115 S Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, NC | Directions 2751435.934098 -79.028369
Has gone downhill! – This used to be a good place to go and get reasonable bbq. Never anything fantastic, but very good. The last few times in they have had poor service, below average food, and the place needs a good cleaning. I would recommend finding another place in the area to spend your $!
Jim's, its not that great – Jim's Famous BBQ was not as wonderful as I had hoped. It is very easy to find and conveneint, but the dinning experience was not up to par. For one I am proud to be a southerner and love my BBQ, but Jim's Famous BBQ is not good or authentic BBQ, not to mention the restaurant is far from clean. There was actualy a large creature (B.U.G) visable on the floor. If you ask me, that is not acceptable. Then there was the service. I'm sorry, but this was no selling point either. The servers seemed reluctant to provide anything but the bare minimum and that is not what I call service. Oh by the way when I left there was this absolutly terrible smell I just hope it wasn't the food. If you are looking for a less then average evening out then Jim's is for you. I'm off to look for real BBQ stop where there is some good old southern hospitality.
Good ribs, good service – Good ribs, tasty side dishes and prompt service. My order of a 1/2 slab was out in maybe 5 five minutes after placing it. The server, Tamara(?), kept an eye on my drink and was friendly. The Key Lime pie was just right - and *not* day-glo green! Jim himself was working that night, and was cheerful to the guests. One suggestion: More napkins at the table. These are ribs we're talking about!
Former Red Hot's Now White Hot – When this popular and tasty former Red Hot & Blue went independent, the big question was whether it would be better for the change.
The meats, particularly St. Louis ribs, are even better than before, the sides remain solid and, most notably, a wider variety of sauces are all absolutely outstanding. The "original" sauce could bump others off the grocery shelves; we carry a pint or two home after every trip.
And the desserts are so good you may want to start your meal with the peanut butter pie, key lime pie or pecan cobbler.
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