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Ray's Country Smokehouse-Grill

219 S Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052
(704) 867-4386
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Ranked #3 of 197 Restaurants in Gastonia
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Description: We are a small Independant restaurant. We focus on good quality food for a reasonable price.We have been in business since 1960. My Father started the business when he got out of the Air Force.We are always happy to let our new customers try a sample of our food before they order it.We work very hard to try to make you feel welcome. If you come on Thursday or Friday's we have Brisket, which is smoked for 17 hours, this is a must try if you like BBQ.
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English first
Gastonia, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Ray's is in a small strip, with little signage on a fairly busy street. Don't let the outside looks fool you, inside is a traditional Bar B Que restaurant with a bar. Although I was there for the brisket, unfortunately it had sold out, the pork plate I ordered instead was more than tasty. I was offered a sample rib,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great food go by there every time go to Charlotte for training wouldn't miss it for anything. Always get to see family while I am there too.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The people were very helpful. The brisket was delicious. The chicken was very good. Worth every penny and we will definitely be back. Before we even got started they let me sample some of the pork and some of the brisket. Then they bent over backwards to make sure they met our gluten-free needs. Excellent customer service and really good... More 

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columbus, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It looks like a hole in the wall in a somewhat dingy area (especially after dark). However, once you walk in, you feel right at home. Ray's son is the cook and is fun to banter with. The food was GREAT - I had the pulled pork and my wife had the hamburger (she said it was the best hamburger... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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74 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I tried this place based on some positive reviews I'd read. It did not disappoint at all! The waitress was very helpful, and even offered to let us taste their smoked brisket and pulled pork before we ordered. It was wonderful! So naturally I ordered a cheeseburger (for maximum taste-testing of course). It was fantastic. I'm looking for an opportunity... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

WOW! ok I was reading some of the reviews and I dont know where some of the people ate at., But what they was saying was not at this place... I stop by and had dinner with my family. We had the pulled pork and the ribs. I must say i thought the food was Great. The pulled pork was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Enjoyed the best smoked brisket and pulled pork at Ray's. Beans and slaw also quite good. A nice discovery. I look forward to a return visit when in the Gastonia area.

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Gastonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Brisket and pulled pork is their specialty and if you like that you will love this place. The waitress was very helpful. Knowing we had never been there she let us sample several things. Their BBQ slaw is really good. My friend got the chicken and it was great too. The service was fast and everything is fresh never frozen.... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I went there once. That building used to be our "neighborhood bar" where we could always find something good to eat and some good company. So we thought we would give it a try. The place was totally trashed and so dirty that I debated leaving without eating my food. You could write your name in the dust. There were... More 

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hogsmoker102, Owner at Ray's Country Smokehouse-Grill, responded to this review

My name is Ray England I’m the owner of Ray's Smokehouse I want to thank you for letting us know about your experience at Ray's. We do not operate this way and we are very sorry to hear that this has happened here. I’m very disappointed and will do all I can to address this situation with the staff so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Wonderful!! Always make me smile!! Funny and just love cracking jokes. Rhonda and Alexis were definitely some rocking waitresses, as well as the cook, Butch.

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Additional Information about Ray's Country Smokehouse-Grill

Address: 219 S Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone Number: (704) 867-4386
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs

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