Ole Nc Bar-B-Que

★★★☆☆
  • 4201 N Roxboro St

    Durham, NC 27704

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  • 919-471-1400

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Mon. - Sat. 11am - 9pm;Sun. 11am - 5pm

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I used to love this place. I went with my mom as a kid, and remember unbeatable Bar B Que. BUT, in the past year or so, I've seen a signifcant change. First, you wait for a table (sometimes 15 minutes, with no one ahead of you and obviously open tables) because the hostess is to busy ringing up customers, they need more door staff. Then, you make your way to the bar to find over salted food, over cooked food, watery salad dressings, brown lettuce, and mediocre desserts. Also, forget about keeping your beverage refilled, I've contimplated walking over to the waitress's station to refill my own beverage only to see that apparantly the floor manager has called a meeting by the kitchen, on several occasions. Overall, I wish this place was better, but it's not.

Oh, and this has happened on numerous occasions, I try to give people and buisnesses several chances, just because I work in retail and I know some days you just don't have it together, but this is un called for.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to love this place. I went with my mom as a kid, and remember unbeatable Bar B Que. BUT, in the past year or so, I've seen a signifcant change. First, you wait for a table (sometimes 15 minutes, with no one ahead of you and obviously open tables) because the hostess is to busy ringing up customers, they need more door staff. Then, you make your way to the bar to find over salted food, over cooked food, watery salad dressings, brown lettuce, and mediocre desserts. Also, forget about keeping your beverage refilled, I've contimplated walking over to the waitress's station to refill my own beverage only to see that apparantly the floor manager has called a meeting by the kitchen, on several occasions. Overall, I wish this place was better, but it's not.

Oh, and this has happened on numerous occasions, I try to give people and buisnesses several chances, just because I work in retail and I know some days you just don't have it together, but this is un called for.

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July 25, 2010 - Servie was horrible. Worse, the food was gross. It was 7 PM, and the food had been out a long time. The corn was disgusting looking, and the steaks (or whatever it was) looked dry and days old. No one was available at the carving station at all. The food was slopped all over and mostly cold or dried out. There were plenty of employees around, talking to each other but no one cleaning up the mess. No effort to fill empties, and if it wasnt eaten it appears to be just left there to rot. Be barely ate anything, although we tried a number of items. The next day we had diaharhia. Parting gift I suppose. Couldnt even get the drink order right, and never returned to the table. No A/C and a filthy place. Clearly looking to collect money with no pride or care. A perfect place for Ramsey to tear apart. I* would write more but I have to make another run to the toilet.

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★☆☆☆☆

July 25, 2010 - Servie was horrible. Worse, the food was gross. It was 7 PM, and the food had been out a long time. The corn was disgusting looking, and the steaks (or whatever it was) looked dry and days old. No one was available at the carving station at all. The food was slopped all over and mostly cold or dried out. There were plenty of employees around, talking to each other but no one cleaning up the mess. No effort to fill empties, and if it wasnt eaten it appears to be just left there to rot. Be barely ate anything, although we tried a number of items. The next day we had diaharhia. Parting gift I suppose. Couldnt even get the drink order right, and never returned to the table. No A/C and a filthy place. Clearly looking to collect money with no pride or care. A perfect place for Ramsey to tear apart. I* would write more but I have to make another run to the toilet.

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERYTHING

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The food is traditional southern and is not cooked to order. The staff is friendly but doesn't have time to cater to special requests. What they do serve is Carolina style barbeque, brunswick stew, collard greens, okra, and sweet tee. They make it exactly as they would at home and it is as authentic as a pickup truck. If you want heated plates and fine linen you should head to Crook's Corner while the rest of us enjoy good food at a great price.

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★★★★☆

The food is traditional southern and is not cooked to order. The staff is friendly but doesn't have time to cater to special requests. What they do serve is Carolina style barbeque, brunswick stew, collard greens, okra, and sweet tee. They make it exactly as they would at home and it is as authentic as a pickup truck. If you want heated plates and fine linen you should head to Crook's Corner while the rest of us enjoy good food at a great price.

Pros: Good food at a great price

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I went once and won't go back. The food was not good at all! I paid to barely eat basically. The service was bad and not a good variety of food. Maybe they were having a bad night but needless to say I won't be back there again.

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★★☆☆☆

I went once and won't go back. The food was not good at all! I paid to barely eat basically. The service was bad and not a good variety of food. Maybe they were having a bad night but needless to say I won't be back there again.

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Got the buffet at 6pm. Food was cold and appeared to have been sitting out most of the day. Chicken livers were burned to a crisp. There were items on the bar I couldn't even identify. (I think one was neckbone soup.) It's not the same restaurant it was when it was in the mall a few years ago. I won't be back.

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★★☆☆☆

Got the buffet at 6pm. Food was cold and appeared to have been sitting out most of the day. Chicken livers were burned to a crisp. There were items on the bar I couldn't even identify. (I think one was neckbone soup.) It's not the same restaurant it was when it was in the mall a few years ago. I won't be back.

