Allen & Son

Duke University

Description
Allen & Son is a down-home barbecue joint with vinyl tile flooring, wooden tables, checkered oilcloth tablecloths and slat back chairs. Owner Keith Allen is a hunter so the walls are covered with pictures of ducks, pheasants and intermittently a stuffed large mouth bass or two. It's no wonder the Eastern-Style barbecue tastes good. Out back are large brick barbecue pits and whole hickory logs that await the chain saw and a splitting maul. Allen does the cutting and splitting himself. The barbecue only comes chopped. It has a tangy, rich, brown taste with smoky overtones. The cue has a peppery taste without adding sauce at the table. The sauce at the table is a thin, reddish, vinegary, spicy blend that imparts tartness. There are bottles of Texas Pete's as well to impart just the right amount of heat.
Distance
5-10 miles
Address
6203 Millhouse Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Website
Hours
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m - 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday
Takes CC?
Yes
Outdoor Seating?
No
Outdoor Seating Feature:
Parking?
Yes
Parking Tips
Wheelchair Access?
No
Wheelchair Tips
Cost
$$$ (most entrees over $10)
Type of BBQ (meat)
Pork Chicken Fish
Vegetarian Options?
Not really, don't come hungry if you're a veggie-only person
Vegetarian Tips
Type of Sauce
Vinegar-based
Alcohol Served
Soft drinks only
Recomended BBQ
chopped pork BBQ -- delicious!
Recomended Sides:
Brunswick stew Greens