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Stephenson's Bar-b-q

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11964 Nc 50 Hwy N, Willow Spring, NC 27592-7992
+1 919-894-4530
10:00 - 19:30
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183 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a to-go order of BBQ, cabbage, and slaw. Everything was very good. The gal who took my order was very kind and helpful. This is definitely a place that I will return to.

Thank caribears
Benson, North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before moving to NC in 95 I always thought there was only one kind of bbq. I am so happy I gave this strange bbq a try. It is amazing! You can not just stop with the bbq pork here, the bbq chicken is also delicious. It's always tender and full of flavor. But wait! They also have the best... More 

Thank MelonyJ1990
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you live in Raleigh or are traveling through the area, seek out Stephenson's BBQ for a step back in time and a great plate of BBQ. This place, located on Highway 50, feels like it is in the middle of nowhere, but it is so worth the trip. Seat yourself in the sprawling dining room at tables of all... More 

Thank Ken T
Keswick, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We found Stephenson's on our way south off 95 a year ago and returned this year returning from Florida. It's about 12 miles off 95 but is worth the effort... Big Time. The BBQ is outstanding, the service is fast and friendly... To say nothing of there very reasonable prices. We will never pass the I 40 road to Raleigh... More 

Thank JackO O
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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223 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our family ate lunch here on a Friday and were all left happy any full. The pork was good and the chicken was really tasty. You gotta try the Brunswick stew made with bbq. The hush-puppies were kinda average - a bit dry - perhaps our basket was not made fresh. The collard greens were outstanding - some of the... More 

Thank MoBBQ
Smithfield, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Best BBQ pig I've ever had. I've eaten King's and tried Texan and Midwest BBQ, but the best remains Carolina pulled pork BBQ. I've Fedexed to my kids on the West Coast and my Catalan daughter in law has made croquettes from this fine BBQ

Thank 370jeff
Raleigh, North Carolina
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Delicious BBQ cooked the old fashioned way over wood. Daily specials offered as well as senior/ child plates. Chopped BBQ, chicken, and more. Thursday's special is chicken and pastry many times a sell out. Prices very reasonable. Hush puppies light and melt in your mouth !

Thank Ann D
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Been passing this place for months. Finally made time to visit. I'm from the area so a fan of NC style BBQ. You can get that here and more. Not everyone in my party is a fan, but other options on the menu. Service was fast and food came quickly. I enjoyed a small pig plate with boiled potatoes and... More 

Thank Suzy R
Apex, North Carolina
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Recently went here and took a family member with us, who happened to be visiting for the weekend and wanted BBQ. I must say, as always, this place has good ole BBQ cooked in N.C.. It's a must go and fill up on their BBQ. You will have more on your plate than you could possibly eat---heaping BBQ, along with... More 

Thank S L
Hanover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

great BBQ and great service. we stopped in for lunch.. family owned restaurant. would recommend this place to everyone. great prices and great service.

Thank workamperdoner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11964 Nc 50 Hwy N, Willow Spring, NC 27592-7992
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Willow Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 919-894-4530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?