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Howard's Barbecue

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100 South Main Street, Lillington, NC 27546
+1 910-893-4571
Tue - Sun 10:30 - 20:30
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Washington DC
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Everytime I come here, and I mean everytime...the hush puppies always come out hot and fresh. The BBQ is NC style, served dry with vinegar on the table and it is spiced just right. The same lady is always manning the register just inside the door and she is just the sweetest. She'll gladly sell you some of Howard's BBQ... More 

1 Thank Bobby980
Clayton, North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

First visit- won't be back. Food seemed overpriced for the atmosphere. Not very tasty. Best thing was the hush puppies. We ordered both seafood and barbecue. The final straw was when we got the bill and saw they charged us for a glass of water.

1 Thank Beth B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Not only do the have fabulous food but they are above and beyond caterers. If you are looking for a true southern meal you must visit Howard's!

Thank Laura N
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have family in Lillington, and every time I visit, we make a point of stopping at Howard's. The food has been consistently good for many years. I particularly enjoy the pulled pork.

Thank bdwinters5
Lillington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Always enjoy a good BBQ Sandwich from Howard's. Nice view by the Cape Fear River. Service is always good. Family owned and operated.

Thank wizakid
Bunnlevel, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Howard's is a good BBQ and seafood restaurant. My brother loves the BBQ ribs especially. Great service and good prices.

Thank Penny J
Lillington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Good food good service reasonable price. Good BBQ chicken and boiled shrimp. Catfish is really good. Veggies are seasoned Southern. Hush puppies melt in your mouth.

Thank Dianne J
Dunn, North Carolina
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188 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner. I had the small flounder plate with salad and fries. My hubby had the seafood combo with oysters and flounder along cabbage and black eyed peas. Had hush puppies with the meal. All was delicious. Total cost with 2 drinks was $35.00.

Thank sensgirl67
Angier, North Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

There's lots of good barbecue around here, but Howard's has good *everything*. I haven't ever eaten anything there that wasn't absolutely delicious! I respect their decision to be closed on Sundays, but man... sometimes I really crave their food for Sunday dinner, lol! They also usually have great specials on different plates/entrees. Their sweet sauce is glorious... I'm addicted to... More 

Thank JuaniVel
Lillington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I had a fish platter, french fries and slaw, hp..... love the puppies and the fish was fresh and hot. Service was great with a smile. One server, I think her name was Angelica was just a delightful person.

Thank darlene m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 South Main Street, Lillington, NC 27546
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lillington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-893-4571

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