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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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Hours:
Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Good Food!!

Good food, great atmosphere, good customer service. Very accommodating, wait staff helpful. I wanted NC BBQ and they came through

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

McKethan aims to be a notable barbecue joint, but so far execution falls short of ambition. The building previously was occupied by a substandard trough called Bandana's, and McKethan's owners have done a nice job of updating and improving the space. The back wall of the dining room is paneled with salvaged barn siding, and there's a large mural honoring... More 

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Kernersville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

3 Meat combo is above average. Smoked turkey is the best. Beautiful restaurant , feels old even though it just opened. The local craft beers are very good. Glad to see it is open on Sunday as most of the BBQ joints in my area (Lexington NC) are closed. Will gladly return

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Hickory, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were a huge fan and patrons of Bandana's -the previous restaurant. In fact we drove from Hickory to Boone to dine there 2-3 times a month. We popped in McKethan Brothers for a late lunch -early dinner and to try the BBQ. We knew the restaurant had been sold But wanted to give it a try since we had... More 

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Friendly good service and delicious barbecue. Some interesting beers on the menu. I had the pulled pork which was delicious as was the peach cobbler. I would gladly return here for the food and for the service.

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We are in NC from out west and wanted BBQ and this fit the bill. The service was friendly and great and the food was really really good. We had a platter of baby back ribs and a pulled pork sandwich and different sides and the salad bar. It was all delicious, I would definitely come back and recommend. Nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good food, great atmosphere, good customer service. Very accommodating, wait staff helpful. I wanted NC BBQ and they came through

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

Thank you so much! We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best Brunswick stew that I've had since college in the 60's in eastern NC. The pulled pork was true to eastern NC (no sauce added). Two types of ribs....wet baby back and dry rub St. Louis. The corn muffins are wonderful as are the baked beans.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, and the taste of our family recipes. We look forward to serving you again! More 

2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very sloppy service...left sitting for 25 minutes before even seeing a server. Not recommended. Food isn't anything special...would expect the same quality from any drive through.

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

I am very sorry to read of your experience at our restaurant. Your feedback is welcome, and is necessary to identify areas for improvement. I am sorry your food did not meet our high quality standards, and that your service was less than satisfactory. We hope that you will consider giving us another chance in the future. Thanks again for... More 

Ames, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Everything was really good! We really enjoyed it :) We had ribs, we had pulled pork. Kids had chicken tenders and a corn dog.

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

Thank you so much for your positive words! We are so glad you had a great experience. We look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

Tennessee
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband and I were so excited to try this new BBQ place. How disappointed we were. First, my husband really wanted beef brisket when looking at the menu it wasn't listed after further review it was only on the "today's special" menu Eureka it was this day. So we ordered it upon asking the waitress if the salad could... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry to read that your experience was not up to our standards. We are excited to be introducing Brisket back into our menu, and am glad you enjoyed it. I am disappointed that some of your food was not satisfactory, and that we did not communicate effectively about our salad bar pricing.... More 

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Additional Information about McKethan Brothers Barbecue

Address: 1475 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: +1 828-265-2828
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1475 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky 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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