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“Great food, avoid at peak times when staff get swamped” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BBQ Barn

BBQ Barn
102 W B St, Butner, NC 27509-2318
919-575-6068
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Butner
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great food, avoid at peak times when staff get swamped”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Small staff work fast but if there's a rush of people, they will be waiting. No music, yay. One TV in the corner was quiet and ignored by all. Hushpuppies were divine. VERY tasty and nongreasy. BBQ pork and my chicken sandwich were just right. Customers actually talk to each other and their friends and aren't all glued to their phones, hallelujah! Endless sweet tea not oversweet. We'll be back.

Visited July 2014
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Rougemont
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Southern Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Wide variety of southern comfort food, not just a bbq place, in fact most of the menu is of other selections. Blue plate specials everyday. Have tried the BBQ, meatloaf, hamburger steak and chicklen and dumplings and have never had a bad experience. Some days the service is a little slow, but always worth the wait. The facility could use a makeover, very dated and well worn. But I will continue to go back

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cary, NC
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7 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great BBQ Sandwich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stopped for lunch. Enjoyed a BBQ sandwich, hush puppies, and tea. Great food for a good price. We will be back.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mebane, NC
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75 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Yes, it is what you think”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Yes, it is exactly what you think. Nothing special to look at from outside, uncomfortable chairs inside, and great down home food you will enjoy if you like Southern style cooking.

Been here twice for lunch, and the servers are friendly and efficient (cafeteria style ordering at counter). Pulled pork is great and also had the meatloaf which was awesome. As stated in another review, fairly close from exit 189 if you're traveling through, though no sign from I-85. Many fast-food choices off of nearby exits, but if you want a taste of the area, come here instead.

As with many restaurants in this area, even the veggies are cooked in pork fat, so for the true vegetarians, your choices will be more limited.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food near I 85 exit 189”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

I'm from NC & know good BBQ. The food here is excellent! Anyone traveling on I 85 get off on exit 189, go approx 1 mile west. On left. SO much better than fast food near the Interstate!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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