Cary >Restaurants > Dannys Bar B Que
311 Ashville Ave, Cary, NC | Directions 2751135.737907 -78.784938
Mon-Thu 11:30am-8:30pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-9pm
Stay away from this restaurant! – Do yourself a favor and stay away from this restaurant. The place was filthy and the service was lousy. I spoke with the owner about these issues and he couldn't care less.
Worth a try anyway – This restaurant came highly recommended, but will not be on my must haves. The food was OK. Nothing really to write home about. I'm from Texas, and I do not think this was Texas BBQ, even though the claims are there. The hush puppies were good! The potato salad was made with sour cream - yuck. The green beans were nothing spectacular either. Overall, this was just a place to eat if you're in the area and want a bbq sandwich - though would not go out of my way to go there.
Never Again – We went to Danny's with friends that highly recommended it. I ordered ribs - I was almost done with the ribs when I noticed a steel staple sitting in the sauce on my ribs. I commented to the waiter regarding the staple and advised he might want to be sure it didn't happen to other customers that might not have noticed it (such as a child). He adivsed it could not happen because they did not use staples - well I didn't bring it with me and there it was! Upon checking out I mentioned it to the man behind the counter, who I think was the owner - he again stated it could not happen - no apology, no nothing! Needlessness to say I was quite put out and when I got home I wrote a letter to the company stating what had happend and how I was treated. I got no reply to my letter. In my way of thinking this is no way to run a business - I at least deserved a reply. My friends were embarrassed at the respond that I got and I will NEVER go there again and will NEVER recommend this restaurant to anyone I know. I appreciate the opportunity to express my disappointment in the handling of this situation.
Don't go if you like people being nice to you – I stumbled across this page and felt I needed to write this as I see others have had similar experiences. Soon after I heard of Danny's I went quite regularly until I had a run-in with a man behind the counter who I feel was the owner. My dad and I collect coins and for Christmas one year he gave me some Sakagawea (gold) dollar coins. On this busy lunch visit to Danny's everything was great and I went to the register to pay. I handed the lady 5 or 6 coins to pay for lunch and the man beside her barks out "I don't want those things." At first I was sort of confused and thought he might be joking because the statement seemed so out of place but the lady kind of stopped and didn't say anything. I gathered myself and said that my dad gave them to me for Christmas and his response was "Well take 'em back to your dad because I don't want' em!" At this point I'm getting mad but I was with a friend who gets embarrassed at public displays so I still tried to keep my cool. It went back and forth a few more times before I finally said that I was paying with these or not paying, handed them to the lady who gave me my change. All the while this guy is still mouthing off! To this day I kick myself for not flipping out in front of everybody in the restaurant over this treatment. We've all had good and bad experiences at restaurants and stores but this was far and away the worst I have ever been treated. I'm glad business is so good you can act like a school yard bully when interacting with your satisfied, paying customers. One more point. Through the whole exchange, he never looked me in the eye. Chump. I will continue to tell this story every chance I get in the hopes that people will find another restaurant where the owner appreciates the customers.
Best BBQ – Danny's is a very quaint little BBQ place. No frills on the atmosphere but has great food. Great hushpuppies!
Refused to take a Citipass coupon – This afternoon my co-workers and I went to Danny's for lunch. While I was there I though I would buy and extra meal for dinner and use my new Citipass coupon book I purchased from the local school. I told the waitress I had the coupon and asked her if it was ok to get the extra meal to go and she said sure. When I went up to pay the owner was running the cash register not only told me I could not use the coupon, apparently he advertises to upport the school but does not honor them, but he acted as if I was trying to rip him off. He was so rude my co-wokers thought he was joking at first. He even told me I was lying when I said the waitress told me I could use it. I will never return to Danny's again.
much needed relief – After moving to NC several years ago, and the shock I received when I discovered what people here called "barbeque," Danny's is a welcome relief to my palate. It has variety (you can get something besides shredded pig!) and a range of sauces, including the vinegar-based sauce so many locals like. It's not a fancy place but it's a good place. One of my favorites!
Good food - Great Service – I have been to Danny's two times. Their chopped pork is their best offering. I found the brisket to be a little dry. Danny's offers 4 kinds of sauces at the table. Very clean, great friendly service. Portions are a great value. Sides are good, especially the baked beans. Banana pudding for dessert. Yum!
Best in the Area – Danny's Bar-B-Que is the best Bar-b-Que we have found in the Cary/Morrisville/Apex Area. We fell in love with the taste and service and continue to support this business and hope they continue to make Great BBQ.
Alright...Not "Real" Barbecue – This is a quick place to get descent food. The barbecue is Florida style, which I particulary aren't a big fan of. Service is good with really nice workers. If you're looking for a great place to eat NC barbecue and get FREE hushpuppies...Dannys is NOT the place.
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