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“Great food, avoid at peak times when staff get swamped”
Review of BBQ Barn

BBQ Barn
Ranked #5 of 6 Restaurants in Butner
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great food, avoid at peak times when staff get swamped”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Small staff work fast but if there's a rush of people, they will be waiting. No music, yay. One TV in the corner was quiet and ignored by all. Hushpuppies were divine. VERY tasty and nongreasy. BBQ pork and my chicken sandwich were just right. Customers actually talk to each other and their friends and aren't all glued to their phones, hallelujah! Endless sweet tea not oversweet. We'll be back.

Visited July 2014
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Rougemont
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great Southern Food”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Wide variety of southern comfort food, not just a bbq place, in fact most of the menu is of other selections. Blue plate specials everyday. Have tried the BBQ, meatloaf, hamburger steak and chicklen and dumplings and have never had a bad experience. Some days the service is a little slow, but always worth the wait. The facility could use a makeover, very dated and well worn. But I will continue to go back

  • Visited June 2014
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Cary, NC
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great BBQ Sandwich”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stopped for lunch. Enjoyed a BBQ sandwich, hush puppies, and tea. Great food for a good price. We will be back.

  • Visited March 2014
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Mebane, NC
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Yes, it is what you think”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Yes, it is exactly what you think. Nothing special to look at from outside, uncomfortable chairs inside, and great down home food you will enjoy if you like Southern style cooking.

Been here twice for lunch, and the servers are friendly and efficient (cafeteria style ordering at counter). Pulled pork is great and also had the meatloaf which was awesome. As stated in another review, fairly close from exit 189 if you're traveling through, though no sign from I-85. Many fast-food choices off of nearby exits, but if you want a taste of the area, come here instead.

As with many restaurants in this area, even the veggies are cooked in pork fat, so for the true vegetarians, your choices will be more limited.

  • Visited June 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food near I 85 exit 189”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

I'm from NC & know good BBQ. The food here is excellent! Anyone traveling on I 85 get off on exit 189, go approx 1 mile west. On left. SO much better than fast food near the Interstate!

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