Shaw's Barbecue House

Categories: Soul, Seafood, Roadside Grill, Family Restaurant, Breakfast, Barbeque

Contact Information

202 West Boulevard Hwy 64
Williamston, NC 27892

Phone: 252-792-5339


Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday 6:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.

Closed for July 4th, New Years, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Looking for great pork barbecue, ribs, barbecue and fried chicken, seafood and all of the fixin’s? Come to Shaw’s Barbecue House at 202 West Boulevard, Highway 64 in Williamston, NC. Ricky Roberson has continued a long family tradition of providing excellent food and service to locals and to those traveling through Williamston. Numerous families have stopped at Shaw’s over the years to eat in or to stock up on barbecue and other delights to eat at home or in their vacation houses on the Outer Banks. Shaw’s also offers food items that make great gifts such as Baker’s Peanuts and Artichoke Kitchen products. Stop by Shaw’s for some great food at low prices!


  • Health Department Grade:  A
  • Gift Shop:  Sauces, peanuts
  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, Visa
  • Handicap Accessible:  Yes
  • Price:  $1.00 - $7.15
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Green Initiative:  Yes
  • WIFI:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes


“L.A.” Shaw made barbecue and sausage to sell to country stores in the area during WW II. His business grew quickly due to his fine recipes and insistence for quality. He passed the business on to his oldest daughter Lucille, who continued “L.A.’s” great tradition of selling quality products wholesale to area grocers.  The business continued to grow and in 1976 a new building was built with a restaurant to offer the same delicious foods to appreciative diners. Lucille’s son, Ricky Roberson, joined the family business and owns and operates Shaw’s Barbecue House today.

Chef Biography

Shaw's Barbecue House

The chefs at Shaw’s Barbecue House have all been trained by Ricky using third generation recipes that require the measuring and weighing of ingredients to give the food great taste.  The food at Shaw’s is cooked on location and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is common for people to bring a cooler to fill with barbecue, chicken, sausage, slaw and other delicious foods from Shaw’s Barbecue House.

Owner Biography

Shaw's Barbecue House

Ricky Roberson graduated N.C. State University and joined the family business his grandfather and mother made so famous.   You will find Ricky at Shaw’s every day but Sunday when the restaurant is closed. Ricky makes sure the restaurant is serving great food daily and that his customers are satisfied. Shaw’s Barbecue House has served three generations of barbecue lovers and Ricky knows many of his customers by name.  

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 4.5 Stars based on 9 reviews
  1. Shaw's Barbecue House
    Rating: 0 Star
    Perfect Pit-Stop!

    I drove from Elizabeth City to Wilmington, NC and I plan my stop at Shaws each way. It is the "best"! Their location is very near to Rt. 17 and Rt 64. Their restrooms are very clean, too!

  2. Shaw's Barbecue House
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I've been coming to Shaw's my whole life. My dad came his whole life. It's a tradition. It's the best barbeque in the country.

  3. Shaw's Barbecue House
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I love their sausage dogs.

  4. Shaw's Barbecue House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Stock up on Barbecue

    I came in on my way to the beach to stock up in Barbeque.

  5. Shaw's Barbecue House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Worth the drive

    I drove from Greenville, Nc for Shaw's barbeque!

  6. Shaw's Barbecue House
    Rating: 5 Stars

    People come from all over and bring the barbeque back to freeze.

  7. Shaw's Barbecue House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Barbecue and Chicken

    I ate the barbecue and chicken plate. The barbecue I had was the best I have had in a long time. The chicken was super moist and tasty. I loved it.

  8. Shaw's Barbecue House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Pleasant ladies

    Shaw's has good food and great service. The ladies are real pleasant.

  9. Shaw's Barbecue House
    Rating: 5 Stars
    My Hangout

    I've been coming to Shaw's for twenty years. I love it.

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