Barbecue Made Fresh Daily
From sunrise to sundown, we are always working hard to bring you the best tasting BBQ you’ll ever have! Big Al’s BBQ & Catering strives to provide you with the freshest and tastiest products available. We cook our food fresh daily, slow over a wood fire.Pork BBQ is cooked for 12 to 14hrs, ribs and chicken 5 to 6 hrs and beef brisket 16 to 18 hrs. It’s perfection. Hushpuppies and vegetables are made fresh daily, or when Big Al’s mobile kitchen shows up for a festival or catering event. Aside from BBQ, Big Al’s serves up the tastiest charbroiled burgers, steaks, hot dogs, chicken or fish, along with all the best barbecue fixins. Do not pass up the banana pudding!
We are family owned and operated. We take great pride in welcoming you to our table and in the food we serve. We aren’t the cheapest Carolina BBQ vendor, but we guarantee freshness and award winning flavors you can’t find anywhere. Period. Come eat with us, or call in and order out! We’ll pack your plate just fine.
News & Events
2015 North Carolina State Fair
It’s that time of year, the North Carolina State Fair is back in town and Big Al’s is up for the challenge again!! After last years success we are ready to rock and roll, and this year we’re kicking it up, offering our signature Smoked Chicken: Dry rubbed and smoked to perfection. We will also be serving up our delicious Pulled pork, Pork Ribs, and some sensational Pork chops. For our side options we will be offering a variety of homemade delights: Green Beans, Mac and Cheese, Collard Greens, Coleslaw, and we’ll also be offering a Vegetable of the Day. And who could forget the Hushpuppies? Crispy on the outside with a soft and sweet center, guaranteed to leave you begging for more.
Additionally we’ll be offering several breakfast options for the early risers. A variety of biscuits: Sausage, Country Ham, and Pork Tenderloin.
Festivals, Events, and Catering
At Big Al’s BBQ, we believe BBQ is better when cooked on wood. With that idea in mind, we slow cook pork, ribs, chicken and beef brisket in a 32 ft. mobile kitchen with an Ole Hickory Smoker mounted on the back. All our meats are smoked on hickory wood. The mobile kitchen has refrigeration, freezer, warming cabinet, required sinks, three 40lb. double basket fryers, char-broil grill, steam table, heating & air, fresh water tank. waste water tanks and on board generator which gives us the ability to travel to different places and prepare food on the spot.
Whether its a festival, a family reunion, a corporate retreat or a down-home wedding, we have the facilities fulfill your barbecue catering needs in eastern Carolina. Located in Raleigh, but able to go anywhere, our mobile barbecue pit is the perfect solution for events of all kinds.
Everybody LOVES Great BBQ!
Our slow roasted barbecued meats are the best you will find anywhere. We’ve put 30 years of effort in perfecting seriously great barbecue. It’s our passion. Pork, chicken, ribs, brisket and smoked turkey are on the grill daily and we’ll fry up catfish whenever you’re up for that. We make our baked beans, green beans, potato salad, cole slaw, mac & cheese and Brunswick Stew fresh every day, and offer an array of fresh to order sides like fried okra, french fries and sweet potato fries, fried pickles and buffalo wings.
Single meals, kids platters, family packs or by the pound, we’ve got barbecue the way you want it. Dine with us and enjoy our family friendly atmosphere, or call ahead and to pick up. Its so good, we’ll even ship our barbecue and sauces nationwide.
Only the Finest Ingredients Featuring NC Products
Big Al’s strives to provide as many NC products as possible. Some of those are:
George’s Sauces of Nashville
Vernon McLamb’s BBQ Sauce of Benson
Smithfield Pork of Tar Heel
Allen Beans of Warsaw
Franklin Baking of Goldsboro, and
Prestige Farms Chicken of Charlotte.
Introducing Our Online BBQ Store: Get Your Butt Rub Nationwide
Big Al’s BBQ and Catering in North Raleigh, North Carolina now has mail order BBQ! Have your favorite NC hickory smoked BBQ shipped to you nationwide! You can get our mouth watering briskets, our bold and tasty slow cooked BBQ baby back ribs and our tender juicy hickory smoked chicken shipped to your home or office anytime! Mail order BBQ never tasted so good!
Big Al’s famous BBQ sauces are available, too! Our sauces comes in a variety of flavors including:
- Pepper Sauce
- Hickory Mild Pepper Sauce
- Smokin’ Hot Hickory Sauce
- Habanero Pepper Sauce
- Habanero Gold Pepper Sauce
- Chipotle Sauce
- Chipotle Mustard Sauce, and
- Hickory Mild Pepper Sauce.
You can try all of Big AL’s BBQ Sauces by choosing his 7 Sauce Pack! Is your mouth watering yet? We’re simply the best North Carolina hickory smoked BBQ you’ll ever have!