Backyard Bistro

Southwest Raleigh

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In a Nutshell

Pit master slow-smokes meat for 12 hours & coats tender morsels in signature sauces to satisfy diners or partygoers

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Promotional value expires Jun 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per order for platter option. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. $20 Groupon option valid for dine-in only. 72hr advance order required for party platter. Party platter option valid for carryout only; must order by 2/1/12 for pickup by big game Sunday 2/5/12. No substitutions for platter option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Barbecue chefs identify themselves by the signature flavors of their sauces, which they brush onto slabs of meat and hand to police officers during routine traffic stops. Sample handcrafted piquancy with today’s Groupon to Backyard Bistro. Choose between the following options:

  • For $10, you get $20 worth of anything on the menu for dine-in only. Entrees range between $7–$22.
  • For $99, you get a carryout party platter for 24 people (a $210 value), which includes:
  • 11 pounds of smoked BBQ pork shoulder and 24 buns
  • 1 gallon of all-beef chili with crackers
  • Half tin of coleslaw
  • 1 quart each of Redneck- and Western-style barbecue sauces
  • Disposable serving utensils, plates, and cutlery pack<p>

Backyard Bistro’s pit master slow-smokes cuts of meat, coating the tender results in signature barbecue sauces. The party platter satisfies 24 hungry tailgaters or two football teams and their mascots on big game Sunday with dry-rubbed pork shoulder comingled with hickory smoke for 12 hours. Sides such as tangy coleslaw and beef chili round out the game-day smorgasbord. Party planners should place orders before Wednesday, February 1, to ensure availability for pickup by big game Sunday, February 5.

Patrons dining in at Backyard Bistro finger-paint zesty notes of gratitude to the chef after noshing on seasoned and sauced St. Louis–style pork ribs ($15 for half rack; $19 for full rack). Handheld fare— which arrives on a brioche roll with organic, hydroponic Bibb lettuce—includes The Backyard burger, piled with pulled pork and slaw ($7). A steady broadcast of sports occupies eyeballs on five big-screen, high-definition TVs, and speakers at each table allow volume control so that diners may choose to provide their own commentary or improvised poetry.

Backyard Bistro

According to a 2009 Newsobserver.com 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

628 Ratings

It has great food. Love the pulled pork sandwich. Burgers are great too. Never had anything bad here. Great place to watch games and have a drink too!
Angie P. · 3 days ago
food is very fresh. We love the food there.
Yuping C. · November 14, 2016
Service and food awe
Lynn G. · November 2, 2016
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    Southwest Raleigh

    1235 Hurricane Alley Way

    Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

    919-851-6203

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