Customer Reviews

Mike Allen
Mike Allen
16:04 05 Apr 17
Always friendly. If you go more than a few times the owner knows your names - he really knows how to build and maintain rapport with his customers. Great food, wonderful local BBQ joint. Veggie options are all tasty and the deserts are very good as well.
TIM Collier
TIM Collier
23:30 06 Jun 17
Undoubtedly the best brisket and pulled pork I have ever eaten. The cole slaw potato salad is just like mom used to make. And then there's Charlie. Treated my wife and I like family. First time eating with Charlie, but already craving for more.
Keith P
Keith P
17:36 05 Jun 17
Now this is good southern food coming for a southern! Very nice staff, clean and the owner is a gentleman
james catlin
james catlin
22:52 09 Jun 17
Charlie is awesome, the food is amazing and the staff is fantastic. I love eating here!
Venita Snyder
Venita Snyder
22:43 13 Jun 17
EVERYTHING about my 1st experience here today was wonderful! I'm traveling on business yet the warm welcome offered by the staff, the amazing taste of the tender beef brisket, homemade potato salad and fried okra all paired with the genuine smile and delivery by Charlie himself gave me relaxed feeling of being home.
Michael apanovich
Michael apanovich
22:15 24 Jun 17
Nice place & nice people good food.
piper night-night
piper night-night
00:19 02 Jul 17
Owner is nice and made us feel welcome. Food was delicious.
Felicity M
Felicity M
21:28 22 Aug 17
Stopped in and was not disappointed! Pulled pork and brisket were excellent! The owner and staff were very friendly
Thad Dudley
Thad Dudley
16:27 31 Aug 17
Charlie's has the best BBQ and slaw I have ever tasted. It is a great place to take the whole family.
Charlie Hester
Charlie Hester
21:22 29 Sep 17
Loving all kinds of BBQ, we like to try different venues across the country. Having grown up on Kansas City style BBQ and sauces....thick, sweet, and smoky, one needs to understand, there is no "correct" way to BBQ. We were looking for best BBQ in Clayton North Carolina, and our Google search recommended Charlie's BBQ. We had the Brisket dinner and it was excellent! The employees were very kind, attentive, and accommodating. Then there is Charlie himself, what a kind, hospitable, and engaging man. He came out and sat with us for almost an hour discussing different BBQ styles. We can't decide whether his BBQ, or he himself, was the best part of Charlies BBQ and Grill. We would highly recommend!
steve justice
steve justice
14:48 28 Sep 17
Great food from even better people! Always polite and courteous. Charlie is one of the good people in this world and it's a blessing to know him. Love the Bbq and sides.
Alison Hendrix
Alison Hendrix
19:18 05 Oct 17
Delicious bbq and owner, Charlie, introduced himself when we walked in and was super friendly. We will definitely be returning!!
Bryan Lampley
Bryan Lampley
22:49 11 Nov 17
I don't give 5 star ratings but if any place deserves it it's Charlie's. BBQ is great, staff are friendly and Charlie has never met a stranger.
Jim Gurney
Jim Gurney
19:37 24 Nov 17
Great owner, great food, Carolina bbq, beef brisket, Brunswick stew, all great food. Take out, cater. Highly suggested
michelle s
michelle s
02:34 02 Dec 17
I have visited many, many BBQ establishments in the quest for the best and can say with certainty that Charlie's is the absolute best BBQ! The pulled pork is tender and mixed with just enough of the delicious vinegar-based sauce. I had to have TWO sandwiches! Charlie is personable, speaking to all guests enjoying the BBQ. If you are in the area, this is THE BBQ you want and if you are not in the area, it is worth the drive!
Isaiah Redd
Isaiah Redd
12:27 15 Dec 17
im autistic so please let me into your life. i love you
Karen Randall
Karen Randall
05:15 06 Jan 18
Tiny mom and pop restaurant with really good food, generous portions, and friendly service.
Chris Kelly
Chris Kelly
17:50 20 Jan 18
Delicious tender barbecue, sauce is amazing, best Brunswick stew I’ve ever had. I met who I’m assuming is Charlie, very friendly and hospitable. Definitely will be coming back
Marlo Wells
Marlo Wells
21:01 26 Feb 18
Excellent food and service! Always feel at home.
