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“Great BBQ and Fried Shrimp!” 5 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 #6 of 25 Restaurants in Williamston
Price range: $0 - $7
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great BBQ and Fried Shrimp!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We found Shaw's as we were evacuating from Hurricane Arthur. What a jewel! The BBQ was authentic eastern NC BBQ and quite tasty! The fried shrimp was amazing with just the right amount of breading. The homemade chocolate pie was great. The meringue was light delish! The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming. What a great lunch!

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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just the kind of place we like to eat...local, not a franchise....extremely good eastern NC BBQ and sides. We had green beans, potato salad, cabbage and collards. The corn bread sticks were good...not sweet. Definitely would return here to eat. The only down side was the gum chewing blonde chick with the bad attitude who took our order. The good thing? We only had to deal with her for a couple of minutes.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Folks love this place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good place for barbecue and fried or barbecue chicken. The breakfast is outstanding. It is a comfortable cafe.

Visited February 2014
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Williamston, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good barbacue!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food hear was very good.I have eaten there in the past and I would also recommend it to other's.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stow, Ohio
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“excellent East Coast Carolina Style BBQ , near perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I don't see why people have given this place bad reviews because THEY HAVE NEVER HAD NC BBQ BEFORE . If you aren't accustomed to the food don't rate the place bad , GO SOMEPLACE ELSE . Its not the food that's bad its your personal preference. I never understand this in any of the reviews I read from any region of the country.

That said ,Shaw's has great Carolina Pork BBQ , slaw and cornbread . Its not western style or KC style its NC style and its fantastic for that type of BBQ . If you're expecting something else don't give them a bad review become a real food reviewer and grow from the experience of trying different cuisines without being too critical.
The chicken is pretty decent but not my favorite . We get just fried wings and fries sometimes. Have also enjoyed the potato salad and baked beans , all good. Sometimes the cornsticks are a little too dry.

I've eaten all types of food all over but I won't and don't pan a place because I don't understand the food. Its like going to Asia and being pissed all the food doesn't taste like American fast food.
Shaw's is great for NC style homecooked food plain and simple.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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