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Nunnery-Freeman Bar-B-Q

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1645 Old Norlina Rd, Henderson, NC 27536-2732
+1 252-438-4751
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San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

As great as the barbecue is in Henderson, I really loved it at Nunnery-Freeman. My father would bring it to me when I lived in Hawaii and then when I moved to California. He froze it and brought it in a heavy plastic carry-on bag, and I must admit, I would eat it with KFC coleslaw and be back in... More 

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Henderson, North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The best, and I do mean best, friend chicken and cole slaw ever! Service is great. Nothing fancy but the clean. They also serve bbq, brunswick stew, ham and other goodies.

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Thank Ka3lasgramma
Belhaven, North Carolina
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on Sunday. After waiting close to 15 min for a server, we ordered the advertised BBQ chicken special. 10min later we're told they are out. We ordered the BBQ pork chops as an alternative. What arrived looked like it was cooked one day last week and served out it's last days under a heat lamp. When... More 

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Thank AERogers70
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

LOVED THE PLACE EVERYONE WAS NICE AND IT WAS SOUTHERN COOKING.Couldnt of ate at a better place will deff come back there when i come back to town

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Thank lynn D
Riva, MD
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

First the good, great service and good broasted chicken. Now the bad, ceiling falling down and very dirty in the dining area, French fries not completely cooked, cole slaw just nasty, in bad area!

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Thank Ava S
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Filthy. Ceiling needs to be replaced, as does the dining room furniture. They didn't have half the items on the menu and what they did have was from a can . There is no smell of bbq and in fact no one was ordering bbq, though they call themselves a bbq joint. Brunswick stew had no taste whatsoever. Just don't... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

One word: Forgettable! This is a hole in the wall restaurant. While there are some "hole in the wall" restaurants that look very unappealing on the outside, some serve some really good food! I have been to some HITW restaurants, knowing from the moment I saw their ratty building, it would be terrible. I was wrong. So, some HITW restaurants... More 

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Richmond, Va.
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54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

Business was slow early on a Saturday afternoon, but the service was lightning quick. I had a pork barbecue plate, which was just delicious. Hush puppies were brought to me before I even ordered. Good food. Friendly waitress. The place is old-fashioned, but I think the food is very good. Basic barbecue done well with a variety of sides available.

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Thank rrsrichmond
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265 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

Perfunctory food and negligent service. The place seems to be coasting on its local reputation, but they should work harder on maintaining standards. This is Barbecue Country, after all, and there are plenty of better places not far away.

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Thank BornTooLoose
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2010

We were looking for NC barbecue as we were traveling up interstate 85. Based on reviews published on Tripadvisor and other websites, we stopped. To say that Nunnery - Freeman has seen better days is an understatement. The restaurant was dirty. The food was tasteless.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1645 Old Norlina Rd, Henderson, NC 27536-2732
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Henderson
  • Phone Number: +1 252-438-4751

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?