Tim Costin
Tim Costin
17:50 07 Mar 18
Love this place. Really good food and extremely nice people. Charlie is very engaged with all his customers. I get a warm and friendly greeting every time I go there. And I will tell you. They have the BEST hush puppies you'll ever try.
Trey Richardson
Trey Richardson
12:12 25 Mar 18
Clean and Good!!! The own actually came out to check on everyone and thanked us for coming. Will be going back next time we are in the area.
Hailey S.
Hailey S.
23:14 24 Mar 18
Charlie was great!!!!! His staff took care of a party of 22 players and parents in a fast and professional service. The best bbq in the area. Everytime we travel to Clayton we are coming to Charlie’s BBQ. Very clean. Great pulled pork sandwich.
Scott W
Scott W
15:48 14 Apr 18
I enjoy the food and the family atmosphere of Charlie’s. I’ve been eating here since it opened and I’ve always liked it. Charlie himself is always doing something for someone and it is nice to meet someone as kind as he is.
Jacob Hundl
Jacob Hundl
20:48 26 Apr 18
Top notch local BBQ joint. If you're traveling or working nearby, well worth a stop for a bite to eat. Charlie, the eponymous owner, is as welcoming and cordial as you could wish and the BBQ is delicious. Grab a bag of the made fresh daily pork rinds to go as well, fantastic with a cold beer after a long day.
Ass Holeish
Ass Holeish
00:28 16 May 18
The brisket sandwich was awesome. Not the best ice ever had but damn good
Glenn Raper
Glenn Raper
10:20 07 Jun 18
I just found this place it is a great place to eat food was good and we loved the sauce, only complaint would be so called banna pudding not good no waffers no banna just like a instant pudding mix. Everything else was great.
David Lea
David Lea
17:03 19 Jun 18
Charlie is as good a host as the fantastic BBQ and Ribs he serves. ALWAYS enjoy a sit down with Charlie and ALWAYS take a huge platter of ribs, BBQ and slaw for our family at the beach. A MUST STOP in Clayton , NC.THANKS CHARLIE. SEE YOU SATURDAY !
Noel Roman
Noel Roman
00:19 01 Jul 18
Great customer service friendly people and amazing food
Marlene Geraci
Marlene Geraci
15:47 16 Jul 18
This has to be one of the best BBQ spots we have ever ate at. The atmosphere was like home and the owner was so sweet and caring. He actually talked to the clients and wanted to make sure they were enjoying the food. I will definitely be back.
Miguel Sanchez
Miguel Sanchez
16:34 17 Jul 18
Let me tell y’all something, my BBQ sandwich went down smoother than a greased up door hinge using WD40! This place is DELICIOUS!
Donna Hudson
Donna Hudson
20:08 19 Jul 18
Going to Charlie's is like visiting your favorite uncle who happens to be an excellent cook. Charlie strives to interact personally with everyone who comes to his restaurant. He is will greet you by name and ask about your family while your food is being prepared by his friendly staff. This is some of the best "cookin' " around.
Candyce Taylor
Candyce Taylor
23:16 25 Jul 18
Not sure why we've not eaten here before tonight! What a great experience. The food was home cooked and amazing. It was quite obvious that Charlie is a true Godly man who cares about his customers. My boyfriend and I had such a nice time chatting with him. Go to Charlie's asap for some of the best bbq around!
Ami Cordry
Ami Cordry
23:38 11 Aug 18
Wow, that was really good! It is a small space with communal type tables but don't let that turn you off. We tried the ribs, pulled pork, pickle chips, potato salad, fried okra and the fried squash. Everything was very good. My husband said the ribs were the best Carolina style he has had in the area. The owner came out to meet us and ask us about our experience. That was very nice. We will go back.
Glenn Britt
Glenn Britt
19:47 02 Sep 18
Been going for a couple of years now .always great food and service. Its hard to find a good BB.Q joint in raliegh anymore .but this one has quality and real smoked meats,everything on the menu is good . Your one stop bb.q shop. You'll than me later .
