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All 4 Lowell Restaurants

Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks

720 Mcadenville Rd, Lowell, NC 28098-1622
(704) 824-8838
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Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Lowell
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: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Greenville, North Carolina
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146 reviews 146 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

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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Charlotte, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We used to be very loyal customers of Hillbilly's; not anymore. We went here for my son's eighth birthday because this is his FAVORITE place to eat. We went when they first opened, so we'd know there wasn't a crowd and everything would be fresh. Imagine our surprise when our son, a bar-b-que addict, ate two bites and stopped, even... More 

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WIlson NC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The open pit used to cook the meats fill the restaurant will delightful scents and you try to decide which of the items to order...it sure is hard to pick just one...or two...:) The building itself is a bit outdated, but it is supposed to look like an old timey place, so it works. Everything about this place reminds 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, Barbecue, Steakhouse

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