“Come try our Pulled Pork!”
Red State BBQ was founded in October 2010 by Scott Ahlschwede. An equine vet by profession, Texas native, and a darn good grill master in his own right, Scott simply wanted a place to have some good barbecue and a beer. As luck would have it he found the lovely Sunset Motel with the old Sunset Restaurant out in front. Ever since. people stopping at the little roadside BBQ joint on U.S. 25 have been able to enjoy brisket. ribs, chicken and pork on a daily basis along with all the great side dishes we have to offer. As for the name? PeopIe often ask where the name Red State comes from. Truth be told it came about as an offhand comment between friends. While watching the election returns one night Scott turned to a friend and said, “You ever notice how all the good barbecue comes from the Red States?” And there the name was born.
Has the perfect "look" of a BBQ joint. Pulled Chicken was top notch, brisket was above average, and pulled pork was good but nothing stellar. Really good beer menu with lots of craft choices - including "summer beers" on special for $2.25 in the first week of August.
Very good bbq
It sits right next to a motel that charges by the hour but don't let that deter you. They have the best BBQ in the area. If Cheers were set in a restaurant this place would be it. It definitely has its usuals and the staff never forget. Be sure to get the mac 'n' cheese.
Super delicious BBQ right off I75. I got the pulled pork and was not let down. Very friendly service as well and surprisingly a pretty nice beer selection.
Excellent pulled pork, baked beans and selection of BBQ sauce! Worth the very short trip off I75.
Was unsure if this place was either gonna be "awesome!" or "awesome... for being in the middle of nowhere." Thankfully it was just plain awesome. Great brisket and pork, wide selection of sauces (6 varieties, the Kentucky bourbon and NC vinegar were my favorites) and insane beer cheese grits. Perfect roadside BBQ joint atmosphere too!
BBQ sauces are great and I tend to be picky about sauce. Also the fresh cut fries and vinegar sauce were super! Will be stopping back on our way back through.
Absolutely some of the BEST smoked brisket I have ever had. The place was already packed by 4:30 this afternoon. I am glad I live hours away or I would need new clothes. The drive in off of I-75 S is beautiful.
Great staff and even better BBQ. I'll be back for this one.
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Red State BBQ
- Sun - Wed: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Thu - Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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