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Allen & Son

6203 Millhouse Rd., Chapel Hill, NC - (919) 942-7576
Velvety pieces of hickory-smoked pork are served just barely sauced and seasoned. There's sauce in a bottle on the table -- thin, butter-rich, vinegar-based hot sauce loaded with spice and cracked pepper. Just a sprinkle is all you will want to make this pork sing. In fact, you may not want any sauce at all. The meat is that good.
89% Approval Rating (28 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
"Stew & Q"
Warm Pound Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pecan Pie
Hushpuppies
Q (No Stew)

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"The Allen & Son in Chapel Hill is located in what used to be far outskirts of town before town became The Research Triangle. Now it is one of the few individual restaurants in a crowded area; but glory be, it’s hardly changed at all. Same old cinderblock walls, same ..."   [Read More]
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Jodie Willobee
November 19, 2010
"A giant thank you to Roadfood.com as we would have never found this jewel without them! I would travel 60 miles out of our way to eat at this perfect place again. The BBQ plate was out of this world; tender, delicious... flavor that we had never experienced before! ..."   [Read More]
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Janine Robison - Photos (1)
February 02, 2008
"Our trip to Allen & Sons was the first foray into Carolina Que. It will not be our last. We decided to go there strictly based on Michael Stern's review and we were not disapointed. We had the Stew & Que combo plate (worth every penny) which came with BBQ pork, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

6203 Millhouse Rd., Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 942-7576

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The best pulled pork I had in the South comes perfectly sauced and complete with exquisite, traditional cole slaw, potato salad, and hush puppies (not pictured).
"The best pulled pork I had in the South comes perfectly sauced and complete with exquisite, traditional cole slaw, potato salad, and hush puppies (not pictured)."
Caleb Howcroft





Allen & Son's ultra-sweet pecan pie.
"Allen & Son's ultra-sweet pecan pie."
Cliff Strutz


While my cousin had high praise for the pork and coleslaw on his plate, he called this Brunswick stew the best he has ever had. (Photo by Johnny Napier.)
"While my cousin had high praise for the pork and coleslaw on his plate, he called this Brunswick stew the best he has ever had. (Photo by Johnny Napier.)"
Cliff Strutz


Left: An extra large 'cue plate with hushpuppies and slaw.
Right: A bowl of Brunswick Stew and more hushpuppies.
"Left: An extra large 'cue plate with hushpuppies and slaw. Right: A bowl of Brunswick Stew and more hushpuppies."
Mike Iacoucci


For a barbecue parlor, Allen & Son has a surprisingly wide-ranging dessert menu. (Photo by Johnny Napier.)
"For a barbecue parlor, Allen & Son has a surprisingly wide-ranging dessert menu. (Photo by Johnny Napier.)"
Cliff Strutz


Throughout the south, images of pigs perch atop barbecue restaurants, inviting customers to stop in and eat pork.
"Throughout the south, images of pigs perch atop barbecue restaurants, inviting customers to stop in and eat pork."
Michael Stern


Front of the Building
"Front of the Building"
Janine Robison


A well-used pickup truck in the parking lot is frequently a sign of good food inside.  This was the Allen & Son in Graham, NC, no longer in business.
"A well-used pickup truck in the parking lot is frequently a sign of good food inside. This was the Allen & Son in Graham, NC, no longer in business."
Michael Stern



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