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Countryside BBQ

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2070 Rutherford Road, Marion, NC 28752
828-652-4885
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11:00 am - 3:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    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
Simple delicious food and great service!

What a fantastic surprise! We were tired and starving. We needed quick and easy. Everyone at the Countryside was warm and welcoming. The wait staff was wonderful! The Countryside has a simple country menu, full of comfort food. If you're looking for warm, kind, comfy, and filling... try the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic surprise! We were tired and starving. We needed quick and easy. Everyone at the Countryside was warm and welcoming. The wait staff was wonderful! The Countryside has a simple country menu, full of comfort food. If you're looking for warm, kind, comfy, and filling... try the Countryside.

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Nebo, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have ate here for over 20 years. I don't know if it is because it is a local mainstay or if it is because there is no competition, but the place seems to be slipping. The temperature of the restaurant is just above that of a meat locker. When you mention it to any of the waitresses, they blow... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stopped here on the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Service was prompt and friendly. The barbecue was very good as were the sides we had. Prices were reasonable, but not cheap. Would certainly eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Reviews drove us there on a Friday night about 5:30 and the place was well on the way to packed. Could tell there was a lot of regulars by the way customers and waitresses carried on. Wait staff all smiles and friendly and our order was on the table fast... Like 15 minutes of walking in the door fast. Good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

As someone who has travelled a lot, I tend to frequent places with the best service. Countryside BBQ™ not only has the best BBQ I have eaten in any restaurant, but has the quickest turnout time of a sit-down place I have ever experienced. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is very comfortable and homey, and the staff seems to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

So much to like about this place. I was in town for a week on a business trip and ate here twice during my trip. It's that good! They have great, North Carolina style, pork barbecue, but many other menu choices that are equally as good, including a fish and shrimp platter that's priced very reasonable.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Ate here while visiting for the bluegrass festival. The service was excellent - it was like eating with family - everyone was so friendly and the food was really good. We had breakfast there twice in 4 days. OMG, make sure you get one of their pancakes!! YUMMMY!!! Good food, good service, good prices - you can't go wrong here!!

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Monroe, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you are looking for EXCELLENT food and great service in Marion North Carolina, THIS IS THE PLACE. We come to Marion yearly for a Bluegrass Fesrival and just can not wait to eat with these fine folks. We have tried ribs, pork BBQ, chicken and smoked products. there has never been a bad meal for us here. Love the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I ordered a take out plate as I was staying in the Hampton Inn, this great NC BBQ with a smoky flavor and lean pork. Try it.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Service is great! There is none better. Wide range of deserts to choose from and they are all good. Smoke Chicken is good. Be sure to enjoy a glass of Ice Tea. Location is convenient too. President Obama stopped there when passing thru the area!

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?