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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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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 42
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super staff, average food.

I previously reviewed Green River about 3 years ago, rating it very high on food & staff. The staff quality has continued, however, food quality has deteriorated since. Eating there is still worth the trip--the peanut butter pie is worth the trip--but barbeque is now average. It is best to call... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
JROHernando
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Hernando, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My family had lunch here on Memorial Day. We had just spent some time at Pearson's Falls. The waitress was extremely nice. After we ordered, the food came quickly and it was great. My son really enjoyed his bbq chicken sandwich. We enjoyed the bbq and the atmosphere.

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Hernando, MS
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I previously reviewed Green River about 3 years ago, rating it very high on food & staff. The staff quality has continued, however, food quality has deteriorated since. Eating there is still worth the trip--the peanut butter pie is worth the trip--but barbeque is now average. It is best to call ahead to avoid waiting, particularly on weekends. Unless you... More 

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Wilson, North Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The restaurant offers a very nice atmosphere and our waitress was so friendly that I am actually looking forward to coming back and trying some of the other items on the menu - but - I can promise I have no intention of ever ordering their grilled cheese sandwich again. I would say it takes the prize as the worst... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Nothin' fancy here, folks, and it doesn't pretend to be. A very bare bones dining room at a turn in the road leaving the north end of Saluda. But for lunch if you want down-home NC cooking, it would be hard to top this. I had the pulled pork "small" (ha!) plate, which comes with hush puppies and three sides.... More 

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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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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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