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Jan 29, 2014 11:00 AM

Best BBQ Between the Triangle and Charlotte

I know there are a lot of threads about barbecue, but that's sort of the reason I'm struggling - too many options!

We're driving from the Triangle to Charlotte as part of a road trip in April, and I want to stop somewhere for BBQ for lunch. We are already going to be hitting Allen & Son while we're in town.

We're willing to go out of our way for the best stuff, but I'm having a hard time picking from all of the recommendations I've seen here - Lexington #1 BBQ, Little Richards, Stamey's, BBQ Center, etc.

If I can only go to one place between Raleigh/Durham/CH and Charlotte, which one should it be?

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  1. I'd go to Lexington #1--and get the sliced pork, which is my favorite.

      1. re: carolinadawg

        I like Little Richards more than Lexington #1 but I'm from Winston-Salem, I grew up with it. Lexington #1 is a good example of a slightly different style than Allen & Sons, it's famous(ish) and it's on the most direct route to Charlotte so that sounds like a good bet.

        1. I like Little Richard's, but in order to not take a big detour I'd have no issues with ain't half bad (LoL).

          1. Wow, I guess that was easy then. Thanks, everyone!