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Come in for a bit, kick back and get away for a while. Great food, great drinks, laid back and friendly staff will transform a normal meal out into a chillin' experience! With 2 Charlotte locations to prop yourself up at, we've got you covered in the UNCC & Matthews Areas!
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Extra Phones

Phone: (704) 503-1400

Phone: (704) 548-1819

Fax: (704) 503-4755

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The Shoppes At University Pl
University City North

Boardwalk Billy's Raw Bar And Ribs

Boardwalk Billy's UNCC

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Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Burgers, Barbecue, American, Family Style, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Caribbean, Latin American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Aaron the server decided to come to my table to tell me that and I quote "since we are getting busy and people are coming in, turn down your music or turn it off" All the while the music on the patio is blaring something talking about demons and I don't stand for that. I asked for the manager and Aaron got an attitude and told me "for what because I told you to turn the music off" I said yes you are absolutely right. Aaron came back outside and told me that the manager was busy and he'd be outside to speak with me in a little while. I waited for over 15 minutes for the manager "Dustin" to come outside. In the meantime I spoke with the only other customer outside on the patio with us, they said they had no issue with my music and couldn't even hear it He came outside seemingly cocky and said what can I do for you. I explained the situation as described. I also told him that the only person outside with us said they didn't have any issue with my music nor could they hear it. I explained that the music playing from the restaurant was too loud and we didn't want to hear it since there was objective material not fit for the whole family playing. Dustin told me that he wasn't changing or turning the music off or down and that this was private property and that's the music they play and if I had a problem I could leave. At the time I had food from across the boardwalk because Boardwalk Billy's point of sale system was unable to read my payment method. Since I couldn't order food from here I went there. Dustin proceeded to tell me that since I wanted to complain that I needed to get rid of my food from the table that it was a healthcode violation, I told him that was fine since I was done anyway. He stood there and asked me again to throw it away as if he was going to wait there the whole time until I performed the task for him as if I was his slave. There were still paying customers in our party. All the while no other customers were sitting outside



The drink specials were awesom...

The drink specials were awesome! A friend of mine and I were planning on going out and grabbing a drink on a beautiful spring day. We sat out on a patio on the water, and shared a pitcher for $5! It was a Wednesday, so I thought that they were just trying to bring people in, but was surprised to see great beer AND liqueur specials all week long. From $5 martinis on saturday to $2 U call its on Thursday. While we were planning on just grabbing a drink, we were really surprised with the menu that we split the crab queso and fried pickles. They were both delicious. I am planning on taking my husband back and trying some more of the menu. It was a nice restaurant, with great service. I definitely recommend it!



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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!



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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,

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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!

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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!




My girlfriend and I frequently visit Boardwalk Billy's in the University area. The food is consistent and delicious! B.F.W. what a deal...half pound burger, wings, and a side for $10!!

I highly recommend Boardwalks for a casual, fun dining experience.

Great drink Specials too!!



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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!



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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.



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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.



I just love this place.

I love going here with my friends. The location is just awesome the view is great from the restaurant and as for the food while I wouldn't quite call it fine dining, but hey it's a bar so I guess they do pretty good for being a bar. It's just a fun atmosphere to come to and hang out with your friends.



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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?



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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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Great Service, Specials & Beer Selection

This place really is one of the hidden jewels of Charlotte. The staff is exceptional, the food is cheap (so is the beer) and the atmosphere is AMAZING. Any day of the week you can go schmooze with the local college crowd. On the weekends they have live bands and are always busy. Its a great place for kids before 9pm too. The view is amazing...over the lake at university. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a great bar atmosphere at night and family dining during the day. It boasts 25 different beer on tap as well as a fully stocked bar and seasoned bartenders. The food is pretty good too. Especially the seafood. It really is American food. If your looking for a good place to relax and eat some comfort food this is the place for you.



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this place rocks!!!

Where do i start? Maybe its the five dollar lunch special. Maybe its the daily drink specials. All together boardwalk billys is the place to be in the university area. You could look at the hott women who wait tables there, or you could ask for Sonny B. The best server in the joint. Whatever you prefer, you will have a great time. Dont forget the great patio where everyone who is anyone sits on a warm summer day.

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