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Allen and Son

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5650 US Hwy 15 501 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312-7782
+1 919-542-2294
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Lexington-style NC BBQ I've had. So moist and full of flavor. You won't be disappointed.

Thank myra4444
Clarkton, North Carolina
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great. BBQ is great! This is far from a fancy place so if you want fancy keep driving. Very simple. Sweet tea was great. If you are in the area stop in and you will not be disappointed!

Thank Denise B
Clayton, North Carolina
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried fish sandwiches once and enjoyed them but the second time the fish was overdone. The hamburgers were big but not so great really. The shredded pork sandwiches are our favorite my husband is always willing to go out and pick up the barbecue here. He enjoys the great fresh barbecue and the quantity too!

Thank inequity
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great food. 1 plate was enough for for 2 people. Love the fried corn cob. People are friendly. Will definitely eat from here again.

Thank Ayana G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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157 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

their BBQ is very moist. we didn't realize there was a place to sit down inside, so we ate on the patio. they have a walk-up window at the front of the building that is quite busy, specially on game days, & parking can be tricky.

Thank NCTraveler27616
Phoenix, AZ
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710 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

When we travel, and are seeking restaurants, we often go by "the look." Some places just have it, and we are often rewarded, even is we know zero about the restaurant. Allen & Son, on Hwy 501/15, just north of Pittsboro, NC had "the look," and we decided to work it into our dining schedule. Since we were staying at... More 

Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This place is not much to look at but the pulled pork is very tender and tasty. It's more of a local joint type place but everyone is friendly and food arrives quickly and hot. You can choose your own sauce. We love the vinegar based sauce. Takeout is great too if you're feeding a crowd.

1 Thank Lucy P
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We used the Pittsboro location for a party with BBQ and the sides. The food was great and the service was too!

Thank Jan L
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

They also have the BEST cheeseburgers and hot dogs in town!!! So if you've tried the BBQ and all the hoopla around that (it's DELISH) - try one! I still have to get the hushpuppies with it, though! Oh, and those hot dogs.......served State Fair style - "red weenies" with the yummiest chili! Service is great, fast and food always... More 

1 Thank UncGurl15
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was a true North Carolina BBQ experience and definitely where the locals go to eat. I enjoyed the sweet tea, fried okra, and a BBQ sandwich.

Thank ChrisNFal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5650 US Hwy 15 501 N, Pittsboro, NC 27312-7782
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Pittsboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-542-2294

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