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Carolina Barbeque

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7119-A Lone Oak Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303
+1 864-503-0542
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for some authentic Carolina BBQ and was not impressed. The food was not all the same temperature. The fried squash was piping hot (and tasty), the beans were cold, and the meat was slightly warm. The BBQ flavors were underwhelming and didn't have a strong finish. Conversely, the mustard based sauce was very good and saved the meal... More 

Thank Pete B
Pompano Beach
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little hole in the wall. We were lookin' for a place to eat and spotted the billboard so we tried it. We were absolutely NOT disappointed. The service was gracious and efficient and the food was AMAZING. The ribs were the best I've ever had, the baked beans had a touch of cinnamon for a different and... More 

Thank J S
Michael H, Owner at Carolina Barbeque, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We work hard for these type of comments. Thanks again. Do stop in next time you are in the area. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fast and friendly. Slab of ribs was cold. They say they Re-grill after sauce? Maybe they forgot this on mine. Onion rings are good. Chopped pork is above average. Macoronia and cheese is not my style...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Michael H, Owner at Carolina Barbeque, responded to this review

I am very sorry that your experience did meet yours or our expectation. I will ensure that all food that comes out of our kitchen is pipping hot in the future. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Please try us again. Hopefully the third time will be the charm... More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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171 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We ordered their platter and it was good, in taste and portion. (except the slaw - avoid the slaw). The place looks clean and the food got to us quickly. It was wanting a refill on our drinks that took forever. I finally got up and went to get it myself (Yes that bad) and the place wasn't even full.... More 

1 Thank Rudy G
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Carolina BBQ it's a very good place to eat local flavors of BBQ. Some of the sauces seemed almost commercial and the barbecue was not fantastic in the cooking process with smoking but it was very good.

Thank Mr M
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Tried the brisket for the first time. It was the most tender and flavorful I'd ever had. Highly recommended. The hushpuppies are some of the best I've had. The only side I don't like is the baked beans. They have too much of a vinegar flavor. Otherwise, I love this place.

Thank SCAngler
Michael H, Owner at Carolina Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are in the process of reformulating our Baked Beans. Hopefully next time in, the beans will be the best, too. Next time you are in, ask for me. Thank you for your business More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

As South Carolina is known in general for mustard style sauce and Spartanburg isn't a haven for that, you don't expect to find great barbeque. Carolina Barbeque comes is a welcome surprise. Simply some of the best brisket you can find. While they have a selection of sauces from the traditional mustard to the hot KC style, you're better off... More 

Thank DeadGuyLurking
Michael H, Owner at Carolina Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm glad you were satisfied. More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Being from KC - and having A LOT of hometown pride - it pains me to say it..but this is the best barbecue I have ever had. KC has you beat with beans...but the rest was amazing.

Thank Christi P
Michael H, Owner at Carolina Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I bet our beans will win next time you are in. We are working on them this week. Thanks More 

South Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

This is a great place. The food was delicious. We have eaten here quite a few times while visiting our family over the past fifteen years.

Thank Denise7482013
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Nothing special. The BBQ was okay. I think this is a dry county, so no beer or wine which would have helped.

Thank travelwise68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7119-A Lone Oak Road, Spartanburg, SC 29303
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg
  • Phone Number: +1 864-503-0542

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