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Smokey Que's

1684 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-5384
828-652-9800
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Ranked #9 of 57 Restaurants in Marion
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Marion, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Laurinburg, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Smokey Que's is one of my favorite places to go in Marion. If you can get past the outdated décor and the older condition of the building, this is definitely a place worth visiting. The fried pickles are some of the best around, but their ribs, in my opinion, are what makes this place great. They are so tender the... More

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

If you ever find yourself near Marion, NC, you've got to try Smokey Que's Barbeque. The ribs are falling off the bone tender! Friendly staff, cozy atmosphere, and the owner personally visits with guests at the table to assure satisfaction. Easy to find; just stay on Main street until you come to the "smoking gun" next to the road. Can't... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The chicken had a very bad taste. Visiting mother in law and she took me out to eat. If I had known before hand how bad I would have suggested a different place. Even a burger king would have been better and that gives me indigestion. It was dirty and not good. Please stay away, travel a few more blocks... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Well, it's not somewhere that we'd go to far out of our way for but the catfish was lightly beaded and very good. Baked beans were OK. The pickle chips were great! We're coming back to try the fried green tomatoes and the baby backs. It's worth the trip.

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Waynesville, NC
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Interesting BBQ restaurant in Marion, NC. There is a very large gun outside which is actually their smoker for the meat. Inside is a cozy clean restaurant. Great menu selection and you can choose between the regular or large size meal. I chose the regular which was more than enough although I was pretty hungry. Everything I ordered was very... More

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