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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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 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
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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

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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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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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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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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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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?