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All 251 Chapel Hill Restaurants

Allen & Son Barbecue

6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
(919) 942-7576
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Ranked #46 of 251 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
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Boulder, Colorado
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227 reviews 227 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

We haven't had southern BBQ in years. So when we stopped in North Carolina to visit a friend we ask about a good BBQ joint. He said Allen & Sons has good BBQ, so we met him at the restaurant. We noticed some of the tables are so close together that they would be hard to take a seat at.... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is what NC barbecue is all about. The sandwich has thinly sliced pork with a vinegar based BBQ on a soft bun and topped with cole slaw. The fries are crispy, salty, and complement the sandwich. They have additional menu choices but their BBQ sandwich is the reason for making the journey.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you enjoy delicious North Carolina Barbecue, Allen and Sons will not disappoint. We got takeout barbecue and coleslaw, and made several meals out of it. Just delicious!

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Durham, North Carolina
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493 reviews 493 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you don't like the east coast vinegar based bbq you probably won't like this. It is loaded with vinegar just the way we like it. The hush puppies were awesome but neither of us could eat the slaw because there was so much pepper in it. They had also over seasoned the fries and neither of us could eat... More

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Plain City, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had heard of Allen & Son's from some TV show and had it on my must stop list for North Carolina barbecue. I wasn't disappointed. Pork, slaw, hushpuppies & sweet tea, all of it was very good. They have a variety of sizes of meals and sides, so there is something for everyone. Oh, and if you like banana... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Sit inside, outside or takeaway, the food at Allen and Son is delicious. Not being a beef or pork ester, I get the melt in your mouth chicken or crab sandwich and the hush puppies are to die for. No greasy after taste either. Quaint setting just off 15 501 S between Fearrington and Pittsboro, Allen and Son is a... More

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Aruba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I'm not sure why I haven't posted on Allen & Son before but I'll fix that now. I'm a BBQ freak. I'd eat it and the sides that live with pretty much every day if I could get it. Living in NY good Q is, well, to be kind, not really here with few exceptions that even make me pause... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Enjoyed a great lunch at this Chapel Hill institution, known for its NC barbecue. Great hush puppies. Can't speak for the cole slaw because I don't like it, but my friend took mine and ate hers plus mine, so it must be good. Also enjoyed the homemade peach cobbler, warmed, for dessert. I always like to try different barbecue restaurants... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My addiction to pulled pork BBQ began in the late 1970s when I taught at UNC and made regular trips to Allen And Son. I went back this week on a trip to Duke and found to my delight that the BBQ is just as delicious as I remember it 35 years ago. It's not really pulled pork, but incredibly... More

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Plymouth, NC
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153 reviews 153 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I had talked about stopping here for several years as we passed through the area and based on some of the reviews we decided to stop for lunch today. We had high hopes and were expecting a good meal. I ordered the bbq plate with French fries and my husband had the plate with potato salad. The... More

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Additional Information about Allen & Son Barbecue

Address: 6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
Phone Number: (919) 942-7576
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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