Stamey’s voted #1 for Best Barbecue Pork Sandwich in NC

For the past four weeks, 10Best, Sandwich America and USA TODAY readers have been voting daily for their favorites. The results are in!

The top 10 winners in the category Best BBQ Pork Sandwich in North Carolina are as follows:

  1. Stamey’s Barbecue – Greensboro
  2. B’s Barbecue – Greenville
  3. Skylight Inn BBQ – Ayden
  4. Hursey’s Bar-B-Q – Burlington
  5. Red Bridges Barbecue Lodge – Shelby
  6. Southern Smoke BBQ – Garland
  7. Lexington Barbecue – Lexington
  8. Grady’s Barbeque – Dudley
  9. Richard’s Bar-B-Q – Salisbury
  10. Kings Restaurant – Kinston

A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Mackensy Lunsford (Asheville Citizen-Times), The Barbecue Bros and John Shelton Reed ( were chosen based on their familiarity with North Carolina-style barbecue.

Additional nominees for Best BBQ Pork Sandwich in North Carolina included 12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville, Allen & Son BBQ in Chapel Hill, Backyard BBQ Pit in Durham, Barbecue Center in Lexington, Buxton Hall Barbecue in Asheville, Cook’s Barbecue in Lexington, Smiley’s Lexington BBQ in Lexington, Stephenson’s Barbecue in Willow Springs, Troutman’s Barbecue in Concord and Wilber’s Barbecue in Goldsboro.

Congratulations to all our Carolina ‘cue winners!