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Allen and Son

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5650 US Hwy 15 501 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312-7782
+1 919-542-2294
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (16 reviews)
“bbq sandwich” (9 reviews)
“hush puppies” (36 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
5650 US Hwy 15 501 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312-7782
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

I am not an NC barbecue aficionado but do like BBQ now and then. I was heading to Pittsboro when I saw the sign and since I have heard of Allen & Son from many barbecue addicts I decided to turn around (divided highway) and...More

Thank Wayne D
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

I got some take from here while visiting friends. The BBQ was solid. Great flavor, cooked just right. All of the sides were ok, but nothing to write home about. Banana pudding was really good.

Thank Justin Q
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Very good barbecue plate. However inside restaurant needs to be a bit cleaner. Floor kind of sticky.

Thank John F
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Heading south on 15-501, you'll pass Allen's, but a turnaround is close. It's usually packed with tradesmen in large vehicles parking on the other side of the highway. I found this location to be better then the one north in service and food quality with...More

Thank Barnetjb123
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Talk about excellent food!! No matter what I order, it is always delicious and plentiful! From the b-b-q, to the coleslaw, hot dogs, cheeseburger steak sandwich, ribs, fish ALL of it is ALL GOOD!!! Thanks Allen and Son for being so delicious. I am now...More

Thank JAHunter2008
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Great place to pick up some good BBQ. Friendly Staff. Not a sit down restaurant but there are a few tables outside.

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed April 1, 2017

We stop here periodically to get a taste of good barbeque. We both had the tray which is barbeque, slaw and hushpuppies. The barbeque was moist and well cooked, the slaw was good and the hushpuppies were crisp and fresh, sweet with a hint of...More

Thank stevene254
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Well, I'm a vegetarian...and this place is a BBQ joint. That being said, their hush puppies are totally worth the visit. They are incredible. My companions all loved the BBQ.

Thank Caleb T
Reviewed February 16, 2017

While Allen and Son is known for their excellent Carolina barbecue, they also offer a terrific cheeseburger! My friend and I visit there often for lunch and either choice is delicious! Hamburgers are juicy and the double cheeseburger is to die for! Brunswick stew is...More

Thank Ly0616
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The good news: Allen's only a couple miles away so I can go whenever I have an urge for NC BBQ. I recommend the platter which includes BBQ, slaw & hushpuppies. Delicious! For non-North Carolinians we're talking pork, vinegar based BBQ which is predominant in...More

Thank David E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5650 US Hwy 15 501 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312-7782
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pittsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-542-2294
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