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Allen & Son Barbecue

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6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
+1 919-942-7576
10:00 - 20:00
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Mikeroni
North Carolina
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Shanra
South Bend, IN
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank FCB-7
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had a chance to grab take out from this well known greasy spoon - and I do mean greasy! Great pork sandwiches, homemade potato salad and pies. It's a busy place so be sure you're ready to order - especially take out. Warning - if you have diabetes, stay away from the iced tea which only comes in 'super sweet'... More 

Thank FoodRateHer
Los Altos, California
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170 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Though it's a mile from the edge of Chapel Hill proper you feel like you're in the country. Typical decor and thankfully typical barbecue too. I ordered the plate and there was plenty of food. Barbecue was very good though not the best I've had. It lacked a little freshness and was a bit mushy even for barbecue. Sweet slaw... More 

Thank tarheeltraveler367
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I had delicious barbeque chicken, bread pudding and homemade vanilla ice cream. The girlfriend got barbeque pork, which she liked but didn't rave about; she wished it had more brown sauce. She probably could have asked for it. I wasn't as big of a fan of the sides that came with the meals-french fries (soggy), cole slaw (too creamy), just... More 

Thank Tommy G
Alton, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The BBQ sandwich with fry is a barbecue lovers delight! Fresh, hickory roasted and quickly served with delicious sauce which you add to your taste. On Fridays the banana pudding is worth the trip. I often drive 30 or more miles out of my way just to enjoy one of their sandwiches. My wife says the burgers are as good... More 

Thank qmcgraves
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for NC chopped (NOT pulled pork, as they will remind you if you order Pulled Pork). The pork is tender and tasty, but not sweet. The sauce is vinegar based. Wonderful if you like NC barbecue, but not everyone appreciates it (my son, who loves sweet tangy BBQ does not like it). Hush puppies are possibly the best... More 

Thank Michael L
Raleigh, NC
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151 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This place is tiny, and off to itself. The building is nothing special. But the service is very friendly, and the barbecue has very, very good flavor. You can really taste the wood smoke in the meat. The slaw is nice, and the hush puppies are good as well. I wish I cold give them a 4.5, but could not.... More 

Thank docdiamond
Durham, North Carolina
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Good service and quality NC eastern style BBQ. This restaurant is easy go get to, has a diverse menu and is a good value. Great place for lunch or dinner.

Thank Ronald C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?