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Countryside BBQ

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2070 Rutherford Road, Marion, NC 28752
828-652-4885
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, large portions

We recently stopped here for lunch while traveling. I had fried fish and fried popcorn shrimp, coleslaw and hushpuppies. The portions are huge. My plate had enough food for two people. I thought the food was very good and and the prices were very good. Would definitely go back when I am back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
DBW1960
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New Marlborough MA
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We needed to head thru Marion on our way to Burnsville. It was the perfect spot for lunch as it is right off the highway at Rt 221and Rt 70. The food is good although everything tastes very sweet, even the fries had cinnamon sugar on them (?). I ordered from the Lighter fare side of menu which was perfect... More 

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New Marlborough MA
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32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We recently stopped here for lunch while traveling. I had fried fish and fried popcorn shrimp, coleslaw and hushpuppies. The portions are huge. My plate had enough food for two people. I thought the food was very good and and the prices were very good. Would definitely go back when I am back in the area

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you're on I-40 and you're wishing for a great meal that doesn't come from a fast food joint, Countryside BBQ is a worthwhile stop. It's not far off the interstate and easy to get to. Had a delicious chopped plate for lunch and will definitely go back to try their breakfasts.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Waitress took our drink order, brought drinks back then we wait 15 minutes for her to come back and take order. She never shows. Some other waitress finally notices that our order hasn't been taken after 15min and states our other waitress left. Ordered a ceasar salad and dressing was a pack of kens ceasar dressing. Food was mediocre and... More 

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Union, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I stopped by driving through for work. Decided to try the place out because I saw signs advertising it. I just picked up food through the take out. I got a bbq sandwich and fries and tea. The service was terrific and the food was good. Would like to stop and eat inside sometimes to try something else as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food!! Perfect example of Carolina bbq. Wonderful restaurant. Friendly staff. Chicken salad croissant was so good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stopped here for dinner and while I guess I had higher expectations, they were not met. the parking lot was actually pretty full and the outside of the building is nicer than the inside. I expected more I guess. Not quite the selection of BBQ I expected and am accustomed to having in GA. The pickings were very slim on... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Easter Saturday, and the eateries in Marion were few. We arrived here and the parking lot was nearly full. The food was traditional diner food, although there were healthy choices available. We decided on a half rack of ribs. The portions were huge, but the quality was good. The prices were good value. It's a family diner, so don't expect... More 

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North Carolina
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51 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

In my first review I gave Countryside 5 star review. Then found it slipped to 3 stars. Now I have to give it a 2 star and not sure I will go back for a long time. I do wonder was it just an incredible bad night or has this place transformed from one of the best BBQ places around,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had a group of 16 people on Tuesday night March 24th. Kathryn was our waitress and she was the best! You could tell she loves her job. Thank you Kathryn for takin care of our group! The food was fabulous! I recommend Countryside any day!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2070 Rutherford Road, Marion, NC 28752
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 828-652-4885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: 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
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?