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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 - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 80
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  • 27
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good BBQ Brisket

This is a very nice place for really good BBQ Brisket and trimmings with excellent slaw and fried okra and other sides. Very good homemade banana pudding. Eat inside or out. Stays busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This one of our town's pride and joys. Great food at good prices. Have eaten there many times and always am amazed at the outstanding quality of their meats. They serve it like bbq was meant to be. You can add eastern or western style sauce and I love the western. Their fried okra is great too and the hush... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a very nice place for really good BBQ Brisket and trimmings with excellent slaw and fried okra and other sides. Very good homemade banana pudding. Eat inside or out. Stays busy.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Although I love the other highly-rated BBQ places in the area -- Bullock's and Q Shack in Durham, The Pig and Allen & Sons in Chapel Hill -- Hillsborough BBQ might be the best. They offer multiple kinds of BBQ, from Texas to Memphis to Western NC and Eastern NC. Multiple kinds of slaw too. The menu changes often enough... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There are barbecue restaurants with big reputations in the area, but we have stuck with Hillsborough Barbecue for the past two years. The meat is as perfectly smoked and barbecued as possible, the selection of beers is awesome with dozens of North Carolina and national craft beers, top imports -- backed up with a superior crew of mixologists at the... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

While this is a restaurant that features pork barbecue, their smoked brisket is our favorite. A large portion of tender and tasty brisket is accompanied by sides of your choice.

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Casper, Wyoming
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I just returned to Hillsborough after a 13 year absence. Things have certainly changed here. The addition of Hillsborough BBQ Company is a really nice change! My husband and I wanted "real" BBQ after being gone from the South for so long. This was just what we were hoping for. A really nice, clean restaurant that focuses on one thing..............good... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I frequent this eating establishment. My favorite is the bar-be-cue sandwich. I really like the pit-cooked, smoked taste of the BBQ. I have been walking at the nearby Gold Park and smelled the delightful cooking aromas. This restaurant also serves other varieties of meats. The only negative thing for us is that complimentary cornmeal hush puppies are... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Being a Southerner, I was born to love BBQ and have been to many places around the South, many off the beaten path. The food at Hillsborough BBQ was average. Not bad. Not great. Okay. The prices however were much more then what you normally pay for BBQ. For two kids meals, two entrees, sweet tea, and an appetizer of... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

visit this sweet little town and eat at this place. I was expecting good BBQ and it was but the okra just vanished from my plate! The service was friendly and the wall art was just too perfect. If only I lived closer; yummy.

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WIlson NC
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Kind of a yuppie BBQ place, not your standard eastern NC BBQ house. For $10 I got full but not stuffed from lunch. They had run out of many sides by 1pm.

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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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