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Ole Carolina BBQ

1011 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5524
+1 704-215-5293
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average27%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (9 reviews)
“pork plate” (2 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1011 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5524
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Always enjoy the BBQ at Ole Carolina. Love the sauce they use, which they make. Never had a bad meal here! The only thing I would change is their slaw. I'm not a fan of vinegar based slaw. I would much rather have a cream/...More

Thank Ernest B
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Always good food and service! Can't go wrong! Never a wait and food is pretty quick! We always visit when were are in visiting family.

Thank kristybest
Reviewed 31 March 2017

when you go there ask for ricky a great waitress and so happy go lucky lady! she had our food on time and drinks as well. she was very friendly and upbeat also,we will go back and see her and the bbq and beans!!

Thank elisafourpoints
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious BBQ with huge portions served at reasonable prices. Good attentive service as well. Highly recommended.

Thank mart59
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,...More

Thank ncmomofthree
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...More

Thank bowler201587
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...More

Thank Lrhoove
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
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
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
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Gregg C
Do you offer gluten free options?
9 June 2017|
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Response from elisafourpoints | Reviewed this property |
Yea they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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 28054-5524
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-215-5293
  • E-mail
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