While our roots are in Eastern and Western NC barbecue, Southland BBQ by Rocky Top Catering offers a menu chocked full of regional barbecue cuisines that satisfies everyone’s taste buds. In-house smoked NC pulled pork, Texas style beef brisket and St. Louis ribs are just some of the many regional specialties our chefs have perfected. Pair any of these with our scratch made sides, sauces and desserts and you’ve got a meal that will be the talk of the town. We can drop off and deliver to your home or office. Or let us fully cater your next event and share the Southland love with family and friends.

A Taste of Home

Our barbecue roots began in North Carolina, but our chefs are versed in “all things BBQ,” including NC pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs and Texas style beef brisket. Our in-house smoking process captures all the delicious, mouth-watering flavors and aromas. And then there’s the sides, fixin’s and desserts — all scratch made using fresh, quality ingredients. Home cooking that you don’t have to cook!

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Crowd Pleasers

Eastern or western BBQ. Brisket or ribs. Collards or grits. Macaroni & cheese or green beans. Banana pudding or peach cobbler. Who says you have to pick just one? Our BBQ catering packages allow you to customize your event to match your tastes. Choose your meats, entrées and scratch made sides, fixin’s and desserts to create a menu that will please the whole crowd.

Shindigs to Soirees

We cater everything from wedding receptions to rehearsal dinners, class and family reunions, birthday celebrations, neighborhood cookouts, corporate events and more. From 20 people to a herd of folks, we bring the tastes and traditions to your special event with a level of service that would make our mamas proud.

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Read Google reviews from some of our clients.

  • 5 star review  We used RTC for our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. We had so many compliments on all the food that we served at both events. Vicki is so personal and coordinated everything from rentals, timeline, food suggestions, etc. We would recommend RTC to any couple getting married, office party, holiday party, or for any event! They were with out a doubt the best caterer we consulted with and we look forward to using them in the future!

    thumb Shawnee Gundry
    2/21/2020
  • 5 star review  Our daughter's wedding was suppose to be March 28, 2020 - ceremony at the JC Raulston Arboretum and the reception at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh but then the pandemic hit and everything came to a halt. The wedding was postponed to September 12, 2020 and after a few months of wondering where it would be, the decision was made to have it in our backyard. All along this crazy journey, Jeff helped us navigate through the pandemic planning and created a magical space in our backyard for the ceremony and reception. Words cannot begin to describe how perfect Jeff and his team made this day for our family and friends. Originally the reception was going to be passed hors d'oeuvres with a few stations set up, Jeff kept this idea serving everything to each table family style. The food was fabulous and we received many compliments about the style in which it was served. His staff was so kind and friendly and most importantly, discreet. From helping to move tables after the ceremony to serving the food continuously until everyone had had their fill, clearing tables, to setting up coffee AND leaving leftovers in our refrigerator!! before they departed - we never noticed them working around all of us. Jeff and his staff stayed just the right amount of time, they left shortly after we were done eating. Our daughter and her groom were the very last to leave, she said "she didn't want this night to end." Thank you Jeff, Mike, Liz, Bo and Nick for making her wedding a beautiful memory for us.

    thumb Lisa Briggs
    9/14/2020
  • 5 star review  Thank you Jeff and all the staff at Rocky Top for your services at our Rehearsal Dinner at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The service was excellent, the meal exceptional and planning a breeze. Thank you for your contributions to a very memorable evening! We love Rocky Top!

    thumb M R
    3/03/2020
  • 5 star review  Never tried your food but you deserve 5 stars for helping people in need.

    thumb Karen Cockerel
    4/27/2020
  • 5 star review  So happy we chose RT for our grand re-opening event! They were so fun and easy to work with - so accommodating to my many questions and changes! The staff that worked our event were polite, hard working and wonderful. I can't say enough good things!

    thumb Gretta Nance
    3/12/2020
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