Customer Reviews

Mary Kate Hardee
Mary Kate Hardee
03:26 28 Dec 19
J-Top's catered a reunion for us and everyone raved about the food! Great service and reasonably priced. Excellent quality and value. Can't wait to visit the new restaurant!
John Thompson
John Thompson
12:51 15 May 19
william hardee
william hardee
02:24 05 Jan 20
Great food and great people. The brisket was absolutely amazing. The bbq has a great smokey flavor. Love the "Thick and sweet sauce". Really enjoyed the coleslaw, potato salad, and hush puppies. Make sure to try that mac n cheese too.
Matthew Failor
Matthew Failor
03:13 05 Jan 20
A great spot that serves the local community well. The chicken was moist and fell off the bone. Each meat had a specific sauce pairing which was delicious (I tried the pulled pork and chicken). For me, the absolute best side was the patato salad with the Mac and Cheese coming in at a close second. Did I mention the hush puppies as well? Oh and make sure to get a slice of cake and pecan pie. I plan to go back.
Daniel Hardesty
Daniel Hardesty
13:56 10 Jan 20
AMAZING!!!! Ate there for the first time and everything I had was on point. I was lucky to be there on one of the two days that they serve brisket burnt ends. The tendernous of the meat combined with the sweetness of the sauce had my taste buds fainting and begging for more. I was full half way through the meal but before I could stop myself I had eaten everything on my plate. My sides were amazing as well, I'm a huge fan of the fried okra. I look forward to returning again and again so I can try everything on the menu, and I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for some good local BBQ.
Michael Chatfield
Michael Chatfield
19:19 22 Jan 20
Absolutely fantastic! Food was amazing, I knew right when I took my first bite someone cared about cooking from scratch! The staff was super friendly and welcoming! Service was great! I didn't feel like I was at a run of the mill place, I felt like I was with family! Going to bring the whole family back, as far as a quality honest meal goes, this place is hard to beat!
Benjamin Jones
Benjamin Jones
17:26 06 Feb 20
Went there today to feed the office staff getting a to-go order this makes my 9th time eating here. Friendly Staff,Great food, very clean place, and a great location. This review has been updated since last month because the food is always good every time and I wanted to get the word out so folks can know!
Andrew Coffman
Andrew Coffman
19:30 07 Feb 20
I've dubbed this place "Better than Texas Barbecue" . As a native Texan, I've always preferred Texas BBQ to Carolina's. But this place is incredible. First time I've ever told my wife "I like this better than Texas"They all treat you like family the whole time you're there. A great place
William Smith
William Smith
17:04 16 Feb 20
I went for the first time and was incredibly impressed by J-Top's across the board. By itself the BBQ sandwich I had was delicious, and the flavor was only enhanced by the selection of sauces they make. I tried them all, and while it was a tough decision the thick and sweet sauce couldn't quite edge out the perfect balance of JTop's original sauce. The fried okra was so good I had to get a to-go order to eat on the way home. Beyond the food the staff was incredibly friendly, the owner John stopped by to ensure our meal was everything we wanted and seemed genuinely appreciative to have us there. You can tell it's a labor of love for him which is reflected in how immaculately clean the restaurant was. Will not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for top quality Eastern NC BBQ. I can't wait to return and work my way through what I have no doubt is a delicious menu.
Ryan McCormick
Ryan McCormick
17:23 23 Jan 20
I tried the burnt ends since it was Thursday, and they were outstanding, everything I had on my plate was delicious, the Mac and cheese, the fries were nice and crispy, the slaw was very good and the hushpuppies I liked better than any I've tried before. Not to mention the sauces were on point. This guy knows what he's doing and if he doesn't yet he should compete cause I have a feeling this place will get real big if enough people try it.
Joseph Chatfield
Joseph Chatfield
23:00 20 May 20
JTops is absolutely the best BBQ joint I’ve been to. Owner is the nicest man you will meet, food is so good you just want to give him a hug when you’re done eating! I honestly almost teared up when I started eating the Mac n cheese. Great place, great people, locally owned by an amazing dude that has followed his dream and it shows in his food. Great job J-Tops!!
Mountain Missy
Mountain Missy
11:22 24 May 20
Unbelievable barbecue, baked chicken, and high quality sides. This place is the real deal. I've ordered from here twice for company lunches and the food is always fresh, delicious and meticulous quality. The hush puppies are incredibly crisp, flavorful and good sized. The chicken melts in your mouth and the barbecue is flavorful and perfectly shredded. No fatty, rough edges in this barbecue... just great Southern deliciousness! Make sure to try all the sauces too- John, the owner, is a magician of flavor!
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4.5
Based on 9 Reviews
Jamie T.
Jamie T.
2019-06-20 07:56:46
Absolutely great experience with JTOP BBQ. If you want a turn-key, do nothing but show up event let JTOP take care of it all for you. We just recently had a...
Ryan M.
Ryan M.
2020-01-23 09:16:15
I tried the burnt ends since it was Thursday, and they were outstanding, everything I had on my plate was delicious, the Mac and cheese, the fries were nice...
Jeanne H.
Jeanne H.
2020-02-22 12:54:51
I looked forward to trying this place out and I have to say I was disappointed. The pulled pork was dry and the sauces were either too salty or too sweet....
Drew H.
Drew H.
2020-03-28 08:39:52
Great locally owned BBQ. Friendly service. Good food. Mix between eastern and western with a Charle (previous owner) touch here and there.
Allison R.
Allison R.
2020-04-30 16:16:15
Got take out from here and giving it 3 stars. My husband liked his brisket and sides but I am very disappointed with my choice of the pulled pork sandwich....
Ashley F.
Ashley F.
2020-05-02 05:40:50
Stopped by here a couple of weeks ago for some take out. I just so happened to be in Clayton and heard this place was still open for takeout. The shop is...
Andrew S.
Andrew S.
2020-05-06 13:56:35
Great food. Visited for lunch during the COVID social distancing and they were very considerate of the current situation. I had a 2&3 plate, pulled pork...
Mario K.
Mario K.
2020-05-06 14:59:37
Glad to have found this BBQ gem near our home during the COVID pandemic. They deliver (and are fast) are super friendly on the telephone, and, best of all,...