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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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 19
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in the area

Rib Country is a local chain of restaurants in the north Georgia mountains. This one is just one mile over the state line in NC. There is a new one in Hiawassee GA just east of downtown on Highway 76. We have eaten at both and love the Hiawassee one which is small but great for carry out. We've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
jeannejak
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Brighton, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lots of food provided but few (very) for things that aren't fried. No one in our party of 5 cared for the French fries. (Maybe they needed new grease; flavor was off)

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Rib Country is a local chain of restaurants in the north Georgia mountains. This one is just one mile over the state line in NC. There is a new one in Hiawassee GA just east of downtown on Highway 76. We have eaten at both and love the Hiawassee one which is small but great for carry out. We've eaten... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This local chain has a faithful crowd that includes my wife and I. You can find better BBQ, but you have to drive to get it. The Hayesville restaurant is great at nothing, but also bad at nothing. It is Old Faithful- like in its consistency. Prices are very reasonable. Overall, Rib Country offers satisfying value and a pleasant meal... More 

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Hiawassee, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My advice....don't order the ribs at Rib Country. Mine arrived dried out and hardly any meat on each rib. Very disappointing. I arrived around 7 PM on a Saturday night, and although seated right away, I had to wait a very long time for my meal. The disappointment continued to the checkout. I had to wait in line for at... More 

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a pretty good rib restaurant catering to famlies. They have a good selection of bar-b-que items. The baby back ribs are always nice and the meat falls off the bones. Good lunch specials make it popular with many workers in the area.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Really liked the pulled pork here. I particular about my barbecue ribs and found these to be above average. The staff is very nice and make you feel welcome.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We've eaten here many times over the years. The food is very good, and we've always found it consistent. Their pulled pork is the best in north georgia!

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

About a quarter mile from where we live,, so we eat Rib Country a lot... Great food and good service

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Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I normally don't rate a restaurant I don't like, In this case I am going to break my own rule. There aren't a lot of BBQ joints around and this place is a chain of sorts in this area. Frankly, there is nothing good to say about this BBQ joint. The bread is awful, the slaw is terrible, the sauces... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I visited this restaurant this past weekend. Big mistake. We often eat at the Murphy location but this was terrible. Our ribs were 2 to 3 inches wide and covered with a 1/4 inch thick layer of fat. I have NEVER had ribs before that had fat on them like this. There was hardly any barbeque sauce. $18 is a... More 

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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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