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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: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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 BBQ in convenient location

We braved the light rain and fog to travel to "Christmas Town, USA" in tiny McAdenville on a week night in December. The weather kept traffic to a minimum so it was a pleasant trip. Since we had left early, we planned to eat in McAdenville after we saw the Christmas lights, and the reviews of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We braved the light rain and fog to travel to "Christmas Town, USA" in tiny McAdenville on a week night in December. The weather kept traffic to a minimum so it was a pleasant trip. Since we had left early, we planned to eat in McAdenville after we saw the Christmas lights, and the reviews of Hillbillys sounded good. Plus... More 

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Thank WorthSC
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Love the BBQ and chicken. The hush puppies are delicious. This restaurant has a great family atmosphere and reasonable prices.

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Thank Daniel P
Charlotte, NC
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

My group went here for dinner after walking around McAdenville to view the Christmas Lights. I ordered a Grilled Chicken Salad. The waitress gave me a big salad bowl and said I can visit the Salad Bar to get all the fixings and then the grilled chicken would arrive with everyone else's meals. The Salad bar was average and even... More 

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Thank CarolinasGal
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Lowell location. In December, the towns of Lowell and McAdenville are so excited to see all the different cars that come from all around to see the lights. Not too many restaurants have salad bars anymore. I am sorry you didn't see the different types of salad dressing we offer. Our Ranch is homemade and... More 

Denver, NC
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in while visiting Christmastown USA. It is bad when the only food with any flavor is the hush puppies! Salad bar was good but it was a salad bar. Items ordered: large (was not a lot of food) rib plate. Menu states "award winning"? What a joke. Sirloin steak. NY strip. Kids chicken tenders. Sides: fries, mashed potatoes, baked... More 

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Thank eahagler
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

We are very sorry you did not have a good experience. We are always working with our staff to make sure each customer is happy. Also, our managers are always there to help our customers. We have been in business for 26 years and appreciate our new customers as well as our weekly customers. Hillbilly's has a great staff and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This place has really gone down hill in the past year!! I tell everyone to stay away. Poor service and poor food. Food was wrong and came out dry. The stew tastes like ketchup.

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Thank paulannfoster
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

We are very sorry about your experience. We are always working with our staff to make sure they are always appreciate our customers. Also, we always want to make sure each meal is perfect. We appreciate your business. Our managers welcome anyone who might need assistance. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lot's of kids running around clueless about providing proper table service. Arrived late on a busy weekend afternoon and had terrible service.

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Thank SPW777
Gastonia, North Carolina, USA
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Smoked just right. Always consistent quality and quantity. Friendly staff great menu reasonably priced. Easy access to I-85.

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Thank Larryb2107
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and your business. We truly appreciate each customer. I will pass on the compliment to the staff. Hope to see you soon. More 

Arlington, Texas
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Being from Texas and on a bbq cooking team I know what "real" BBQ is all about I have to say this was a pleasant surprise. The meat and the sauce was great and the hush puppies were excellent. Just hit the spot on our drive from Bethesda to DFW.

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1 Thank LynnanGlynn
ShellyD31, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to try our BBQ. We are so glad you enjoyed it and a great compliment from someone who is also in the business. Hope to see you again so when you are in this area. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We have used Hillbilly's catering services several times. We have had the hot dog and hamburger dinner, the bbq pork and chicken dinner, the steak dinner and the smoked turkey and ham dinner. Always perfect! Always delicious! Always courteous and friendly serving staff. The food comes all you can eat with all of the trimmings and we always add in... More 

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1 Thank Davis296
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued business! We always want our customers to leave very happy and with a good value. Have a great day and hope to hear from you soon. We appreciate the comment on our staff they enjoy those kind words. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

been many times .. like the ribs there, I think the best around .. the steaks are good as well as the bbq .. great service good value

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Thank Scott W
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued business and kind remarks. We strive every day to make our customers happy for a good value. Our managers love to talk to our customers, if you have time on your next visit they would enjoy meeting you. Have a great day. More 

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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: Barbecue, American, Steakhouse
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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