North Carolina BBQ is one of the greatest things in the world. Not to mention, we have two different styles to choose from. While one is vinegar, the other tomato, they’re both still delicious. This BBQ road trip gives you the best of both worlds. Letting you try some of the most amazing BBQ, hushpuppies and slaw NC has to offer. Ready to hit the road?
1. B's BBQ, Greenville
Our first stop is the famously delicious Eastern Style BBQ joint B's. Don't let the exterior fool you, B's is by far the best eastern style Q you'll find in North Carolina. People line up around the exterior every weekend for a taste of the good stuff.
2. Parker's BBQ, Wilson
You can't try B's without Parker's! This no-frills joint serves BBQ family style & a la carte. It's about as simple as it gets but the BBQ is amazing.
3. Wilber's BBQ, Goldsboro
On your third stop at Wilber's, you've basically completed the 'Eastern-style' trio. Wilber's has been consistently ranked as one of the best BBQ joints in the state, even getting a mention in Southern Living.
4. Skylight Inn, Ayden
But you can't forget The Skylight Inn where they've been cookin' up amazing, whole hog, Eastern Style BBQ since 1947. The cornbread recipe dates back to the 1830s. The family has been in the BBQ business since 1811...so you know it's gonna be good.
5. Stamey's, Greensboro
Now we move to the Piedmont, and the 'Lexington-Style' BBQ found in this region. A great first place to try it would be Stamey's. The BBQ is authentic and delicious. It's smoked for 8-10 hours over hardwood hickory coals. Not to mention the hush puppies and slaw. Yum!
6. Lexington BBQ, AKA The Honey Monk
Now for the 'must-stop' of Lexington-style, the Honey Monk is some of the best Lexington BBQ you'll find in the state. After all, it is in the birthplace of Lexington-style.
7. Little Richard's, Winston-Salem
Take a short drive to Winston for a dose of nostalgia and delicious food. Little Richard's has both a great atmosphere and great food. Dine beneath original tobacco advertisements and regalia (it is Camel city) while eating some delicious, tangy, vinegar-based BBQ. The best in Winston-Salem.
8. 12 Bones Smokehouse, Asheville
Last but not least, you might wanna wake up for this one so you can get here early and grab your spot in line...trust me though, you won't mind waiting. Everything is made from scratch and prepared daily. It's not just the BBQ that's killer here, but also all the sides to go with your Q.