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Smokey Que's

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1684 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-5384
+1 828-652-9800
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“catfish” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (19 reviews)
“hush puppies” (24 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1684 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-5384
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First the negative: Do not order the ribeye. It is thin cut, dry, overcooked and definitely NOT 10oz even when raw. No flavor. Pass in the side salad (boring iceberg lettuce, flavorless cheese, cucumber, unripe tomato, red onion). Now for the exceptional. Love the huge...More

Thank JustJohnson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We call this place the smoking gun because the outside smoker vents out the barrel of a giant pistol visible from the main street of Marion. Been here many times and have sampled most menu items including ribs, pulled pork, chicken and fish. You choose...More

Thank Hans H
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We were staying in Marion to have some work done on our RV and found this place through Trip Advisor. It was FABULOUS! We both had the Chicken Thigh Platter and loved it. The meat is off the bone and cut in chunks with a...More

Thank Eileen G
Reviewed June 21, 2018

My chopped BBQ sandwich was moderately sized, but the pork was dry and lacking in flavor. Tried two sauces, the vinegar style was actually too vinegary, the hot and sweet was very thick and too sweet. Potato salad side was OK. Waitress was very nice...More

Thank SPW777
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This place has overall great traditional Southern BBQ & ribs. Convenient to downtown Marion & plenty of free parking. Lots of atmosphere. Very friendly and down-to-earth staff. The ribs literally fall off the bone better than any I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a lot. My...More

Thank Lois P
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I was a bit surprised that there wasn't more BBQ selections on the menu, but with that said, the chopped BBQ platter was very good. We had the bbq beans, fries, potato salad and slaw for our sides and all were good. The hush puppies...More

Thank Cathy F
Reviewed December 21, 2017

I love this place. Best tommy tenders around. Great fries and hush puppies. BBQ is good, fish is good. Local owner, with a customer serving attitude.

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We were very disappointed in the food. The chopped BBQ and corn on the cob were very dry. The baked potato was not hot, the fried pickles were chewy, the fried squash is frozen, not fresh. Maybe it was the time of day (3:00pm) between...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed September 11, 2017

The servings are generous, the prices are reasonable, and the Q is pretty darned good. The location is not obvious....look for the pistol-shaped smoker in the front by the street. The inside offers both booths and tables, but don't expect fancy here. The waitress was...More

Thank bwodom
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

I found this restaurant through Trip Advisor and I'm glad I went. The pictures and the reviews sold me. The waitresses were very friendly and courteous. I recommend this place!

Thank Jean Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 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
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1684 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-5384
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 828-652-9800
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