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2902 York Hwy, Gastonia, NC 28052-6262
704-867-0941
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 15
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Takes you back...........

If you are from this area, Black's is a familiar place to be. The building, the "basic" approach to inside seating, the people. Their is another place similar to Blacks (RO's), but RO's seems to fall off the wagon when they decided to start marketing "Dipping sauce". It seems the barbecue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mike S
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Gastonia, NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Takeout
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Gastonia, NC
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are from this area, Black's is a familiar place to be. The building, the "basic" approach to inside seating, the people. Their is another place similar to Blacks (RO's), but RO's seems to fall off the wagon when they decided to start marketing "Dipping sauce". It seems the barbecue slaw.....which is the selling point for both restaurants....became "watery".... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has been around a long time. I grew up eating here, when in High school I always enjoyed stopping by at least 1 or 2 times a week and grabbing some food on the way home. It is always a toss up between the sliced bbq and the club sandwich, most of the time I stick to the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Black's is a Gastonia institution. BBQ in NC comes down to preference, and this is different than most places. The minced pork sandwich I had was terrific, and my wife enjoyed her hamburger. The service is great. Order inside, or sit in your car and let them serve you there. Beware! It's a CASH ONLY establishment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I love Black's Barbecue. The Liver mush and egg on a bun its awesome. I don't know what they do to that sandwich but it is awesome. The Slaw Burger as it is called I love them. Its just BBQ Slaw on a toasted bun. If your ever in South Gastonia area you should definitely try it out! There prices... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Blacks is by far the best in Gaston County. It isright up there with Alston on Grover in Shelby. Love the taste and quick curbside service.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've heard and now read the reviews about how great this place is but I left disappointed. Consistency of meat is like toothpaste. Little if any smoke on the meat. Virtually no spiciness. Then they put the sandwich and toast/press the sandwich? This isn't either nc style, SC style or any of the other bbq styles I've ever tried. No... More 

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Gastonia, NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For local flavor and traditional Gastonia style bbq slaw you can't beat Black's BBQ. They have the best sliced pork sandwich anywhere, and the fries and onion rings are always hot and delicious! One of the few places that still have car hops that will bring your food out so you can eat in the car! Don't be fooled by... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Love it, Love it, Love it. There is nothing like Black's anywhere but Black's. I used to live in a duplex in the historic district and my neighbors in the other apt were a sweet couple, a little older than I. (A lot like having parents.) I knew that Black's was their favorite place, so I would meet my neighbor... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Again, Black's BBQ is a family owned business and has been around for over 60 years! Food is out of this world. Best BBQ around and please try the bbq slaw! Also, have hamburgers, etc...but my favorite is the bbq. Don't miss out on a local secret!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Blacks BBQ has been a favorite of mine growing up here. The BBQ slaw is a must! The club sandwiches are the absolute best! Top it off with a Sundrop!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2902 York Hwy, Gastonia, NC 28052-6262
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-867-0941

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?