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Allen & Son Barbecue

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6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
(919) 942-7576
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Raleigh, NC
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125 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is tiny, and off to itself. The building is nothing special. But the service is very friendly, and the barbecue has very, very good flavor. You can really taste the wood smoke in the meat. The slaw is nice, and the hush puppies are good as well. I wish I cold give them a 4.5, but could not.... More 

Thank docdiamond
Durham, North Carolina
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service and quality NC eastern style BBQ. This restaurant is easy go get to, has a diverse menu and is a good value. Great place for lunch or dinner.

Thank Ronald C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is considered the best "locals" BB Que place in Chapel Hill. They make a huge barbeque sandwich with slaw on it that is more than a man can eat. We get the take out about once a month. It is just good basic food, nothing fancy. I really doubt if they have Wi-Fi.

Thank bruce128
Greensboro, North Carolina
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had BBQ sandwich and fries at Allen & Sons BBQ in Chapel Hill. Much of the BBQ was stringy and so tough it was difficult to chew. It had Eastern North Caroluna sauce on it (vinegar and black pepper). The fries appeared hand cut but were greasy. This was my 4th visit in a year and my last. Whoever voted... More 

Thank Tarheelie
Raleigh, North Carolina
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here based upon the recommendations of national writers and must say we were disappointed. The building itself is old and not in an antique rustic sort of way. The service was spotty and not very polite - especially from the manager of the establishment in the way she was ordering the staff around. The BBQ and sides, while... More 

Thank AverageJoe55
Ashgabat Turkmenistan
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The waitress was down to earth and friendly. The food was amazing. They do a great vinegar based BBQ. The hush puppies were delicious, and their steak burger was very good. You can even get some traditional sweet tea. The kind you need to chase with a coke a cola to get the sugar taste out of your mouth. I... More 

Thank Ashga-Mike
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Food wasn't bad. Lots of pork options and the sauce is true to the region, but the service is pretty lousy and surprising not too friendly for a small rural BBQ joint.

1 Thank Jamie C
Bel Air, Maryland
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Second trip to Chapel Hill and second time to Allen and Son BBQ. It looks like a dive on the inside and out. Wobbly tables, a plethora of wooden and metal chairs, diner style menus. Go right in! You get plates or trays. Go for the plate, (trays are small) unless you are super hungry, then go for the extra... More 

Thank BelAirTraveler100
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

If your looking for that vinegar based bbq you have go the menu is short simple and really very good

Thank John W
Logan, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The hush puppies were to die for! The barbecue was delicious too, but arrive well before closing they were out of all their dessert options :(

Thank mberg2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: (919) 942-7576

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