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Green River Barbeque

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131 W Highway 176, Saluda, NC 28773-8728
+1 828-749-9892
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has always been a retro staple of the area in the beautiful small town of Saluda. For years, it has been some of the best BBQ far and wide. Unfortunately, in recent years as it seemed to succeed, down went several important aspects. First of all the food portions have decreased and the price increased. The sandwiches use to... More 

Thank studioboy
Greenville, SC
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

A Saturday afternoon, not much going on, my husband and I decided to go to the RV show outside Hendersonville. On the way home around 3:00 we decided to drive through Saluda and stopped to have a bite to eat. Great juicy moist pulled pork sandwich with homemade slaw and potatoe chips. Really good sauces on the table. We were... More 

Thank TeacherTrainer
Saluda, NC, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Very relaxed atmosphere. Use and lick your fingers as much as you want. It's finger licking good and everyone else is doing it. Don't be shy to ask for a doggy bag, I always do.

Thank claudebP2994JN
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Green River Barbecue. We day tripped to Saluda for the first time yesterday. It is a quaint little town. One of the highlights of our visit was eating at Green River Barbeque. We spilt the pulled pork plate, hush puppies, tomato pie, and collard greens. Very good food and the tomato pie... I could have eaten a whole plate of... More 

Thank WilkinsKD
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

On the way to Charleston we decided to check out Saluda. Apart from the history of being on top of the longest and steepest railroad grade in the US, there's one of the best bbq places I've discovered. Our GPS sent is to the address behind the restaurant, so watch out for that! The pulled pork platter A-1. So were... More 

Thank Leroy O
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Stopped through at lunchtime - drawn in by all the cars parked outside. Everything we had was excellent, but the St Louis cut pork ribs were some of the best I've had anywhere. Topped off by a wonderful berry cobbler with ice cream, this was a special meal that we will look forward to repeating whenever we're driving through the... More 

Thank Sarah O
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I stop in here about 4x yr when the craving comes. I drive the 22 miles. Welcoming music. Smiling wait staff. I ordered the pulled pork, vinegar Slaw & sweet potato casserole w/o looking at a menu. Shame about some reviews, it's been a reliable local joint to me. They have actually made many upgrades in the past eight yrs.... More 

Thank Karen H
Tryon, North Carolina
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We used to come here all the time but haven't been in a few years. We went this past weekend and we were so disappointed. The service was friendly, but it took forever for our food to come. All the adults got pulled pork... nothing tha needed to be cooked so it really shouldn't have taken long. All the meat... More 

Thank LauraPh
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Ive been coming here for 5 or more years atleast 4 times a year... love it... the peolle are great... the food is great... TOMATO PIE... best you'll ever have...

Thank PastorJG
Tryon, North Carolina
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Read a lot of reviews about this restaurant. Most reviews say the food is good and the service is so-so. We went on a Monday afternoon and the place was empty. Service was attentive but there were only three tables occupied. The food was not as good as I expected. I had a brisket plate and the broccoli cheese soup.... More 

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 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: 131 W Highway 176, Saluda, NC 28773-8728
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-9892

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