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Skipper Forsyth's Bar-b-q

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2362 N Norlina Rd, Henderson, NC 27537
+1 252-438-5228
10:00 - 21:00
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Lakeland, Florida
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

The BBQ is pretty good, but too salty. the same is true for the vegetables, which were not only salty but served in small portions. This restaurant is fine if you are hungry and happen to be nearby, but it does not offer a destination dining experience.

1 Thank Keith1009
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Best North Carolina BBQ stew, Chicken and slaw. It's was recommended by somebody and we decided to go on the recommendation and gladly did. Next time we're passing through we're definitely going to stop again!

Thank Paula F
Mt Airy NC
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442 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Used to live in the area and remembered stopping here before. Wow! It was even better. Loved the hush puppies that I generally ignore. Hot and not greasy. So was my catfish. Instead of Butter Beans, I got Lima Beans but the seasoning was excellent. I could have eaten double the amount served. Loved my mac & cheese as well.... More 

Thank Gina S
Hoschton, Georgia
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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I expected more from a NC bbq joint. Passing through on the way back to Ga and decided to stop. I got the Friday rib special. I like them naked but they came out swimming in what tasted like bottled bbq sauce. No seasoning either. The potato salad was ok. The bbq beans were decent. The sweet tea was the... More 

Thank Christopher M
Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I had purchased barbecue as a takeout in the past but had never ordered anything else on their menu. Their barbecue is very good & I especially like that it is not fatty. I thought I would try other items & dine in this time. Their collard greens were seasoned well & without stems. The corn pudding was a little... More 

Thank Beachfreak917
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Authentic NC BBQ cheap. Lines of locals out the door for pick up, and I found out why. Best fried chicken and pulled pork I've stumbled upon. What a find!

Thank Barsnow
Henderson, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Best bbq in vance county! If you havent been here i suggest you check it out. Friendly staff and locally owned!

Thank nathano595
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The catfish and shrimp was scrumptious. This restaurant was recommended by out hotel agent and we are happy we took her advice and dine here. The portion size is huge and the staff are so welcoming and warm.

Thank Janell L
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great food, friendly fast service. So much food we had to get to go boxes. Glad we stopped by. Will again when in the area.

Thank Natalie M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Very good BBQ, fried chicken and the best hush puppies in the greater Raleigh metro area. Staff treats you like family and are super friendly.

Thank ImaStyxFan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2362 N Norlina Rd, Henderson, NC 27537
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Henderson
  • Phone Number: +1 252-438-5228

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