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Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks

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720 McAdenville Rd, Lowell, NC 28098-1622
(704) 824-8838
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in an order for a hamburger (ATW with slaw), baked potato, and side salad. Took 30 minutes to get burger, it was mid afternoon and restaurant had like two diners, then the salad wasn't even made yet, so had to wait on that, they knew I was getting perturbed so the salad was thrown together. Should have looked in... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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313 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very conveniently located off Interstate 85 outside of Charlotte, the ambience is much like any other barbecue establishment. Service was very friendly. Their Brunswick stew was a yellow color, and lacked flavor, more puréed than chunky. Hush puppies were outstanding, and not at all greasy (as with some other recently reviewed places in the area). Most importantly, though, the pulled... More 

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Lowell, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good bbq and smoked ribs. Casual atmosphere, friendly staff, convenient for travelers on I85 near Gastonia right off the exit at Lowell and McAdenville....I live nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This nice little place was outside of Charlotte. It was right off the highway. It was delicious. 3 kinds of sauces yummm! Easy to find. Great staff!

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Thank Mary B
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I like this location better than the Gastonia location. The service is decent, and the food is reasonably priced. The lunch specials are pretty good during the week. It is a nice place to grab some BBQ.

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Thank Robert W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Easy in & out from the freeway! Delicious, ribs, chicken, friend okra & iced tea. The hush puppies are a yummy welcome! ALL OF THE STAFF & COOKS WERE SO FRIENDLY!

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Thank michshos
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your business and glad you enjoyed your meal with us. I will definitely pass on the encouraging comments to the staff. Hope to see you soon and we will have the hushpuppies ready. More 

Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

They have the best BBQ in Gaston County. I usually go for carryout and 80 percent of my visits I am annoyed by the teenage girls that are hired to run the checkout. Definitely have to check my order for correctness and condiments. Once I stood waiting while my order sat on the counter for 10 minutes and finally had... More 

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Thank Kusmaul
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your repeated business. I have contacted the managers at the Lowell location and will continue to make sure each customers order will be correct each time. I always want our dine in and carry out customers to be happy and appreciated. Thank you for your comments and know that I am working on making sure... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Food was ok. Building is old and decor is outdated. Service was fair. Prices are average for this type of food. Lunch for 2 runs over $20.

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Thank Blacjac443
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

Thank you for your business. We have actually been in a redecorate phase the past couple months at both locations. Not owning the building in Lowell we are somewhat limited. Thank you again for your business and hope to see you soon to see our new updates. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I like to go to bbq restaurants that actually use wood fires and you can see and smell the smoke in the parking lot. That way you know it's the real thing. I also believe that the meat should be able to stand on its own without sauce. Don't get me wrong, their sauce is really good and reminds me... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Can't beat their BBQ! Great price, great service. Salad bar very fresh. Right off the interstate. Family favorite for many years!

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Thank Amy H
Barbeque1989, Owner at Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your business. We truly appreciate it a lot. So glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to see you soon> More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 720 McAdenville Rd, Lowell, NC 28098-1622
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: (704) 824-8838

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