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Countryside BBQ

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2070 Rutherford Road, Marion, NC 28752
828-652-4885
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6:30 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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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Family restaurant with great home cooking

Try their BBQ, baked chicken and hush puppies. Delish! The strawberry dessert is fabulous. Service is always wonderful. Saturday buffet breakfast is very good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Robbin B
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Marion, North Carolina
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Marion, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Try their BBQ, baked chicken and hush puppies. Delish! The strawberry dessert is fabulous. Service is always wonderful. Saturday buffet breakfast is very good!

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Lansing, NC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We attended with some friends, who love this restaurant. My wife and I were not overly impressed. The hot dogs were claimed to be the best, but were not, in my opinion. The BBQ was just OK, but not as good as other places in the area.

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Marion, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Being "local" to Marion, this is our "Go-To" bar-b-que restaurant. It has other items on the menu too, but we like the bar-b-que. Rob (owner) does a great business and welcomes everyone. He must have a big heart because he "allowed" Obama to come into the restaurant, I wouldn't have if it was my restaurant.

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North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Things seem to be slipping up here. Not sure what the problems is but am finding service lacking, from time to initial order, to seeing the wait staff again. I was disappointed with the service at the last visit. I hope the next time I go back things improve or may not be going back....

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

picked up a meal here to go on the way to the mountains. it was pretty average nothing to brag about, but way better than fast food. it was worth it.

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North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My family and I have eaten at Countryside many times. I guess you would say we are regulars. The food is excellent. The service always outstanding. Very rare to wait, the regular wait staff can't be beat hands down. I have only one complaint. Keep politics out of the place. If you are proud of a certain visitor, take that... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have been eating here about every other week for a number of years, but later the food quality has fallen off and the wait staff is slow. This had never been a problem until about 2 months ago. We of course find our own seat and the last two times have waited and waited for some one to notice... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We keep going back to Countryside for several reasons. Their staff makes you feel welcome from the time you walk in the door until you depart. The service is quick and reliable. Partner spied the smoked turkey on the menu and immediately made it her favorite after a bite or two. It is on their new smart choice menu which... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The waitresses are very slow and tend to over look coustomers. It was very annoying both times we went. The food's not great. Don't plan on going back anytime soon.

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Marion, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here more than a dozen times. The food is okay, but nothing to rave about. I've had better barbecue at Smokey Que's.

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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 0 - 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?