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Carolina Ribs on the Run

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516 River Hwy, Suite F, Mooresville, NC 28115
+1 980-444-2103
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Great food and wait staff

The barbecue is wonderful. My family had never been to this restaurant before their move, but now it is one of our favorite places to eat! Donna is a wonderful waitress - ask for her by name when you go and you won't be disappointed. Also, kids eat free on Wednesday night, which is great for us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Amy M
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Mooresville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The barbecue is wonderful. My family had never been to this restaurant before their move, but now it is one of our favorite places to eat! Donna is a wonderful waitress - ask for her by name when you go and you won't be disappointed. Also, kids eat free on Wednesday night, which is great for us on busy church... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I have always loved the barbecue and we usually just get it to go. Now they have a full bar available so definitely going to eat inside. They have a nice staff and plenty of seating for families. If you love barbecue you should go!

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stop by this spot because it was rated 1 for BBQ and top 7 at the time. We ordered the sampler plater which is the best value. Comes with goof portion of pull pork, fall off the bones rib and wings. I got honey mustard which was good but keep in mind this is not a wing place, so no... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was very disappointed in the ribs. They were bland and very over cooked. The baked potato salad was good, but I went for the ribs.

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ribsontherun, General Manager at Carolina Ribs on the Run, responded to this review

Jim, I'm very sorry to hear you were disappointed with our ribs. I wish you had said something while you were in the restaurant dining. I could have fixed the issue right then and there. I would have gladly had another rack made for you. I also would have taken the ribs off of your check. If you would like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I got a chopped BBQ sandwich. The meat was cooked very good and was juicy and flavorful. They piled the meat on and their waffle fries were delicious.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Loved the food, love the staff (all are friendly), the orders come to the table quick, place is real clean! What more could you ask for! This place has the best ribs by far over any other place in town and we've tried them all...large portions... We normally take half our food home. Also love this place because my daughter... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I rated this restaurant as very good although the rib flavor that I ordered to go was not the one that I would recommend for any anyone. I like spicy so the waiter recommended the spicy blackened raspberry flavor. The ribs just tasted burned and hot, no good flavor taste at all. But the hushpuppies and potato salad was very... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is great barbequeue! The ambiance is basic but the flavors in the food are really something. We had a sample of wings (great) pulled pork (excellent) and the ribs ( fantastic). The service was great as well. Highly recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a meal at Carolina Ribs on the Run, Saturday for lunch. There was only one other family dining at that time. Friendly service, and clean restaurant. Ribs just average and fairly small portions compared to other restaurants in the area. We were surprised how expensive it was. More than $15 for Half a rack of baby ribs, fries... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

staff was very friendly and helpful lunch service. "bbq" was very good but didnt appear to be authentic just roasted with options of sauce. was hoping for legit NC. bbq but was satisfied with a good home cooked meal that wasn't a road side chain restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 516 River Hwy, Suite F, Mooresville, NC 28115
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mooresville
  • Phone Number: +1 980-444-2103

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 19
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?