Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs

(704) 594-2633 | Email | View Website

9005 J M Keynes Dr Ste 2, Charlotte, NC | Directions   28262

35.310601 -80.749602

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 11am-2am

Sun 12pm-2am

Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Group Dining  more

More Tags: Happy Hour, Family-Friendly Dining

Categories: Delis And Delicatessens, Barbecue Restaurants, Restaurants

Price: $

Cuisine: Traditional American, Seafood

Neighborhoods: University City North

Owner verified business

From The Owners of Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs

Fresh seafood & plenty of beer to the reserved Shoppes at University Place. Consider us your neighborhood bar!

About Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs

  • 24 Draft Beers on Tap
  • Great Drink Specials
  • Great Patio

Kick Back! Welcome to the no-tie zone! Time to make your lunch a 1 hour vacation!

Charlotte's BEST beach-themed casual dining restaurant and bar specializing in fresh raw bar seafood and ribs, cold beer, specialty drinks, and fun times!

Boardwalk Billy's offers the "Best Drink Specials" in Charlotte, and is a great place to watch your favorite college and professional sports, enjoy live entertainment, or relax on our awesome patio and deck.


Reviews for Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar & Ribs

over a year ago

Fun place, good food – My boyfriend and I really enjoy hanging out at Boardwalk Billy's, whether we are going to grab a quick drink or a nice dinner. It has a really comfortable atmosphere with two patios, so you don't feel like you're in too nice of a place. There are peanuts on the floor and you really get the feeling of being in a beachy-dive bar. There are some really great food options on the menu such as crab legs and steam pots as well as burgers and wings. It's a great variety to suit any mood that you are in. They have a full bar, great drink specials. I have never had a bad experience with any server or meal that we purchased. I highly encourage that you go check it out!

over a year ago

Good food nice price – The food is awesome with a great atmosphere for relaxation after a meal. We had an awesome meal and took a walk around the lake,

over a year ago

A Shuckin' Good Time! – My wife and I met there while we were both still in college. We continue to go back there because of the great atmosphere, food and drink specials. I love the ribs! Not too sure what it is that they do to them, but they are always tender, smokey-sweet and delicious. My wife enjoys the chicken & fruit salad with the honey herb vinagrette dressing. The crab con queso is one of their signature appetizers and you will find yourself scraping the bottom of the bowl with the last of your nacho chips. Outside this is a great place to people watch from either of their 2 patios, indoors it is a great place to watch a game. I am originally from PA but i'm still able to keep up with the Eagles & Phillies because they have the NFL & MLB package!

over a year ago

Charlotte's Best Ribs and oysters – Just have to say I had the time of my life with the friendly staff at Boardwalk Billys by the University. Food was fantastic and i have never been serviced so well. I will be going back this weekend! Oh yeh, a lot of hotties too!

over a year ago

My Favorite Place – This place is great. Awesome patio, great staff and good food to boot. I can bring my kids in during the day to see the ducks, and then come back with my wife and friends the same night for dinner, drinks and usually a band. These guys do it right. Love it!

over a year ago

The Many Faces Of Boardwalk Billy's – UNCC Alumni here and if you are like me you probably spent some late nights at Boardwalk Billy's. I have two small children now and decided to check Boardwalk out again for their family night. It was a great deal for a family of four ($25 feeds everyone and they toss in a paddleboat ride). My kids love the baby ducks

Why I decided to write a review is this. I love that Boardwalk attempts to hit every audience. Family friendly for lunch and dinner and the happening spot after hours. Kudos to staff at Boardwalk, you seem to make it work for anyone.

over a year ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – Almost any time of any day, patrons can drop by, grab a drink in a fishbowl and find a crowd jostling at the bar. Every day is cause for celebration, from Table Team Trivia, to live music, to satellite football games. The emphasis is on seafood, with plenty of oysters, clams, shrimp and crab legs. Serving turf as well as surf, the menu offers plenty, including Philly cheesesteak, burgers and a barbecued pork sandwich.

over a year ago

Great spot for lunch – I love the lunch menu at Boardwalk billy's. My favorite meal is the chicken tender wrap or salad. But only if the chicken is covered with the "super s$%# hot sauce" Great food and a good price. Really nice boardwalk style patio over the University Lake. Great spot to come during the summer to people watch.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Got identification? – Supposed to be a hot spot in University City? Think again. I recently relocated to Charlotte and my family came down to visit me. My sister and I tried to walk in to the bar, but she was denied entry because she had an out of state identification card, and not a North Carolina identification card. She is of age and was denied for having an out-of-state id card. How can a bar do that when they are located next to a hotel? How can a bar turn away someone for being legal to drink thorughout the country? Why would I ever go back there?

over a year ago

We apologize for your inconvenience but the State of North Carolina makes that law. We can only accept in-state ID cards. We can accept any license for all 50 states however. Hope that answers your question and you will try us out again next time your in town.

over a year ago

Great Atmosphere – Just a great place to hang out. Good beer, Low Country Boil is fantastic. Prices are good and there is always a coupon in local papers, etc to make prices even better. Peanuts are a nice touch.

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