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The 6 Best BBQ Restaurants Near Clayton

Updated: June 14, 2022

Clayton does BBQ well!l These spots offer everything from whole hog trays to vegetarian options like smoked corn. BBQ’s a serious business so we analyzed millions of reviews from top sites to bring you only the best in Clayton. Visit any of the shops on this list for spectacular pulled pork, baby back ribs, and a side of collard greens.

Find the perfect Barbeque spot

J-Top's BBQ Shop

$$$, Clayton$$$Clayton
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q

American, $, ClaytonAmerican, $Clayton
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Prime Barbecue

American, $$, KnightdaleAmerican, $$Knightdale
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Carolina Barbecue

American, $, GarnerAmerican, $Garner
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.0

DeMario's

American, $$, GarnerAmerican, $$Garner
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

Logan's Roadhouse

American, $$, GarnerAmerican, $$Garner
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best Barbeque in Clayton. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 3295 restaurants, and 212 lists and articles from top sources like . Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. If your next meal is in any of these ten restaurants, the Barbeque aficionado in you will rejoice.

Frequently asked questions

J-Top's BBQ Shop, Yi Ge Asian Cuisine, and Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q are the highest-rated late-night spots for barbeque in Clayton.

Yi Ge Asian Cuisine is the highest-rated vegetarian barbeque spot in Clayton.

J-Top's BBQ Shop, Yi Ge Asian Cuisine, and Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q are the highest-rated barbeque spots that are good for groups in Clayton.

J-Top's BBQ Shop, Yi Ge Asian Cuisine, and Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q are the highest-rated barbeque spots for lunch in Clayton.

J-Top's BBQ Shop, Yi Ge Asian Cuisine, and Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q are the highest-rated barbeque spots for take-out in Clayton.

Drink pairing tips for Barbeque

  • Go for Rosé with grilled turkey burger

    For an elevated experience, pair your grilled turkey burger with Rosé. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine battles the grilled flavours.


  • The perfect match for your bulgogi

    When ordering bulgogi, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chilean Shiraz, a popular red wine.

  • Sauvignon Blanc and pork ribs with a barbecue rub


    A pork ribs with a barbecue rub can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Sauvignon Blanc. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its acidic.

Fun facts about Barbeque

  • The traditional bulgogi

    A trip to Korea is incomplete without having tried the local bulgogi, a national classic!

  • A tasty history lesson

    The saucy chicken wing was only thought up in 1950s! We wonder what people ever did without some good saucy chicken wing in their lives...

  • The $300 olive wagu beef

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

Parking info

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