Where’s The Best BBQ In Winston-Salem? Find Out Here

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Eastern NC style bbq plate with pulled pork sandwich, macaroni, hush puppies, and potato salad.
Check out this eastern NC style BBQ plate with a mouth watering pulled pork sandwich, macaroni, hush puppies, and potato salad. We’ll show you where you can get one today!

While Lexington is the self-professed “barbecue capital of the world,” Winston-Salem has a good selection of great BBQ places. Check out this list of local Barbecue restaurants and find the one that most appeal to you. You may have to try a couple of them to find your favorite, but looking for it will be a delicious adventure!

Camel City BBQ Factory

Camel City is pulled pork, brisket, and bbq chicken in an industrial setting with video and arcade games. Salads, sides, appetizers, and desserts are available too. Draft beers, wine, and cocktails. Delicious food in a fun environment. Great kids menu.

BBQ wings and loaded fries from Camel City BBQ
Try the delicious BBQ wings from Camel City!
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Camel City Menu

  • 701 Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-306-9999
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 11 am-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-10 pm

East of Texas

East of Texas sounds like the place for good food and good fun. They claim to serve the Sloppiest Joe in Winston Salem, and their brisket sliders look great. They have music and other events during the week, so check out their Facebook page for info and their menu.

brisket sandwich and tator tots from east of texas
Enjoy a delicious brisket sandwich with your choice of side.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

East of Texas Facebook

  • 907 S Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-422-7076
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 7:30 am-9 pm
    • Fri, 7:30 am-10 pm
    • Sat, 8 am-10 pm
    • Sun, Bar only and food trucks 12 pm-8 pm
    • Closed Monday

Hawgfish Shack BBQ and Seafood

Hawgfish features brisket, ribs, pulled pork and seafood options all at a great price for a large portion. The BBQ is delicious, the ribs, fall-off-the-bone perfect and the brisket plate is almost enough for two! The decor is coastal cute and the atmosphere comfortable. Great wait staff and service. To make everything even better, complimentary hush puppies brought out before the meal!

  • 3260 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-594-6565
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 12 pm-8 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 12 pm-9 pm

Honky Tonk Smokehouse

Honky Tonk Smokehouse uses a special blend of dry rub spices and a slow-cooked hickory fire to attain their delicious Texas- or Memphis-style flavor. They serve platters, sandwiches and sliders, sides, and desserts too. Everything is freshly prepared each day.

Honky Tonk Smokehouse Menu

  • 145 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-794-2270
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 11 am-7:30 pm
    • Fri& Sat, 11 am-8 pm
    • Closed Sun & Mon

Little Richard’s Bar-N-Que

Little Richard’s Bar-N-Que offers brisket, burnt ends, chopped BBQ Plate, and smoked sausage reviewers says is delicious. The wings get high marks as well. Spacious place with lots of seating and a full bar. Good service and friendly atmosphere. Little Richard’s also has locations in Clemmons and Walkertown.

Pulled pork hushpuppies macaroni and fries from Little Richards BBQ
The Pork BBQ Pitmaster Plate is a great value! Slow Hickory-smoked pork BBQ is served with two sides of your choice and hushpuppies or rolls.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Little Richard’s Bar-N-Que Menu

  • In Stratford Village, 109 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8037
  • Hours
    • Sun-Sat, 11 am-9 pm

Mr. Barbecue (& Miss Fried Chicken)

1381 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem

Mr. Barbecue has been serving hickory-smoked, Lexington-style chopped pork, brisket, ribs and fried chicken since 1962. Their hush puppies are considered the best by many. We like their potato salad, banana pudding and peach cobbler. Newly renovated.

Mr Barbecue Menu

  • 1381 Peters Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-7827
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 10:30 am-8 pm
    • Closed Sunday

Real Q (Formerly Little Richard’s Lexington BBQ)

Real Q was selected as the highest rated BBQ in Winston-Salem according to Yelp. Serving authentic, pit cooked Lexington-style barbecue, ribs, chopped pork, and chicken. Featuring a Rib Special on Wednesdays and BBQ chicken special, Friday and Saturday.

Real Q Menu

  • 4885 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-760-3457
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 10:30 am-8 pm
    • Closed Sunday

What Are The Best Restaurants Downtown?

Once you finish wiping that BBQ sauce off your fingers, take a nice walk downtown. It’s pleasant to walk along the streets on a clear evening. Take note while there of the art galleries you could visit during the day and all the downtown restaurants Winston-Salem has. You may want to try one of those on your next evening out. Check out our lists.

Who makes your favorite BBQ? Let us know in the comments!

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