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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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  • 29
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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
Perfect Carolina BBQ

Everything on the menu is excellent. However, the pulled pork is to die for; especially with the eastern Carolina sauce. Not to mention the fantastic hush puppies. Great selection of micro brews on tap. I visit regularly. A great standard in the borough.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Jamey k
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Everything on the menu is excellent. However, the pulled pork is to die for; especially with the eastern Carolina sauce. Not to mention the fantastic hush puppies. Great selection of micro brews on tap. I visit regularly. A great standard in the borough.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have only been to the Hillsborough BBQ company a couple of times. I have had good meals on each of my visits, although nothing that completely sets this restaurant "over the top." It is definitely a staple restaurant for Hillsborough. On my last visit, I ordered the Brisket Sandwich, which was on special with one side for a hair... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

First I wanted to go to Saratoga grill but they were closed for an extended July 4th holiday (that is on July 7). So tried this place. First off staff is real nice and the location is off the beaten track had to ask for directions. Got the turkey BBQ. While the meat was excellent in quality supposedly it had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good place for lunch, very accessible. I like the atmosphere, and the fact that the air conditioning works well (:) ). It is clean, reasonably quiet - you can carry on a conversation with the person sitting across the table from you - it offers easy parking right across the street. Wait staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This place has really good bbq. Really good. Large portions but can be a bit pricey. Service can be really slow, do not go here at lunch if you're on a time crunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had the pork and brisket platters and although both were excellent, the brisket was a standout. Our sides were all great too: collards, Brunswick stew, green beans and yellow slaw. All of these were made from fresh ingredients. The chocolate pecan pie looked good but we were too full to try it. Our server was friendly and efficient and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

this is great BBQ ! ... friendly staff ... good beer ..... great place to go for BBQ in a family oriented atmosphere.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Comfortable family-friendly environment. Has a bar and looks like the kind of place where the locals gather. Food was great. Service was efficient and friendly. I would go there again if I'm ever in the area.

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Additional Information about Hillsborough BBQ Company

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

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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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