Hours of Operation*:

Tues - Sat 11am - 8:00pm

Sun, Mon  CLOSED



*Prices and hours are subject to change without notice  Please call us at 919-397-5693 with questions

We are proud to accept all major credit cards.

Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

5021 Wake Forest Hwy. (Hwy 98)  Durham, NC 27703  |  (919) 397-5693  |  johnsonfamilybbq@gmail.com                              © 2020, 4L Consulting

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Welcome to Johnson Family Barbecue

We're glad you found Durham's favorite family-owned, hole in the wall barbecue joint. We smoke all our meat over hickory wood for up to 10 hours, so you know you are getting authentic, Eastern NC BBQ, handmade sides and desserts with great service every time you walk in the door. We're open for lunch and dinner, so let us show you what we're all about.


Click here to get our menudirections or give us a call at (919) 397-5693.  


And, for a limited time, like us on Facebook and get a free drink next time you stop in!

What y'all are saying about Johnson Family Barbecue


4.9 out of 5 stars on 113 Facebook Reviews* 

4.5 out of 5 stars on 80 Yelp Reviews*

4.6 out of 5 stars on 105 Google+ Reviews*

*Highest rating of any Durham BBQ Restaurant


The flavor of the meat was pronounced and the hickory smoky was subtle and divine. It was the taste of hickory wood or charcol...not beat you about the head smoke...it was a taste Paradise

                                                               --Baron B. , from Yelp Review


Best BBQ around, hush puppies are amazing, this place rocks.

                                                               --Cory H. , from Google+ Review


With the ever-increasing tendency to smoke barbecue over gas or electric, it was nice to find a small, family-owned, self described “hole in the wall” joint that is still putting in the work to create a good product.

--Tommy C., from Zomato Review

We're selling sauce!

Can't make it our place? We'll come to you! Now shipping our sauces, t-shirts and BBQ maps.

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