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Ole Carolina BBQ

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1011 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054
+1 704-215-5293
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The original of this restaurant was down the street and run by the father. It was closed for many years and sorely missed by most in the county, especially the local seniors. The son now owns the place but has kept his dad's original recipes, all for the better. Very crowded on Wednesday's as this is senior night but a... More 

Thank ncmomofthree
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We come here quit often and the food is always good but the servers do not listen fully to when you order. Ordered a large pork plate with no fries with hushpuppies and slaw they being the food out it has three hushpuppies on it and a huge bowl of slaw....ridiculous!!!! If this continues i will be takeing my business... More 

Thank bowler201587
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I used to love coming here to get bbq and now they are so slow and now I know why the food isn't as good quality and the people there aren't very friendly. Will not return unless they change owners. I can make better bbq myself.

Thank Lrhoove
Gastonia, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Good, NC style BBQ. Friendly wait staff. Locally owned by a family that has been in the BBQ business for a very long time.

Thank Nancy R
Psarou, Greece
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Not much of a BBQ, more like a cooked meat with carbs. We did like the Sweet Potato side dish, though. Service was good, but like so many places around here, they let the dirty dishes pile by your side. YUCK.

Thank NG99
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Two of us ate well for under 20 dollars. The Wed Senior night makes it an even better value! The wait staff is friendly and the food comes fast.

Thank Chuck N
Charlotte, North Carolina
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

We stopped by while in town looking for someplace to eat for lunch near the bank. We passed by and saw the parking lot was pretty full, so I thought we would stop. My husband and I ordered the 1/2 rack ribs and the kids got childrens meals. Ran us about $60 with tip. The food was excellent and did... More 

Thank cdolphin
Bucks County, PA
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170 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Ordered the pork and beef combo plate. Pork was good, sauce was good, but they should offer more or have extra on the table. Beef was disappointing. Thought I'd be getting brisket but best way I can describe it is pulled beef, because it was prepared same way as the pork. They do offer alternatives to fries on the side... More 

Thank Walkaboutster
Huntersville, North Carolina
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

I called them for a last minute, short notice lunch order and they did not disappoint. The pans were packed full and we had tons of leftovers. My favorites were their huge hush puppies.

Thank andmarnclt
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Been to a lot of BBQs, but this place, serving the same pork plate it has served under this and a previous name for at least 20-25 years is at the top of my list. Lean, good pork with a great sauce that doesn't need to be pepper-infused to have a distinctive taste, good pups and slaw, and there you... More 

Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-215-5293

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