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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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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 2 weeks ago

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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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank FoodRateHer
Los Altos, California
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

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Thank tarheeltraveler367
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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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 

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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 

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Thank Michael L
Raleigh, NC
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150 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 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 

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Thank docdiamond
Durham, North Carolina
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45 reviews
37 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.

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Thank Ronald C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This place is considered the best "locals" BB Que place in Chapel Hill. They make a huge barbeque sandwich with slaw on it that is more than a man can eat. We get the take out about once a month. It is just good basic food, nothing fancy. I really doubt if they have Wi-Fi.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Had BBQ sandwich and fries at Allen & Sons BBQ in Chapel Hill. Much of the BBQ was stringy and so tough it was difficult to chew. It had Eastern North Caroluna sauce on it (vinegar and black pepper). The fries appeared hand cut but were greasy. This was my 4th visit in a year and my last. Whoever voted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 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
Kids, Child-friendly
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?