Address - 3600 N Duke St, Durham Map
Style - Sit down Menu or Buffet Restaurant
After years in a nondescript, hard to find location in the strip mall, Ole NC Barbecue has moved into a building on a outparcel of the same mall. The building was originally a Darryl's, which was a chain of restaurants that closed back in the 1990's. Darryl's built the buildings to make it look like the building had grown like topsy, with many additions and changes in roofline. The inside of the buildings were distinctive as well, with a balcony wrapping around overlooking the main restaurant.
The last time I had been in the restaurant, it was a Chinese buffet restaurant. The lighting was subdued and the balcony was not obvious. Now, the lighting is back, so the interior architecture is obvious.
The food has not changed. Most of the buffet items are mediocre at best. The ribs were overcooked to be inedible. This place is still one of my guilty pleasures.