Ask anyone in Eastern North Carolina where to get the best real North Carolina barbecue and their answer will be "Ralph's Barbecue" in Weldon. Our barbecue is made daily from top quality U.S.D.A inspected shoulders. There are no additives or preservatives added to our barbecue, Ralph Woodruff, our founder, started his barbecue business in the neighboring Roanoke Rapids in 1941 and it was well received by the community. Ralphs needed room to grow and moved to our present location in 1952. His son Mason took over the family business in the 60's and with wife Vivian, built our restaurant to our present status. An oil portrait of Ralph Woodruff hangs in our lobby, ever watchful that few continue the excellent food and service he began years ago. Today, Mason's daughter, Kim and her son, Gavin continue the traditions that Ralph began.