Raleigh >Barbecue Lodge Inc
Vegies lack good taste and freshness. Folks were courteous, pork BBQ I would rate 4 of 10, but the veggies I could not eat. The collards looked like mush from a gallon container and were simply not good, as if the can had been sitting around for a year or so. The cold slaw is yellow, sweet and tart and unpleasant...could not eat it. The brunswick stew was sweet and again without a pleasing taste. I basically just ate the pork BBQ and left. I will not ever return or recommend this place.
Place was dingy
. Service...what service?
Food: Mushy barbecued chicken, creamed potato salad...where was the potatoes? Chocolate cake...thick and gooey. Coleslaw: not edible.
We're surprised this place is open for business.
Should have sent the food back, but was to polite.
yeah never again. So yeah they cater and there food is pretty much the worst food cooked and served......BBq LODGE we CATER
Good BBQ the Eastern Carolina Way. Barbecue Lodge has been a favorite of mine for many years. Unlike the BBQ establishments further northwest and west of Raleigh, BBQ Lodge sticks to the Eastern NC tradition of serving baskets of hush puppies and cornbread sticks when you are seated- nothing stingy here! Our waitress is excellent every time and is trained in the old school- find that in any chain restaurant, I dare you. When I want good bbq and chicken I don't have to have chintz and valet parking. All I want is good food and service in a clean establishment and you get that here! They even make good unsweetened tea- Yankees take note!
Generus but salty.
Typical Eastern NC BBQ comes family style with fried chicken, hush puppies, cole slaw and your choice of sides. All you can eat; with generous helpings of everything in an 80's inspired formica palace. Mediocre suburban surroundings, with occasional live music brings a very rural feel to the strip mall location.
The food is ok, but very salty. Collards come laden with pork belly fat, hush puppies are sometimes piping hot, other times tepid and unappetizing.
The menu has more choices than many BBQ restaurants. All in all, it represents a good value if you're very hungry and don't mind a lot of salt.
Service is very friendly and makes up for the dreary surroundings.
Great Barbecue!. The Barbecue Lodge still has great barbecue. I use to live in Raleigh years ago and I now live in Charlotte, NC. I went to Raleigh to visit some friends over the Memorial Day weekend and had a chance to eat there. We were seated quickly and the service was good. We got the buffet all you can eat with barbecue, seafood and fried chicken it was so much food but it was good. The barbecue in Charlotte which is considered western style isn't as good as the eastern style barbecue I grew up on. As far as I know Charlotte has only one restaurant that serves eastern style barbecue but the restaurant hours are limited 10am to 3pm Monday through Friday and it's to far away from my job to go there for lunch. The Barbecue Lodge is one of things I miss about Raleigh.
If you like your Barbeque dry!!!. I live in Raleigh and have been searching for the best Barbeque. A friend recommended this place to me. Everyone has different tastes. I like mine vinegary. If there's such a word. I also like mine with lots of flavor. The kind of flavor that have you longing for your next barbeque plate. This place serves okay barbeque. It's too dry for me. Kind of like they squeezed the juice out of it. Not much flavor as I wanted. It's the closest Barbeque place to where I live but next time I'll just have to drive farther. I still have yet to find the BEST barbeque in these parts as of yet.
Great down home BBQ.
First thing's first; the BBQ is fabulous. Finely chopped, perfectly seasoned, delightfully tender. It's the best I've had since moving down here 8 months ago. A previous reviewer that gave this place 1 star obviously has no clue what Eastern NC BBQ is all about. If you are unfamiliar with this style of BBQ, do a bit of research. You won't find "K.C. Masterpiece" sauce on our tables down here. Cider vinegar, some ceyenne and red pepper flakes - this is our sauce.
The sides are pretty good too. I love the puppies, love the slaw. I will agree that the "corn sticks" are kind of gross...they're just too thin, and don't taste like cornbread.
The atmosphere is like a rural Knights of Columbus/Mosse Lodge/Chuch basement banquet hall with some decorative pigs thrown in the mix. It's a family BBQ joint, not Morton's.
Your waitress will probably call you "Hun" or "Sugar". You seat yourself. Food arrives quickly, served on blue plastic plates circa 1973. Order the sweet tea and you get your own pitcher for refills. Serving sizes are on the large size. I get the small BBQ plate, and I'm a big guy - can barely finish. The large plate would be plenty for 2. Prices are reasonable and in-line with other BBQ joints.
A New Family Favorite. Great BBQ, Great Coleslaw, Great Hushpuppies, Friendly staff. We love this place!!! (don't like the corn sticks though - we just ask for all hushpuppies)
Great Food, CasualAtmosphere. For the out-of-towners who dont know, before criticizing food because it is different, do some research on where you are. That type of bbq and coleslaw is typical of Eastern North Carolina, mustard cole slaw and vinegar based bbq. If you wanted bbq sauce on your bbq, then go to western NC and that is what you will get. BBQ is a type of food...not a condiment around here. BBQ Lodge has excellent bbq, slaw, and fried chicken. They are one of the best in town and cheap too! It is nothing fancy on the inside but it is a family owned and operated business that prides themselves on friendly staff and good food. If you like bbq, you MUST try this place!
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