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17365 Cool Springs Rd, Cleveland, NC
+1 704-278-1619
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“baked beans” (5 reviews)
“chicken” (39 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
17365 Cool Springs Rd, Cleveland, NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eddie Z here again.When my wife and I went to mrs. Wilkes in Savannah for the highly rated fried chicken and all those sides,we were not too impressed.Prior to going there,we stopped at a local grocery store and after walking passed the chicken counter and...More

Thank Ed Z
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I was with a group of 14. Our leader called ahead to let them know we were coming since it is small. As we drove up to this restaurant which is out in the country with no other buildings near, it was a step back...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The ultimate deep fried chicken in the USA. The menu is simple, the decor is eclectic, and the service is quick and efficient. DELICIOUS!!

Thank MartinReavis
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I seen this bbq had good reviews on trip advisor, so we made a special stop, it was 7pm, both website, signage and door state open till 8pm, the doors were locked, my husband hollared in the window at the kitchen and the guy said...More

Thank Woltmannfamily
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Unique and tasty, a change from your ordinary chicken! This family recipe never fails to delight the taste buds.

Thank D'Lea M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It is really good. The sides are amazing also. It is a whole in the wall place but you will remember it for a while..

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

What does it say when 7 of you are waiting for the doors to open at 10:50am in what feels like the middle of 1950? And the unwritten politeness of who arrived when as you form a remarkable queue of anticipation? That something special will...More

Thank Cinghiale-13624
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Keaton's isn't on the official "Barbeque Trail", but anyone who is serious about experiencing all that NC has to offer in the world of BBQ needs to head to this joint. Five minutes off I-40 between Mocksville and Statesville, Keaton's is a throwback that has...More

Thank whopper007
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I finally was able to eat some food from this place, and I must say, Keaton's chicken does taste better then KFC and Bojangles. But the sides are extra, and the cost can amount quickly. I had the macaroni & cheese and the baked beans....More

Thank Lashonna_G
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Winter hours in place. Arrived early at just before 5. Do not be in a hurry. It's not that kind of place. Sold out by 6:30. When it's gone it's gone. Unique place. Good chicken. But be prepared. It's done their way in their time...More

Thank Danny J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17365 Cool Springs Rd, Cleveland, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 704-278-1619
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