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McKethan Brothers Barbecue

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1475 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607-7883
+1 828-265-2828
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11:00 - 21:00
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Boone, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We live in Boone and are lucky enough to visit McKethan's often. I've had everything on their menu (including their vegetarian burger option - it is great!) and have never been disappointed. Their Sunday Lunch fried chicken is the best I've ever had (the birds are smoked before frying so the flavor is deep and the crust is light and... More 

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Thank CEC1906
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad that you have enjoyed our restaurant on several occasions. I will share your comments with the team and look forward to seeing you come back in the near future. Sincerely, Ben McKethan - Owner More 

Boone, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had ribs pulled pork smoke chicken bake beans potato salad ff Mac and cheese great food...moist BBQ...best between here and Lexington of course Lexington is king but I live in boone now so mckethans it is..want good BBQ come to boone no other compares within 40 miles.. Excellent salad bar.....

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Thank Anita P
Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We stopped in here for a late dinner. There were only about 8 other people in there. We were seated after standing there a while. The table we sat at was wobbly and needed something to level one leg out. I waited for our waitress and it seemed she wasn't going to show up anytime soon and I couldn't get... More 

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Thank David E
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I want to start by thanking you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at McKethan Brothers Barbecue. I have spent a good bit of time breaking down your comments and researching with my team why your experience was not good. I have found several places that we can improve our overall service to our... More 

Montpelier, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped late tonight. Very happy with the meals. Hush puppies were very good. Collad greens were the best I've ever eaten. Waitress was very nice. They didn't pressure us to leave as they were closing. Wish they were closer to Indiana, we would go all the time

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Thank Gary E
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience at McKethan Brothers Barbecue. I see that you especially enjoyed the Hush Puppies and the Collards, both which are near and dear to our hearts as well. I do hope that you can come back and visit us on a return visit to... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

The salad bar was sub par, we had to ask for napkins over and over, and it took two requests to even get a straw!

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Thank Susan F
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. I would love to know what your additional thoughts on our Salad Bar and how we could improve. My crew is constantly working hard to offer the very best Salad Bar in Boone. We make our dressings in house and are constantly adding new items to make... More 

Snellville, Georgia
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

I met an old friend in Boone and we decided to try McKethan BBQ for lunch. Today's lunch special was a sandwich, a side and a drink. My friend and I both went with the pulled pork BBQ sandwich, the mac & cheese with sweet tea. You can smell the meat being smoked when you get out of your car.... More 

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Thank Spacehistorian
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant after your recent visit. I am so glad that you had a great experience. Your comments are very helpful and will be shared with my crew. I do hope that you have the opportunity to come back and visit us again in the future. Sincerely,... More 

Boone, North Carolina
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I'm eating there all 7-10 days when graving some BBQ or Ribs and I have to say the quality is above the rest in Boone or Blowing Rock, it's extremely clean, tastes good, great service and always the same level of quality and taste! Kudos to get a great dinner for a small price!

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Thank KingMarcus
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let you know about your great experience at McKethan Brothers. It was truly our honor to serve you. We take great pride in our recipes and quality of the food that we deliver. It is always great to see this kind of positive feedback as we work very hard to deliver... More 

Boone, North Carolina
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is the worst BBQ you will ever experience. We ordered a chop pork plate with slaw and beans. Someone the kitchen doesn't know the difference between thick fatty grizzle and shredded pork. About 90% of the main portion was that nasty flappy bubbly fat. Someone must have served us the side trimmings by accident because BBQ should be tender... More 

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Thank Sealluke
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. All feedback, even if it is negative, is very helpful for the operation of my restaurant. I regret that you did not have a good experience at my Restaurant. As you can see my many previous reviews, our Barbecue is normally "spot on" and appeals to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

AMAZING that people review this as good BBQ food. We were in town and we wanted to try some Carolina BBQ, I wish we would have looked somewhere else. I went solely off the reviews for this place and decided to give it a try, apparently the people in the area that rated this place 4-5 stars don't get out... More 

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Sarah M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

Jimmy~ We are so sorry to read of your experience at our restaurant. The quality of your food during your visit fell way short of our high expectations as owners and managers of McKethan Brothers. We very much appreciate your feedback, and will be looking into why you were served dry barbecue and strong collards which is simply unacceptable. Just... More 

Boone, North Carolina
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

I order the 3 meat platter - paid a little extra for shredded brisket - and the portions were enough for 3 people! The food tasted excellent. The pulled pork was tasty and the sauce augmented it. The brisket was also excellent. And the chicken was so tender it fell off the bones. It was a little pricey, but worth... More 

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Thank N. J. M
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review. I am so glad that you had the opportunity to come in and try our food. Your feedback is very helpful to my team. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Sincerely, Ben McKethan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Cuisine
Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607-7883
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-2828
Description
McKethan Brothers Barbecue was founded in May of 2015. We specialize in high quality barbecue, smoked meats, fresh house made sides, and southern desserts. We have a top-notch salad bar with home made salad dressings, domestic and local craft beers and wine. We provide an inviting atmosphere, and wonderful service. Can accommodate large groups.

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