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Allen & Son Barbecue

6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
+1 919-942-7576
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (21 reviews)
“cole slaw” (19 reviews)
“nc bbq” (13 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
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6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Allen & Sons, as I understand it, is a Carolina barbecue institution. The location gives a real small town feel and is a little off the beaten path. The servers and cooks seem very disinterested in providing a pleasurable experience. They weren't rude but they...More

Thank TStan91
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Whoever wrote glowing reviews of this place did not eat there today. BBQ was bordering on crunchy, hush puppies were burnt and coconut chess pie was not only burnt but was not recognizable as chess pie and just had a pinch of Baker’s shredded coconut...More

2  Thank LostInSpace
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Allen & Son was one of the best restaurants my wife and I have ever visited anywhere in America. The pork BBQ plate was a masterpiece of generous pork with outside skin mixed in, the best sweet hushpuppies you’ll find anywhere, creamy white coleslaw and...More

Thank matthewtessnear
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

In over 50 years I never had anything but very good pulled pork barbecue in North Carolina, until I purchased two pounds to go at Allen & Son. The meat was insufficiently cooked to break down the connective tissue. In other words the “slow” was...More

2  Thank rannel22
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Their BBQ selection was limited to Pulled Pork, and it was good. Not great, but good. They serve the vinegar based BBQ sauce separately. The cole slaw was above average for the South. The Hush Puppies were sweet, as they should be, but were overcooked...More

1  Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Our first trip to NC, so wanted to sample local cuisine. We received several recommendations for two BBQ spots. Allen and Son is a bit out of the way, thus requires a car. It's a simple setting, very casual attire (both customers and staff), but...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Got two BBQ chicken plates. Service was great, folks were friendly, but the food wasn't. The chicken itself was ok, but the fries were greasy and undercooked. The slaw was exceptionally good-could tell it was fresh. the hushpuppies were undercooked also. SO disappointing. Went on...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We live near the Allen and Son Restaurant in Pittsboro and have eaten there several times to include using their catering service for a large gathering. We have never been disappointed. We have wanted to try the one in Chapel Hill as we were told...More

2  Thank BuckyandChris
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I have only been eating here since 1964 (53 years), so not sure if that qualifies me as an expert, but IMO there is no better NC 'que on the planet. Now, this is a natural product and some days are even better than perfect,...More

Thank RichardO946
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Bad service. Began when my wife asked the waitress to bring the slaw, which comes with the BBQ, on the side. She told my wife that if she did that, she would be charged for a side item. Wow. They do not have a fountain,...More

1  Thank jbrooksws
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Steve S
9 November 2017|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Steve .... Sorry, I have no information. I'm wondering if their website or the Chapel Hill chamber of commerce may be of assistance. If they're closed, another place had been recommended to us, ... The Pig is all I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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