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“HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT”

Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack
Ranked #39 of 83 Restaurants in Corolla
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: WE ARE A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS THAT HAS BEEN HERE ON THE OUTER BANKS FOR THIRTEEN YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG. WE DO BBQ,RIBS,FRIED CHICKEN AND ALL YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY FIXINGS.
New York, United States
1 review
“HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Coming in with expectations of nice southern bbq our expectations were not met at all. Three out of eight got cold pulled pork. The mac n' cheeses was worse than the box of kraft. Slow service not worth anyones wait due to the quality of food. Mash potatoes were artificial (the waiter even clarified) the only food ediable was the fried chicken. Very upsetting.

  • Visited July 2012
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“Decent for a resort BBQ joint”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Look, you're not going to get great seafood inland and you're not going to get great barbecue at the beach. Having said that, Sooey's has been consistent the past two times we've gone there. Tripadvisor's ratings go from "average" to "very good." I'd rate this place in between as "good." Sat our large party quickly for an early Friday dinner. Space is very small. Food was served quickly and was good. Kid's meals are served on a frisbee. One minor complaint is that our server brought no lemons for our iced tea. In the South, you offer lemon slices.

  • Visited July 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good!”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

Our party of 15 got the "big bad wolf" take out package. It was great the price was fair. The food was excellent. It was hot and ready exactly when we asked that it be ready. The BBQ was awesome, so were the ribs, chicken, slaw, beans, potatoes, and gravy. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the Mac and cheese. It was edible it just wasn't that great which was kind of a big deal considering we had 7 kids with us. Next year we will skip that but we will definitely be back! I do Also have to say the girl at the counter was darling. I appreciate all of the foreign exchange students that work on the outer banks in the summer months but it is also comforting to deal with the locals sometimes! Thanks sooeys! See y'all next year!

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“Not as good a before”
Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Last year we ate at their Duck location and found it quite good. This Time we ate at the Corrolla location and were disappointed in the quality of our food. The ribs were dry and they messed up one of the orders. They fixed it quickly but this was surprising when compared to our previous experience. We will not be back and have found a better place for Q in Corolla

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“Huge disappointment”
Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Their NC pulled pork BBQ was an affront to the legacy of all good NC pulled pork. It mushy, watery and tasteless. The sides were okay, the Corolla Golds were the only good thing we had. It sadens me that many people come here that have never experienced this great NC tradation will leave thinking this mush was it. Please skip Sooey's and go to Corolla Village BBQ experience the real thing.

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