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“Not Our Kind of BBQ!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Shaw's Barbecue House

Shaw's Barbecue House
202 West Boulevard, Williamston, NC 27892
252-792-5339
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Ranked #4 of 24 restaurants in Williamston
Price range: $0 - $7
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not Our Kind of BBQ!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We were staying at a local B&B and the innkeeper recommended Shaw's if we wanted "good" BBQ. I am sorry to say, that it wasn't "good" BBQ. Maybe we have never had "eastern NC BBQ" as our innkeeper told us when we returned to the B&B. First of all, the cashier had about as much personality as the wet rag she used to wipe tables down later on. NO personality!! Thank God this wasn't a sit down restaurant, because I REALLY don't like to not leave a tip.
I got a BBQ'd half chicken and I expected the BBQ sauce to be grilled into the skin - it looked like they put the BBQ sauce on the chicken right before they put it in the foam box. My husband got the pulled pork BBQ and when he opened his foam box, the look on his face was not pleasant - the pulled pork looked like a gray string floor mop lying in the foam box section. And it was tasteless, even after he tried putting BBQ sauce on it that was at the table. We did concur that the french fries were good. He said the cole slaw was horrible - tasted like just chopped cabbage and cheap mustard mixed together. I guess the next time we go to Williamston, we will take our chances on another restaurant, since it can't get much worse than Shaw's.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Jamesville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Local BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Located in Williamston, this is a home owned business that has served the area for over 50 years with good down east North Carolina BBQ. They offer seafood and have a great breakfast.

Visited January 2012
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Williamston, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great Eastern Carolina BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Best BBQ in the area. Not far from the Holiday Inn Express Williamston where I stay.

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Washington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Southern Barbeque”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

If you love the vinegar based true southern style barbeque, this is the place to go eat. Its not fancy, far from it, but the food is real southern. They also have a meat counter which has home made sausage, barbeque, etc for purchase. Best air dried sausage we've ever had.

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Chesapeake
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Good Stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

If you are into barbaque thi is the place. i like the chiken and hush puppies to. The price , not bad, cause it is fresh, served fast and good.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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