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Hillsborough BBQ Company

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236 South Nash Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
+1 919-732-4647
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you like meat...

You gotta try this place. We were visiting family in the Chapel Hill area, and they took us to this out-of-the-way place in Hillsborough. It was a good evening for patio seating, and we were fortunate to nab a table outdoors. The wait staff was looking a bit overrun, this being a popular spot, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Burlington, NC
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I had heard about the restaurant, and a lot of people recommended it, so my brother and I gave it a try. We both got a BBQ sandwich with BBQ slaw, and their Brunswick stew as our side. The sandwich was ok, but the bun got a bit soggy from the liquid in the slaw. Their version of Brunswick stew... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We have eaten here several times and we come away disappointed with the flavorless barbecue every time. It's a cute and hip place, but there are other places in the area with better tasting barbecue. We want it to be our favorite place but the food just doesn't measure up.We went last night and the barbecue was runny and tasteless.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

You gotta try this place. We were visiting family in the Chapel Hill area, and they took us to this out-of-the-way place in Hillsborough. It was a good evening for patio seating, and we were fortunate to nab a table outdoors. The wait staff was looking a bit overrun, this being a popular spot, but they soon got us sorted... More 

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Efland, North Carolina
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was delicious, especially the different coleslaws, very unique! Service could be a little more responsive.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Hillsborough BBQ is a hidden gem and if you dont know where it is you will miss it. I had the pulled pork and hush-puppies and it was some of the best pork that I have eaten. There was just the right amount of flavor in the pork and was moist and tender unlike some BBQ joints that I have... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This isn't the most fancy place but it has great food. I mentioned to our hosts that I wanted to experience authentic BBQ and they brought me here - to a restaurant in a renovated, old cotton factory. The BBQ was cooked for 14 hours and you can tell how tender and moist is was. Great place to visit, if... More 

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Durham, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The aroma of wood permeates the air and the meat is infused with a rich smoky flavor enhanced by the house made sauces. The menu is simple yet offers enough choices to please any appetite. Try one of the seasonal drink specials to wash down the rich favors. Hushpuppies to die for!

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

IT takes knowing the area to find Hillsborough BBQ, but it's worth looking for! The food is always great and service is too. My favorite is still the catfish bites but they have out of this world BBQ. Seating is limited and includes outdoor picnic area in the front. Parking is across the street in a gravel lot. This is... More 

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

BBQ is very lean and requires a lot of their vinegar sauce, but I still like it. And all the sides are soooo good. Downside is the cooking time and waitstaff. You can wait upwards of 30 minutes to et your food and the waitstaff is very young and not well trained.

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Mebane, North Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

everything, nice atmosphere, very friendly, terrific service and great tasting brisket. This restaurant has tons of close by free parking and it has become a regular eating place for us..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 236 South Nash Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 919-732-4647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?