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Little Richard's BBQ

455 Frederick St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5643
+1 336-783-0227
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (50 reviews)
“hush puppies” (68 reviews)
“fried okra” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
455 Frederick St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5643
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great barbecue and fixings Love to try the different sauces Great place to take family and friends My grandkids love to eat here

Thank Tammy H
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

In true NC style Little Richards provides both great Lexington style (NC style BBQ) BBQ with outstanding service!! This is a “must-go” when in the Triad area!

Thank emblair85
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Little Richard's is so good, we go a bit out of the way when driving by to stop in. First, the brisket sandwich is the best ever. It's covered with onions and a perfect touch of sauce. I recommend smothering it in their gold sauce!...More

Thank professorroyhinkley
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I've always been at lunch and at prime time, it's hard to find a parking place. That said, it would be worth the wait... This is easily some of the best BBQ and sides I've ever had. I tried the onion rings last time and...More

Thank dougogle
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We eat bbq all the time because we do bbq competitions all over the US. We were visiting my daughter and she just said it was the best place. I agree. The BBQ nachos were awesome. I had the wings and they were cooked just...More

1  Thank Tina H
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We stopped here on a road trip from New Jersey to South Carolina. This is exactly the venue you want for great BBQ, with great service at a great price. I still could not believe how low the bill was for 6 of us, including...More

Thank NP27
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Never had a bad meal here. The portions are large and the price is right, though the side items you can purchase in pints or quarts are somewhat pricey. It is, indeed, good Eastern Carolina BBQ.

Thank pyounger
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had ribs for the rehearsal dinner and pork for the reception the next day. Everyone raved about the food. The ribs fell off the bone. I have eaten at the restaurant also and had the sampler plate with all the meats. Everything was great....More

Thank charlottenc96
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

While spending the night (Monday) in Mt Airy we ate dinner here, because several places in the area are close on Monday. I had a sampler platter and the wife had half rack of ribs. Plenty of food, friendly good service! Highly recommend especially on...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This is old school bbq. This is the vinegar based chopped pork. The meat was tender, lots of flavor, no sauce needed. It’s served with coleslaw and hush puppies, just the way I’ve been eating it since the 50’s. They have other choices and a...More

Thank FLAGSA320
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Mary C
10 June 2017|
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Response from Tia G | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how hungry you are, I would say the average cost is between $7 and $10.
18 September 2015|
Response from Michael S | Property representative |
We do have some menu items which are gluten free. Our Lexington Sauce is Gluten Free and is our most popular sauce. Also, we have a Barbeque Slaw which is Gluten Free and compliments the Barbeque. Our Barbeque is Gluten Free... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 455 Frederick St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-5643
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mount Airy
  • Phone Number: +1 336-783-0227
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