Barbecue and Brunch Fare at Backyard Bistro (Half Off)

Southwest Raleigh

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Hickory-smoked St. Louis–style pork ribs, beef brisket & classic brunch fare with southern twist

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Promotional value expires Sep 10, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Dine-in only. Not valid toward the purchase of alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

Burgers and sandwiches ($7–$13) include slow-smoked chicken in sweet barbecue sauce, spam with twin fried eggs, or 6-ounce bison patties. The Lo Country boil ($14) stews sausage, shrimp, and chicken in house broth, and the house's special pork ribs ($15 for half rack; $19 for full rack) are prepared St. Louis style.

Brunch features

house-made biscuits smothered in black-pepper sausage gravy ($7) or a stack of pancakes ($7; $9 with seasonal fruit) served with honey butter and maple syrup. Eggs benedict ($9) on a La Farm Bakery muffin arrives with fruit or hash browns.

Backyard Bistro

According to a 2009 profile, Backyard Bistro knows a thing or two about ribs. To create this St. Louis–style specialty, the Bistro encrusts the pork in a dry spice rub and leaves it to bask in heat and hickory smoke for three hours. They then wrap each rack in aluminum foil with a splash of apple juice, returning them to the smoker for another four hours before charring them on the grill under a glaze of tangy or sweet barbecue sauce. The Bistro also stokes up the smoker to tenderize the dry-rubbed pork shoulder––another specialty––for 12 whole hours, while slices of juicy beef brisket await to be smothered between hefty slabs of white bread and saddled next to sides such as crisp coleslaw, Mama T's potato salad, and baked beans.

The menu of barbecue and American comfort food represent the efforts of several local businesses. Brioche rolls for burgers and english muffins for benedicts are sourced from La Farm Bakery, then crowned with organic, hydroponic bibb lettuce and beef from Angus Barn or poached eggs and canadian bacon. The bar's 16 taps pour Bud Light and Belgian-style Backyard Brew, the locally brewed house draft, to cool meals taken out on the patio or into a neighbor's hot tub, while inside it's all about sports. Five big-screen TVs broadcast every play in high definition, and speakers at each table give diners the option of turning down the volume if they'd rather tune out

Customer Reviews

Great place with good food.
Yuping C. · 5 days ago
Backyard Bistro is a good place to eat. And it is close to the arena. I enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant. There's a good selection for menu choices. All those positive things being said...the downside is that there is always something slightly off with the food...i.e. the medium burger is too dry...or the au jus with the French dip is flat out watery...this is over several visits I have noticed this but again we are not ordering the prime rib either so that may factor in to it...just giving it an honest review
Dustin C. · February 12, 2017
always great for lunch, and Cora was a great server (attentive and friendly)
Daniel G. · February 10, 2017
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    Southwest Raleigh

    1235 Hurricane Alley Way

    Raleigh, North Carolina 27607


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