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Hursey's Bar-B-Q

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1834 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215-5554
336-226-1694
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    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
Best barbecue in Burlington

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Olga C
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Greensboro, NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Burlington, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Reviewer
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Burlington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love eating here. The BBQ is really good but the fried chicken is my favorite. Love the chicken! Crispy skin and tender juicy meat .... YUM!

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Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Hursey's is so great. The BBQ shredded pork is DELICIOUS and the hushpuppies.. I crave them now that i'm out the country. ESPECIALLY the honey butter that it comes with!! Great value for food, its diner style, quick service, friendly southern folks, goooood BBQ! A must try if you're in the area.

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Menu is what you'd expect for a family smokehouse restaurant. Personally, I like my own barbecue better, but you can't always find time to cook 10 pounds of pork shoulder all day. Priced about right.

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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