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Bill Spoon's Barbecue

5524 South Blvd. (Archdale St.) Send to Phone
704-525-8865 | Order Now!
This ’cue stop has been serving up Eastern Carolina-style whole-hog barbecue since 1963.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner Thurs.-Sat.

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Bill Spoon's Barbecue Restaurant Review

: Casual comfort is suggested by the yellow checked tablecloths and warm wood paneling, decorative elements that provide a sense of home. Owner and pitmaster Steve Spoon, Jr., focuses entirely on vinegar and pepper sauce, omitting tomato-based sauces altogether; this barbecue sauce epitomizes true Eastern Carolina style. The simple combination enhances the flavor of finely chopped whole hog barbecue, which is traditional in North Carolina, without overpowering it. Although ribs aren't traditional in North Carolina 'cue, Bill Spoon's has added them to the lineup. Popular sides include mustard slaw, baked beans, barbecue potatoes, hush puppies --- de rigueur in North Carolina with barbecue --- and Brunswick stew; collards and fried okra are available, too. The daily special includes barbecue, coleslaw, choice of side, hush puppies and a drink for $11, a solid deal. If you have any room left for dessert, go for the creamy homemade banana pudding made with fresh chunks of ripe bananas and vanilla wafers. As no alcohol is offered, sweet tea is your quaff of choice.

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