About Us


The co-founder of GrillBillies Barbecue, Joe Pino, has been an avid barbecuer for over 30 years cooking on everything from inexpensive smokers to homemade ones to professional quality cookers. 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 he decided to open GrillBillies Barbecue, a one stop shop for everything related to barbecue, including a full line of smokers, grills, roasters and cookers. The retail stores offers seasoning and sauces used by the professional Pitmaster along with smoking woods, tools and equipment. He also offers cooking classes and host events like cooking competitions. In addition, he rents out smokers, roasters and more. Basically, if you are looking for anything related to barbecuing, he can help you find it, whether it’s in his stores or if he needs to order it for you.

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 to those needs. Whether you are looking for a gas, charcoal or wood burning smoker, or whether you are a newbie, professional Pitmaster or shopping for a gift for the grill master in your life, our staff can help you find what you are looking for and make recommendations to enhance your grilling experience. We love sharing our BBQ knowledge with you!

Our stores are located in Wake Forest, NC and Wendell, NC.

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

Lard Have Mercy,

“We’ll Miss Our Previous Home Where It All Started, The Depot”


GrillBillies Barbecue is located 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 then Seaboard Air Service railroad which is 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.

The Neuse Depot is listed along with other train stations in various registries. Click on the following link to learn more http://pwrr.org/nstation/neuse.html.

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