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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

BBQ restaurants should be rated on the quality of the meat, the sides and the hush puppies (and, perhaps, the slaw, on its own.) This place is one of the few I've found that hits a high note on all categories! They smoke their meat the old fashioned way, over wood, and they do a great job. Their pork is... More 

Thank r0bert07
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Their food is great, but for some reason they think their price works as if they are in Raleigh or Charlotte. If they reel in the price they would be a 5 star. Hillsborough barbq, you will not survive over the next 10 years unless you can work out your price points! Your food is great, but guess what, you're... More 

Thank Tim J
Houston, Texas
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200 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant did a good job of seating our party of 16 unannounced. I loved the small town atmosphere and the staff was very friendly. Everyone in my group enjoyed their food. The Oreo cheesecake was a favorite!

Thank blondi1517
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Hillsborough. The pork BBQ, catfish nuggets, ribs and brisket are all quite good. All the sides we've tried have been very good. Portions are generous. It's not cheap, but not overly expensive, especially considering the high quality and portion sizes.

Thank Jay E
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is top notch. Great service. Seriously, a great vibe and a good selection of barbecue types, sauces and sides. The sides were fresh, just cooked, crispy fried okra?! Yes! But the banana pudding y'all, the banana pudding is amazing. I haven't had it so good since my great granny was living. I will be a frequent procurer... More 

Thank JenniferandJim
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the neighborhood and want some really good barbecue this is a great spot. Friendly, small town, hole in the wall type atmosphere. You get plenty to eat at reasonable prices. Some of the sides weren't quite as good, but stick with the BBQ and You won't leave disappointed.

Thank Earle o
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant/take out for BBQ. When ever family come to town, we do take out from Hillsborough BBQ. I haven't eaten at the restaurant but looks nice and have waited at the bar a few times on my order and they have a great selection of beers on tap. Not in the main downtown section of Hillsborough but... More 

Thank Eric-from-NC
Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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 October 19, 2016 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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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

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

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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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