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Hillsborough BBQ Company

236 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2339
+1 919-732-4647
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (92 reviews)
“fried okra” (25 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (21 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
236 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2339
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here w hubby & 2 grown children. We had fried pickles (excellent) 2 Tater beers(excellent) Bloody Mary (excellent ) twbrisket plates (excellent) fries, baked beans, Brunswick Stew, collards, hushpuppies (excellent).Also brisket sandwich & pork bbq sandwich with fried okra (excellent) & iced tea...More

Thank LeslieL4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hillsborough BBQ is the best. Terrific food -- try the "Farmer's Salad" if you are not in the mood for the great BBQ chicken, pork, or brisket. Anything on their "specials" chalk board is great. As for the sides, do not miss their green beans....More

Thank lisasT2064VT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been coming here for over a year and absolutely love the food! They have great pulled pork and their fried mushrooms are incredible! The ribs always sell out fast so if they are available definitely order them!

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the BBQ chicken. Very good, tender. .. could have been a little warmer. Collards were great...cooked perfect. Hubby had brisket special. Very delicious and tender! Fried okra and fries were good too. Hush puppies were really good. The homemade white slaw was very...More

Thank DrAlford
Reviewed 13 February 2018

3 of us ate at Hillsborough BBQ for lunch. We each had the pork sandwich. There was ample meat on the sandwich and it had a good flavor. I had the beans, which was a combination of several different beans. Once again good flavor. My...More

Thank NEGrandma
Reviewed 5 February 2018

For those of you who love gluten free but have a hard time finding a barbecue place look no further. Although you can not have bread you can have many choices

Thank 31Carmel13
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Sat there for 20 minutes without being acknowledged. Walked out and told the hostess why... No apology at all!

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I like to eat vegetarian when I can - I was able to get a couple of yummy sides and be as happy as the meat eaters in the party. I recommend the corn pudding, okra, and any of the many slaws Hillsborough BBQ makes!

Thank MeBette E
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Good sit-down bbq place down by the river. The pork was good, as were the sides. Brunswick stew – with touch of rabbit – has just the right amount of game-ness to it. Hushpuppies small and really good. Turkey soup special very meaty. No complaints,...More

Thank Morgan2010
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The setting is comfortable and relaxing and the food is tasty. We loved the BBQ and the brisket melts in your mouth. We also really enjoyed the three different choices for slaw, hush puppies with homemade honey butter and...More

Thank Vacationers828
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 S Nash St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2339
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +1 919-732-4647
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