Pros: Good bbq and slaw

Cons: everything else

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The service is great but, the food is horrid. Too much salt and too much fried. The chicken was passable but the rest of the stuff was yuck to say the least. And the banana pudding(boxed) and not even jello. Do yourself a favor and drive right by this dump.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service is great but, the food is horrid. Too much salt and too much fried. The chicken was passable but the rest of the stuff was yuck to say the least. And the banana pudding(boxed) and not even jello. Do yourself a favor and drive right by this dump.

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Southern style cooking at its best! The meats and vegetables are seasoned to perfection. The tea taste as if it was brewed minutes before you get it. On weekdays the prices are very reasonable. On weekends, especially Sundays, it can be a little steep. The waiters are very sociable and friendly. Overall, a very tasty and enjoyable outing.

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★★★★☆

Southern style cooking at its best! The meats and vegetables are seasoned to perfection. The tea taste as if it was brewed minutes before you get it. On weekdays the prices are very reasonable. On weekends, especially Sundays, it can be a little steep. The waiters are very sociable and friendly. Overall, a very tasty and enjoyable outing.

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Went there on a Sunday where they had a buffet. For $10, you get a wide range of gross, greasy, COLD food. We went in as out-of-towners hoping for some good traditional NC bar-b-que. What we got was awful service and COLD food. We went in at 11:30am, 30 minutes after the opening of the buffet. We piled our plates high with food, eager to devour it. We sat down and took bites from every portion we grabbed from the bar and didn't put anything into our mouths that was remotely warm. We told our server of the situation and she walked away rather quickly. She later returned and told us that the food just need to be stirred, which was code for food that was day old and just warmed up. We were there 30 minutes after the opening of the buffet - it didn't seem like the food should ALREADY be cold. Our server made us feel like it started hours ago which was why the food was cold. Her explanation disgusted us to such an extreme that we couldn't even go back for another plate or continue eating. We were hoping they would do the right thing and tell us we didn't have to pay for our meal. This was not the case. Without a manager on site, they told us they had no authority to give us any discount and since we DID plate our food, we would have to be charged. So $25 later and 3 bad mouthfuls of awful food, I will not be returning there. Can't say much for their day to day food, but definitely stay away from the weekend buffets. They leave nothing to be desired.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there on a Sunday where they had a buffet. For $10, you get a wide range of gross, greasy, COLD food. We went in as out-of-towners hoping for some good traditional NC bar-b-que. What we got was awful service and COLD food. We went in at 11:30am, 30 minutes after the opening of the buffet. We piled our plates high with food, eager to devour it. We sat down and took bites from every portion we grabbed from the bar and didn't put anything into our mouths that was remotely warm. We told our server of the situation and she walked away rather quickly. She later returned and told us that the food just need to be stirred, which was code for food that was day old and just warmed up. We were there 30 minutes after the opening of the buffet - it didn't seem like the food should ALREADY be cold. Our server made us feel like it started hours ago which was why the food was cold. Her explanation disgusted us to such an extreme that we couldn't even go back for another plate or continue eating. We were hoping they would do the right thing and tell us we didn't have to pay for our meal. This was not the case. Without a manager on site, they told us they had no authority to give us any discount and since we DID plate our food, we would have to be charged. So $25 later and 3 bad mouthfuls of awful food, I will not be returning there. Can't say much for their day to day food, but definitely stay away from the weekend buffets. They leave nothing to be desired.

Pros: NONE

Cons: Cold food, awful service

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We had a family get together here and the place was pretty nice. The prices are fairly reasonable. The service was nice, the waiters really took care of us. Some of us had buffet and was pleased as well.

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★★★★☆

We had a family get together here and the place was pretty nice. The prices are fairly reasonable. The service was nice, the waiters really took care of us. Some of us had buffet and was pleased as well.

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The Food is some of the Best in town. I love the people there they are always so helpful and happy. I wish they would be the crab legs back. But for $7 for lunch and 11 for dinner the price and food cant be beat.

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★★★★★

The Food is some of the Best in town. I love the people there they are always so helpful and happy. I wish they would be the crab legs back. But for $7 for lunch and 11 for dinner the price and food cant be beat.

Pros: Food, Employies, Owner

Cons: Day time Cashier

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This was a great disappointment. I had eaten here in the past before it reopened and loved the food. My experience today was the worst, a waste of time and money! The food was not hot at all, the fish was fried too hard, the mac and cheese taste watered down, the barbecue was awful. Many of the items on the bar looked as if they had been there all day - I was there at 12:15pm for lunch. The only good things were the sweet tea and hush puppies.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was a great disappointment. I had eaten here in the past before it reopened and loved the food. My experience today was the worst, a waste of time and money! The food was not hot at all, the fish was fried too hard, the mac and cheese taste watered down, the barbecue was awful. Many of the items on the bar looked as if they had been there all day - I was there at 12:15pm for lunch. The only good things were the sweet tea and hush puppies.

Pros: Service, Sweet Tea, Hush Puppies

Cons: Food

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Excellent service, good variety of food - not just chicken & pork, very good food and a very good price. If they charged customers by how much they weighed, they'd make a fortune!

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★★★★★

Excellent service, good variety of food - not just chicken & pork, very good food and a very good price. If they charged customers by how much they weighed, they'd make a fortune!

Pros: good food, value, variety

Cons: ambiance

 

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