Howard’s Barbecue

Restaurant & Catering

Welcome to Howard’s Barbecue! We cook up and serve delicious eats and drinks right on the banks of the beautiful Cape Fear River. We serve beer and wine, but have just received all permitting for a full wet bar and will be beginning construction of our new bar in October 2017!

We cater! Check out our catering webpage by clicking here if you want to learn more about our catering services. We’d love to help make your next workplace, church, or family get-together a delicious, memorable, and hassle-free experience!


We here at Howard’s Barbecue take some kind of pride in what we do. Be it serving up great tasting food made with quality, true ingredients or our smiling faces when you and your family and friends walk through our doors. We’re here to make sure your dining experience is one you’ll want to keep coming back for!

We have ice cold beers and a selection of tasty wines by the glass or bottle. We’ve got your old favorites like Budweiser, Miller, and Coors. We’ve also got some local faves and craft brews, like Aviator Brewing and SweetWater Brewing Companies. Whatever your tastes, we’ve got something to fill your glass 😉 Oh, and keep checking back, as we’re preparing to start construction on a brand-new full bar!

Click here to see what’s cooking on our menu!

Click here to see our menu selection for kids!


Click here to view our Catering Menu!

Howard’s Barbecue offers delicious and hassle-free catering services for all kinds of events. Keep scrolling for more information and a quick list of what we offer. For catered events, Howard’s Barbecue will supply paper products as are needed. For $2.00 more, per person, we’ll upgrade your plates and stainless silverware.

    • Tables and tablecloths are not provided unless requested by the customer when placing an order.
    • We will prepare and charge for the number of people you plan for.
    • Gratuity is not included in the quoted price and is left up to the customer’s discretion.
    • For deliveries over 10 miles from Howard’s Barbecue and under 100 people, there will be a $35.00 gas surcharge.
    • Additional side choices are $1.00 additional per person.
    • Full-service catering provided by Howard’s Barbecue will accommodate all food with the exception of dessert (unless dessert orders are placed). If other food vendors are involved, we will deliver only.
    • Banana pudding or cake by the slice is available for dessert for an additional $1.25 per person.
    • All meals are priced buffet style.


Howard’s Barbecue is located in Lillington, North Carolina. We’ve found ourselves a nice spot right on the banks of the beautiful Cape Fear River and we’d love to have you over to eat some time! While you’re here, enjoy our “right-on-the-river” view and grab a brew, too!

On nice summer Saturdays, we are happy to provide live, outdoor, local musical talent for your audial pleasure too!


Howard’s Barbecue – Restaurant & Catering

100 South Main Street Lillington, NC 27546

(910) 893-4571



  • MONDAY 10:30am – 8:00pm
  • TUESDAY 10:30am – 8:00pm
  • WEDNESDAY 10:30am – 8:00pm
  • THURSDAY 10:30am – 8:00pm
  • FRIDAY 10:30am – 10:00pm
  • SATURDAY 10:30am – 10:00pm
  • SUNDAY 10:30am – 8:00pm