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McKethan Brothers Barbecue

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1475 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-265-2828
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: McKethan Brothers Barbecue was founded in March of 2015. We specialize in...
McKethan Brothers Barbecue was founded in March of 2015. We specialize in high quality barbecue, smoked meats, fresh house made sides, and southern desserts. We have a top-notch salad bar with home made salad dressings, craft beers, and hand-dipped milkshakes. We provide an inviting atmosphere, and wonderful service.
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Mighty Fine BBQ

We found out about McKethan Brothers BBQ when checking into our hotel a few miles down the road. The clerk was raving about their food and highly recommended. I'm skeptical about vinegar based BBQ sauces and as a born & raised Texan traveling through North Carolina where vinegar rules and one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Everywhere_Chick
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

AMAZING that people review this as good BBQ food. We were in town and we wanted to try some Carolina BBQ, I wish we would have looked somewhere else. I went solely off the reviews for this place and decided to give it a try, apparently the people in the area that rated this place 4-5 stars don't get out... More 

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Thank Jimmy M
Sarah M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

Jimmy~ We are so sorry to read of your experience at our restaurant. The quality of your food during your visit fell way short of our high expectations as owners and managers of McKethan Brothers. We very much appreciate your feedback, and will be looking into why you were served dry barbecue and strong collards which is simply unacceptable. Just... More 

Boone, North Carolina
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I order the 3 meat platter - paid a little extra for shredded brisket - and the portions were enough for 3 people! The food tasted excellent. The pulled pork was tasty and the sauce augmented it. The brisket was also excellent. And the chicken was so tender it fell off the bones. It was a little pricey, but worth... More 

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Thank N. J. M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this amazing restaurant on the advice of a local. We had a variety of their food from brisket to ribs, collard greens, and corn bread. All of the food is high quality and tasty. I wish I could have it shipped to my home. Highly recommend stopping there if you are in the area.

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Thank Jon A
North Augusta, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to enjoy this restaurant more when it was a Bandana's. Under that name, they had more variety of BBQ sauces, including one that was mustard based. Also had larger and more even portions on the sampler plates. Under current name, they provide one roll for the sampler, 3 beef ribs and one chicken breast/wing. Makes it hard to split... More 

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Thank Treadhead66
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the cornbread and beans. While the bbq was good and service was great, the sauce was a bit too spicy for our taste. Different than the previous Bandana's flavor. Given the choice, I'd drive 20 minutes to Woodlands in Blowing Rock...

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Thank David R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found out about McKethan Brothers BBQ when checking into our hotel a few miles down the road. The clerk was raving about their food and highly recommended. I'm skeptical about vinegar based BBQ sauces and as a born & raised Texan traveling through North Carolina where vinegar rules and one with a preference of tomato based BBQ sauces, this... More 

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Thank Everywhere_Chick
water
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We went there for late lunch on Monday, there was one other couple there. The restaurant was 61degrees inside. The pulled pork sandwich was overcooked and the mac and cheese tasted like the cheese was mixed with water--totally tasteless

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Thank chippy12
Sarah M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear about your experience. We realized too late that our heat was out in the back portion of our restaurant, and it was later that evening before it was repaired. We strive to make our customers comfortable, and we are very sorry to hear that we failed in that area. All of our sides are... More 

Boone, North Carolina, United States
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Sadly Bandana's no longer is there. McKethan Bros do not know BBQ. The staff failed to get the order complete on a takeout order and had to go back and it isn't that close. The quality is poor, greasy, and too peppery sauce.

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Thank Laurel G
Matthews, North Carolina
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207 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The pulled pork BBQ was good, the ribs were good, the chicken was super thin and cooked to death - like leather! The sides were plenty and the hush puppies were super yummy. Don't go w/o getting some of the hush puppies! The service was good, the atmosphere was good too - no complaints except both people that ordered the... More 

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Thank FlanFam
Greenville, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Being from South Carolina, I love good BBQ and know how to distinguish between good and average. McKethan's has great food. The BBQ style is a bit different featuring sweet, vinegar based sauces instead of traditional sauces. BBQ was pulled and very juicy. The sides are also very good. The portions are significantly smaller than other options in the area.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1475 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-2828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Description

McKethan Brothers Barbecue was founded in March of 2015. We specialize in high quality barbecue, smoked meats, fresh house made sides, and southern desserts. We have a top-notch salad bar with home made salad dressings, craft beers, and hand-dipped milkshakes. We provide an inviting atmosphere, and wonderful service.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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