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Black's Barbecue

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2902 York Hwy, Gastonia, NC 28052-6262
704-867-0941
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 20
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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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
Local tradition

Being in town always requires a stop at this local BBQ joint. Different than the NC vinegar style as this place mixes their bbq sauce with their slaw and then it is put on a sandwich with either minced or sliced meat. Both are great but I prefer the sliced style. These sandwiches are absolutely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
RVM82
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Being in town always requires a stop at this local BBQ joint. Different than the NC vinegar style as this place mixes their bbq sauce with their slaw and then it is put on a sandwich with either minced or sliced meat. Both are great but I prefer the sliced style. These sandwiches are absolutely delicious, either own their own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Never disappoints great to be back in Gastonia and enjoy the bbq and cheeseburgers so yummy. My husband grew up in Gastonia and blacks is an important part of our visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Black's is great! It's not amazing, but it's good BBQ. The slaw makes the sandwich and is a good dip for your fries. Black's is a must go in Gastonia.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

sitting here at my computer in Myrtle Beach, SC eating a Black's sliced BBQ sandwich just delivered by my aunt and uncle on their return trip from Gastonia. Even a few hours old it brings back memories of my childhood and Black's great BBQ sandwichs, a family favorite for 3 generations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

love this place it has the Best bbq and slaw around. I always get the sliced BBQ and Fries to me it off the hook good.

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Thank De V
Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

One of Gastonia finest restaurants will barbecue sandwiches. Great slaw. Hot dogs is fantastic food cooked fresh and hot friendly people great service vibrate Gastonia North Carolina style restaurant recommend lunch for dinner you can down in or take it to go either way you're a winner eating here.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

While this is a S Gastonia icon, the food is blah. Regular frozen crinkle fries which are sometimes crispy and sometimes soft. Way too much mayo is put on sandwiches. Oozes out the side making for very messy meal. Much better BBQ cN be found at other local restaraunts. The car hops are the best part. They are always polite,... More 

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Gastonia, NC
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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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Thank Mike S
Gastonia, North Carolina
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Barbecue, 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?