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.
Smoked Thanksgiving Turkeys
Returning this year Big Al’s BBQ will be smoking Thanksgiving Turkeys. Each Turkey is seasoned with Bad Byron’s Butt Rub® and George’s Sauce® then Smoked for over 5 hours. Our cooking method produces a succulent, juicy turkey perfect for your Thanksgiving. We will be taking orders starting November, 1st until November, 22nd. Turkeys will be available for pickup Wednesday, November, 26th.
When ordering please specify an ideal weight and whether you’d like a Whole Turkey or Boneless Breast.
Whole Turkey’s range from 10-20lbs at $3.80 per/lb
Boneless Breasts range from 6-10lbs at $8.00 per/lb
News & Events
Beginning Tuesday, November 4th, Big Al’s BBQ will be switching to it’s Winter Hours.
Tuesday: 11am – 8pm
Wednesday: 11am – 8pm
Thursday: 11am – 8pm
Friday: 11am – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm
2014 North Carolina State Fair
This October, Big Al’s BBQ is proudly participating in the NC State Fair. We will be carrying on the tradition of the NC Pork Council who was a participant for 25 years. We are honored to have been selected to try and fill their shoes. Keeping with the tradition, we will serve only pork products: sandwiches & plates, pork BBQ, pork ribs, pork loin, pork sausage, country ham, pork tenderloin, fried & grilled pork chops, and an array of veggies and hushpuppies made fresh each day.
The restaurant will be CLOSED Saturday, 10/25/14 and Sunday, 10/26/14 in order to compensate for the busiest days of the fair
2012 Cary BBQ Classic Grand Champion
In August, the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival hosted the 3rd Annual Cary BBQ Classic. This year’s even featured 60 beers, 40 bourbons and more barbecue than you could shake a stick at. Its a beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’ kind of festival. We blew them all out of the water. In addition to Grand Champion, we took 1st Place in the BBQ Chicken category, 2nd Place in the Pork Rib category, and 3rd Place in the ribs category.
Look for Big Al’s BBQ & Catering’s Mobile Kitchen at these upcoming events:
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!