Allen and Son is well-known and recommended in the Chapel Hill area. I have to say though that my food wasn't great and my meal was quite overpriced. Got the barbeque plate and the BBQ was kind of dry and tough with some gristle mixed in, the coleslaw pretty good, and the hushpuppies just flat disappointing. Did get the chocolate pie for dessert which was pretty good if somewhat too sticky-sweet. "Homemade" ice cream with the pie was hard and not very good. Bill (for lunch) was $20. So despite all the fuss, I'd say over-priced and over-hyped. There are better BBQ places in the area (better food and value), including Q-shack and Bullocks. Start there, not here.