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Ole Carolina BBQ

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1011 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 215-5293
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Favorite Barbecue!

We still refer to this restaurant from their former days as Carolina Country Barbecue. It has been our favorite for years! Even though we moved out of the area, family brings us barbecue and bottles of sauce to put in our freezer. The meat is moist, the sauce is tangy (try dipping your hush... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Cathy H
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Lewisville, North Carolina
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Silverstreet
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

They have a good menu but not willing to let you exchange sides.Waitress was a little rude when I asked her to ask the manager. I was told he said no, but not sure she even asked. Food is average at best I do not recommend.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We still refer to this restaurant from their former days as Carolina Country Barbecue. It has been our favorite for years! Even though we moved out of the area, family brings us barbecue and bottles of sauce to put in our freezer. The meat is moist, the sauce is tangy (try dipping your hush puppies in the sauce) and the... More 

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Gastonia, NC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Ole Carolina BBQ has the finest barbecue sauce you have ever dipped your hush-puppy into....and it is wonderful on their sandwiches. Best barbecue in the area without question. Family run, and operated by a couple of great local Morris guys who have been doing this for years....initially under "Pop's" tutelage. Only question I have had deals with the ribs. They... 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

Ole Carolina BBQ is owned and operated by the original owners of Carolina Country BBQ from years ago before it was sold and went downhill. We were so disappointed when they sold and eventually closed but we are so so happy they have reopened right down the street from the old location and the food is just as good as... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We are there yesterday, it was very good, as always. Their portions are good for lunch and prices are reasonable. Recommend.

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North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good food. Good service. Good times. This is easily the best barbecue in Gastonia, although they have excellent food besides that also. The chicken tenders, with a loaded baked potato are also something i recommend. The waiters and waitresses are very kind, courteous, and considerate. They hardly ever make mistakes, and if they do, it's always taken care of quickly.... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My new favorite place, Best BBQ in Gastonia! In fact best BBQ I've ever had! Everything is good there, their sauce, BBQ, beans, hushpuppies....All Excellent! Not to mention their Lemonade is the best I've ever had! Very good prices, and friendly staff. Give them a try, you will be glad you did!

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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The food is not as good as when it was Carolina Country BBQ. They use to have this great slaw that was so good. Now they just have the plain old stuff you get everywhere else. It's just a average place now. Not bad but still lacking what they use to be.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I had pork and beef BBQ plate and wife had the ribs. The BBQ was average, will continue to hunt for better. Highlight of the meal was their sauce, sweet and tangy with some heat coming in at the end. Would go back for the sauce but not the BBQ...

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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch based on TA reviews. We really enjoyed our lunch BBQ was VERY finely cut - never had any made this way before, but it was tasty. The sauce was wonderful! The servings are immense - could easily be shared. Onion rings were good as well. Surroundings are OK - it is a BBQ joint -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1011 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: (704) 215-5293

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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