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“Disappointment...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Carolina Smokehouse

Carolina Smokehouse
US Highway 64, Cashiers, NC
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Ranked #15 of 25 Restaurants in Cashiers
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Disappointment...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stopped by the Carolina Smokehouse, located right off the highway, as you enter beautiful Cashiers, NC. The restaurant had a nice, rustic look and was quite busy, so we thought it might be a good option. It was a disappointing experience all around: the table was dirty, the table settings poor. We ordered pulled pork and rib platters; the pork was OK, served w/ sauce (none on the tables) w/ poor quality coleslaw. The baked beans were an add'l cost and appeared to come right out of a can w/ dried onions as the only enhancement. The service was fast, but non-attentive. We would not recommend this restaurant. The town of Cashiers though was lovely and as was the "Leaf Festival" which we attended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“It could really be so much better with a little effort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The best thing on the menu is a hamburger. Barbecue is not very flavorful, price is outrageous for what you get. Unfortunately there is little if any competition, so if you want barbecue in cashiers you need to eat this or leave town. My kids like the ribs, but they are steamed instead of barbecued and I am not a big fan

Visited May 2013
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“No snobs here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I own a Two Rivers Lodge in Bryson City Nc. and give motorcycle tours of the area. I bring groups here as much several times a month and always get thumbs up. I can always count on Carolina Smokehouse to be open and ready to serve weather I bring in six or twenty six riders. The BBQ is truly slow smoked the way we did back home in Memphis and the sauce is sweet as it should be. The onion rings get moans of satisfaction from all that try them and an order can is large enough to share with two or three. if you want something light have a BLT and sweet tea, always refreshing. I have taken 800+ here in the last six years and they always ask to return when visiting the area. For a down home atmosphere in an up scale area there is no equal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NC
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great hot barbecue sauce”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Their hot barbecue sauce is the best I have eaten. They have a great variety of dishes, and when my daughter comes for a visit,she always wants to go to the Smokehouse.

Visited September 2013
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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“A Diamond in the rough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

AWESOME BBQ, in particular, the hot bbq sauce was my favorite. It wasn't to hot when it hit the back of your throat, but it had me perspiring a bit. It was addicting. A Lot of food for sure!

Good, good, good!

Visited September 2013
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