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Countryside BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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2070 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-4822
+1 828-652-4885
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious tenders, great slaw and BBQ was good! But dessert was outrageously delicious! So eat dessert first!

1 Thank Donna H
Stanley, NC
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Marion on business and was looking for a good local restaurant for dinner. This place exceeded my expectations, The beef brisket was the most tender I've ever had. The fried okra was delicious too. If I am ever in Marion again, I will definitely visit this restaurant!

1 Thank SharonW08
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband and I ordered from menu and our son got the buffet. We were all very happy with our food.

1 Thank Sue1944
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The BBQ is great, service is fast. But breakfast bar on Friday and Saturday mornings reminds me of my grandma's home cooked breakfast. It is incredible. Desserts are also great. We have never had a bad experience here.

1 Thank Shana F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great service fast, always terrific food. My number 1 go to here in marion. Awesome BBQ and chicken fingers along with amazing desserts.

1 Thank Kevin B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Order breakfast every Friday from there. Third week in a row they have forgotten to give me part of my plate of food. They leave out my bacon every time. Checked it today before I left to make sure everything was there...left my bacon out again. They food is very good but the employees need to pay attention to what... More 

Thank Amy R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Country Side has served McDowell well for many years. Good BBQ and sides always consistent. In the past take out was the same quality and has been very convienent for working people. A downward trend in all areas of quality started about a year ago. First salads started to reek of bagged lettuce, disgusting. Chicken tenders small and over fried.... More 

Thank Jim W
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is the best resturant my favorite meal is pot roast,mash potatoes ,green beans ,coleslaw this is so good it is served on wednesdays their meals are just like your mom or grandmother prepared their salads are great I have tried all their food almost and it is the best resturant in Marion NC .Their resturant is clean and is... More 

1 Thank Shirley P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Our 1st visit to this restaurant. Very good Saturday breakfast buffet...friendly folks and excellent service...we will go back.

2 Thank CharlotteTraveler7
Suffolk, Virginia
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place was recommended to us by our hotel and was very convince to the hotel and the interstate. I ordered the small BBQ plate and it was plenty of food. The Hushpuppies were some of the best I have had.

1 Thank 16johnva

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2070 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-4822
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 828-652-4885

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