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Short Sugar's Bar-B-Q - CLOSED

2215 Riverside Dr, Danville, VA 24540-4213
434-793-4800
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Cuisines: Barbecue
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17 reviews from our community

29% Recommend
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English first
Livingston, texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We ate ate the Reidsville location today May 7th, great BBQ pork, the BBQ sauce is extremely good. The building and drive up area are showing some wear an tear; however, the restaurant staff are very friendly and the BBQ was outstanding. Worth the trip

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Danville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Changed ownership and quality of food went down hill. Poor service. Attendance dropped off and restaurant closed and is now up for sale. No longer open

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

It's true. Short Sugar's is closed. I will miss their Bar-B-Que and especially their "hot slaw". They were the premiere restaurant for Virginia bar-b-que in Danville. I don't know why they closed, but sadly, they have. Maybe someone else will come forth and reopen this restaurant.

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NC
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121 reviews 121 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

if you are looking for their original restaurant it is located in Reidsville NC just 20 mins down Hwy 29 South on Scales Street. It is still open and busy. Just want to save my fellow tripadvisor friends some time.

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Martinsville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Not that I can predict the future, but a few months ago I remarked to someone that I gave the Danville restaurant, Short Sugar's, about 6 months before going "belly up" due to poor quality, wait staff indifference and poor attitude, and as generally inferior product. I understand they are now closed and out of business, not that they had... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

My wife and I were visiting Danville and people suggested we try Short Sugar's. We visited mid-afternoon on a Saturday. The service was slow at first. The food came very fast. We both ordered the chopped pork sandwiches with the tangy slaw. My sandwich bun was very soggy and made it hard to eat (they did not bring us forks).... More

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Katonah, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

It's been here for over 30 years..... Not quite sure why. Eat at your won risk. One thing in its favor - super cheap. Ribs are OK.... Waitresses seem to get larger with each visit! No visits the last 2-3 years.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

It needs to be clear that there are two separate restaurants with this name. The original Short Sugar's is in Reidsville, NC and has been in business since 1949 producing authentic Lexington-style North Carolina Barbecue. But you can't find it on Tripadvisor. We ate at the Reidsville SS last night; the chopped pork is lean, very tender, and served in... More

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suburban Wash, DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I love the cole slaw a this place. I know they used to make it on site. I'm not sure if they still do but it is good. On Saturday's you can get all you can eat ribs; beef or pork. It is worth every penny even though I can usually only finish one plate. The prices are fabulous. I... More

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Southeast USA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is one of two locations. The other is in Reidsville, NC right over the state line. The barbecue is always excellent in both locations. Very lean compared with 'cue found in other geographic areas of the southeast. Whether it is chopped or sliced, the meat is a great feed. The sides are just OK, which is the main reason... More

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