If a hog isn’t pit-cooked, it isn’t barbecue. That’s how Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q still operates today in the pit behind the modest building on NC Hwy 50 just south of Garner.

Stephenson’s Bar-B-Q, a family-owned restaurant in operation since 1958, is listed on the North Carolina Barbecue Society’s Historic Barbecue Trail map. The pork Bar-B-Q is pit cooked and hand-chopped daily, just as it has been over the past 60 years. From the daily lunch specials to the tender Bar-B-Q chicken, there is something for everyone.


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