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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“wings” (25 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
219 S Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052-4103
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop in frequently to grab a drink and a bite to eat. Food is wonderful and inexpensive. Service can be slow but always friendly...it’s a family run restaurant 😊 definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

PROS: our server was excellent my corn on the cob was good my husbands pull pork bbq was good (I tasted it) my husbands brisket was good (I tasted it) the rolls that came with the meal were good CONS: my husbands side salad came...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Love eating at Ray's. The Hamburger Steak, Ribs, Brisket & BBQ are always great. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

Thank judyjohnson528
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

They have some great burgers and the BBQ is the best you'll ever eat don't forget the homemade molasses sauce! If you like wings their smoked wings are awesome! Will definitely go back!

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great place and food. Friendly atmosphere and clean. The food was perfect as expected. Will Definitely be back

Thank fire5201
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I gave this a try twice and I ABSOLUTELY HATED IT I hated how soggy my fries and onion rings were I'm very disappointed I really wasted my moneyMore

Thank Carrybeal
hogsmoker102, Owner at Ray's Country Smokehouse-Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Carrybeal, I am the owner at Ray's Smokehouse and I am sorry to hear that we did not do the job that we should have, our policy is to make the customers happy and make them want to return. If you do return to the...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

The restaurant was very clean and the waitress was very helpful but the food was not as good as I expected from the reviews. We had brisket and turkey sandwiches. The sides were good but the sandwiches were tasteless. I wanted it to be a...More

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and wonderful service from Alexis! Delicious brisket, which has been hard for us to find in NC. Sides were all great too. Will definitely come here again. Thanks for a great evening.

Thank shankath
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in Gastonia for the Catawba Indian Festival at the Schiele Museum and searched TripAdvisor for somewhere unique for lunch. We found it at Ray's. This was our first visit. The BBQ was good. I loved the mustard BBQ sauce; it...More

Thank elite99999
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Wife and I dropped in today. I had the brisket and my wife had a combo of pulled pork and brisket. We both had fried okra and baked beans. AWESOME !!! Great meal and large serving size. My complements to the pit master. We will...More

Thank Brian G
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16 November 2017|
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Response from fire5201 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. I would call the restaurant and ask
Diane H
28 February 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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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