NC Barbecue Restaurants: Where are You Pickin?

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Quite frankly, Lexington is the self-professed “barbecue capital of the world,” so most places in Winston-Salem are trying to keep up. A few are worth a special mention but if you want a slew of choices, head south down U.S. 52 for all that Lexington offers. Check out this list of local NC Barbecue restaurants in Winston-Salem, NC.

Bibs Downtown

675 West 5th St., Winston-Salem (Downtown)

Specializing in smoked beef, pork, chicken, turkey and sausage with plenty of yummy side dishes. It’s like upscale barbecue compared to many joints in Winston-Salem.

Little Richard’s Lexington BBQ

4885 Country Club Road (Jonestown/Country Club)

Little Richard offers chopped pork, pulled pork and coarse chopped pork in quantities ranging from trays to plates to the pound for to-go orders. The restaurant is known for its tangy “dip,” which is heavy on the vinegar and pepper. Barbecue chicken is also available on the weekends. There’s a second Little Richards at 5353 Gumtree Road.

Mr. BarbecueMr. Barbecue (& Miss Fried Chicken)

1381 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem (Silas Creek/Peters Creek)

Mr. Barbecue (& Miss Fried Chicken) offer Lexington-style chopped pork, fried chicken and hot dogs. Their hush puppies are considered the best by many. We like their potato salad and selection of homemade pies, banana pudding and peach cobbler. The almost  campy Southern atmosphere is worth the trip alone!

More Winston-Salem Barbecue Restaurants

Don’s BBQ and Restaurant

113 Old Hollow Road, Winston-Salem (East Winston)

Hill’s Lexington BBQ

North University Parkway (North University)
336-767-2184 336-767-2184

Honky Tonk Pig Smokehouse

145 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem (Jonestown)

J.S. Pulliam Barbecue

4358 Old Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem (North Winston)

Pig Pickin’s

3650 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem (Reynolda Road/Old Town)

Red Hot & Blue BBQRed Hot & Blue BBQ

613 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem (Coliseum/WFU)

Ted’s Kickin’ Chicken

4695 S. Main St., Winston-Salem (South Winston)


About The Author:

Born right here in Winston-Salem, NC, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Michelle is a native. At age one she moved to Virginia but after spending 30+ years moving around Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, California and even Paris, France, Michelle returned home to Winston-Salem in 2004. A job at Hanes brought her here but the heart of the city has kept her here.

Her favorite things about Winston-Salem are its welcoming people who call it home, its art-centric culture, and its perfect location at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains and a short drive to the beaches of the Atlantic. The lack of traffic is a pretty tremendous asset as well, especially since it gives her more free time to enjoy cooking and playing with her dogs, Lily and Barley. Michelle is one of the many residents of this great city who are thrilled to call this "My Winston-Salem"!

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