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Carolina Bar B Q - CLOSED

213 Salisbury Rd, Statesville, NC 28677-5936
+1 704-873-5585
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
“cobbler” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
213 Salisbury Rd, Statesville, NC 28677-5936
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1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was terribly sad day when it was announced they were closing. We ate there. 2 or 3 times a month.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Just found this place after living here almost 9 yrs. Great service. Food excellent. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Lots of choices. We’ll definitely go back. Lots of local memorabilia around restaurant.

Thank neenscrush
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Carolina BBQ had been in Statesville since the early 80's or late 70's and they have retired. Some trips were awesome with the smoked BBQ chicken and other trips were sadly disappointing with stale pork BBQ. They served the community well for the most part...More

Thank Lithodude
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

The service was almost nonexsistant. The restaurant is old outdated, and does not seem clean. I never saw my waitress but once

Thank krjohnson67
Reviewed August 3, 2017

At the end of July 2017, the owners retired. They're trying to sell the business. Hopefully someone will buy it and use the owner's recipes. This was our #1 favorite BBQ place anywhere.

Thank Cathy S
Gene M, Owner at Carolina Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

With many mixed emotions, Linda and Gene Medlin have decided to retire. We would like to thank all of those people who have eaten with us over the last 32 years. We will never forget all of you. Thanks for the memories. Linda and Gene

Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

They were out of chicken and bbq! A bbq place out of bbq. The tables were sticky it was so crowded and the condiments were all dirty. The waitress was impatient and not very helpful, we waited for an hour for our food and the...More

Thank kirk c
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We were looking for barbecue and found it here at Carolina Bar B Q. It's a slight drive off of I-95 but worth it if you have a hankering for Carolina-style barbecue. The restaurant is old and worn. The tables and floor are not the...More

Thank GoodLittleTraveler4
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Old place, not much to look at but the food is amazing! It is the best BBQ I've ever had and the hush puppies were amazing! Was sad to hear the owner is closing the place next week.

Thank aleisethefunny
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Good and simple BBQ Salad with very good ranch. I liked that the BBQ was on leaner side since was room temp/cold on a salad - would not want it to be fatty. I did not have anything else from the menu. The reason I...More

Thank S_inNC
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

I was passing through and found this place on trip advisor so I thought I would try it. The staff was friendly the food tasty and served quickly, a nice hometown kind of place I would go back.

Thank ChefMike64
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $15
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 Salisbury Rd, Statesville, NC 28677-5936
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Statesville
  • Phone Number: +1 704-873-5585
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