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Hillsborough BBQ Company

236 South Nash Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-4647
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Ranked #7 of 51 Restaurants in Hillsborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Enjoyed revisiting this place for lunch after dinner previous night. Came on recommendation of daughter who frequented when resident in area. BBQ not to be missed

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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It has become a family tradition to get takeaway brisket for big family gatherings, and it goes fast. How do they make it that moist and flavorful? Wow. Lunch there was good the day our table of six ate there, but it's the takeaway brisket that I really love.

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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have read reviews of this restaurant and wanted to give it a shot. When my family and I arrived we noticed that every single outdoor table was occupied and it was a cool and rainy day. When we walked inside we knew why everyone was outdoors. The place reeked of smoke (from the smoking meat) and we could hardly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

A 55 minute wait for food that wasn't ever warmed!!! Had shredded pork that was actually cold, collards that were tepid and sweet potato salad that would have been good if someone had cleaned the onions properly and removed enough of the outer layers so They were chewable. The menu has no discription so the " baked beans" my brother... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I can't say that I've had anything I didn't like from Hillsborough BBQ. I tend to go with the staples when I eat BBQ. The sides are good, the service is prompt and courteous. Just be warned that if you go during prime times, it can be crowded. It's not a big place. They have outdoor seating for the summer... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant from the time it opened it's doors 3 years ago. The food is really good. The BBQ is smoked out back over hickory wood and it is moist and tender. They do not cut corners with this time-honored process. They have viniger-based and tomato-based sauce for the BBQ. I also really like the... More 

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Greensboro NC
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190 reviews 190 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

In a salty building about 1/2 mile off the main drag in Hillsborough, this 3-year old restaurant is well run and offers a flavorful variety of options. We were recently there on a Sunday, and enjoyed starting out with a delicious Bloody Mary for only 5 bucks. I ordered the brisket and baked beans. The brisket was good, not the... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Hillsborough has a surprising amount of yummy restaurants to visit. We decided to bring some friends from Ohio to Hillsborough BBQ to give them a taste of "real southern barbecue." I was very pleasantly surprised by the delicious sides - the mac and cheese is great, the green beans super yummy. The actual barbecue itself is also very good! I... More 

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I travel to this area a few times a year and I try to eat here when I visit. This time I had the ribs, they were smoky and sweet - delicious. I also tried the sweet potato salad, it was good- roasted sweet potatoes onions and peppers with light dressing. One note - they are closed on Mondays (so... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We've eaten here many times and it really is the best barbeque around (though the brisket is not very smokey). We like most of the side dishes too, and the service is good. But the prices have gone up substantially since our last visit. Too bad, I'm not sure this family will return soon.

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Additional Information about Hillsborough BBQ Company

Address: 236 South Nash Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone Number: (919) 732-4647
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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