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McKethan Brothers Barbecue

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1475 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607-7883
+1 828-265-2828
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The barbecue here was really tasty. I particularly liked the spicy sauce; I wasn't in the mood for really spicy, just something with a little kick. This sauce fit the bill. The brunswick stew was excellent. My sides were great. Jalapeño cheese grits and collard greens. The waitress was sweet and very attentive. The only issue is that this place... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Late lunch / early dinner. First time visiting. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Chopped beef brisket sandwich & Mac and cheese were delicious. Brothers Nachos were also delicious & enough for 4 people or my husband. :) Wish we lived here in Boone as it would surely be a regular stop for us.

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Thank mismouse1
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was fantastic, as was our server, however the time it took to receive our food was painfully slow. With 3 kids in tow, we typically order quickly and expect for the food to come quickly (especially when it's pulled pork and already cooked. Haha). Best part was getting the salad bar as a side (though it's a $1.49... More 

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Elkin, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got seated fairly quick, but sat there for 20-30 minutes before anyone came and atleast took our drink order. Waiters and waitress's were all around, even looked at us but kept walking past us. My kids were getting really restless (and my pregnant wife). The food was ok, nothing to brag about. Probably will never go back.

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1 Thank Ricky H
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to McKethan Brothers. I am so sorry to hear that you did not have good service on your recent visit. As a family owned and operated restaurant is deeply effects us when our servers do not offer great service. I will certainly take... More 

Miami
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Atmosphere... Nice Host ... but the food was horrible. I ordered Chicken Fingers and Hush Puppies. Yes I know its fried food but everything was dry and overcooked and the hush puppies were burnt. The waitress disappeared and never could find her. No One asked how my lunch was... I will not go back ever again. I had read... More 

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Thank Ariel0320
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

Wow, I was so disappointed to read your review. I am so sorry that we did not offer great food and service. There is absolutely no excuse as to why your food was not cooked properly and the fact that your server was not more attentive to you. Please know that I have discussed this review with my management and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great baby back ribs and sides. They came with a house spicy BBQ sauce that was really good. Great rustic atmosphere with live music on the Saturday night that I was there. One of the owners/brothers even stopped by our table to check on us! We will definitely make a return visit soon.

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Thank Darryl H
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to McKethan Brothers. I enjoyed meeting you folks the other night. I am so glad that you enjoyed your experience and we were able to talk about our restaurant and the family meaning behind it. I look forward to you visiting us again... More 

Boone, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a NC boy I love BBQ - I'm pretty sure it and sweet tea run in my veins. That said, I'm always on the lookout for good BBQ pork and on occasion, you can find that here. Now, full disclosure, I grew up with the guys who own McKethans and they are great people. I odesperately want to love... More 

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Thank BigPapaNC
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for the support and taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to the restaurant. I am sorry that I was not available to visit with you when you came in to eat with us. I will certainly use your feedback to help is improve for sure. I do hope that you... More 

Barbados
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us had dinner at this location. Our order was for 3 Rib-eye steaks and one Burger. I wanted baked potato but was advised that they were out of baked potatoes.. The waiter came out to advise that they only at 2 steaks available. I changed my order to 10 wings (from the appetizer list) . Husband also ordered... More 

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Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to the restaurant. I am so sorry that we did not meet your expectations, but please know that your comments were taken back to my team to ensure that we continue to improve. It is critical for us to see this kind of... More 

Boone, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a basket dinner and want it fast in uber casual surrounding then this is your spot. Frankly, I won't go back. I love BBQ and was very underwhelmed.

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Thank Cincerely
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit to the restaurant. I am not sure what you mean when you refer to our restaurant as a "Basket Dinner" but I was happy to hear that your service was fast and yes we are a casual restaurant. I am sorry that the... More 

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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner and really enjoyed it! A nice young lady met us and seated is promptly. She gave us menus and took our drink order. They have a nice selection of beer and wine. They seem to have covered the bases to please most beer and wine drinkers. I had the pulled pork with Brunswick Stew and Cole Slaw.... More 

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Thank Runtravelers
Ben M, Owner at McKethan Brothers Barbecue, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you so much for your review and your kind words about our restaurant. I will share your positive comments with our team as it will certainly encourage them. I do hope that you can come back and join us for another meal soon. Thanks, Ben McKethan ~ Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $25
Cuisine
Barbecue, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607-7883
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-265-2828
Description
McKethan Brothers Barbecue was founded in May of 2015. We specialize in high quality barbecue, smoked meats, fresh house made sides, and southern desserts. We have a top-notch salad bar with home made salad dressings, domestic and local craft beers and wine. We provide an inviting atmosphere, and wonderful service. Can accommodate large groups.

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