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“Excellant small BBQ joint”

White Swan Bar-B-Que & Fried
Ranked #9 of 30 Restaurants in Benson
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Cary, North Carolina
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“Excellant small BBQ joint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We knew there was a good BBQ joint in Benson but didn't know the name or where it was. Finally got the information from the local flea market.
It was worth the trouble. The BBQ was excellant. Eastern NC style of course. Hush puppies were among the best I have had recently. All the sweet tea you can drink.
It was about 12:30 on a Sunday and the place was packed with customers, many who appeared to have come from Church. Luckily we were able to sit down at a large table with 3 other customers. It's a very friendly little place.
The servers were all very friendly and helpful. And the prices were excellant. My idea of an excellant NC BBQ joint.
Only 2 negative things.
1 - They ran out of bananna pudding so I didn't get any.
2 - The owner is retiring so she is closing the restaurant in September.
For eastern NC BBQ you can't go wrong.

  • Visited March 2012
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“You should try it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

I'm not normally one to do a review but I was plesantly surprised what a great find this was. I will return! Execellent service and a great dive!

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Thank olesek
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ben
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5 reviews
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“not my cup of tea”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

others love the food from here but it's just not my type of food.

Visited July 2011
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Thank javier s
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Benson, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“We heard it was good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2011

Bland food, not worth it. The waitress was sweet but the woman at the register was just rude. I wouldn't go back.

Visited March 2011
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Thank AmyLeigh23
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Manassas
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3 reviews
“Nothing fancy here, just good food at a...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2010

Nothing fancy here, just good food at a good price. Pork BBQ is Eastern NC Vinegar style. Some of the best I have eaten. Fried chicken is good and the sides are good as well. Usually Cole slaw, steak fries or boiled potatoes and snap beans. Hush puppies are tasty. I definitely recommend trying this no frills restaurant.

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Thank NCBigByrd
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