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Carolina Barbeque

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$$ - $$$
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500 Pineola St, Po Box 654, Newland, NC 28657-7604
+1 828-737-0700
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Morganton, North Carolina
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Located in a small mountain town in western NC ( Newland) and serving up some amazing BBQ! Specializing in pork, ribs and chicken ( sorry, no brisket ) with a full complement of tasty sides, sandwiches, combos, etc... Delicious daily soup specials, too! A secondary feature (primary for many) is the adjoining "Pickin' Pig Music Parlor" ! Locals and top... More 

Thank Tim H
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great food at a great price. Excellent service. Fried pickles are fantastic. The Mad Dog sauce is my favorite anywhere. We eat here regularly.

Thank Nick D
Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Love the BBQ, the chicken tenders, homemade potato salad, beans and fries. The hush puppies are the best I've ever eaten anywhere. Have heard that the ribs are delicious and plan on trying them soon.

Thank Tammy D
Conowingo, Maryland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Just a short distance from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Lees-McRae College, we stumbled on this great little BBQ place while driving around enjoying the fall foliage. Even though it was late afternoon (between lunch and dinner crowds), the counter service was very fast and the employees were all very friendly. We enjoyed our pulled pork platters, but my son... More 

Thank PPG73
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good food, quick service and great atmosphere for a hungry group. They were open on a Sunday which was great!

Thank Fruppard
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate there at lunch (1:30 on Saturday). The service was slow and they seemed confused. A bit pricey for what you get. I had the half rack of rigs which was tender and flavorful. My husband had a bbq sandwich. It took 30 minutes to get our food. There was a lot of confusion in orders as several times... More 

Thank 48Spartanette
Palm Desert, California
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Recently my wife and her family had lunch at the Carolina BBQ. Nothing special. Food was OK. It is almost like a cafeteria where you place an order, pay for it and then find a table and wait for a waitress to delver your food. I have been here in the past but it is not one of my favorite... More 

Thank Edward C
New Albany, Indiana
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The boyfriend is a chef and a BBQ fanatic. To be honest, I haven't had any BBQ that was better than his. Carolina BBQ was a very, very close second and the hush puppies I could have eaten all day. This hit the spot on our travels home and kept us sated for the 6.5 hour drive. Very yummy.

Thank ms_blue_eyes84
Marshall, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Yes, I ordered fried chicken at a BBQ place.. but oh well! Chicken was made to order with a 30 minute wait.. No problem.. I was going to wait.. my boyfriend chose chicken tenders, and they staggered his meal to come out the same as mine. Chicken was thoroughly cooked, and delicious. Had mac & cheese (which was great) and... More 

Thank Sherry G
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

On the day we were there a benefit music performance was being held. According to signs in the window, they have music quite often. We had catfish which was very good and adequate portions. Hushpuppies looked and tasted like they came out of a freezer bag and were not up to par. Order at the counter and have a seat,... More 

Thank Ed B

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Pineola St, Po Box 654, Newland, NC 28657-7604
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Newland
  • Phone Number: +1 828-737-0700

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