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841 N Fairview Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801-6100
+1 252-442-5522
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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shiloh, nc
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like southern country cooking you will like this place. Great barbecue and fried chicken. The buffet had lots of options. Service fast and wait staff friendly. Hard to beat for the price. Would definitely eat here again.

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Thank sbrad09
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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129 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We chose to order from menu in lieu of buffet. Very long wait for food to come and what was supposed to be hot food was cold. Bar-B-Que was not only cold but dry with no taste. Not a place where I will return.

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Thank Lee H
GardnerBBQ, Director of Sales at Gardner's Barbecue Fairview Road, responded to this review

Please give one of our other locations. This location is very small and has a very limited menu. Come check out our location on 301. More 

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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

The exterior appearance is good, but the interior is very bland and icky. You can feel the grease in the air, and the super laid back atmosphere is what draws the locals to come hang out for lunch and chit chat. The appearance, smell, and feel makes you wonder if this place is clean or has safe food to eat.... More 

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Thank TeamDavidAndSarah
GardnerBBQ, Director of Sales at Gardner's Barbecue Fairview Road, responded to this review

This location is our smallest location and we hope when you come back that you visit our location on 301. It's huge! This location that left a review for is about the size of 301's take out area. 301 has a full buffet with Pig Pickin Thursdays, Seafood Fridays, and so much more. Dine in with us and we have... More 

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Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I can't describe how rotten this overpriced food is. I love BBQ. This was not BBQ. I'm not really sure what it was. Pork tasted terrible, no BBQ sauce on tables, service was worst professionalism than a ghetto McDonald's. Cole slaw was Cole slop.

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Thank Ted W
GardnerBBQ, Director of Sales at Gardner's Barbecue Fairview Road, responded to this review

This is the smallest of our restaurants and we suggest that you try our large buffet on 301 if this is your first experience which is over 10 times the size of this one. We make a standard eastern NC BBQ which is vinegar based. There is no "red sauce" on the table because the version of BBQ in Eastern... More 

Virginia
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Fish was tasty. Yams were ok. Collards perfectly seasoned but overly chopped as well as the slaw. Assistant manager (her first day) needs to tone down her attitude. Acted like it was a big inconvenience for her to be there. Over all it was average.

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Thank Charlotte S
GardnerBBQ, Director of Sales at Gardner's Barbecue Fairview Road, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Our slaw and collards are finely chopped in the standard way that this area is accustomed to. I would recommend trying our larger restaurant on 301 that usually features our cross cut collards which are leafier. It also has a much larger selection of items. I am sorry to hear... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2015

The turkey bbq and the sweet tea is delicious and the customer service is great. The staff don't mind telling what the special is for the day.

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Thank TeeCas
GardnerBBQ, Director of Sales at Gardner's Barbecue Fairview Road, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Our Turkey BBQ is a great option for those who are seeking a healthier option to pork. Happy our staff showed your their southern charm. More 

Savannah, Georgia
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360 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

The pork and turkey were boiled or stewed. There is no BBQ sauce on the tables or buffet. We had to ask for sauce and our table of 4 was given only two small plastic ketchup-sized containers. The southern veggies were OK, but the dumplings were mushy/falling apart. Very disappointed.

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Thank DraLisa
GardnerBBQ, Director of Sales at Gardner's Barbecue Fairview Road, responded to this review

Rate us low because our version of BBQ is different from what you expect BBQ to be? It is not meant to be eaten with red sauce but vinegar. It's just our style of how we eat BBQ and we hold deep to our traditions. It won't please everyone but it's part of our heritage and culture. Eastern-style barbecue is... More 

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2014

I Love BBQ and I try it just about everywhere I go. But I have to say I am an Eastern Carolina BBQ girl! That is a vinegar based sauce. I ordered the sandwhich combo with fries and tea. The quality was great the quantity was great. It was just a totally awesome sandwhich. I can't wait to go to... More 

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Thank Kim M
GardnerBBQ, Director of Sales at Gardner's Barbecue Fairview Road, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to inform us of the experience you had at our 301 restaurant. At Gardner’s we strive to provide our guests with an enjoyable dining experience and fresh hot Southern style home cookin’. We would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$3 - $10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 841 N Fairview Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27801-6100
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-442-5522

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