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“north carolina bbq NOT what you expect”

Whispering Pines BBQ
Ranked #32 of 64 Restaurants in Albemarle
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

the food might be good if youre accustomed to north carolina style bbq...it is VINEGAR based and i find the pork to be stringy...texas and memphis bbq is more my taste

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

As a resident of Albemarle, we are just a little biased? we have tried Pork BBQ everywhere from the Mountains to the coast but never found their equal much less any better. I will go out on a limb here to declare their's the best anywhere! It's that good. They use the slow cooked method with Hickory wood firing the smokers, every morning they build a new fire with 100% Hickory fire wood and cook all day, the chopped plate is our favorite and contains all the meat & fix'ins you can hold.
They have critiqued their secret sauce to perfection, it is almost salty and very hot (spicy) in flavor, and they do not season the meat with it, that's your choice. With or without the sauce, it's great either way, never dried out under heat lamps, it never gets the chance as they move a lot of pig! Not to mention their Red Slaw is THE best I have had, bar none! Bottom line, no words can describe flavor or texture, but if you're looking for some good eat'n..you owe it to yourself to come here!

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Thank Craig427_12
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

One of the best bbq places I've been, very consistent. Ate here a lot as a kid and it hasn't changed a bit in 25+ years.
Excellent chopped pork. You can really taste the smoke. Peppery, vinegar based sauce available at the table. Sweet hushpuppies. With the bbq plate you get 2 sides, I always get tater tots (crunchy) and slaw (a unique chunky, tangy red slaw). Clean tasting unsweetened tea. Prompt, attentive service.
This is an unassuming place that's been in business a very long time, mostly locals in the booths or at the counter. Curb service also available.
Reasonably priced with ample portions. I don't see a lot written about this place on the various bbq websites but people are missing out. This is as good as (if not better than) most q served over in lexington.

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Thank onamissionap
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

This is one of my all time favorite NC BBQ places. I've gone there when in the area for over 40 years. Simple place. Kind of a "hole in the wall" type place which are sometimes the best. Walk in the door and smell! That alone will make you hungry! They serve very generous portions, and the price is very affordable. It's the BBQ; all about the BBQ: wood smoked with eastern style vinegar based sauce available at the tables. And the slaw is the PERFECT compliment to the flavor of the smoked meat and sauce. Try the chopped! I had tried sliced on occasion, but go for the chopped: the flavor is much better (my opinion). A BBQ tray is a good option: includes meat, slaw and hush puppies. Get a bite of slaw and sauced meat together with a bite of hush puppy. Perfect! It's a taste you'll want to savor again!

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Thank David D
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Really great BBQ. Nice staff. I love the curb service when I'm on the way to work. Excellent prices.

Thank AngelaOB
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