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“OI Cuisine Commando Eats Meat”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Barbeque House

The Barbeque House
Ranked #2 of 59 Restaurants in Oak Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oak Island, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“OI Cuisine Commando Eats Meat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

When to visit: lunch or when sick of seafood, at breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Type: home barbecue

Ambiance: plastic forks, paper plates, wooden booths, four different squirt bottles of barbecue sauce (vinegary, tomatoey, SC mustard, and sweet House sauce), a hint of smoky air, and a smiing, bikini-clad pig roasting on her chaise lounge on the sign outside, and lemonade or iced tea options in foam cups.

Difference Dividend: A pleasant change of venue from all the other aspiring frutta del mare options in Brunswick County.

Service: they know they serve good barbecue and are eager to serve it with a squad of Piggy-Barbecue-House-pastel-t-shirt-clad waitresses

Vegetarian value: fuggedaboutid, but red or white slaw, green beans, sweet potato fries, fried okra, onion rings, and collards don’t hold a candle to the meat.

For me, the signature dish is the lunch special barbecue pork sandwich with fries. This $5.99 special is quick with the best of NC coal cooking: that fall-off-your-fork, melt-in-your-mouth tenderness so characteristic of pulled pork. There's plenty of flavor without the table sauces, but I'm partial to the peppery sauce. Try the sandwich with the red slaw on top. The railroad-car feel of the dining room is partially compensated by the waist to ceiling windows overlooking the kitchen beside you. The vats and gallon jugs of indifferently stored commercial condiments minimize the kitchen pleasure. Wood paneling of the walls is hidden by an assortment of framed photos including sports figures. Wipe your hands and jowls with the roll of paper towels at each table. (You can really enjoy your food with a whole roll of paper as backup). I like my barbecue chicken moist, so I stay away from it here. Do try the Brunswick stew, an alleged local special, but don't enter the debate on whether the Brunswick refers to Georgia, NC, or SC. On your way out you can buy a tub of barbecue to-go so you can snack at home and enjoy your sandwich on real crusty bread instead of Sunbeam's best buns. I make better banana pudding, but the kids like it. Been there, got the t-shirt.

For the kids: Hot dogs and, chicken strips, and a fine mac and cheese.

Also try: half and full racks of ribs but bring in the fire hose for clean up.

Pay on the way out.

Always check for business hours as many places close for the winter, close for a couple hours in the PM, or can't be found when the fish are biting.

  • Visited January 2014
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Foshan, China
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great value and best BBQ around town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

You really can't beat this place. A great selection of sauces for dressing your BBQ, although good BBQ is served naked, they have options. But the real winner here is the corn nuggets. Yum!

Visited July 2013
Thank Addi88
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Good food, waitress's have attitudes”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

We were just in there this past Saturday. Our waitress had an attitude. I couldn't understand what she said and she responded like I was bothering her to repeat. We received our lunch in a timely matter. I ordered the ribs and they were really good. We asked our waitress for too-go boxes, and she brought us 1 and just tossed it on the table. We needed another 1 and my husband asked her for another and the attitude like we were making her work. We went to the register to pay the bill, and the girl did ask how everything was. She gave my husband the receipt to sign and she walked away and never came back. Didn't say thank you come again etc. Good food, need better waitresses.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JudyH2007
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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
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“Great BBQ, friendly staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

The best Brunswick Stew ever! The BBQ is so tender and seasoned so well you don't need sauce...the selection of sauces are all good, but it's perfect without any.

Visited November 2013
Thank sandebbq
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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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“Great Hush Puppies :)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

The hush puppies were to die for. The ribs were also very yummy.. The service wasn't that good.. Fried okra was ok.. Mac & cheese and cheese tasted like it was out of a box. The collards were way to peppered. My favorites were the slaw. (white) & the hush puppies.. Everything else was ok.. Not really what I was looking forward too.. Sweet tea is super sweet.. All in All it was an OK meal.. We got take out.. & the service was ok.. They forgot about our teas... But it was good food to say the least..

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Hannah J
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