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Little Richard's BBQ

455 Frederick St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5643
+1 336-783-0227
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (49 reviews)
“hush puppies” (67 reviews)
“baked beans” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
455 Frederick St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5643
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never had a bad meal here. The portions are large and the price is right, though the side items you can purchase in pints or quarts are somewhat pricey. It is, indeed, good Eastern Carolina BBQ.

Thank pyounger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had ribs for the rehearsal dinner and pork for the reception the next day. Everyone raved about the food. The ribs fell off the bone. I have eaten at the restaurant also and had the sampler plate with all the meats. Everything was great....More

Thank charlottenc96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While spending the night (Monday) in Mt Airy we ate dinner here, because several places in the area are close on Monday. I had a sampler platter and the wife had half rack of ribs. Plenty of food, friendly good service! Highly recommend especially on...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is old school bbq. This is the vinegar based chopped pork. The meat was tender, lots of flavor, no sauce needed. It’s served with coleslaw and hush puppies, just the way I’ve been eating it since the 50’s. They have other choices and a...More

Thank FLAGSA320
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy BBQ and like to try it in different places as we travel. We visited Little Richard’s during our stay in Mount Airy. I always enjoy trying the different kinds of BBQ sauce because every one is a little different. My...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their bar-b-que was fantastic! Service was GREAT. Friendly staff and helpful when ordering. The portions are very generous. Enough for 2 meals easily with the small plate! Great atmosphere. Will definitely go back again!!

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to stop at if you like BBQ. Its a busy place, but worth the time to stop. Greeted nicely, seated promptly and our server was there in moments to take our drink order and back in a very short time to...More

Thank Fred460
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have dined here 3 or 4 times while traveling through, usually getting the 2 meat dinner. It seemed like this last trip was especially good. The brisket had a smoky taste throughout and didn’t need additional sauce. The pulled pork was also good and...More

Thank World H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently this is a very popular place, took a while to be seated no a Saturday night, but once we were I realized it was worth the wait. PLENTY of food with the entrees and our server was very personable

Thank SNJ08203
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped into Little Richards for dinner while touring Mount Airy. The food was delicious! I had the brisket and it was the best I've ever tasted. It came with an abundance of hush puppies. If ever in the area again, I believe I soikd...More

Thank Tom A
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Questions & Answers
Mary C
10 June 2017|
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Response from Tia G | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how hungry you are, I would say the average cost is between $7 and $10.
18 September 2015|
Response from Michael S | Property representative |
We do have some menu items which are gluten free. Our Lexington Sauce is Gluten Free and is our most popular sauce. Also, we have a Barbeque Slaw which is Gluten Free and compliments the Barbeque. Our Barbeque is Gluten Free... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Frederick St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5643
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mount Airy
  • Phone Number: +1 336-783-0227
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