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Old Carolina Barbecue

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4326 Kent Road, Stow, OH
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average.

Decent food. A bit pricey. Limited selection. No options for calorie counters and heart patients. Overall, just average.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Duane H
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Stow, Ohio
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Stow, Ohio
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Stow, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Decent food. A bit pricey. Limited selection. No options for calorie counters and heart patients. Overall, just average.

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Stow, Ohio
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

very basic recipes, certainly not over the top or blue ribbon quality. It passes as bbq, but could certainly be much better...

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Boca Raton, Florida
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We tried to find good bbq on our trip to this area; place we wanted to go to was closed so came here. Stark, cold, zero atmosphere. Can I substitute hush puppies for the corn bread and pay a little more? NO. You can pay $6 for a side order. My husband (who cooked and judged BBQ professionally) always says,... More 

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Akron, OH
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love every meal they offer, but the ribs are smoky and very meaty. The sauces they offer is really good. I like their cole slaw. It is the only restaurant in this area, that offers either vinegar and creamy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Used this location to provide the pulled pork etc for a pre wedding destination at Cuyahoga National Park. The quality of food was very good and it was delivered hot! Lots of positive comments form the guests.

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Stow, Ohio
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Excellent BBQ. This is the best BBQ I've had since I moved here from North Carolina. I love the vinegar based sauce. Just like Real Carolina BBQ.

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Pittsburgh
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was our second visit to Old Carolina Barbecue in Stow and it was just as good as our first. I'm not a big fan of heavily barbecue-sauced food and was pleasantly surprised that Old Carolina lets you add your own. We've only tried the "pulled" meats (pork &chicken) and the beef brisket, so I can't attest to some of... More 

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Ohio
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My family loves this place for the pulled pork sandwiches but they are inconsistent. Most of the time, the sandwiches are delicious. Yet, we've had some fatty and crusty ones. The baked beans are great. The rest of the menu seems hit or miss. The ribs and brisket were just so-so. The atmosphere is ok. Sometimes the tv/music has been... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

First and last time here. Quite pricey for very average food. I will say the young lady that waited on us was very nice, and it's a nice atmosphere. Just nothing special.

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Additional Information about Old Carolina Barbecue

Address: 4326 Kent Road, Stow, OH
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Stow
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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?