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Bill Spoon's Barbecue

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5524 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217-4120
704-525-8865
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Today
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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After reading all of the reviews on here and yelp, we decided to try it out one day for lunch. It wasn't too busy. The waitress was very friendly and kept refilling our tea and water often. We ordered the fried pickles- they were really good. The hushpuppies were okay, but they could have been a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Jessica H
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Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

After reading all of the reviews on here and yelp, we decided to try it out one day for lunch. It wasn't too busy. The waitress was very friendly and kept refilling our tea and water often. We ordered the fried pickles- they were really good. The hushpuppies were okay, but they could have been a little sweeter. Then our... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Ten of us stopped in for a quick lunch during a day of meetings nearby. The place was packed but we were promptly seated and service was great considering the size of the group. The Brunswick stew was good, and the barbecue was NC style, dry with a vinegar sauce. Others who knew NC BBQ said it was very good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. We were looking for a locally owned (not a chain) BBQ place off of interstate 77 in Charlotte. We decided on this place – and it was wonderful! The food was great – reasonably priced. The BBQ – exactly what we were hoping for. The sweet tea was the kind you can only get in the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to Bill Spoons, it was terrible, meat looked like it had been through a food processor, coleslaw was a yellow purée, yellow!! No kidding, bright yellow. Staff are super nice. I came home and read the reviews and have discovered there is a HUGE market for dry, mushed up, processed bbq and yellow coleslaw. Apparently it's known as Eastern... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Recommended by a local, we had a no-frills barbecue lunch at Bill Spoon's. As is traditional in the Carolinas, the chopped pork needed the vinegar-based sauce, but it was mighty tasty when properly done. The hushpuppies were nice too. Simple and good - just wish the staff actually smiled occasionally, how could they not enjoy working with porky goodness all... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had a groupon for Spoons BBQ...glad I did because I would not have wanted to pay full price for the meal we just had. Very finely chopped diced BBQ, eastern style. Felt a bit like I was eating ground up pork... not really BBQ. Hushpuppies were dry, coleslaw not worth eating and while the potato salad was ok, not worth... More 

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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have eaten BBQ all over this country including probably 20 different spots here in NC, and Bill Spoons is our new found favorite. The place serves very traditional, eastern NC BBQ. As one reviewer pointed out, it is an "old time BBQ place and not some trendy spot" and they couldn't be more right. It does feel dated inside,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I eat here monthly with a group of buddies. This is an old time barbecue place, not some trendy spot. The bbq is great and they have the traditional sides - hush puppies, cole slaw, Brunswick stew, collards, mac n cheese and others. Today I had the small chopped plate with stew- excellent as always. They have both kinds of... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

the vinegar based barbecue and slaw has a eastern nc flavor. there is a distinct restaurant vinegar recipe. you can purchase the sauce by the bottle. it is very popular. the potatoes and macaroni and cheese are special family recipes. clean restaurant with no frills.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Superior pork, good slaw, very tasty sides, fine service. Above-average 'cue in an area known for its superior bbq!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5524 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217-4120
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: 704-525-8865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?