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Gary's Barbecue

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620 Hwy 29 N, China Grove, NC 28023-2616
+1 704-857-8314
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was bustling with 3 out of 4 dining rooms packed and a line of 'to go' customers waiting in vehicles, and we were still given fast, attentive service. When our waitress answered a few of our questions, she realized it was our first visit and explained everything, especially our barbeque sauce options. The food was well prepared -... More 

Thank Sandi C
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have BBQ chicken on Wednesday night and BBQ Ribs one week night, but don't forget the foot long hot dog and the banana pudding, they are excellent.

Thank SouthernDew
marysville ohio
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512 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great BBQ. Food was fast, hot and good!! Decor was fun. As we were leaving we got to meet the owner and talk to him about his amazing collection. It's like a museum in there. So much fun to look around and remember your childhood. We will definatly come back if we are in the area!

Thank lindas286
Cary, North Carolina
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713 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Have been to Gary's many times over the years and it is still one of the top 10 BBQ places in North Carolina. Service is always fast and friendly. If you like western NC BBQ, this a very good place to eat. Most of the waitresses have been there for years and know most of the frequent customers by name.... More 

Thank Levon M
Garner, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This place had good food with very fast service during lunch. They do not take credit or debit cards at all so be prepared. Burger and Brunswick stew were both tasty.

Thank scottycameron71
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Just a restaurant that's been talked up for years. And guess what happened. Yep, everybody believes it's good. Well, it's only bad at the best. Try it and you'll see.

Thank Gregory C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

BBQ restaurant that has been around since the 1970s. I have never had a bad meal and the service is always top notch. Very quick service and the food always comes very quickly after you place your order. Love all of the old signs that decorate the restaurant.

Thank Brian H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

You can't beat a great Bbq sandwich! Hush puppies are delish. Just enough crisp on outside but soft on inside, dipped in ketchup and you're set. Waitresses are always great, they swing back for refills often, even on crowded days, which in my hubby's world is the main point of happiness! Love seeing the old cars and juke box on... More 

Thank Lisa P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Not only is the food good, but while you're eating you're probably going to see someone you know. I love their barbecue salad

Thank Justin T
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Seemingly very popular (and busy) at lunch on a weekday, the decor is as expected at a BBQ restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient. The pulled pork sandwiches were decent (a tad dry), with two sauces available to help (one vinegar and pepper based {i.e., eastern NC style} and the other a tangy red). The "white slaw" option served on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Hwy 29 N, China Grove, NC 28023-2616
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  China Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 704-857-8314

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