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Green River Barbeque

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131 W Hwy 176, Saluda, NC 28773
+1 828-749-9892
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • 5
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Short detour from I-26 but worth it if you like barbecue

A couple of miles off of I-26 exit 59 located in Saluda, a nice little mountain town. The barbecue is good and a nice size portion. The sides are good and you need to try the tomato pie. A good selection of local (Asheville mostly) micro brews. This is my favorite place to eat when I am in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Bill P
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Asheville, NC
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Asheville, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A couple of miles off of I-26 exit 59 located in Saluda, a nice little mountain town. The barbecue is good and a nice size portion. The sides are good and you need to try the tomato pie. A good selection of local (Asheville mostly) micro brews. This is my favorite place to eat when I am in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

In fairness to the restaurant, I have to say that we went there on a very busy day and were seated in the far corner, away from the kitchen and off the beaten path for the waitresses. Additionally, they were short handed with only two waitresses while the owner sat at the bar and did not help other than to... More 

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Roswell, GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nice BBQ and bar just outside of town. Special deals on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Good selection of local beers.

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Tuxedo, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like your pork BBQ'd & Pulled, you gotta' visit Green River BBQ in historic Saluda, NC Ribs, beef brisket, and country-cooking sides that can't be beat! Wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. This is a very "Family-Friendly" restaurant, where the portions are generous, and the prices are extremely reasonable.

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Pawleys Island, SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I am southern through and through and eat Bar-B-Q when offered on menu. I even went her specifially beause its name specified it offered BarBQ. Really was not interested in the private lives of the residents of Saluda (most of which were not there to defend themselves). Only good to come of this visit was the opportunity to hear local... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It is a rather small place in Saluda. But the southern food is just awesome. Together with the cozy atmosphere and the just wonderful service, I felt like I was eating at a friends house. I love it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Can't believe the good reviews for this place. My wife and I stopped in while passing through and though that by the number of people there that it would be good. Not at all the case, very low score on the chopped pork and sides, I got the tasteless green beans, not good creamed spinach, and shouldn't have ordered coleslaw.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Food was good but not fantastic. Service was great but busy for a small town. This is a local favorite but I've been spoiled by TN BBQ. I do recommmend that you try it for yourself. I may have just been off that day.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Excellent brisket, great chopped pork and chicken.... Try the mustard based sauce.... Fried Green tomatoes and shrimp... We did not get to try it, but we have it on good authority it is excellent.

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Manhattan, Kansas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

The food is okay, but definitely not great. Don't expect to take home leftovers...the portions are reasonable. Service was okay.

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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 - 3:00 pm

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