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Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks

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930 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 861-8787
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
HIT OR MISS

We never know what we're going to get when we go there! A manager told us that the beef bbq was "wet" one visit when we complained. Then, we just had some a couple nights ago and the beef bbq was DELICIOUS. You can never go wrong if you order the bbq chicken, half or whole. The chicken is ALWAYS... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Ann S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We never know what we're going to get when we go there! A manager told us that the beef bbq was "wet" one visit when we complained. Then, we just had some a couple nights ago and the beef bbq was DELICIOUS. You can never go wrong if you order the bbq chicken, half or whole. The chicken is ALWAYS... More 

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Cramerton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Best BBQ around! Definitely try the pulled pork. Great salad bar and the hushpuppies are fantastic. Steaks are amazing too!

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Estero, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Hillbilly's is a quirky place with pleasant staff, but the food is ordinary to poor. The ribs were pretty good and the sauce was very good. The green beans were straight out pf a can, in bits and pieces, and barely warm. The collards were very tasty. The baked sweet potatoes we're watery and the skins were burned so much... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is the first restaurant review I've ever typed. Hillybillys was so bad I felt the need to write one. I went there today and got a small beef with mash potatoes and a baked potatoe and my boyfriend got 1/2 a chicken with mash potatoes and corn. For starters my small beef was cold and stale. Our mash potatoes... More 

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Charlotte
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Now that I've made your mouth water I have to say this is a great place to eat. Everytime I am in town I go to Hillbilly's. I always get the pulled pork plate with baked sweet potato and a big glass of sweet tea. It's doesn't get more southern than a dinner at Hillbilly's! The ladies are super nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Went here on the fly. Server was nice. The hush puppies we're good but I thought it was strange to offer them at a bbq joint...had a bbq pork sandwich. It was good but I had better. It was a finely chopped bbq.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Love their bbq chicken. Best bbq in Gastonia easily. Other place cops the bbq to toothpaste consistancy. This place dies it right. Love the ribs

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I love the smell of this place. Great smoked ribs and chicken. The service could be a little better but me and my daughter love this food. I would recommend this to anyone who loves good smoked food. Now some people can't tolerate the smoke in the restaurant but you know it is cooked right then and not processed days... More 

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If you are traveling I-85 in the Metro Area you should make a point to stop and eat at Hillbilly's. It is the best BBQ in the area, their sauce is the best I have ever eaten.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The food was great, I left stuffed and the hush puppies were a nice touch as a light substitute as an appetizer! Dipped in BBQ sauce, they were really good! The steak I had was cooked right to perfection! I like a good medium steak and the Ribeye was really good!! Salad bar had a lot to choose from and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 930 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: (704) 861-8787

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, 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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?