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Terry's North Carolina Barbecue & Ribs

4688 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8799
+1 910-477-9187
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef brisket” (6 reviews)
“nc bbq” (2 reviews)
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4688 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8799
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

People were very friendly and helpful but I'm from MEMPHIS and was expecting real Memphis dry rub ribs but didn't get them, maybe I misunderstood the menu...however food was tasty and worked out fine for a quick lunch in a friendly beach place!

Thank maggiemae4
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Terry's is off the beaten path and an amazing alternative to the numerous chain NC bbq joints. Not only does the brisket melt in your mouth, it's easily some of the best pulled pork I have had in a long time. Meats are served with...More

Thank ThisGirlsGuide
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We live right down the street from Terry's and just went there for the first time last month. I can't believe what we've been missing out on all this time! It's an unassuming little store but don't let that fool you. The owner Terry waited...More

1  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Good barbecue and ribs. Decor not much, but food is excellent. Ribs are particularly good as is the pulled pork.

Thank Mo B
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Our daughter says these are the best ever anywhere. She gets them every Wednesday night on our way to church. Brunswick stew is my wife's favorite and I just love it all.

Thank axehandle102
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The Brunswick Stew is fantastic! But you can't go wrong with the brisket or the ribs either. And don't forget to try the red slaw.

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing. We had the ribs and pork platter. The chopped pork was some of the best I've had. Tender and juicy, and the vinegar-based sauce on the table gave it the extra zing. (Didn't try the other sauce...I'm more an eastern-style fan.)...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 17 September 2016

There are a lot of little BBQ places in the area but we think this is the best. The sides are great and you get a lot of food for the money. Terry does a great job. We have been to picnics he catered and...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a wonderful little gem in the Southport/Oak Island area that serves some of the best BBQ in the area. Terry is nice and friendly - he'll talk to you all day - but the food really does the talking here. The chicken is...More

Thank Traveler-vr
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Have driven by this place for two years. Finally stopped for lunch. Some of the best ribs I've had East of Memphis. Great sides and banana pudding. If Terry is there and not busy, he has a rich history in the restaurant and catering business...More

Thank 15gregk
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George S
17 August 2015|
Response from Swench2015 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly can't answer that. I am not from the area. We stopped there for lunch while on vacation. I would suggest giving them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4688 Long Beach Rd SE, Southport, NC 28461-8799
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Southport
  • Phone Number: +1 910-477-9187
The finest Hickory smoked Carolina Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Memphis Spare Ribs and Barbcued Chicken along with Side of Mac and Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Country Green Beans, Red Slaw, White Slaw, Potato Salad and Cornbread. Award winning sauces and "The Greatest Ribs in America" (Rib America Cook-Off Cleveland, OH.,"Peoples Choice", Memphis, TN (Memphis in May, Memphis, TN)
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