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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
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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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good...most of the time

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
JKTravelMom
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Ohio
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Stow, Ohio
2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Streetsboro, OH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our first and last time at this restaurant. Ordered the full slab of ribs special. Ribs were fatty and tough. I had to take a knife and "saw" the meat off the first bone, then could barely chew it. An employee came over and asked it we were enjoying the food. I told him not at all, and... More 

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Stow, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

When I have out of state visitors or just for myself I always go to Carolina Barbeque! Always top notch and the quality is superb!

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Romney, West Virginia, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The prices were reasonable. The portions were large. My husband and I shared a sampler platter. I didn’t care for the bake beans. They tasted more like chili. The meats were all tender and moist and had a great taste. The people were friendly and helpful. The water tasted moldy and some of the hush puppies were not done. I... More 

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Stow
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A bit pricey but the portions are HUGE. I will share a meal with my daughter because there is so much. But the sauces are great. The corn nuggets are huge . Mac and cheese is my favorite. Way too many french fries! You feel bad not being a member of the clean plate club

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Streetsboro, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The food here is good. There is a noticeable difference in taste from time to time, but as a hobbyist who smokes pork shoulders, I understand that the final product doesn't always come out exactly the same every time no matter how much we would like it too. Last trip there my wife got the two pulled pork sandwiches with... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The pulled pork was plentiful and had a nice smoky flavor. I ate it without any sauce and it was fabulous. Good sides too--I recommend the vinaigrette slaw.

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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?