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Shaw's Barbecue House

202 West Boulevard, Williamston, NC - (252) 792-5339
An essential eat-stop since Truman was President. Come for the immemorial eastern North Carolina barbecue meal: chopped pork with a couple of such side dishes as collard greens, boiled potatoes, candied yams, coleslaw, baked beans, or cabbage. Service is do-it-yourself. Everything is served in Styrofoam clamshell containers.
77% Approval Rating (9 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Barbecue Plate
Fried Chicken
Pig Pickers

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
" For inland Carolinians heading towards the ocean on Highway 64, Shaw's has been an essential eat-stop since Truman was President. Most customers come for the immemorial eastern North Carolina barbecue meal: chopped pork with a couple of such side dishes as collard ..."   [Read More]
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Mary Hockman
May 16, 2004
"My husband were eager to try Shaw's because of its inclusion in Roadfood. On the day we tried in April 2004, we were shocked at the poor quality of food--possibly the worst restaurant we have tried on the list. The pulled pork was extremely salty--something we have ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

202 West Boulevard, Williamston, NC
(252) 792-5339

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Pig Picker offers large, soft pieces of pulled pork that are scarcely sauced at all. Of course, there is sauce on each table if you need to spice it up.
"Pig Picker offers large, soft pieces of pulled pork that are scarcely sauced at all. Of course, there is sauce on each table if you need to spice it up."
Michael Stern





Here is a barbecue in the classic eastern North Carolina configuration: chopped into a hash and spiced with a subtle vinegar sauce. Also on the plate are boiled potatoes (typical of Q houses in this region) and greens, plus the corn sticks that seem to have replaced hush puppies in some local restaurants.
"Here is a barbecue in the classic eastern North Carolina configuration: chopped into a hash and spiced with a subtle vinegar sauce. Also on the plate are boiled potatoes (typical of Q houses in this region) and greens, plus the corn sticks that seem to have replaced hush puppies in some local restaurants."
Michael Stern


Here is where people place their order and stand around waiting for it. At least half the customers get theirs
"Here is where people place their order and stand around waiting for it. At least half the customers get theirs "to go." By the way, the blue uniforms on the guys in the center identified them as employees of a local peanut company. Peanuts are big hereabouts."
Michael Stern


Add this topless pink porker to the long list of oinking mascots that mark so many southern barbecues. We understand the chef's toque, but that thing around Piggy's waist looks more like a diaper than an apron, doesn't it?
"Add this topless pink porker to the long list of oinking mascots that mark so many southern barbecues. We understand the chef's toque, but that thing around Piggy's waist looks more like a diaper than an apron, doesn't it?"
Michael Stern



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