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Ron's Barn Barbecue & Seafood

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3122 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332
919-774-8143
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good down home cookin" but needs a upgrade.

We used to go here once in a while and I have used it for a meeting and a retirement dinner since they have private rooms to use. However, as good as the food and service is - the place needs to be redone. Dark inside and ceiling tiles stained.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Elaine B
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Sanford, North Carolina
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Sanford, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We used to go here once in a while and I have used it for a meeting and a retirement dinner since they have private rooms to use. However, as good as the food and service is - the place needs to be redone. Dark inside and ceiling tiles stained.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Long wait time for waitressto bring drinks and rolls, no butter for rolls ,food not fresh , taste like a reheat from a can. Spiderwebs on ceiling and fixtures . Bottom of trays greasy, check out never asked how things were no come back no thank you nothing, the cashier was to busy feeding her face to speak. Would never... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Seriously - you know you are in the south when you can order hush puppies and French fries as a vegetable. Seriously. Seriously.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They are only open 3 days a week. This is a favorite for the locals. The buffet dinner for $10 with about 5 or 6 different meats, vegetables and desert can't be beat. Good Southern cooking.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The wait staff was really friendly. The hushpuppies were my daughter's favorite while I really liked the fried chicken. I have to go back to try the BBQ and Seafood. The only problem is that when its busy, you can wait a bit for the food but that's fine with me.

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Aberdeen, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was good here. If you get the buffet, it is not the typical serve yourself buffet. You go through a line and are served cafeteria style. The price is pretty good too. They have a separate room for large groups, however, it's not very convenient to the buffet line.

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Raeford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We took an hour drive on a Friday night to have a family dinner at Ron's Barn. It is a southern cooking and barbecue specialty restaurant serving food homestyle on a buffet. As they have on their sign "Country Cooking makes you Good Looking!" The service was fast and we were seated almost immediately. Ron's makes their food, it's not... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Uhhh...no. Cute on the outside. Waitress was super nice. Servers were kinda rude. Fried chicken and slaw was good, that's about it. Oh, yeah, and the sweet tea is good.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It was a buffet on the night I went. Good bbq and fried shrimp. The buttered potatoes were solid as well. A love for fried food is probably a must for Ron's....although I'm sure they have something other than fried food, even though I didn't have any. Overall a nice eat for a good price.

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North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The food is usually good for cafeteria style and I have eaten here many times and always been pleased. It is just what you would expect from a country style place where your go through a serving line. My most recent visit has convinced me that I will never be back. We had two couples (family visit from out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3122 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27332
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: 919-774-8143

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

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