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Hillsborough BBQ Company

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236 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2339
+1 919-732-4647
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From pulled pork to smoked turkey, everything is great. Wonderful crisp green beans, great Mac and cheese. It's all delicious! Great place for take out, as well.

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Thank Pat L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They continue to offer great food and service. Great local company to support for your business or personal needs.

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Thank Chad K
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have traveled across the USA often and have samples every type of regional BBQ. While BBQ in Kansas City and Texas as a whole are both fantastic, "non-eastern NC" BBQ and particularly Hillsborough BBQ remains my hands down favorite.

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Thank John L
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By far a wonderful dining experience. Food is great and helpings are generous. They also have the BEST Maple Old Fashioned. Love eating here when I am in town.

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Thank MJF416
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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529 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not often I find myself having a rating well below that of the majority of reviewers, but I have to say I found this place underwhelming. The portions were smaller than most BBQ places, and having been to a really good one just the night before (The Pit in Durham) I didn't find Hillsborough BBQ to be comparable in... More 

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Thank tjmoney44
Hong Kong
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on our way from Nags Head to Asheville and had great BBQ and brisket, so good we took a couple pints to go. Not too far off of the highway so a quick diversion well worth the effort. The service was great, super friendly. Unfortunately I left my credit card at the restaurant and did not... More 

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Thank Lee S
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Hidden gem in Hillsborough. A little hard to find but worth the effort. Good value as well as good food.

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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 July 24, 2016

Great out of the way place for really good dining inside or out on the porch. There were 6 of us and we all ordered BBQ and sides. Slaw, fried Okra, Green Beans,Baked Beans and Fries with Hushpuppies.

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Thank Ronald C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the #2 Family Dinner to go. BBQ and chicken were amazing. The three sides we chose were really not anything to write home about. They left the hush puppies off of the order, which was a major bummer and I didn't know until I got home. The sides ordered were the Mac-n-cheese, yellow slaw, and baked beans. None... More 

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Thank TriangleTarheel
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Thank you. This was my only complaint the last time we visited and I am so happy that you now made this available. My husband and I both ordered drinks this time. We'll be back.

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Thank terra o

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2339
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 919-732-4647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?