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Stephenson's Bar-b-q

11964 Nc 50 Hwy N, Willow Spring, NC 27592-7992
+1 919-894-4530
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunswick stew” (14 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (9 reviews)
American, Barbecue
11964 Nc 50 Hwy N, Willow Spring, NC 27592-7992
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

If you want to be surprised with some great Brain the boondoggle, this is the place. Wife and I decided to try it and it was worth the drive. We will return.

Thank ggpidgeon
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We eat there at least twice a week, the have awesome chicken & dumplns on Thursday and great hamburger steak, potatoes and peas on wed, two of my favorites, you can't go wrong with the BBQ sandwich with slaw and fries.

Thank William H
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Just good old down home cooking. Great BBQ & Fried chicken. Fantastic sides. Don't miss the banana pudding. Nothing pretentious good stress free time.

Thank Tippy O
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Its just a great place for a family to enjoy some good ol BBQ the old fashioned way. Step back in to simpler times and have a nice dinner with the family like Grandma's on Sundays! Enjoy life and Stephenson's BBQ :)

Thank Christy B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a truly local Carolina BBQ place. It's a little off the beaten path and about 45 minutes from Raleigh on the way to Wilmington, NC. It was recommended to me by someone on TA as a place to stretch my legs and have...More

Thank RussL
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is the bar-b-q by which all other bar-b-q should be measured! The cue has great taste, not too dry, not too juicy. Just perfect. I tried to get the recipe for their excellent slaw but no luck. One employee said she'd been working their...More

Thank jimtarheel
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Never disappoints. Definitely the best Q in this area. All sides are fantastic. BBQ chicken falls of the bone. Sweet tea with crushed ice is a southern speciality. Service always friendly and fast! I always recommend this place and it's so worth the drive.

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I got a to-go order of BBQ, cabbage, and slaw. Everything was very good. The gal who took my order was very kind and helpful. This is definitely a place that I will return to.

Thank caribears
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Before moving to NC in 95 I always thought there was only one kind of bbq. I am so happy I gave this strange bbq a try. It is amazing! You can not just stop with the bbq pork here, the bbq chicken is also...More

Thank MelonyJ1990
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you live in Raleigh or are traveling through the area, seek out Stephenson's BBQ for a step back in time and a great plate of BBQ. This place, located on Highway 50, feels like it is in the middle of nowhere, but it is...More

Thank 978KenT
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11964 Nc 50 Hwy N, Willow Spring, NC 27592-7992
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Willow Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 919-894-4530
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