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North Carolina BBQ between Raleigh & Asheville

john_salmon Jun 17, 2008 09:53 PM

Will be driving from Raleigh to Asheville this weekend & would love some recommendations for good barbecue around midway. Would love to detour to Lexington but probably need to stay close to I-40 for the sake of our sanity (3 young kids unused to 4-hour drives will be riding with us.)

Thanks in advance for any recommendations!


  1. j
    john_salmon Jun 19, 2008 01:25 PM

    Thanks for all the tips folks! Will let you know what we chose & how we liked it!

    Looks like Asheville is a hot topic on this board currently.


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      Spreadhead Jun 18, 2008 12:45 PM

      Okie Dokies off the Swannanoa exit just outside of Asheville is good stuff.The cheese grits are great.

      1. Hushpuppy Jun 18, 2008 08:45 AM

        Clark's Barbecue in Kernersville is close to I-40. There are two Little Richard's locations in Winston Salem that are excellent. This does NOT include the store in Clemmons. Further west on I-40, Snook's in Advance and Deano's in Mocksville may be worth the short detour.

        1. carolinadawg Jun 18, 2008 05:49 AM

          Winston-Salem is close to halfway. Mr. BBQ has good 'Q and is located a short distance off I-40...they also have a variety of kid-friendly food. 1381 Peter's Creek Parkway. I'm not aware of much good 'Q west of Winston-Salem along I-40.

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          1. re: carolinadawg
            quazi Jun 18, 2008 02:37 PM

            I gladly second Mr. BBQ. 3 stop lights off the highway.

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