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Ray's Country Smokehouse-Grill

219 S Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052-4103
+1 704-867-4386
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (69 reviews)
“wings” (27 reviews)
“fried okra” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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219 S Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052-4103
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting a much better meal than received. Maybe I had gotten my hopes up too high for this place.

Thank sclappfan
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I have ate there 3 times, twice with my son and once with a friend. All 3 times I had a large burger with the works.Can't beat it.Will definitely go back

Thank warren w
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I go here with a business client about once every other month. I get something different every time. This last visit I enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich which came w fries. Delicious. The servers are always friendly. When you walk in the atmosphere is definitely...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Ray's has some of the best smoked wings and brisket that I have ever had. The ribs were also very good but I've had better smoked ribs. We also had great service, can't remember the girls name but she's been working there since she was...More

Thank Martin085
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped at Ray's around 7:45 not realizing they close at 8 (kitchen closes a half hour earlier). The owner greeted us at the counter and told us he'd be happy to serve us a meal. He said he had just taken some ribs out...More

1  Thank PeteD25
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This place was good! The ribs fall off the bone and the place is hopping!! It is family friendly but can at first feel like a bar. It’s great food and lovely company!

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Had dinner here tonight and it was amazing. We started with the smoked wings for an app....wow! I had the ribs and husband had the smoked chicken quarter. The ribs were fall off the bone amazing. Lean and tasty. The side I had were the...More

1  Thank Maggie214
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I have eaten BBQ all over this country and a ton of it in the south due to my military postings and travels. I have a ton of Tripadvisor ratings and do not overrate This is one of the best BBQ's I ever tasted. The...More

5  Thank SouthSkookPorkchop
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Have been here twice. The bar is always dirty. I would think that getting there shortly after they opened, the bar would be clean. The food is ok. Wings are so-so. I had Brunswick stew that was barely warmed. It's a ok place for a...More

1  Thank Blacjac443
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My family and I are a bunch of talkers. But, when we eat at Ray's Country Smokehouse-Grill, we are silent at the table. The food there is throwback delicious. They have several smokers in front and in back of the building with piles of seasoned...More

1  Thank C Marshall T
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Response from Susydsr | Reviewed this property |
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Diane H
28 February 2016|
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Response from hogsmoker102 | Property representative |
So sorry I just got your question, but we do not take reservations, were you able to eat with us, I hope you were treated well,I was out of town, but they know what to do,I preach it everyday. Let me know how we did, and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 S Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052-4103
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-867-4386
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Description
We are a small Independant restaurant. We focus on good quality food for a reasonable price.We have been in business since 1960. My Father started the business when he got out of the Air Force.We are always happy to let our new customers try a sample of our food before they order it.We work very hard to try to make you feel welcome. We have Brisket everyday, which is smoked for 17 hours, this is a must try if you like BBQ.
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