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John Boys B BQ and Dairy Bar, Inc.

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796 Nc Highway 268 W, Elkin, NC 28621-2816
+1 336-835-4711
06:00 - 21:00
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the food here. Understand it is greasy & fried & they give you plenty. A very busy spot. Order at the counter (just pick a line), then pick up your food. Be sure to check the specials list because they are great deals and still amazing amounts of food. Our top favorites are calabash shrimp, chicken strips, & fried... More 

Thank ncmttravelers
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This place stays packed for a good reason. The food is reasonably priced and so good! Another Elkin restaurant that has a great variety on the menu! Cash only but again well worth a stop at the ATM prior to your visit!

Thank Ro256
Harbor Springs, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Ribs were great! Friendly and helpful service! Perfect local atmosphere and Christian presence! It certainly is a place we would love to stop at again!

Thank kahorrom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This place is an absolutely wonderful stop for a nice, quick bite to eat! I have eaten here on several occasions and have always thoroughly enjoyed myself. I would give this place ten stars of I could!

Thank jada l
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This is a local hotspot, for people that seem to have been in this area for a long time. The menu is pretty good, but everything I've even there has been so greasy. Maybe it is A regional thing, but not for me!

Thank smithie17
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This is a great place to eat. I ate there with my dad last week. He had the flounder sandwich and I had the popcorn shrimp special and we were both pleased. I wish they would give customers their forks wrapped in plastic and let us open them. I don't like my fork touching the tray. But other than that,... More 

Thank dwtfamily
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

They have seafood, burgers, chicken, etc... typical American food. Little on the greasy side but good. We love the Buffalo chips with ranch. But beware they only take cash!

Thank Travis P
Roanoke, Virginia
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182 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Got directed here by the staff at the welcome center north of town, on the freeway. It is about 4 miles off the Interstate and I'm glad we made the effort. As far as NC "Q" I wouldn't give John Boys a "5" but it is good pulled pork and nicely seasoned. It does not take a lot of sauce...indeed,... More 

Thank chiknlvr
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

I got a bbq sandwich with slaw and this is the most bland bbq I've ever eaten. It just wasn't good. Even after dumping an entire 2 oz cup of vinegar based sauce on it, it was still just not great. This was my first visit so I do not know how the other food is. (And no I am... More 

Thank keepitrealtraveler
Crystal River, Florida
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed. Very wide selection. The BBQ was wonderful, as was the catfish. Others had sandwiches, and said they were great. A really good place to stop for a great meal.

1 Thank Luther W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 796 Nc Highway 268 W, Elkin, NC 28621-2816
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Elkin
  • Phone Number: +1 336-835-4711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?