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1684 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-5384
828-652-9800
Today
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • 15
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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  • 2
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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
Best 'Que I've ever had!

The food, service, and atmosphere can't be beat for bbq! Everything is always fresh when brought to your table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Jessica S
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food, service, and atmosphere can't be beat for bbq! Everything is always fresh when brought to your table.

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North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is my second favorite BBQ place in Marion after Countryside being number one. The food here is a bit too greasy for me, but nothing a little hot sauce can't fix. Friendly service, usually fast. I will eat here once in awhile but stick with Countryside on a regular basis.

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I stopped in during a fall motorcycle trip in the mountains. Fairly busy, but no wait. Great food all around. Good BBQ. Several different sauces that were very tasty. The sides were delicious as well. The service was outstanding and everyone was friendly. Oh yeah, and the price was more than reasonable for the portions. An all... More 

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Capital District NY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went for ribs on a Sunday after church. Crowded, but not too bad, and we expected a lot worse! Excellent sides, great value and really good ribs. I happen to be a Countryside fan, so I was wondering how the comparison would be. Their ribs were different, but still very good. Loved the hushpuppies and little corn things on the... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stopped here a few years ago on our way to visit relatives...so glad we did! Their barbecue and hushpuppies were so delicious! We stopped by on a late Sunday afternoon this summer but they weren't opened :(. Us northerners are used to places being opened late and I wasn't able to get those delicious hushpuppies :( Maybe next visit... More 

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Marion, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate there with our grandson and the food is good the atmosphere is corny but wish they would add a small hotdog for small eaters. The hot barbeque sauce is not really hot but does have a good taste. It was busy in there but the service was better than some places we have been.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Saw the mixed reviews and decided to try Smokey Que's for ourselves - and glad we did! OK, the decor is a little tired and corny, but who cares when the BBQ is outstanding! After all, you go there to EAT, not to critique the decor... Anyway, we both had the BBQ and Catfish special and we both loved it.... More 

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Marion, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We eat at Smokey Q's probably once every 6 months. We ate there tonight and was very pleased with the taste and quantity of the food. Reasonably priced as well and always have good service. I had the catfish and bbq special and it was very good.. more than I could eat. Salad was good and we ordered fried green... More 

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Marion
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Always the best pulled pork! Always the best ribs! Hugh puppies really crisp. The sauce choices are all good. I always buy the pulled pork by the pound and take it home. When dining in I get ribs! Yum! Love the six-shooter smoker out front - never seen a smoker in that design before. Great place!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I liked this place waitress was very friendly she kept coming back to fill our glass's and the food was excellent we did not wait more than 10 minutes to get our food and we will be back again the food and service was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1684 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-5384
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 828-652-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:30 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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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