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Bill Spoon's Barbecue

#277 of 1,869 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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5524 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217-4120
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, this is one great family run resturant! We have heard so much about Spoon's and passed it on South Blvd for years-so finally stopped in for lunch- Not fancy, but good BBQ, hush puppies and good choices of side dishes- everything we ate was good! If you want a good olde fashion (been in business since 1963 I believe... More 

Thank Scott B
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

An institution on South Boulevard since I don't know when...likebfor ever. Que is done right, not greasy, and served with slaw on your sandwich unless you are on the sex offenders registry or some other kind of pervert. This is how bbq sandwiches are done here, period. It is like ordering hot tea for.lunvh vs sweet tea. Just plain wrong.... More 

Thank PrimalEater
Charlotte, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Stopped by and got a to-go order! Love Spoon's BBQ. Very friendly staff and the wait was minimal. Will definitely go there again.

Thank Dianne W
Palm Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We were just passing through Charlotte on a recent college road trip. After visiting Davidson College, my husband remembered that he had been here years before and really enjoyed it. So we made it a point to get there before they closed for the day. It sits next to a Taco Bell off the beaten path, but you should go.... More 

Thank alotoftravelbug
Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We ordered delivery from our hotel and when the food arrived it was only ok! The order wasn't correct and the food wasn't that good. The food wasn't prepared as I requested and the overall appearance wasn't good either.

Thank Frances M
Hillsboro, Oregon
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360 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I stopped by here as one of many BBQ places on this trip. I really had high hopes since it is the exact type of place I seek out when on the road. Locally family owned business, been around for years, Mom & Pop feel, local hangout. This place had all of these attributes and I really enjoyed the service... More 

Thank Trafcon
Marshville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been a couple times, but it had been around 5 years since my last visit. I was not disappointed.. This is your typical old fashioned BBQ joint. Small wooden tables/chairs, older decor.. I loved it! The staff was quick and very polite. But lets be real here, this review should be about the food! The BBQ was just... More 

Thank Daniel R
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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221 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

After all the write-ups on how good the BBQ was at this place, I guess I had set my expectations way too high. I was in to meet a peer from out of town (heck, out of the country), and we decided to eat here. We knew it would not be fancy, but neither of us cared - we just... More 

Thank Jay W
Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting from Florida and decided to try some barbecue in Charlotte. We found this place and decided to try it. I ordered the Spoon Special that included pulled pork one side and a drink. It came out as a pile of shredded pork with nothing on it. There was only sweet barbecue sauce or vinegar to put on... More 

Thank flgatorsgal
Charlotte, NC
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412 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

A bit embarrassed to say...this was my first visit to Bill Spoons' Barbecue - and I am not new to Charlotte! The 'small plate' bbq with slaw and hushpuppy (3) and a 'side' of homemade mac n cheese...really, really good! A weekday visit - about 12:30 - many tables full but still plenty of seating available - my waitress came... More 

Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5524 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217-4120
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: 704-525-8865

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