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“Average BBQ”
Review of Bar-B-Que Wagon

Bar-B-Que Wagon
Ranked #22 of 56 Restaurants in Bryson City
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We arrived around 8PM on a Saturday evening after finding little available in Bryson City other than the fast food chains. Ordering from the counter on arrival is more for regulars who come in knowing what they want. It was not a very simple process to discover exactly what the restaurant offered and we ended up getting a basic BBQ sandwich with cole slaw and baked beans. The pulled pork and the cole slaw were both chopped so finely they could almost qualify as ground up. Taste was good however. The BBQ beans were like canned pork and beans that had had minimal seasoning added. Sauces included the typical NC mustard based sauce as well as other sweet and spicy tomato based sauces. At approaching 9PM our group was relaxing and talking as we ate and noticed that no one else was in the restaurant and were informed that it actually closes at 8:30PM. Although we were assured that we were not keeping them from closing up we concluded our meal quickly at that point and left. Don't plan on dining late in Bryson City unless it is at a fast food chain!

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The chopped pork, ribs, brunswick stew were all good. I thought the cost was a little high but expected in a tourist filled town. Portions were large enough that I didn't have room for breakfast. I didn't like that you ordered your food off a wall menu when you first entered, but I guess that just makes it more of a BarBQ joint.

Thank rspeay
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Fast food atmosphere, and run by a teenage staff. The place is clean and has nostalgic decor. (I love their sign - it's blatantly kitchy). The pork BBQ isn't the high quality stuff you may be used to. It's kinda chopped up pretty fine so they can use everything. It's not bad, but it's not great either. It's also not expensive. So you get what you pay for. The service is mostly self-serve, and what you'd expect from teenagers.

Thank ROGER S
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Very busy- lots of people stopping to get to go orders. The vegetables looked fantastic. French fries- were excellent and fried okra!

Thank Kelly D
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you're in the Bryson City area, I highly recommend you stop in for lunch or dinner at the Bar-B-Que Wagon! Fast, friendly and affordable! It's safe to say, it's the best bbq in western north carolina!

Thank Melissa B
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