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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 - 9:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 3
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  • 5
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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Dover
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?