Do you have a craving for some finger-lickin’ Carolina-style barbecue? Whether you regularly get to indulge in North Carolina barbecue or you’ve never had it before in your life, you are in for one tasty treat. Greater Raleigh is home to some of the most outstanding barbecue dishes in the state, so grab your wet naps and prepare your taste buds; it’s going to be a mouthwatering visit.

For fast and easy barbecue, it doesn’t get much better than Smithfield’s. Seven of their 32 locations are located in Greater Raleigh, so you’ll never have to travel very far to get your hands on some delicious Eastern Carolina-style pulled pork and all of the fixin’s.

Kick back over a great meal at The Prime Smokehouse, which often has live music, or Red Hot and Blue in Raleigh, which has a bar and grill atmosphere. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to sink your teeth into some amazing barbecue while watching the game, then these are for you.

When you’re looking to dine in style, award-winning The Pit is the place to go. Nationally recognized as one of the best barbecue joints around, it goes without saying that this will be some of the best barbecue you’ve ever had. Start out with pumpkin skillet cornbread, then move on to a rack of baby rick ribs or pit-cooked overnight chopped barbecue, followed by banana pudding or a spiced apple turnover that will have you licking the plate.

The great barbecue doesn’t end here. Visit this site to see a comprehensive list of barbecue joints in Greater Raleigh. What’s the best barbecue you’ve found in the area?