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Hillsborough BBQ Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The barbecue is incredible, coming from someone who doesn't typically enjoy barbecue, that's a feat. On the table, you will find different sauces catering toward your taste, so there's something for everyone. My personal favorite on their menu is those delectable, finger-licking ribs of theirs with a side of homestyle fries. Without a doubt, this is a great place to... More 

Thank Warm C
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with some friends for dinner, we had to sit outside to wait for a table. Finally after about ten minutes, we were seated. The waiter came and took our drink orders and brought menus. I ordered the chicken, collard greens & macaroni & cheese with hush puppies. Everything tasted like it was smoked, I could not eat... More 

1 Thank casper714
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best BBQ that we have had in this state and we lived near Lexington. The chopped BBQ plate is very moist and flavorful with plenty of delicious sides to choose. Definitely worth a try.

Thank redsox2004champs
Apex, NC
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best selection of BBQ, from plates to sandwiches and their sauces are delicious. Service is always good, make sure to check out their homemade banana pudding with meringue!

Thank NCPenguin
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Hillsborough BBQ Company has become one of my favorite places to eat. The BBQ is excellent but the treats don't end there. Ribs are wonderful. Beef brisket is terrific. I discover a new fave every time I eat there. My new favorite is fried catfish - moist, crispy and delicious! The warm and rustic atmosphere adds another layer of comfort... More 

Thank Phoodey2U
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Since they were local, we wanted to support the BBQ Company. Tried three times. Bad cold tasteless food, terrible service and ignored by a waiter who didn't bother to even give us a menu. BBQ drowning in sauce. Yuck. Never again.

Thank mhill0812
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This place has great food. I particularly love the chopped BBQ and the green beans, but it's all delicious. Portions are large - I always have plenty of left-overs for lunch or dinner the next day.

Thank Jane H
Cary, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Hillsborough BBQ Company is one of my favorite BBQ places and I will go there whenever I can. When you pull into the dirt parking lot on Nash street, you get the idea that something good is going on, just by the number of cars. Open the car door and you know you have arrived in BBQ heaven by the... More 

Thank TheKinseyReport
North Carolina
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239 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Oh my gosh, what can I say! Love this place! Stopped in for a late lunch on our way to Durham. The brined turkey is the BEST roasted turkey I have ever ate....so tender....so flavorful. And what a portion! Hubby had BBQ nachos....sooooo yummy! The sides, hush pups & desserts are all hand made and very tasty. This is a... More 

Thank flipflop48
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Second time here and it was even better than the first. Great BBQ, hush puppies and sides. Server was attentive. Didn't have to wait on a Saturday night because we agreed to a high top table, which was a little tight for space, but not unreasonable.

1 Thank Julie W

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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
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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?