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Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks

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720 Mcadenville Rd, Lowell, NC 28098-1622
(704) 824-8838
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
good homemade BBQ sauce, average at best service and quality

The BBQ sauce (which is homemade) was tasty and good. I had to ask for more BBQ sauce on the side, to get enough of it on my BBQ sandwich. Everything else my party had was average at best.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
IronButterfly2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The BBQ sauce (which is homemade) was tasty and good. I had to ask for more BBQ sauce on the side, to get enough of it on my BBQ sandwich. Everything else my party had was average at best.

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Indian Trail, NC
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I had been to this restaurant many years ago and would go for lunch quite often. Was driving by and decided to stop and get a BBQ sandwich and some hushpuppies. The restaurant was just plain dirty. Everything was old and needed replacing. There's a difference between old and dirty. This place needed a good cleaning in the dining area... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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185 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I visit this place whenever I drive along I-85 from NC to SC . As you turn into the parking lot you can smell the pit cooked BBQ and your taste buds get excited . Once you look at the menu it becomes very difficult to decide so I always get the 3 item combo ... chopped pork , ribs... More 

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I hate to write this because this was a place I liked to eat. It is about an hour from my home so I don't have the opportunity to eat there very often. I waited a few days to write this review in hopes that I would hear back from management regarding this issue but since I haven't heard back... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We see this place every time we drive down I-85 and finally decided to stop. Was pleasantly surprised with my large portion of ribs, quite tasty. The hush puppies were darn tootin good as well. My son had the pulled pork and we both decided it was good enough for a return trip. Prices were good and service was good.

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Cramerton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is our go to place for BBQ in Gastonia. Also enjoy their BBQ chicken and steaks. My wife even likes their hotdogs. And the prices are very reasonable, especially at lunchtime.

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Vicksburg, MS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stopped in while driving by on the interstate, hungry for BBQ. The place was busy even on a Monday night. The service was slow and inattentive. I had the pulled pork, it was OK, and their BBQ sauce was pretty bland. Decent prices.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Our experience here was limited to take-out. The wait was longer than expected for chopped beef sandwiches, considering the restaurant was nearly empty at the time. The pit master's explanation was that he chopped the beef to order. During our wait, the seating hostess kept checking back with us. She couldn't have been sweeter - the kind of courtesy and... More 

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Dover
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The service was good, and the atmosphere was good. But that's about where the 'good' ended. I honestly think the best part of our meal was the hush puppies served as an appetizer. I also really liked their sauce. However...my ribs were very dry, coleslaw was barely edible [did not taste fresh], and both the french fries and sweet potato... More 

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Maiden, North Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

The barbecue is one of the best you'll find it anywhere. With so much to choose from, I always end up choosing the combination plates to get as many different items as I can. The decor is locally inspired, and whimsically displayed. The main attraction is the cooking pit in the front of the restaurant. The wonderful smells make me... More 

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Additional Information about Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks

Address: 720 Mcadenville Rd, Lowell, NC 28098-1622
Phone Number: (704) 824-8838
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lowell
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 720 Mcadenville Rd, Lowell, NC 28098-1622
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: (704) 824-8838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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