About GrillBillies Barbecue

Grillbillies is a barbecue store with hundreds of hand-picked products for backyarders, caterers, and competitors. We carry barbecue equipment and supplies that we use ourselves, and the recommendations we give are based on first-hand experience

Our family's love of entertaining guests in our home has shaped who Grillbillies is today. Anyone from beginners to world-renowned champions hang out in our stores, sharing stories and solving their biggest barbecue challenges. Both amateurs and award-winning pitmasters feel at home here.

Wow! Grillbillies KNOWS how to cook! Excellent advice! Tremendous selection of equipment and spices! Super friendly people! Beautiful shop! And they sell all American products! It's people like this that keep our country great! We really enjoyed our shopping experience!

Alice Durkee // Google Review

Hidden Gem. I cannot believe I just found this place a few months ago. All the rubs, sauces, grilling/smoking supplies you could ever want, in one place. They also sell top quality grills and smokers.

Steve Os // Google Review

Everyone there is awesome and helpful. Great selection of rubs and sauces and you can try most before buying. Very friendly bunch of guys.

Nick Justice // Google Review

Our Story


The co-founder of GrillBillies Barbecue, Joe Pino, has been an avid barbecuer for over 30 years cooking on everything from inexpensive or homemade cookers to premium quality commercial-grade pits. After competing for a few years in Kentucky the GrillBillies Barbecue Team got its start in New Jersey in 2007.

After enjoying the taste of success and relocating to Raleigh, NC, Joe decided to open GrillBillies Barbecue Supply as a one-stop shop for all things barbecue. This naturally included a full line of smokers, grills, roasters, cookers as well as seasonings, sauces, smoking wood, tools, and supplies.

GrillBillies Barbecue originally opened in the historic Neuse Train Depot, a 100+ year old train station located in North Raleigh. The Depot served the once rural area called Neuse which was located along the Seaboard Air Service railroad which was about 1/2 mile from the Neuse River. The Depot was moved 600 feet from its original location on the South side of Durant Road to its current location on the north side 30 years ago. It was then used as a warehouse until the summer of 2013, when Joe Pino restored the building back to its original condition with a few additions.

Eventually, due to upcoming proposed changes to Durant Road and the need for more space, GrillBillies Barbecue moved out of the depot and expanded to two retail storefronts, becoming known for hosting regular classes and cooking competitions and offering an abundant supply of everything you need to succeed in cooking award-winning food outdoors.

Now, with two stores, smoker rentals, classes, competitions, experienced staff, and expansion into the online markets, GrillBillies Barbecue has become an anchor for pitmasters across North Carolina and the East coast.

What Makes Us Different


At GrillBillies, customers experience a personalized approach from the staff, who will take the time to understand each customer’s needs and match the best cooker or supplies to those needs. Whether you are looking for a gas, charcoal, or wood burning smoker or whether you are a newbie or professional pitmaster, our staff can help you find what you are looking for and make recommendations to enhance your cooking experience. We love sharing our BBQ knowledge with you!

We have retail stores located in Wake Forest, NC and Wendell, NC. If you are looking for something we don't stock, just ask and we can probably get it for you.

Don’t hesitate to contact us about our equipment or with any BBQ questions.  We love to talk barbecue.

Lard have mercy.

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Our team of barbecue experts is ready to listen to your needs, answer your questions, and help you choose the right equipment to make your barbecue dreams come true. Contact us or visit us using the form and map below.

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