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Ole Carolina BBQ

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1011 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 215-5293
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Great value for your money,I love their barbecue and barbecue sauce but for anyone liking eastern sauce with more vinegar taste you can request that sauce . They serve hush puppies and sauce as an appetizer which s always great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Maurice J
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I scheduled them to cater lunch for my company. I scheduled this a week in advance and on the day of the event they didn't show up. We called them 20 minutes after they were scheduled to be there thinking they were lost and the response we received was "this order fell through the cracks". Horrible service. I will never... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great value for your money,I love their barbecue and barbecue sauce but for anyone liking eastern sauce with more vinegar taste you can request that sauce . They serve hush puppies and sauce as an appetizer which s always great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I really enjoy the barbecue here, however, I don't always want slaw with my meal. I asked about substituting (even for a charge) a side salad, but was told I can't substitute. I know it's a petty detail, but it would be nice to exchange sides. Otherwise, a great place.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

we love to go here for BBQ I think the Beef pork is so must better not as much fat in it. the hush puppies are very good & Bbq,sauce.On Wednesday it is Senior Day prices are wonderful. Very good tea Rhb/Spb

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We have been there several times but it bothers my DH that they won't put the total cost of the meal on the check when you get it. If I leave a tremendous tip, how would my waitress know??? It just cannot be that much trouble.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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