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Shaw's Barbecue House

202 West Boulevard, Williamston, NC - (252) 792-5339
Posted By Mary Hockman on 5/16/2004 9:42:00 PM
My husband were eager to try Shaw's because of its inclusion in Roadfood. On the day we tried in April 2004, we were shocked at the poor quality of food--possibly the worst restaurant we have tried on the list. The pulled pork was extremely salty--something we have never encountered in barbecue. My husband is convinced there must have been a salt accident in the kitchen. I could not finish even half my portion. The cornbread "sticks" were inedible--very hard and possibly stale. Overall, a very disppointing meal. Unless this was an aberation, this restaurant should not be on the list at all.

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Pig Picker offers large, soft pieces of pulled pork that are scarcely sauced at all. Of course, there is sauce on each table if you need to spice it up.
"Pig Picker offers large, soft pieces of pulled pork that are scarcely sauced at all. Of course, there is sauce on each table if you need to spice it up."
Michael Stern





Here is a barbecue in the classic eastern North Carolina configuration: chopped into a hash and spiced with a subtle vinegar sauce. Also on the plate are boiled potatoes (typical of Q houses in this region) and greens, plus the corn sticks that seem to have replaced hush puppies in some local restaurants.
"Here is a barbecue in the classic eastern North Carolina configuration: chopped into a hash and spiced with a subtle vinegar sauce. Also on the plate are boiled potatoes (typical of Q houses in this region) and greens, plus the corn sticks that seem to have replaced hush puppies in some local restaurants."
Michael Stern


Here is where people place their order and stand around waiting for it. At least half the customers get theirs
"Here is where people place their order and stand around waiting for it. At least half the customers get theirs "to go." By the way, the blue uniforms on the guys in the center identified them as employees of a local peanut company. Peanuts are big hereabouts."
Michael Stern


Add this topless pink porker to the long list of oinking mascots that mark so many southern barbecues. We understand the chef's toque, but that thing around Piggy's waist looks more like a diaper than an apron, doesn't it?
"Add this topless pink porker to the long list of oinking mascots that mark so many southern barbecues. We understand the chef's toque, but that thing around Piggy's waist looks more like a diaper than an apron, doesn't it?"
Michael Stern



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