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Bill Spoon's Barbecue

5524 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217-4120
704-525-8865
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Highland Park, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Columbus, Ohio
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133 reviews 133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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Massachusetts
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Additional Information about Bill Spoon's Barbecue

Address: 5524 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217-4120
Phone Number: 704-525-8865
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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