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Black's Barbecue

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2902 York Hwy, Gastonia, NC 28052-6262
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The minced pork is for someone with no teeth. No smoke taste, really a mushy mess. I would just drive on by.

Thank Scott B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I am born and raised Gastonia nc this was and will always be my favorite restaurant every time I am in the area I have to have a meal

Thank Heather B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We are new to the area and wanted to taste what all the hype was about. All I can say is this place is GROSS. Dirty, rude and horrible food. Save your money and go somewhere else.

Thank Denise R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This place has a long tradition that goes back to a time when people were not familiar with authentic BBQ in this former textile town. Their greatest claim to fame is the BBQ slaw/relish they top the pork sandwiches with . The meat is tasteless and bland. It has the consistency of being boiled and sliced thin. They do put... More 

Thank william B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped here to try NC barbeque and did not eat due to a limited menu and disgusting bathroom. There was a sink in the main room where you are waiting to order your food. There was not a welcoming barbeque smell, but rather a fired oil smell. We left soon after arriving and will not be... More 

Thank Liisa D
South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Wife and I made a quick stop here for take out. Went in and ordered two barbecue sandwiches. I ordered mine with slaw. We got the mince barbecue. Anyway while sitting outside in the truck fellow walks out to my truck to take order. Live and learn. She walked out and we started down 321. Got the food out of... More 

Thank safetynet
Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Blacks BBQ has been one of our favorites for many years & never disappoints. The service is fast & good & the food is awesome & always good. My wife & I are fans of the BBQ sandwich & fries but the onion rings are also delicious.

Thank jslowery
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

Being in town always requires a stop at this local BBQ joint. Different than the NC vinegar style as this place mixes their bbq sauce with their slaw and then it is put on a sandwich with either minced or sliced meat. Both are great but I prefer the sliced style. These sandwiches are absolutely delicious, either own their own... More 

Thank RVM82
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Never disappoints great to be back in Gastonia and enjoy the bbq and cheeseburgers so yummy. My husband grew up in Gastonia and blacks is an important part of our visit

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Black's is great! It's not amazing, but it's good BBQ. The slaw makes the sandwich and is a good dip for your fries. Black's is a must go in Gastonia.

Thank Daniel P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Barbecue, American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2902 York Hwy, Gastonia, NC 28052-6262
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-867-0941

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