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Backyard Bistro

#95 of 1,137 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1235 Hurricane Alley Way, Raleigh, NC 27607-3627
+1 919-851-6203
11:00 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate there while judging Andalusian World East, just down the street every night. Burger with pulled pork, grilled mushrooms & coleslaw, drippin down yo face---- Small rack of of ribs, hush puppies(shut yo mouf) & butter, collard greens , green beans w/bacon onion a garlic done right Shrimp & grits twice--- The servers were all great--the prices reasonable No... More 

Thank DrWalter
Raleigh, North Carolina
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411 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

prime rib and two sides plus salad what a deal. two could eat it because it is so big. the soft shell crab is good too.

Thank gary a
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service and horrible food. It took over 10 minutes sitting at the bar to be noticed and service offered on a fairly slow Tuesday evening. I started to leave and I wished I had. I should have known when I order the ribs with BBQ beans and the food came out literately 30 seconds later that the food would... More 

Thank John D
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156 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day travelling we were super hungry! This was right next door to our hotel so it was perfect. Not a huge vegan choice but the mushroom quesadilla without cheese hit the spot. Our waitress was lovely, she even checked to see if the fries were vegan friendly which sadly they were not. Great atmosphere, very relaxed.

Thank Supermom23
Raleigh, North Carolina
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94 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was mediocre and the food was worse. 15 dollars for a burger that was really overcooked and completely bland. Not worth a visit.

Thank Ray M
Norfolk, Virginia
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great evening at Backyard Bistro before attending a concert across the street at the PNC arena. I had a burger and it was delicious. My husband had the half rack of ribs. The sides were great too. Lots of choices. For dessert we shared a fried moon pie... yes, it is as yummy as it sounds. That... More 

Thank french_esq
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wonderful place for casual dining with delicious food, generous portions and a highly trained and very positive wait staff. The restaurant accommodates a lot of diners, so even though it seems crowded, the wait time for seating in minimal. Plus, I loved the menu choices. Overall, it was a very pleasant dining experience.....and our family plans to return.

Thank Robert D
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This place has your typical sports bar food - burgers, wings, bbq, fries, etc. Service was fast, friendly & engaging. Nice presentation of the food; even if it is just sports bar fare. Everything looks fresh, tastes fresh. Some things like the meatball sub - could use a little more seasonings in the meatballs & some more marinara on the... More 

Thank Nancy H
Princeton, West Virginia
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We ate at the Backyard Bistro yesterday (3-19-2017) before the Stevie Nicks concert. We stayed at the Comfort Suites right behind the Backyard Bistro, and had planned on eating there before the show. Boy did we pick a great place to eat before the show. All of the staff we interacted with were very nice, polite, and helpful. The food... More 

Thank Ray F
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our lunch on a rainy day here! Seafood chowder was yummy! Loved the meatloaf! Hubby enjoyed meatball sub. Portions were great- plenty to eat. Service was friendly and efficient! Would recommend and come back myself

Thank Ladybug4JESUS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 Hurricane Alley Way, Raleigh, NC 27607-3627
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-851-6203

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?