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These 10 Restaurants Serve The Best Barbecue In North Carolina

North Carolina and BBQ might as well be synonymous. We’re the BBQ state with two different types to boot. But with so much claim to fame with the Q, it can be hard to find the real deal and the deal that’s just alright. Not to mention, the entire state is brimming with amazing BBQ joints and each native has their favorite. But, between reviews, scores, and deliciousness – these 10 have stood the test of wood-smoked time.

What did you think of our list? What’s your favorite BBQ joint in North Carolina? Tell us in the comments!

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