Grady’s BBQ

South of Goldsboro, North Carolina near the community of Dudley, Stephen and Gerri Grady cook and serve up some of the finest whole hog smoked barbecue pork, batter fried chicken, home style vegetables and desserts this side of the moon. Is it the best pork barbecue in North Carolina? If not, it’s near the top. Grady’s is located at 3096 Arrington Bridge Road, Dudley, NC 28333, telephone (919) 735-7243. They’re open W-F 10-3:00 and on Saturday 10-4:00. See them on Facebook at

(All photographs copyright 2019 by Dan Routh)