Shepard Barbecue

Welcome to Shepard Barbecue

Shepard Barbecue proudly serves the greater Emerald Isle community.



Jenni Field
We headed out yesterday morning from Raleigh after having decided it was a Beach Day. The answer to "which beach?" came in the form of a rave review for Shepard Barbecue from a friend who is also a chef and food writer. We dialed in Emerald Isle and made a bee line the almost 3...
Ann Price
My family vacations every year in Emerald Isle and we've been lucky to find Shepard Barbecue the last few trips. We all raved about their pulled pork and brisket. The beans are delicious and that corn is off the charts good! Pimento mac n cheese is not to be missed. Can't wait...
Michael McCleary
My food was absolutely delicious. I got 3 choice meat and my fiance got 1 choice and shrimp tacos. We will come back anytime we go to EI No indoor seating at the moment though.
Greg Karbett
Excellent food. Friendly staff. Shepard's has become my go to every Wednesday for lunch. My usual is the pulled pork and baked beans. Today I had my usual but i also picked up some ribs and they were fantastic. The fries and smoke turkey are great as well. I also learned that...
Kenneth W Nelson
The best there is. The best that was and the best there ever will be
Penny Cobb
I love seafood but sometimes you need to mix it up a bit and this is the place to do it! The best meats, sides, and service! Everyone is friendly and helpful, the portions are perfect, and the atmosphere among the patrons is like a neighborhood bbq. Give it a try, you won’t...
Outstanding pulled pork and brisket! The potato salad was awesome too. Will be back. :)
Hayden Regitz
I proposed to my now wife June 2022 on the beach in Emerald Isle. We had Shepherd BBQ cater our engagement party and it was the best BBQ we ever had. Now every time we visit EI, we always get Shepards BBQ!! Literally amazing and the staff is so nice!
Caren Cooper
Amazing, mouthwatering BBQ, family owned and operated-, great people! Get there early to beat the line, once it’s gone you will miss out!

Monday - Tuesday
  • Closed
Wednesday - Saturday
  • 11:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Closed
*Or until sold out