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131 W Hwy 176, Saluda, NC 28773
+1 828-749-9892
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The food is good ! But the parking is not good there are not enough parking places but there is more parking a few hundred yards down the road & then you have to walk ! The staff are very nice but very slow also we had to wait 15 mins just for the check !

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Tony T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The food is good ! But the parking is not good there are not enough parking places but there is more parking a few hundred yards down the road & then you have to walk ! The staff are very nice but very slow also we had to wait 15 mins just for the check !

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Matlacha, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our softball team and families just got done tubing down Green River and we were hungry. We called to see if they could accommodate 40+ people on 1/2 hr notice. They said no problem. When we arrived they had 8 picnic tables set and ready outside. Tammy took care of us, and she was exceptional! Our table started with fried... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I've visited numerous Carolina BBQ restaurants over the years, and this one's near the top. Good quality meat and excellent BBQ sauce (smoky and a nice kick - but not overpowering). Seating was reasonably comfortable, and the service was fast and very friendly. Prices are about average for BBQ restaurants of this kind. Definitely worth a try if you're in... More 

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Morris Plains, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For me, most NC BBQ is good--in fact delish! In addition to the good BBQ, this place has excellent service. Our young lady was a delight! Funny, personable, efficient. Green River is fortunate to have her on their staff. Definitely worth a stop. But come hungry!

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Saluda, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We've been eating BBQ at Green River for over 20 years. This summer they've expanded their hours and now have some terrific outdoor seating which is really hard to find in this area so kudos to them. The menu is great; in addition to BBQ there are chicken wraps, salads, veggie plates and some great appetizers like wings and quesadillas.... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A visit to western NC has to include a stop at the Green River Barbeque in Saluda, North Carolina, The town features the steepest railroad grade in the east and the beat barbeque to boot. We've been regular visitors for over 30 years. Each time we visit the inside changes a bit and the place expands a bit more, but... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I met her parents for lunch at Green River Barbeque. It was our first time there and I dare say it will not be our last. The service was great and the food was plentious. The sandwich I had, The Saluda Stuffer, was a sandwich that seemed to defy the laws of physics! I have never met... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Solid BBQ. It's good and exactly what you would expect. Limited staff so service wears thin during busy times. I ordered something with the word "stuffer" in the title and was VERY disappointed in the lack of food on my plate when it arrived. You certainly aren't getting stuffed on that. My kids ordered the wings and I ate a... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

They advertise as being 'authentic pit cooked barbeque' but where is the pit? Portions are small and overpriced but tasty. Service is good. The only barbeque game in town.

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Russell, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Food was good, not outstanding: 4 stars. The ribs and pulled pork shined, but the brisket was just average. My fried okra was was quite delicious, but disappointingly, the mac-n-cheese was subpar. All in all, I think it would be a good stop in off-hours… but we went when it was packed both inside and outdoor seating, and it was... More 

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Additional Information about Green River Barbeque

Address: 131 W Hwy 176, Saluda, NC 28773
Phone Number: +1 828-749-9892
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Saluda
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 W Hwy 176, Saluda, NC 28773
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-9892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 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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