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White Swan Bar-B-Q and Fried Chicken

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2500 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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Newport, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Diane M
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Emily M
Rome, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars 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 

Thank GAtraveler100
Salem, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Brenda B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Tina D
Durham, North Carolina
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212 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank robert r
Otway NC
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Greg W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Jeanette B
Falmouth, Virginia
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233 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Ok breakfast stop. They have the standard fare at reasonable prices. Small inside dining area that could use a good scrubbing. Only a few breakfast places down here.

Thank mikesxpress
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I'm not a huge fan of the vinegar based bbq, but this one was okay. I also had the onion rings and tasted some fried okra. They were all good. The staff was very friendly. Definitely worth a stop

Thank Vanessa S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food, Barbecue
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: 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?