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Ole Carolina BBQ

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1011 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054-5524
+1 704-215-5293
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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/ mayo based slaw but, hey, this is North Carolina!

Thank Ernest B
Hometown, West Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Belmont, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Spartanburg, SC
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank mart59
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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, all for the better. Very crowded on Wednesday's as this is senior night but a... More 

Thank ncmomofthree
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 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 and a huge bowl of slaw....ridiculous!!!! If this continues i will be takeing my business... More 

Thank bowler201587
Level Contributor
44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 myself.

Thank Lrhoove
Gastonia, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Psarou, Greece
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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

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