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Bill Spoon's Barbecue

5524 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217-4120
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Ranked #596 of 1,948 Restaurants in Charlotte
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Columbus, Ohio
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134 reviews 134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Took my car in to have the tires looked at and they suggested this place for lunch as I had to wait. I am glad they did. The BBQ is vinegar based which is a little different than what I am use to. I ordered the chicken and it was very tasty. To be honest I had to ask for... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I'm no BBQ snob, I don't smoke my own meat....etc. I'm just am average joe that likes all kinds of BBQ. That being said, If I didn't know better, I'd swear some of these reviews aren't real. Bills is easy to find and has this legendary status, but I don't get it. The meat has zero flavor whatsoever. I tried... More

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Altoona, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I was in Charlotte visiting a friend over the weekend and they kept saying how good Bill Spoon's was, how popular it is, etc, so we decided to give it a try for lunch at noon on Thursday. I ordered the sandwich plate which included a chopped pork sandwich, coleslaw (on the sandwich), hushpuppies, baked beans, and then a slice... More

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110 reviews 110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Ate here recently on a business trip after some locals took us here. I wasn't overly impressed, nor was my business partner. As many have said vinegar based BBQ, which is fine but absolutely nothing special. Service was adequate, free hush puppies, which were good. Paper plates and napkins -so think picnic or outdoor family BBQ. Next time in Charlotte... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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199 reviews 199 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I visited this restaurant today and had the barbecue sandwich along with french fries and they gave complimentary hushpuppies. The sandwich was eastern style which was very good as well as the hushpuppies and fries. I will visit again and recommend this restaurant. I had takeout and it came quick.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I live in Eastern NC and have had vinegar based barbeque hundreds of times at many places. This compared to them was not even average. There was nothing special at all. The barbecue was dry, it had flavor that didnt even compare to Smithfields ( a chain). The baked beans although I was told were jazzed up, I dont think... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Basic, simple restaurant with great barbecue. I had a large BBQ plate and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's shredded pork with a basic vinegar sauce - extra sauce is available on the table. You get a basket of hush puppies when you order. They have a little bit of onion flavor that makes them more interesting than a basic hush puppy... More

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188 reviews 188 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

If you're a fan of NC style BBQ, this Charlotte institution cannot be missed! It's been there since 1963! The pork BBQ plate was delicious. I live the home style atmosphere, checked table clothes. The waitstaff was incredibly nice, but seemed a little understaffed at lunch time. The BBQ chicken was nice (my friend had that plate).

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Chicago, Illinois
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293 reviews 293 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This place is where it is at if you want old school down home REAL BBQ. Their pull was amazing and the brunswick stew if not to be missed....AND either is the Peach pie

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Eastern NC barbecue is my favorite, and Spoon's hits the spot. The barbecue and slaw are just-right tangy, and the hush puppies are delicious. I'm not a fan of their Brunswick Stew, though, so I order slaw as my first and second sides. The interior hasn't changed much since opening in the 60s, but it remains a comfortable dining spot... More

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