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Allen & Son

6203 Millhouse Rd., Chapel Hill, NC - (919) 942-7576
Posted By Janine Robison on 2/2/2008 5:13:00 PM
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, slaw, hush puppies, and a small side of Brunswick stew. The meat (oh the meat!) was full of smokey goodness. You really do not need any sauce. The stew is a great mellow accompaniment to the flavorful pork. The hush puppies are gloriously greasy, crispy and LOVELY! The coleslaw was just as I like it: with bite.

This review would not be complete without mention of dessert, peanut butter pie and chocolate pie in particular. To give you an idea of how good they are, my husband's eyes rolled back into his head each time he took a bite.

North Carolina is almost 3,000 miles aways from home, but we will be back!

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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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