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“"3.5"”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hursey's Barbq

Hursey's Barbq
Ranked #9 of 46 Restaurants in Graham
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mebane, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“"3.5"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

One of the problems with Trip Advisor is that you jump from "average" to "very good"; I would rate Hursey's a solid "Good" I'm rating them a "very good" to err on the side of being nice...
The place is clean, well lit, and the staff is consistently friendly and attentive. I've never had the chicken or seafood, so I can't address that. The "Q" at this Hursey's does not seem to be cooked onsite, which takes something away from the experience, in my humble opinion.

The "Q" is good, moist, with a mildly tangy sauce that they've been using for many, many years (They began selling around 1945 or so) and has become a staple in the Alamance County area. The meat is sliced or chopped, and it is chopped very fine. The hushpuppies have a good taste, and are just a little chewy, not like the crunchy, tooth-busting ones you find at some places. The slaw is white, mayo based, and goes well with the "Q".

This location is just a couple minutes drive off the Interstate, and it's hard to go wrong at Hursey's. We go there a couple times a month, mostly for take out. They are a Burlington area tradition, and certainly worth a visit if you're in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great BBQ and Sides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Just passing through and stopped at Hursey's for lunch. Had the chopped BBQ plate with potato salad and slaw and hush puppies. Wow...a great portion and everything was so good. Super clean and welcoming atmosphere with the BEST waitress ever! Thanks Debbie...she was so patient and had exceptional knowledge of the menu and was so helpful. I topped it all off with the home made peach cobbler...oh my!!! Dont miss it !! I could have eaten my weight in the potato salad...you can really tell it is home made. The slaw was very good too, chopped very fine and not too sweet but not too tangy either like some. The hush puppies were perfectly done and were some of the best I have ever had! They have a room that can be reserved if you call ahead that is very nice. They have beef ribs...hard to find in NC!! I WILL be back!!!!! But what to order??? So many good choices...it will be hard to decide!

  • Visited June 2014
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Graham, North Carolina
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“very inconsistent”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Some times they have great chicken,ribs and barbecue some times they don't it is very inconsistent when we went th last time it was very good.when there ribs are done right they are the best

  • Visited February 2014
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very Good Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

My husband and I were in Graham and enjoyed lunch at Hursey's. The comfortable dining area has a rustic-type of charm. Service was friendly and attentive. I had the sliced pork barbecue platter and my husband had the shredded pork barbecue platter. Our meat was tender and we both added the excellent tangy, sweet (with a little bit of heat) sauce to our meat. But the real stand-outs for us was the cole slaw, that was tangy and not overly dressed, and the hush puppies that were crispy on the outside and soft & yummy on the inside.

  • Visited August 2013
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St Paul MN
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“NC-style BBQ in a down home restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Hursey's BBQ has quite a following among those who love the vinegar-pork BBQ of NC, and it's a classic! If you prefer a tomato-y or sweet BBQ, pick something else from the menu--preferably the Brunswick Stew or the fried chicken--both are excellent. The cole slaw is just ok, but the Nanner Pudding and Cobbler are comfort-foods that'l have you licking the finish off the bowl!

  • Visited October 2012
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