Holy Smokes Bbq

★★★★☆

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Holy Smokes has the best brisket this side of Texas. The sides are yummy and down home-great mac and cheese.

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Holy Smokes has the best brisket this side of Texas. The sides are yummy and down home-great mac and cheese.

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easy parking & access. Never a line. We've dined there twice. Hot, crispy, oniony & sweet hush puppies. the meats you choose from & they slice it in front of you! then pack it up in white paper for you to sit & endulge. You can pick from 4 (plus or minus 1) types of bbq sauces. But no need, the meat is delicious & tender. The sides are tasty & filling. But the dessert, we had an oreo surprise where the pudding tasted old...we were stuffed from all the food & didn't require dessert = gluttons. Have dined twice in 3 months. Where we've tried the Pit downtown & Old Time on Hillsborough. My boyfriend prefers Old Time's chicken but Holy Smokes is cleaner & all the meats taste better. And the sides don't seem to come straight from a can, except MAYBE the green beans.

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★★★★☆

easy parking & access. Never a line. We've dined there twice. Hot, crispy, oniony & sweet hush puppies. the meats you choose from & they slice it in front of you! then pack it up in white paper for you to sit & endulge. You can pick from 4 (plus or minus 1) types of bbq sauces. But no need, the meat is delicious & tender. The sides are tasty & filling. But the dessert, we had an oreo surprise where the pudding tasted old...we were stuffed from all the food & didn't require dessert = gluttons. Have dined twice in 3 months. Where we've tried the Pit downtown & Old Time on Hillsborough. My boyfriend prefers Old Time's chicken but Holy Smokes is cleaner & all the meats taste better. And the sides don't seem to come straight from a can, except MAYBE the green beans.

Pros: many sauces, wide assortment of meats to order

Cons: desserts

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Take your choice of brisket or barbecue. You can't go wrong! Pick your sides: okra, mac-n-cheese, green beans, potatoes. It's all good. And don't forget the banana pudding. Reasonably priced. Small restaurant, but we've never been when it was crowded. We think it's a well-kept secret! Yummy!

4
★★★★☆

Take your choice of brisket or barbecue. You can't go wrong! Pick your sides: okra, mac-n-cheese, green beans, potatoes. It's all good. And don't forget the banana pudding. Reasonably priced. Small restaurant, but we've never been when it was crowded. We think it's a well-kept secret! Yummy!

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The barbeque at Holy Smokes is delicious! It is not the same southern style barbeque that I am used to, so it's a great place to go for a change. The brisket is very tender and flavorful. The sides are also great. I love having fried okra and macaroni and cheese as side options.

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The barbeque at Holy Smokes is delicious! It is not the same southern style barbeque that I am used to, so it's a great place to go for a change. The brisket is very tender and flavorful. The sides are also great. I love having fried okra and macaroni and cheese as side options.

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The bbq and brisket at this restaurant are to-die-for!!! Possibly the best I've ever had. The only problem is that they don't have any kind of buns-sometimes it would be nice to have a bbq sandwich!-or any fries, etc. But the bbq is good enough to overlook these "problems".

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The bbq and brisket at this restaurant are to-die-for!!! Possibly the best I've ever had. The only problem is that they don't have any kind of buns-sometimes it would be nice to have a bbq sandwich!-or any fries, etc. But the bbq is good enough to overlook these "problems".

