Raleigh >Barbecue Lodge Inc
Most Disgusting Meal Ever..
We love bbq and eat it several times a month. We are always eager to try a new place while on vacation. Visiting from Miami , FL we had no clue where to get good bbq in Raleigh, NC. Someone at our hotel recommended Barbecue Lodge on Capital Blvd. When we arrived we were a bit skeptical because from the outside it looked like a dive. It was inside of a strip mall and parking was difficult. We pressed on though. We walked in and the decor was really drab and plain. We were seated and the waitress brought us a basket of fried hush puppies and "corn sticks". The hush puppies were alright, but the "corn sticks" were rather nasty. They didn't taste anything like corn and they were completely overdone. We ordered a bbq pork sandwich, a half bbq chicken, chicken and dumplings and a fried shrimp platter. When our meal arrived we sat stunned. The pork sandwich had no bbq sauce. It was just shredded pork on a sesame bun. The coleslaw was a dark yellow color. It is made with mustard (I've never seen this anywhere). The chicken and dumplings looked like chunks of flour and boiled chicken sitting in salted water. The bbq chicken was undercooked. The skin looked boiled. It was sitting in a puddle of orange grease. This is what they called bbq sauce. When we asked about the bizarre coleslaw the waitress basically laughed and said we should have known before we ordered that it had mustard. The only bbq sauce available was in a small bottle on the table and it didn't look or taste like any bbq sauce I have ever had. It was watery and tasted like vinegar. The fried shrimp was about the only thing that wasn't completely awful. However, it looked like something straight out of a freezer bag. The fries were also overdone and looked like Ore Rida.
Overall, the entire meal was gross and we left most of the food on the table and just paid the $30 check and went to Wendy's. That's pretty bad when you have to leave a restaurant and get fast food.
Freddy Line One... FREDDY LINE ONE !!!.
If you are lucky, you will get to hear one of ladies blurt out for Freddie to handle a call on line 1 ! In the meantime, you can savor the vingegar based bbq chopped to fine perfection. They really pile the bbq
high on your sandwich here and give you a lot of slaw if you order it on the side ! They are fast, friendly and very reasonably priced.
Great Customer Service. My first visit and it was just like it had been described! This is a new favorite I hope to frequent often.
A Satisfied Skeptic.
Pros - A lot of food for the price; nice large portions; reasonably clean; good service; tasty food; quick service.
Cons - Bland atmosphere; parking situation not ideal; limited food selection.
This was my first visit; I'll be taking my wife tomorrow for her first visit. Overall, I give this place a thumbs up!
Good Value for the Money. I could not believe the amount of food for the money. for one price you can get Chicken, bar B Que, sides, etc and it was less than going to feed the family at a buffet. But the food is average so don't expect too much, you get what you pay for here. Average food and plenty of it.
BBQ too salty.
Barbecue Lodge catered the EWHS Band Boosters semi-annual BBQ sale, in front of WalMart in K'dale. They have done so for many years now.
The past couple of years, the BBQ has been way too salty and heartburn inducing. I don't know what can be done about it, but something should be fixed or place a warning on each take out container.
There is no "Great BBQ" in the Triangle. This is another electric cooked BBQ place established by Don Murry, and now owened by someone else. The BBQ is good, but I think it is cooked at a temperature that is too high. The BBQ is fine ground rather than shreaded or chopped. The taste of the pork is very good, but it leaves a bit of a odd feel on the teeth. The side items are good, but nothing special. Ify you get seafood, that is good too. The homestyle BBQ dinner is a great value - around $6.50 for all you can eat. The waitstaff is very good & friendly. The food is good.
Best vinegar bbq around. I Love it! Everything they serve is so good. And it is even awsome left over. Family style is the best way to eat. It's like a buffet and you don't even have to leave the table! You've got to try it, at least once!
Chocolatey's favorite place for BBQ..
Devoted readers of my citysearch reviews, my wife and cat, I want all of Raleigh to hear me scream from the mountain-tops: "THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE I WILL EVER GO FOR BARBECUE."
The Lodge's Eastern NC, Vinegar-based BBQ is my favorite from childhood and the Murrary Family's establishment remains a shining beacon to all that is Hog.
Needless to say, please try it.
Thank you Don, for not retiring after selling the "other" place up the road those many years ago.
This place rocks!. I have been meaning to try this place for a while and I finally did this week....I can't wait to go back! The furnishings are not fancy, but the place is clean with a 98 sanitation grade. The service is quick, friendly, and the food is great! You can't beat the family style value of 6.50- hot fried chicken, bbq, hushpuppies and sides. They even bring you your own pitcher of sweet tea so you never have to ask for refills. You gotta try this place if you are looking for reasonably priced hot and tasty southern food!
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