What has happened to this place?? After reading the rave reviews, we ventured the 34 mile drive looking forward to a great quaint BBQ joint at the Hillsborough Road spot. We tried to get there early fearing a Sat. evening big crowd at supper and when we arrived at 4:30 we knew we had beat the crowds. Since we were the only ones seated, service was immediate with a snack basket of hush puppies to munch on while the food was being prepared. Opps, did I say munch? The hush puppies were clearly ones left over from an earlier batch that were nuked for 10-15 seconds and brought out to us. They were barely warm, tough, and chewy....not hot, crisp and steamy when you bite into them. Great BBQ joints always serve up crisp, hot, melt in your mouth hush puppies but these were horrible. About two minutes later the food came out. While the portions are generous, the Que as well was barely warm. No sound from the kitchen at all of any Que being chopped fresh at anytime. Luke warm Que tends to be greasy and lump together since the fats aren't hot enuff to be solvent to make the meat flavorful and moist. My wife and I just looked at each other feeling sorry for this place and the potential that it is missing. It is a small typical old timey Que joint that if some attention to serving up hot fresh food were given could be the place of my dreams. My wife thought the BBQ beans to be very good and I liked the slaw and the iced tea was great. But in the world of memorable Que, luke warm chewy hush puppies and lumpy luke warm BBQ is an insult to anyone making the effort to make a special trip to this place. Don't waste your time. Maybe though try lunch when they are busy and fix fresh hush puppies and chop fresh Que for the crowd....if they have crowds. So sad, it really is.
Pros: Very Fast Service, Great Iced Tea
Cons: Food Mildly Warm, No One Asked If It Was OK