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Carolina Barbeque

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500 Pineola St, Po Box 654, Newland, NC 28657
+1 828-737-0700
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good

The smoked chicken is on point. Their BBQ is a bit dry but they offer some sauces that are tasty and give it moisture. Sides are really good, except the green beans.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Matt W
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Linville, North Carolina
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145 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for soup, anxious to explore their menu. Homemade bean, bacon, ham and potato soup was very good. Hot, fresh, tasty. Fried pickles were excellent and a huge portion. No-bake cookies were just like my granny's. Service was outstanding. Atmosphere is quirky and comfortable. They have a stage and sound system for live music on the weekend.

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Thank travelingbillbury
Linville, North Carolina
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The smoked chicken is on point. Their BBQ is a bit dry but they offer some sauces that are tasty and give it moisture. Sides are really good, except the green beans.

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Thank Matt W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Really like the smoked chicken, Mac n Cheese and Green Beans - I have a lot of experience in BBQ and Smoked meats and these guys get it right. I'm not big on the fried foods but that is simply my choice. Worth the time to stop in - service was friendly and they kept my tea glass full

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Thank Baddgerr
Newland, North Carolina
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5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The BBQ is okay, not the best I have had. I am not a BBQ person. The rest of the menu is fair but not great. The chicken tenders are too thick and greasy. This is just not healthy or tasty cuisine.

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Thank Patron_M21
Newland, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great food! Awesome staff, friendly atmosphere, just a good ole folks type place. Live music from some of the local folks is always nice.

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Thank 90Ted72
Hickory, North Carolina
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Either I am visiting at the wrong time Or this place is understaffed! Guess it's a good sign people are lined up out the door! At least the food is good. Give it a try and form your own opinion. After all this is the busiest weekend of the fall season in the mountains. The staff are sweet just overwhelmed... More 

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Thank Bill M
Burnsville, North Carolina
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209 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Found this place while having school here in Newland. Asked some of the locals where a good place to eat and they recommended to try Carolina BBQ. I was here for several days and I liked it so much we ate here 2 days out of the days I was there.

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Thank barnett202
Huntington, West Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My friend and I were looking for a place that was open after eight. We flipped a coin between Carolina BBQ and Papa's Pizza-To-Go. Carolina BBQ won the flip and we were very glad it did. Fabulous homemade mac and cheese with a great cheese sauce. I could have eaten a pan full. Wonderful BBQ chicken. Slaw was good. Pulled... More 

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Thank Aimless_Amy
Rock Hill, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We have been going to Carolina BBQ for several years now. Saturday night we arrived at 6:30 and tried to place an order. We were told they were out of smoked chicken which we have ordered several times before. The order was changed and we began the wait. I noticed one young lady who wore glasses doing most of the... More 

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Thank Madman50
Port Orange, Florida
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We ate here twice on our two week trip in the mountains. Bbq chicken is smoky and moist. Bbq beef also very good. Try the friend pickles as an appetizer. Yummy. Try it. I know you'll like it.

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Thank cia0girl

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Pineola St, Po Box 654, Newland, NC 28657
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Newland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-737-0700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 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?