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Countryside BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2070 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-4822
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Forest City, North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place has good BBQ and a great breakfast Buffet. They also offer other things that Some BBQ places don't

Thank fatboymatheny
Morganton, North Carolina
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular with young people and the senior crowd. Great food at a reasonable price. Location is very convenient. Dessert selection reach from cobblers to banana pudding. Buffet has a wide selection

Thank Ronnie T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The brisket is terrible. Way over cooked and soaked in some type liquid which makes it seem like too long in the crock pot or slow cooker. Definitely not smoked. Green beans right out of the can, no seasoning or flavor.

Thank Sims Property S
Hickory, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some times the BBQ is good and other times I know they give me leftovers and BBQ that needs to be thrown out. Yesterday I went to the to go entrance and the girl with long hair in a pony tail took my order. She has no customer service skills. She got my order wrong and then looked at me... More 

Thank TamTom2016
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was good. Chopped BBQ would probably been better at lunch. Arrived mid afternoon. The brisket was good and the sides were very good. No sliced BBQ, just chopped. I personally like sliced better than chopped. ( Pork). Service was good, again mid afternoon visit.

Thank Rod L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend the chopped bbq. So delicious. I wish i could recommend more there, but i can't seem to stop ordering the same thing each time. Excellent hushpuppies.

2 Thank Bill S
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Countryside is a great place to bring your family for an affordable and delicious meal. While the restaurant may be lacking a little in atmosphere, the surroundings are what you might expect. The servers were very helpful and the pulled pork was very good. The portions were large. If I am ever in Marion again I will stop in to... More 

Thank Lisa M
Chesterfield, Virginia
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94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Had the sliced brisket with white slaw. The meat was smoked perfect and tender.The slaw one of best I've ever had. Lunch for 2 under $20 . Had water no drinks.

Thank Tom O
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Countryside BBQ for a sandwich after taking our puppy up to hike at Mt. Mitchell. We had to take our chopped sandwiches and sweet tea to go, because the dog was in the car and there is no outdoor seating. But the sandwiches, slaw and tea were very good. Really enjoyed the slaw and BBQ sauce. Next... More 

Thank lperonto
Marion, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Good barbecue but they also have a variety of other foods. Staff is friendly. They also have a good buffet breakfast on Saturday.

1 Thank jacquelined483

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2070 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-4822
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: 828-652-4885

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