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The meat was delicious, moist and flavorful, the sides were simply amazing, the best mac and cheese I have ever had. the hush puppies were fresh and fried to perfection. the baked beans were so good i got a second side of them and the service was polite and prompt. This is definitely my new favorite BBQ place in Raleigh. A+++++

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★★★★★

The meat was delicious, moist and flavorful, the sides were simply amazing, the best mac and cheese I have ever had. the hush puppies were fresh and fried to perfection. the baked beans were so good i got a second side of them and the service was polite and prompt. This is definitely my new favorite BBQ place in Raleigh. A+++++

Pros: great food

Cons: none that I saw

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I dont know how long this place has been open and I dont really care, I'm just happy that I finally found it. Finally, there is a real smokehouse in the city. I tried the Pork Spare Ribs BBQ chicken. Both were phenomenal. I am a rib fanatic whom has recently purchased my first smoker and I just hope that someday I will be able to smoke ribs that are as good as Holy Smokes ribs. As for the sides, WHOA! I tried the mac n cheese, green beans, cabbage, and baked beans. Sounds pretty common but each recipe had its own little twist in its taste which was so good that I just ignored everything my stomach was telling me and kept eating them until they were gone. I am full. However, I'm sure i will tear into my leftover chicken and ribs sometime tonight, I just wish I had brought home some sides. Upon reading up on the owners (a couple Texas boys) I discovered that they specialize in BEEF!! Geez, now I wish I had brought home some brisket and beef ribs.....and all the sides that I havent tried yet. If 4 random sides were fantastic, I'm sure they all are. I will return. Thanks for the food fellas. It definitely tastes like yall put a lot of time and love in to your grub.

2
★★★★★

I dont know how long this place has been open and I dont really care, I'm just happy that I finally found it. Finally, there is a real smokehouse in the city. I tried the Pork Spare Ribs BBQ chicken. Both were phenomenal. I am a rib fanatic whom has recently purchased my first smoker and I just hope that someday I will be able to smoke ribs that are as good as Holy Smokes ribs. As for the sides, WHOA! I tried the mac n cheese, green beans, cabbage, and baked beans. Sounds pretty common but each recipe had its own little twist in its taste which was so good that I just ignored everything my stomach was telling me and kept eating them until they were gone. I am full. However, I'm sure i will tear into my leftover chicken and ribs sometime tonight, I just wish I had brought home some sides. Upon reading up on the owners (a couple Texas boys) I discovered that they specialize in BEEF!! Geez, now I wish I had brought home some brisket and beef ribs.....and all the sides that I havent tried yet. If 4 random sides were fantastic, I'm sure they all are. I will return. Thanks for the food fellas. It definitely tastes like yall put a lot of time and love in to your grub.

Pros: TLC in every bite of REAL smoked meat and sides

Cons: $1.50 per side is a little much. They are delicious sides but I think it would make more sense to incorporate a 2 sides per meat deal like most country cooking restaurants

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The quality of the meat here is excellent. The Brisket is fantastic. I tried the bbq as well and it was delicious. My wife is in love with their smoked turkey. We' going there again tonight to eat. If you want great bbq GO HERE.

2
★★★★★

The quality of the meat here is excellent. The Brisket is fantastic. I tried the bbq as well and it was delicious. My wife is in love with their smoked turkey. We' going there again tonight to eat. If you want great bbq GO HERE.

Pros: the food

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We visited this place for the first time a few weeks ago - and I want to go back every weekend, but haven't had the chance. Order the brisket - and have the spicy bbq sauce. This is the way bbq should be. I'm from Texas and you can't find good brisket and sauce anywhere else. Other places claim to have Texas BBQ, but they don't. This place is the real thing. The mashed potatoes need a little less cream and a little more potato, but they have a good flavor none the less. The hush pups are VERY good too! I can't wait to go back and try other things.

2
★★★★☆

We visited this place for the first time a few weeks ago - and I want to go back every weekend, but haven't had the chance. Order the brisket - and have the spicy bbq sauce. This is the way bbq should be. I'm from Texas and you can't find good brisket and sauce anywhere else. Other places claim to have Texas BBQ, but they don't. This place is the real thing. The mashed potatoes need a little less cream and a little more potato, but they have a good flavor none the less. The hush pups are VERY good too! I can't wait to go back and try other things.

Pros: Real Texas BBQ! Served on butcher paper - the way it should be!

Cons: Seating, location

 

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