Donald Lowery
Donald Lowery
22:13 20 Oct 18
I have known Charlie, who owns this restaurant, since we were young children. His BBQ is distinctive and delicious in a state that takes great pride in BBQ. The staff is always friendly and helpful. It's the kind of neighborhood place where regulars are greeted by name with a smile.
John Arnold
John Arnold
02:15 31 Oct 18
Best pulled pork ever! Great cole slaw. Friendly staff and good prices. Dont miss it. And Charlie will be there to greet you.
Zoran Аrsovski
Zoran Аrsovski
23:52 08 Nov 18
Had a great BBQ burger. The meat was amazing, very tender cooked to a perfection! The prices very adorable as well, providing great quality/price value! Charlie was there as well, we had a great talk! Definitely coming back when I am in the area!
Dwayne Hubbard
Dwayne Hubbard
13:08 10 Nov 18
The food is great and reasonably priced, and the owner Mr. Charlie is very personable. This is my go to place to eat!!! Love it
Danielle Yunker
Danielle Yunker
18:36 20 Nov 18
Absolutely delicious and mouth watering! This has to be the best BBQ I have had and on top of that their sides are out of this world! We were visiting from Chicago and cannot wait to go back.
Suzette DiPete Taylor
Suzette DiPete Taylor
07:04 25 Nov 18
Excellent, and the food is out of this world. Charlie makes this place and Charles personal touch with everyone makes everyone feel special. Highly recommend.
Gerald Frederick
Gerald Frederick
02:31 29 Nov 18
Brisket dinner plates were excellent, nice quiet atmosphere, friendly folks ... a bit pricey ($30/2 dinners and 2 drinks) but enjoyable and we will return for more.
michael ward
michael ward
00:19 09 Dec 18
Always a friendly place. Meat has good smokey flavor. Excellent veggies.
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4.5
Based on 62 Reviews
Ashley H.
Ashley H.
2017-05-17 08:50:58
Best barbecue in Johnston County! It also helps that the staff is very friendly. Charlie is a great guy, and always makes sure he speaks with you!! The...
Melissa I.
Melissa I.
2017-04-10 20:32:40
Great local flavor. Had the pleasure of meeting Charlie himself. He was super nice and remember everyone's name including mine. We stopped here as a...
Maggie A.
Maggie A.
2017-05-12 11:37:53
On our way to Durham, looking for a place for lunch. Off I40 for about 4 miles. We found this little BBQ gem. Charlie the owner even came out to greet us....
HunterandCindy A.
HunterandCindy A.
2017-06-15 18:29:49
Will will not go away hungry! The brisket is more like a pot roast. Not Texas style.. pulled pork and sides were very good.
Regino G.
Regino G.
2017-06-20 20:39:11
I had the opportunity to meet Charlie the owner of the restaurant which made me understand why the food was so great being that the owner took ownership and...
Bo B.
Bo B.
2017-07-08 11:26:33
The 'cue was good for sure but the sides really stood out at Charlie's! Fried okra, baked beans, Mac n cheese, potato salad, homemade chips, and collards...
Bruce B.
Bruce B.
2017-08-26 16:37:58
Widely considered one of the best bbq places in the Clayton and Garner area, the hometown feel makes it a great place for a great meal anytime. The owner...
Ryan M.
Ryan M.
2017-10-20 10:39:19
I thought this place was pretty good for a little hole in the wall bbq joint, the staff is extremely friendly which I like however although the food is good...
Brian C.
Brian C.
2017-11-02 10:49:00
I had the beef brisket plate with green beans and fried yellow squash. I love brisket and the brisket here was quite good. Really good by north carolina...
Joe C.
Joe C.
2017-11-18 18:43:09
This place has a multitude of entree's to choose from. All of which are awesome. I have yet to find something that I don't like. Charlie is a super nice guy...
Mike S.
Mike S.
2018-01-26 19:44:25
Charlies BBQ is a top notch locally owned and operated restaurant with great food and a friendly staff. I think Mr. Charlie has gone out of his way to greet...
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