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Jim's Famous Barbecue - CLOSED

Village Plaza Shopping Center, 115 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-RIBS
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor56%
  • Terrible7%
11 Sep 2012
“Very disappointed...couldn't even get in....”
29 Apr 2012
“Great everything! Too bad it's going out of business!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
Village Plaza Shopping Center, 115 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

I was very disappointed with my experience at Jim's Barbecue. The place looked closed and it was in fact completely shut down and closed for business. Boy, I sure won't be going back anytime soon.

Thank jholelover
Reviewed 30 April 2012

I don't know where the other reviewers ate, but the Jim's we went to was perfect! The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was just great ... melt in your mouth pulled pork, handmade coleslaw ... shrimp and grits were crazy yummy and...More

Thank stexannhunter
Reviewed 26 April 2012 via mobile

What can I say OK bbq, sides-just tolersble. The only thing colder than the bush puppies was the service. Will not go back, cannot recommend to others. A disappointing meal.

1  Thank rowdyrev54
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Sorry Jim, had a bad experience here recently. The quality of the food has gone down since the old days (when it was quite good), the beef brisket not as smokey and tender as it once was. Hope it comes back around!

Thank brian999
Reviewed 13 February 2012

I have had a lot of great barbecue experiences south of the Mason Dixon Line. We just don't know how to do it up north, and North Carolina and Tennessee seem to have the best. This restaurant does not give you the feel of a...More

Thank Noxgear
Reviewed 8 February 2012

My husband asked for the volcano (med, hot or extra hot is classified as mild, volcano and eruption). He said it had hardly any kick at all to it.

Thank letsgonow3
Reviewed 10 December 2011

We recently held our holiday party (24 members) at Jim's. The food was fabulous and the service was outstanding. Before we even sat down the drinks were on the table, then followed by our entrees (we submitted a list two days earlier of each person's...More

Thank Buckeye502
Reviewed 22 November 2011

I haven't seen service this slow since Curacao, where I think there was competition between the restaurants on the island to see who was the slowest. It took 10 minutes to see our waitress. Another 20 before drinks were in our hands. Well over an...More

Thank Pilot_Sluggo
Reviewed 26 October 2011

I ate the lunch buffet (all you can eat pulled pork, ribs, cole slaw, potato salad, hush puppies, and baked beans for $6.99) with my wife. I have to say I wasn't overly impressed, but wasnt turned off either. Overall the food was good (it...More

Thank bojislayer
Reviewed 20 December 2008

Gone waaaaay down in quality since 2002. Absolutely nothing was fresh. Are they going through a slump? I hope that's all it is. Service okay, food ugh. Won't be going back. Cannot recommend it. The Barbecue Joint serves fresh food and beats all other bbq...More

Thank yourbestbet
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Plaza Shopping Center, 115 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: (919) 942-RIBS
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