of the Ole Time Greats! Perfect location to experience real North Carolina Barbecue and hot & fresh cobbler.

Thank SeaHawk14
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Great prices, fantastic Bbq! Their hot sauce is to die for. 8.00 for bbq and two sides, plus hush puppies. Can't beat it! A little hole in the wall place that you shouldn't miss!

Thank ashmo1979
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I saw this place down the road from where I was renting a car & the its appearance said, "Eat here!". Glad I did. This place oozes local flavor & connections, right down to the names of some of the regulars on the edge of...More

Thank RonardG
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I visit once a year when I travel to RTP. It always makes me happy. Pork sandwich with slaw and a little hot sauce is perfect. Hush puppies are wonderful. Other sides are decent. Service is efficient. Wish we had a similar option in Texas...More

Thank Baruckj
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I've seen the reviews describing it as a dive. A dive - well yes but clean and good food at very good prices. Chopped barbecue our routine order but we've also had the fried chicken, chicken pastry and a few other things. Standout sides include...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is a stereotypical hole-in-the-wall dive. I've had many terrific meals at places like this, but not this one. The hush puppies resembled deep fried worms. Was going to order 1/2 fried chicken and glad I stuck with 1/4. The chicken was so dry every...More

Thank Stujersey
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This place has a kind of hole in the wall feel to it, but the food is outstanding. Their version of chopped barbecue is excellent, tasty and seemed very lean. I also loved the slaw and hush puppy recipes they use. They have other sides...More

Thank robert w
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

It's the little hole in the places that are the best and this one is excellent. The staff are nice and know what they are doing. They do lots if tailgate and takeout orders, get yours in early!

Thank David F
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great barbecue, add those hush puppies and you are having a wonderful meal. We had the okra, mac and cheese as well as sweet potato fries. Highly recommend.

Thank MattandLaura M
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I went here with my parents after reading reviews on trip advisor for a casual dinner. The three of us ate for $30 and had leftovers. It's a small place but the food is great and very reasonably priced. If you like country cooking this...More

Thank 2froggy4u
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6309 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1148
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-859-2544
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