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Allen & Son Barbecue

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6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
+1 919-942-7576
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10:00 - 20:00
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here several times and wanted to take my wife by on the way to Pinehurst. Sunday they are not open. Food is great, but not today.

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Thank Alex H
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

92.5 rating. Food was left something to be desired!!! Should not be on BBQ trail!!! The BBQ was dry - the coleslaw was decent - the hush puppies were greasy and over cooked - the brunswick stew was made with canned corn & Lima beans & tomato base with Pork - atmosphere was very outdated

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Thank Michael K
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love BBQ, and have enjoyed in it Texas, Kansas City, Memphis, the Carolinas, and lots of other places. The best places in all of these areas serve carefully slow cooked, well trimmed, top quality meat. I've always ranked Allen and Son among the very best in NC, up there with Grady's, Skyline, Lexington, and B's. I'd heard from some... More 

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Thank gkay64
Willow Spring, North Carolina
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Our 6th stop along the NC BBQ Trail. Service was efficient but not overly friendly. Prices were significantly higher than a lot of the other BBQ stops I've been to. Two BBQ plates, water, and one pie with ice cream was $40 after tip. Now, with all that said, the BBQ was fantastic. Meat was smokey and delicious. The sauce... More 

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Thank Josh H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Allen & Son just north of Chapel Hill still does NC BBQ the way out is supposed to be done. Low and slow over real wood coals. The BBQ is great. Smoky, flavorful and wonderful. Their sides are good and their desserts are reliably good. The atmosphere is roadside bbq shack and the service is usually efficient but not overly... More 

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Thank NCBuff
Rochester, New York
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131 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Every trip south includes a stop here for BBQ. Portions are large and very tasty.Kids and senior Citizen items are available. Prices are reasonable and there are many items on the menu.

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Thank mrscleo
Carrboro, North Carolina
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

When you drive up, you know this is real southern country style Q with the pick up trucks scattered around and when you go inside the scruffy interior is studded with stories of the awards this place has won from those who know how to appreciate Q done right. This is the real deal, wood smoked bbq, country sides and... More 

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Thank g0christine
Colorado
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This bbq is great. I went to a different place the night before and feel like i wasted my money and calories there. I should have gone here twice.

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Thank Mikeroni
North Carolina
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I wish I could review the food, but I never got any. I went in, stood there with my companion as the two waitresses took care of the two small tables already seated. Finally, I asked, "Do we seat ourselves?" to which one waitress replied, "Sure sit anywhere." We did. And sat. And sat. It's a tiny place, so there... More 

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Thank Shanra
South Bend, IN
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went to restaurant based on reviews and on line menu. We had heard that it was not as customer friendly as before and sort of took patrons for granted. We figured that was just one person's opinion. Waitress took soft drink order before giving us menu. The menu we got had prices vastly higher from those shown on their website.... More 

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Thank FCB-7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-7576

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?