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Papa BIll's Ribs

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10114 nc hwy 711, Pembroke, NC
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Papa Bill's is one of the best-kept secrets of the Lumberton-Pembroke area. We went there for a conference at UNC-P and stayed across the road at the Holiday Inn. Instead of following conventional advice and eating at the chain restaurants on our list, we followed our noses over to Papa Bill's after seeing the menu at the hotel and smelling... More 

Thank Jeffrey L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch and had the chopped bbq plate and two sides. Meat was good, but others in my party didn't particularly care for the ribs. You can get take out, or dine in either inside or outside at a picnic table. Not open for lunch every day, so check the hours before you go.

Thank SoxFan_2013
Pembroke, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The service is great very friendly, the food is wonderful the fried chicken is awesome the best in town .the atmosphere is great also love it that the food is always hot this is good food not fast food. Anytime you're in Pembroke you need to try this you won't forget it.

Thank 471selina
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Place like cookout after ordering. .go left or right...bbq disappointing. ..Go to Lexington, NC IF YOU WANT THE REAL THING...

Thank nuttoson
Summerville, South Carolina
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Papa Bill's offers some very good BBQ in a very relaxing environment. Although it seems the restaurant caters mostly to take-out/drive-thru customers, there is also a small detached air-conditioned dining room that's both cozy and comfortable. The wait staff is friendly, cheerful, and there to help.

Thank Fred M
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2014

Great food served in a very hometown restaurant! The ribs and corn were incredible! I will return next time I am in Pembroke!

1 Thank Morgan P
Chicago, IL
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Nothing negative to say about this place. The food is very good and very flavorful. We ordered the chicken and it just fell off the bones. A definite "must try" if you're in the area and like BBQ.

Thank donnyshawn
New Jersey
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88 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2012

Close to UNC- Pembroke, a great old fashion drive through, a clean and well kept children's playground, air conditioned dining cafe- seperate from the drive through and main buildings...what a great idea!!!!..., also outdoor picnic tables and a cool ' pully" system for moving the order tickets to the back in the kitchen!!!! The food is good, the value is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10114 nc hwy 711, Pembroke, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Pembroke

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?