North Carolina Eatery Named The 'Best BBQ Spot' In The State

By Sarah Tate

May 6, 2024

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Barbecue is one of those cuisines that has different regions around the U.S. claiming its version is the best. Depending on where you go, you can find regional takes on barbecue dishes that are guaranteed to be full of flavor, from the smokey signatures known around Texas to sweet and saucy favorites cooked up in Kansas City and incredibly seasoned meats found in Memphis.

24/7 Tempo compiled a list of the "best BBQ spot" in each state, analyzing ratings and reviews from local sites and looking at acclaimed establishments while mainly avoiding chains to really showcase what every state has to offer.

According to the site, the best BBQ spot in North Carolina is Skylight Inn BBQ, a longtime favorite dishing out incredible barbecue since the '40s. Skylight Inn is located at 4618 Lee Street in Ayden.

Here's what 24/7 Tempo had to say about North Carolina's top BBQ spot:

"The late Pete Jones opened this well-loved Greenville area purveyor of barbecue in 1947, and it's now operated by a son, grandson, and nephew of the founder. The specialty is whole-hog cookery, and in fact the only options are 'pig' and 'yardbird' (chicken), with sides limited to coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, potato skins, and cornbread."

Check out the full list at 24/7 Tempo to read up on more amazing barbecue joints around the country.

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