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580 NC 69, Hayesville, NC
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All our out of town visitors love this place too

Barbecue is great, atmosphere is great, Onion loaf, ribs, and pulled pork are the best. You'll be back. Service is quick.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Bob L
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Canton, Georgia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The best part of travel is the chance to try new things and Rib Country certainly did not disappoint. The chicken and smoked turkey was some of the best we've ever had and this BBQ heaven makes one of the best burgers we've ever had. Great find and we will be going out of our way to stop in again.

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I am not into ribs so much, but my husband loves this restaurant and we go there at least once a month. Clean and pleasant, ribs are good!

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Just went there for dinner tonight and was absolutely delighted that it lived up to all of the hype. I love good food, and the BBQ here is exceptional. My wife and I ordered the dinner for two (a sampler of pretty much everything on the menu) and every single thing on it was incredible. The ribs were as tender... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Barbecue is great, atmosphere is great, Onion loaf, ribs, and pulled pork are the best. You'll be back. Service is quick.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent barbecue. Good sides and portion sizes. Love the pulled pork. Sauces are great. We go there every trip to this area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Have eaten at Rib Country several times and while the food is generally good, the "baby" back ribs are certainly aptly named (i.e., very small portions). On the other hand, plenty of french fries and the burgers are large. Have been served "left over" baked potatoes, but they were replaced when requested. Prime attraction is convenience and one of few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is THE original Rib Country even though they do have other locations. We like this because it's close to the location Lake Chatauge where we camped. We had he Ribs and also the pork plate. They will let you choose a baked potato in lieu of French fries which is a plus. Great food & great service

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Food was good, but not great. The ribs we got in our meal were tiny. Nothing spicy or very flavorful. The girl at the counter was helpful on recommending the bar down the road, Chevelle's 69. Sorry, really not a great value.

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Phenix City, Alabama
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I stopped in with my wife and 15 of my closest friends. They immediately sat us and the service was excellent. The food was not excellent but certainly not poor either. I had the baby back ribs and they were tender but without much base flavor. The sauces were good and made the ribs better. The slaw was average and... More 

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The baby back ribs are good but other than that, the food is uninspiring. Wait staff is cheerful. There is always a crowd which mean a lot of other folks like the food.

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Additional Information about Rib Country

Address: 580 NC 69, Hayesville, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hayesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 580 NC 69, Hayesville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hayesville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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