Dillard's BBQ was noted in this Indy article (thank you Indy for maintaining your URLs rather than switching them around all the time) as a "Durham staple since 1953." It certainly was among the echoes of a previous age of BBQ and Durham restaurants - a la Bullock's.
The restaurant closed in March of 2011. In December of 2013, the building was demolished. Tax records indicate, as of December 2013, that the parcel of owned by MM Fowler of Family Fare Fame.
Submitted by jim (not verified) on Thu, 1/23/2014 - 10:06am
Mr. Dillard was a kind and gracious man and I enjoyed a lot of his barbeque and ribs.
A lot of celebrities came to Durham back in the 60s-70s to try the Rice Diet. I remember Buddy Hackett talking about sneaking out for ribs at Dillard's.
Durham is fading away, not only by demolishing so many wonderful buildings, but by losing citizens and businesses like Dillard's. I miss them.
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