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Allen & Son Barbecue - CLOSED


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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service

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Reviewed December 9, 2018

So sad that Allen & Son Barbeque has now closed it's doors for good. Since 1971 they have gotten outstanding awards and reviews and was always listed in the GREAT Barbeque places of NC. But as of Dec 3 they have now closed down and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Charles T
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Excellent local barbecue. This place was recommended to us by a local lass when we inquired about the best barbecue in the area. She was spot on as this was our idea of the quintessential barbecue place. Not fancy, not particularly jovial, just great NC...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Krish095
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Got into second bite when I hit my first pepper seed and WOW. The hush puppies were good and the slaw creamy with a vinegar after taste.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rogersober
Reviewed September 21, 2018

If you are looking for a great example of NC BBQ you will not go wrong at Allen and Sons. Their BBQ is consistently good and their side dishes are always great. I would put their fried okra at a top of the list option...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank willzzz987
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Allen & Sons, as I understand it, is a Carolina barbecue institution. The location gives a real small town feel and is a little off the beaten path. The servers and cooks seem very disinterested in providing a pleasurable experience. They weren't rude but they...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank TStan91
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Whoever wrote glowing reviews of this place did not eat there today. BBQ was bordering on crunchy, hush puppies were burnt and coconut chess pie was not only burnt but was not recognizable as chess pie and just had a pinch of Baker’s shredded coconut...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank LostInSpace
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Allen & Son was one of the best restaurants my wife and I have ever visited anywhere in America. The pork BBQ plate was a masterpiece of generous pork with outside skin mixed in, the best sweet hushpuppies you’ll find anywhere, creamy white coleslaw and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank matthewtessnear
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

In over 50 years I never had anything but very good pulled pork barbecue in North Carolina, until I purchased two pounds to go at Allen & Son. The meat was insufficiently cooked to break down the connective tissue. In other words the “slow” was...More

Date of visit: February 2018
3  Thank rannel22
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Their BBQ selection was limited to Pulled Pork, and it was good. Not great, but good. They serve the vinegar based BBQ sauce separately. The cole slaw was above average for the South. The Hush Puppies were sweet, as they should be, but were overcooked...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank PhilViking
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Our first trip to NC, so wanted to sample local cuisine. We received several recommendations for two BBQ spots. Allen and Son is a bit out of the way, thus requires a car. It's a simple setting, very casual attire (both customers and staff), but...More

Date of visit: September 2017
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