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Carolina Barbeque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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500 Pineola St, Po Box 654, Newland, NC 28657-7604
+1 828-737-0700
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Conowingo, Maryland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a short distance from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Lees-McRae College, we stumbled on this great little BBQ place while driving around enjoying the fall foliage. Even though it was late afternoon (between lunch and dinner crowds), the counter service was very fast and the employees were all very friendly. We enjoyed our pulled pork platters, but my son... More 

Thank PPG73
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Good food, quick service and great atmosphere for a hungry group. They were open on a Sunday which was great!

Thank Fruppard
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We ate there at lunch (1:30 on Saturday). The service was slow and they seemed confused. A bit pricey for what you get. I had the half rack of rigs which was tender and flavorful. My husband had a bbq sandwich. It took 30 minutes to get our food. There was a lot of confusion in orders as several times... More 

Thank 48Spartanette
Palm Desert, California
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Recently my wife and her family had lunch at the Carolina BBQ. Nothing special. Food was OK. It is almost like a cafeteria where you place an order, pay for it and then find a table and wait for a waitress to delver your food. I have been here in the past but it is not one of my favorite... More 

Thank Edward C
New Albany, Indiana
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

The boyfriend is a chef and a BBQ fanatic. To be honest, I haven't had any BBQ that was better than his. Carolina BBQ was a very, very close second and the hush puppies I could have eaten all day. This hit the spot on our travels home and kept us sated for the 6.5 hour drive. Very yummy.

Thank ms_blue_eyes84
Marshall, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Yes, I ordered fried chicken at a BBQ place.. but oh well! Chicken was made to order with a 30 minute wait.. No problem.. I was going to wait.. my boyfriend chose chicken tenders, and they staggered his meal to come out the same as mine. Chicken was thoroughly cooked, and delicious. Had mac & cheese (which was great) and... More 

Thank Sherry G
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

On the day we were there a benefit music performance was being held. According to signs in the window, they have music quite often. We had catfish which was very good and adequate portions. Hushpuppies looked and tasted like they came out of a freezer bag and were not up to par. Order at the counter and have a seat,... More 

Thank Ed B
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a daytime road trip. The place has the pit barbecue aroma which smells good. We had the BBQ platter. The meat seemed dry and the Cole slaw could have been creamier The hush puppies were good. You order the food at the counter and the staff will bring it to you.

Thank Eugene B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The BBQ is good. Wish they gave larger portions of sides. Bathrooms are out-dated. Great Prices. The staff is super nice and friendly. I love the atmosphere. My kids love to eat here.

Thank Shana F
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I ate here so I could try BBQ in the mountains. It was a tiny bit dry, but it had a lot of flavor to it! The sides were excellent, though! The dessert was wonderful! It was Pecan cobbler! It was a welcome change of pace!

Thank Eddiebear522

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Pineola St, Po Box 654, Newland, NC 28657-7604
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Newland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-737-0700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?