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These 8 Hole In The Wall BBQ Restaurants In North Carolina Will Make Your Tastebuds Go Crazy

It’s that time of year again when we stir the pot, smoke the wood, and talk about the best BBQ restaurants in North Carolina. For the Tar Heel state, barbecue is something like a legacy, it’s a tradition not to be messed with. But so many years of Hickory Smoked perfection lend to a new kind of legendary with newcomers and longtime establishments going head to head. Just like like a classic college basketball rivalry, two sides disassociate the state…but bring everyone together with serious flavor. If you’re looking for the best BBQ in the state, look no further than these eight establishments.

These places sum up quintessential North Carolina Q, now the real debates begin, where’s your favorite place to grab BBQ and do you prefer eastern or Lexington style?

Thinking about how far we’ve come, and how some establishments never change, here’s our original list from 2015.

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com