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Hursey's Bar-B-Q

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1834 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215-5554
336-226-1694
Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent "west of 95" BBQ

I'm an eastern NC BBQ lover but enjoy trying everyone's take on pig preparation. I wasn't starving but enjoyed a large BBQ tray for lunch. This set me back $6.85 and included BBQ, slaw, and hush puppies. The BBQ was flavorful and moist. Not the best I've ever had, but by no means the worst. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
kevind1207
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Wilmington, NC
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I'm an eastern NC BBQ lover but enjoy trying everyone's take on pig preparation. I wasn't starving but enjoyed a large BBQ tray for lunch. This set me back $6.85 and included BBQ, slaw, and hush puppies. The BBQ was flavorful and moist. Not the best I've ever had, but by no means the worst. Not much smoke flavor at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My sister who lives in Burlington suggested we go here. I had the chopped pork and I was extremely satisfied with the flavor & portion. Others had the broasted chicken and enjoyed it as well. Where else can you take 4 adults and 2 kids for $45 ?!

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Sylva, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I love BBQ so I decided to accompany some friends to eat supper. The broated chicken was good, baked beans and puppies were good. The BBQ was not good, and not a good representation NC Q. The house sauce tasted more like teriyaki than BBQ sauce. ( I prefer eastern style vinegar sauce) The ribs were very tender but did... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is not a chain restaurant. This is a one of a kind, unique BBQ "joint" where you can get everything form pork BBQ to homemade banana pudding. Go try it!

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Greensboro, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Among many barbecue restaurants in Burlington, this is the best. That said, everything is pretty much fried. Barbecue sauce is vinegar based. Very friendly and laid back atmosphere. Gets very busy around lunch and supper.

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Archdale, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not a whole lot to say but great BBQ ! I got a plate to go and the side were great the service was fast and nice smoke flavor like BBQ should have . The only thing I wasn't quite sure of was that the person at the register didn't have a happy look other than that great food and... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I ordered a half-rack of baby back ribs. Apparently the people who run this restaurant are not aware that barbecue ribs are supposed to be smoked. The nearest these ribs ever came to smoke was the cigarette in the cook's mouth. Disappointing. They really shouldn't have them on the menu. Reading the other reviews, apparently this restaurant is famous for... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We visit Hursey's Barbecue each time we visit NC (at least once a year). I particularly like the fried chicken, although the pulled pork is also very good. Don't expect a fancy decor. Expect good food reasonably priced--and plenty of it.

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Burlington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I've been eating this BBQ for years and it is always awesome. The BBQ is chopped and is plain by itself but their bbq sauce jazzes it up and makes it very delicious. We always get BBQ for takeout and they have a variety of meal options and family meals that you can get to go that include bbq, slaw,... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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162 reviews 162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have purchased barbecue at Hursey's many times over the years. It is good, but not the best we have ever had. It tends to be a bit greasy but it does have a good taste. We usually buy it in bulk and make sandwiches at home. One of these days we need to have a meal in their dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1834 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215-5554
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 336-226-1694

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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