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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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Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good comfort food

Family owned and good for families and couples. Cafeteria style service and the food is consistently good. Not the healthiest choice but a little cheating once in a while never hurt anyone. You are charged by how much you get. Normally, one meat (or shrimp) and two or more sides and dessert. My... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
tammyb2442015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Family owned and good for families and couples. Cafeteria style service and the food is consistently good. Not the healthiest choice but a little cheating once in a while never hurt anyone. You are charged by how much you get. Normally, one meat (or shrimp) and two or more sides and dessert. My husband and I go for lunch sometimes... More 

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Thank tammyb2442015
Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I remember my first time there years ago. I told my friends, "these potatoes are good" and then a few minutes later, "these potatoes are really good". Last night I heard the same comments from two other tables. I find the fried chicken and barbecue tops. There's some good seafood, too! I just can't hold all of the selections I... More 

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Thank wintertrek
Sanford, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Thank Elaine B
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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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Thank Clarkincnet
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Idaleona
Broadway, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Thank Chris W
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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Thank travelover000
Raeford, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank BlueThunder91
Christiansburg, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Barbecue, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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