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Hillsborough BBQ Company

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236 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2339
+1 919-732-4647
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in charming downtown Hillsborough in a beautifully restored building. Service is good and friendly. Excellent brisket, ribs, baked beans, sweet potato salad and homemade desserts.

Thank sbg8863
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I usually stick to only a couple of items on the menu-typically a platter or BBQ sandwich with fries. I like the food here but it can get really busy and crowded, so if you don't like to wait or have problems being seated very close to strangers you may want to check them out before you decide. Friendly and... More 

Thank Amy F
Green Valley, Arizona, United States
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch. The pork was excellent and the service was great. In the old town area. Got a tour of the town which was very interesting.

Thank Duncan C
Apex, North Carolina
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283 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is worth going to for a very good barbecue. Especially good is the chicken and the ribs which are prepared over an extensive process. Location is casual and enjoyable for families or couples. They also have a nice selection of beers to wash it down. Also, don't leave without asking about their dail pie offerings which are excellent.... More 

Thank Burtdol
Huron, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here numerous times and every time is wonderful. Food is always great as is the service and atmosphere. Smoked turkey is especially delicious! We make a point of eating here whenever we're in the area.

Thank Pam R
Springfield, Ohio
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164 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hillsborough BBQ Company is a nice little, out-of-the-way, BBQ. It is a block or two off of the main drag, but it is so worth the drive. It looks like one of those spots that would be on "Diners; Drive-ins, and Dive," as it is in a small row of businesses. But -- "WOW" -- when you get inside and... More 

Thank Carl A
Mebane, North Carolina
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This restaurant Takes their time to slow cook the food and you can tell. Everything is very tender and full of flavor. It is off the main roads but should be on your list to go to.

Thank Wally H
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The pork, chicken, catfish and sides are all pretty good but the Brisket is what I go here for. Smokey, tender, awesome! Also a nice selection of local beers.

Thank Dan D
Cowpens, South Carolina
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52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Felt BBQ checked tripadvisor and gave this place a shot. Nice little place, service was good. Food, Hushpuppies were awesome! Pork was good, Brisket was a little too fatty especially for the price. Catfish was good just wish there was more of it. Ribs were sold it which stinks but guess gotta get here earlier for them. Good place overall.

Thank DOTDamian74
Apex, North Carolina
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191 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We visited Hillsboro BBQ Company on a Sunday as they were opening at 11:30. There is inside seating in air conditioning or outdoor seating on picnic tables right outside the front door. All 3 of us wanted to try 3 different meats so we ordered a meat plate each - one ribs, one brisket, one pulled pork. Each was delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?