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Old Carolina Barbecue

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4326 Kent Road, Stow, OH
4195290680
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: This is one of five of this chain or restaurants in the northeast Ohio...
This is one of five of this chain or restaurants in the northeast Ohio area.
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fast and Good take out

Food is good and service is fast. Oddly, we went twice in the same week and the price of our bill for the same thing both times was totally different. It appears to be run by pleasant enough youth without adult supervision. I'm hoping the pricing thing is just because of that. We'll go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
cndyD
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Tallmadge
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Tallmadge
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155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is good and service is fast. Oddly, we went twice in the same week and the price of our bill for the same thing both times was totally different. It appears to be run by pleasant enough youth without adult supervision. I'm hoping the pricing thing is just because of that. We'll go back.

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Thank cndyD
Ravenna, Ohio
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on an impromptu late lunch out. We had never been here and didn't know what to expect. This is not a restaurant where you sit down with a menu. You walk up to the counter and place your order (like at Panera's or Chipotle) and then a server brings out your food when it is ready. So, this... More 

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Thank buckeyebear25
Stow, Ohio
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have done carry out twice lately and have been mostly happy with the food and service. It would be nice if you could buy a small quantity - like a pint - of the excellent pulled pork or brisket, then add sandwich rolls and sides. Being relegated to either a sandwich or a "plate" necessitates deciding if it will... More 

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Thank Dixiecup2014
Naples, Florida
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Took my son here for a quick lunch with only modest expectations, given that we are in Ohio and the restaurant is in a strip mall. VERY pleasantly surprised - very lean, tasty barbecue, in good quantity, with nice sides as well. A diamond in the rough!

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Thank shamsix
Stow, Ohio
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Excellent BBQ pork. The portions have shrunk but that's probably a good thing for all! The corn bread has changed but it's excellent. My husband had beans and Mac-n-cheese and said they were excellent. He had chicken and ribs and lived both. I had the pulled pork and live their classic sauce. They are a bit stingy on the sauce,... More 

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Thank Robin E
Stow
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is some of the best BBQ in the area great pulled pork, awesome smoked ribs and beef brisket . If your in the area you have to stop if not you wont know what you missed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank 909allanm
Cleveland, Ohio
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117 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I recently got a takeout order for the family consisting of pulled pork, beef brisket, baked beans, macaroni and cheese and vinegar cole slaw. They include about a half dozen buns for sandwiches and a variety of small containers of sauce. Their food is very good and I will say they do have the best baked beans I have ever... More 

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Thank RedLester
Stow, Ohio
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is one of those “pick your sauce” style places where some of the meet is cooked rather plain (like the Briquet) and you dip it in the sauce of your liking. While this is nice for people who like to experiment with flavors, the authentic BBQ experience is lost in this approach. While their may be Carolina in the... More 

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Thank brimil
Ontario, Ohio
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Thought I'd try the "new barbecue place in town", Old Carolina in Ontario Ohio. First I asked if they had sliced brisket by the pound and I was told yes, it's $24.99/#! I said there must be some mistake because that's twice as much as any other brisket. The price was verified with the manager. I ordered smoked wings and... More 

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Thank Bill D
Stow, Ohio
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I'd like to recommend local restaurants but I just can't do it here. Been to South Carolina for the last twenty years, so have had good barbecue before. I'd had Old Carolina before at a catered party and was not impressed but was willing to give it another try. We ordered because they had a fourth of July sale, 40%... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4326 Kent Road, Stow, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Stow
  • Phone Number: 4195290680

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

This is one of five of this chain or restaurants in the northeast Ohio area.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?