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Allen & Son Barbecue

6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
+1 919-942-7576
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“nc bbq” (15 reviews)
“cole slaw” (18 reviews)
“pulled pork” (19 reviews)
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10:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Their BBQ selection was limited to Pulled Pork, and it was good. Not great, but good. They serve the vinegar based BBQ sauce separately. The cole slaw was above average for the South. The Hush Puppies were sweet, as they should be, but were overcooked...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to NC, so wanted to sample local cuisine. We received several recommendations for two BBQ spots. Allen and Son is a bit out of the way, thus requires a car. It's a simple setting, very casual attire (both customers and staff), but...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Got two BBQ chicken plates. Service was great, folks were friendly, but the food wasn't. The chicken itself was ok, but the fries were greasy and undercooked. The slaw was exceptionally good-could tell it was fresh. the hushpuppies were undercooked also. SO disappointing. Went on...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We live near the Allen and Son Restaurant in Pittsboro and have eaten there several times to include using their catering service for a large gathering. We have never been disappointed. We have wanted to try the one in Chapel Hill as we were told...More

Thank BuckyandChris
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I have only been eating here since 1964 (53 years), so not sure if that qualifies me as an expert, but IMO there is no better NC 'que on the planet. Now, this is a natural product and some days are even better than perfect,...More

Thank RichardO946
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Bad service. Began when my wife asked the waitress to bring the slaw, which comes with the BBQ, on the side. She told my wife that if she did that, she would be charged for a side item. Wow. They do not have a fountain,...More

Thank jbrooksws
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had lunch here on a recent trip to Durham. Allen and Son barbecue is among the best I've ever had. The meat is delicious, the sauce is nice and peppery. The slaw is the perfect accompaniment. The hush puppies were also delicious. The service...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I love barbeque and they make it just right. Comes ins a sandwich with coleslaw in it. The vinegar based sauce is amazing on it and the barbeque has a great wood smoked flavor. Also the bread pudding is to die for.

Thank Jacob R
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by because a friend recommended Allen and Sons. Wasn't a fan of the BBQ. Staff was friendly though.

Thank canseeora
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Thai BBQ place was wonderful! Food came super quick after we order. I loved everything we ordered. Try not to miss!

Thank Juripanda
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6203 Millhouse Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8101
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-942-7576
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