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Allen and Son

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5650 US Hwy 15 501 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312-7782
+1 919-542-2294
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11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We eat there when our colesteral levels can take a hit. It just simple great southern BBQ. The fried pickles alone are worth the trip. Finally the SWEET tea should be shown in the dictionary as the definition of that nectar. Unfortunately, the service is hit or miss. We expect we will be not garner a lot of attention from... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, this is Eastern Carolina BBQ, i.e. pulled smoked pork in a vinegar-and-pepper sauce. If you are looking for meat dripping with sweet red sauce, this is not your place. Allen and Son BBQ is among the best around as the vehicles overflowing from the parking lot onto Rt. 15-501 attest. Seating is available inside and there is a take-out... More 

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Thank chefpeter77
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best Lexington-style NC BBQ I've had. So moist and full of flavor. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank myra4444
Clarkton, North Carolina
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great. BBQ is great! This is far from a fancy place so if you want fancy keep driving. Very simple. Sweet tea was great. If you are in the area stop in and you will not be disappointed!

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Thank Denise B
Clayton, North Carolina
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We tried fish sandwiches once and enjoyed them but the second time the fish was overdone. The hamburgers were big but not so great really. The shredded pork sandwiches are our favorite my husband is always willing to go out and pick up the barbecue here. He enjoys the great fresh barbecue and the quantity too!

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Thank inequity
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great food. 1 plate was enough for for 2 people. Love the fried corn cob. People are friendly. Will definitely eat from here again.

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Thank Ayana G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

their BBQ is very moist. we didn't realize there was a place to sit down inside, so we ate on the patio. they have a walk-up window at the front of the building that is quite busy, specially on game days, & parking can be tricky.

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Phoenix, AZ
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790 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

When we travel, and are seeking restaurants, we often go by "the look." Some places just have it, and we are often rewarded, even is we know zero about the restaurant. Allen & Son, on Hwy 501/15, just north of Pittsboro, NC had "the look," and we decided to work it into our dining schedule. Since we were staying at... More 

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Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place is not much to look at but the pulled pork is very tender and tasty. It's more of a local joint type place but everyone is friendly and food arrives quickly and hot. You can choose your own sauce. We love the vinegar based sauce. Takeout is great too if you're feeding a crowd.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We used the Pittsboro location for a party with BBQ and the sides. The food was great and the service was too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5650 US Hwy 15 501 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312-7782
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pittsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-542-2294

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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?