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Gary's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
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620 Hwy 29 N, China Grove, NC 28023-2616
+1 704-857-8314
10:00 - 21:30
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Lexington, NC
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is stunningly clean.The relics and memorabilia on the walls one could spend hours looking at the cars and the Juke boxes and memorabilia inside this place. It is a event to eat here.. You would never guess from looking at the outside of the building what it holds inside the memories.

Thank Amy R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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454 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gary's is a family favorite. Generous serving sizes and friendly waitstaff help to make this a place you want to go back time and time again. Don't miss the banana pudding!

Thank Bowmanator22
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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520 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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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751 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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?