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Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs

9005 J M Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262-8438
+1 704-503-7427
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (27 reviews)
“raw oysters” (6 reviews)
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Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9005 J M Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262-8438
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Big restaurant with lots of space. Food was good but pretty average and took forever to get. Our waitstaff was pretty attentive though and came often to ask for drink refills. Lots of TVs to watch sports events and there's an outside area to eat.More

Thank EdK_IL
Mike W, Manager at Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thanks Ed for the review. We're glad you enjoyed the ambiance and the service. We apologize about the above average wait time for food, but weekends can get really busy here. We hope you join us again soon! The weather should turn any day now...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I have been here on dates, with friends, and have had my running group meetings here. The menu can please land and sea lovers (we have someone in our group that doesn’t do fish) alike! I have lived in Charlotte for 2 years and probably...More

Thank Tracy V
Mike W, Manager at Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks Tracy for the 5 star review! The crab dip is my favorite too. See you again soon!

Reviewed 20 February 2018

Efficient and quick, this place cranks out your orders. They were busy but it didn't affect service. Crab legs were great if not a bit salty. The crab con queso was not good and had a too thick, unappetizing texture. Would visit again.More

Thank Bethany F
Mike W, Manager at Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you Bethany for your review. We try our best to give our customers fast and efficient service even when we are packed like we were this past weekend. Sorry to hear you didn't like the crab queso, but if you're for another great crab...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Food was good, liked the bbq ribs. Sat at the bar and while quick to refill your beer it was a horrible service. Litterly had to put my credit card out on bar and still waiting for check as I write this. Bartenders too busy...More

Thank Michael P
Mike W, Manager at Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

We apologize for the slow service at the bar. We appreciate the honest feedback and we have recently changed bar management to improve service and efficiency at the bar. We hope that you give us another shot and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Mỹ daughter in law has shown me the Charlotte dining scene. Boardwalk Billys is by far the best yet. Our server,Ally was excellent,answered all our questions,and delivered or food quickly. I had excellent Thai shrimp,and a boil. Someone please show the cook how to make...More

Thank Delane W
Mike W, Manager at Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

We're glad that you had such a great time. You should come check out our live bands on Friday or Saturday night. You'll have a blast!

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed watching the playoff game while eating a delicious seafood dinner, wings and nachos. Great friendly place.

Thank georgiajanean
Mike W, Manager at Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

It sounds like you chose all the best selections on our menu. We're glad you had such a great time. See you again soon!

Reviewed 4 January 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner. We enjoyed the Crab con Queso and I loved the Grilled shrimp tacos with my Strawberry Daiquiri.

Thank Tameka B
Mike W, Manager at Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Check out our app so that next time you visit, you can use a coupon and get the crab queso for free.

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I had a turkey and sausage platter. The turkey was dry and sausage ok. Skip the fried green tomatoes side dish, they were all breading and overly firm tomatoes. Baked beans were good. Smoked wings were not at all smoky. Overall I was with a...More

Thank bruce h
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We stopped in recently for an app and a drink. We sat at the bar, and service proved to be a bit deficient. Still, the food was quite good (raw oysters and steamed peel and eat shrimp were very good, fried green tomatoes we're ok...More

Thank 745Entertainment
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Went here after the Marshall UNCC football game. Great atmosphere. Wait was a little long but food made up for it. We had the cheese fries as an appetizer. They were vm very good. I had the ribs which were great. The wife had a...More

Thank Jason B
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Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9005 J M Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262-8438
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > University City North
  • Neighbourhood: University City North
  • Phone Number: +1 704-503-7427
Come in for a bit, kick back and get away for a while. Great food, great drinks, laid back and friendly staff will transform a normal meal out into a chillin' experience! With 2 Charlotte locations to prop yourself up at, we've got you covered in the UNCC & Matthews Areas!
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