Restaurants in North Carolina

North Carolina is one of the top barbecue states, but from the ocean to the mountains, exactly how the barbecue is cooked and served varies dramatically. Connoisseurs in the east and central parts of the state want whole hog ‘cue (although some prefer just the shoulders) hacked to smithereens and just barely moistened with vinegar pepper sauce. Side dishes include boiled potatoes in the east and Brunswick Stew and hushpuppies in the center of the state. To the west, sauce begins to contain tomatoes and is a more significant presence on the plate. Beyond smoke-cooked pig, North Carolina’s prime attractions are Mid-Atlantic seafood, some of the nation’s best fried chicken, country ham, and superior biscuits.

North Carolina’s Best Restaurants

Stameys - Pork Plate
Stamey’s

GREENSBORO, NC

Bar B Q King - Sandwich
Bar B Q King

CHARLOTTE, NC

Allen & Son - Full Meal
Allen & Son

CHAPEL HILL, NC

Hannah’s Bar-B-Q - Pork Barbecue
Hannah’s Bar-B-Q

BOONE, NC

Port-A-Pit BBQ - Chopped Pork
Port-A-Pit BBQ

STATESVILLE, NC

Shaw’s Barbecue House

WILLIAMSTON, NC

Bertie County Peanuts

WINDSOR, NC

Bunn’s Bar-B-Q

WINDSOR, NC

Cypress Grill

WILLIAMSTON, NC

Dip’s Country Kitchen

CHAPEL HILL, NC

Short Sugar’s

REIDSVILLE, NC

Buttermilk biscuit sandwiches country ham.
Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

CHAPEL HILL, NC

Lupie’s

CHARLOTTE, NC

John’s Country Kitchen

CHARLOTTE, NC

Price’s Chicken Coop

CHARLOTTE, NC

Bill Spoon’s Barbecue

CHARLOTTE, NC

Hot dogs topped with chili and cole slaw
Roast Grill

RALEIGH, NC

Wink’s King of Barbecue

SALISBURY, NC

South 21 Drive-In

CHARLOTTE, NC

Zada Jane’s Corner Cafe

CHARLOTTE, NC

Zack’s Hot Dogs

BURLINGTON, NC

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