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White Swan Bar-B-Q and Fried Chicken

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2500 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5342
+1 252-726-9607
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Atlantic Beach
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Ive eaten here several times over the years. The food is good but...it must be fresh. I had some not that fresh and it wasnt good. Time of day i guess. Should be fresh always. People are very friendly there. Needs more cole slaw on bbq sandwich. Its good.....

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Salem, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We visit here every year, I actually look forward to it. This year I was highly disappointment. Not only did the family pack go up almost 10 dollars , the recipe was NOT the same. Feeding 6 people and spending $75 was not my idea of a vacation dinner that was terrible. VERY SAD the original owners sold to someone... More 

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Thank Brenda B
Newport, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We live in Carteret County, and took the drive to Atlantic Beach to go to White Swan Bar-B-Q and Fried Chicken. We have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years. The food was good but they have raised their prices quite a bit since the last time we visited in 2015. The inside of the restaurant needs to... More 

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1 Thank Diane M
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

One of our main objectives for our weekend away was to get some good BBQ and we definitely succeeded! Don't be fooled by the location (half of a gas station/convenience store), the food is definitely worth a stop, and the staff were super friendly. They had the best hush puppies I've ever had! The portions were huge and the price... More 

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1 Thank Emily M
Rome, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

I can understand that most of the BBQ places are more inland, and I can understand that you're not open for dinner until the next, busier week (Memorial Day). BUT.... when you're about the only BBQ restaurant in the immediate area, AND BBQ is in your name, and ribs are on the menu, how...... HOW can you be out of... More 

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Thank GAtraveler100
Salem, Ohio, United States
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

I can not say enough about this little gem. They have amazing NC BBQ!!! Without breaking the bank. We eat here 2-3 times during our weeks long visit to the beach. The service is always great! Big menu and variety. The daily specials and coupons are just added bonuses. 1 con.... Not enough ample parking due to sharing the lot... More 

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1 Thank Brenda B
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

While traveling from Fort Macon to the aquarium, we passed White Swan. Everyone was hungry, so we decided to give it a try... And I'm glad we did! The entire family enjoyed their lunch, and the service was outstanding! We decided to try a little of everything (fried chicken, vinegar-bbq pork, hot dogs, onion rings, fries, and hush puppies), but... More 

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Thank Tina D
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Stopped for lunch yesterday, nice folks run it, always a few locals who appreciate fast barbeque, hush puppies beans, slaw, fried chicken etc.. The sides were super, tasty bbq, a bit tough this time, it happens to the best of us. Sit a spell, get the local flavor, owner knows a lot about the area and is happy to answer... More 

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Thank robert r
Otway NC
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

Wife and I eat here for lunch as they food is good and price is right. I like to get their BBQ sandwitch.

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Thank Greg W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015

This restaurant is a gathering place for the locals especially in the mornings....Nothing fancy at all but delicious food....We enjoy having breakfast......The BBQ is so good as well as all the other selections....full meals and sandwiches are available......The hospitality is great....I love their over-light eggs, grits, crispy bacon and toast for breakfast....Their home-made chicken salad sandwiches are delicious and well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5342
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-9607

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?