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Hillbilly's Barbeque & Steaks

930 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 861-8787
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Ranked #28 of 197 restaurants in Gastonia
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

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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Westover Alabama
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I'm staying at a hotel in the area and when I checked in I asked for a recommendation on authentic North Carolina style ribs. This is the recommendation I got. I read the reviews ahead of time and decided to give it a fair chance. If you do your homework, you will know that this is authentic NC style bbq.... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Was greated by pit crew upon entering and seated very promptly. Good wait staff and even better bbq pork. Will definitely be back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Took me 5 minutes to figure out the difference between a large and a small rib plate that me and my wife purchased last night, the difference was one tiny rib for 2$ more

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Lowell, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Hillbilly's BBQ is some of the best BBQ I have ever had! This restaurant serves chopped, sliced, minced BBQ with or without a great variety of sauces to please the BBQ enthusiast. Hillbilly's steaks and ribs are fall off the bone tender. The salad bar offers a nice addition to any meal. By the way, those hush puppies are endless... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The ribs and the steak have a true bbq flavor, cooked over wood. I generally get a combo platter with sauce on the side. Ask for the steak toast, it tastes great.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We went to this to experience some Southern BBQ. It came recommended from some local people. It was a Saturday night around 8, there was no line or crowd, got seated right away. There was 9 of us, the wait staff was very attentive. Most of us ordered the 2 meat platters. We were served several orders of the hush... More

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south Florida
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Hillbilly's has a "HOWDY Y'ALL!" sign greeting you as you enter the fairly spacious main room, and the hostess and servers have the same friendly attitude. A glance at the fire pit to your right, with meats sizzling, will get you salivating. As we don't have fried pickles in south Florida, we take advantage of them whenever we find them,... More

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