About Us

Howard’s Barbecue was established by Howard back in the late seventies, right here in Lillington, NC. After operating for 13 years, the barbecue restaurant was acquired by his son, David.

David kept the barbecue cookin’ and fed the town of Lillington and it’s surrounding areas for 25 years.

Howard’s Barbecue was acquired by Ilia in 2017. Since 2012, he has also owned and operated Cape Fear River Adventures right next door to the restaurant. Ilia hopes to keep Howard’s Barbecue high on everyone’s mind when it comes time to eat.

We here at Howard’s aim to serve the highest-quality, home cooked meals and to always make you feel welcome at our table.