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Smokey Que's

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1684 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-5384
+1 828-652-9800
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11:00 - 15:30
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Sun 11:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Minnesota
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324 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

sorry, but this place is average at best. the service/server were helpful and very good, but that's it. good prices. other then that it's not too exciting. the menu description described a "two hand sandwich", but this must be based on a 10 years old hands as the sandwich was small in size. the meat barely had a hint of... More 

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Thank rettup
Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great place to go on the way to Mount Mitchell! YUM! Great smoked flavor. Wish they had banana pudding!

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Thank David R
Kershaw, South Carolina
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went for Sunday buffet! Lots to chose from. Mac and cheese was delicious. Chicken strips, best ever!!! BBQ was good with different sauces to choose from! Check it out!

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Thank Linda P
Burlington NC
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Smoked BBQ chicken was memorable. Portion size was generous and everything was very fresh. Will definitely stop by again when we're in town.

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Thank sunshine88traveler
Marion, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The BBQ cheese fires are good. The seasoned fries my kids love and the fried pickles. I just think it needs to be updated on the inside a little.

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Thank mjak2016
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there for lunch. I got half rack ribs, red slaw, and fried pickles. She got grilled chicken tenderloin platter with broccoli an roasted corn on the cob. Ribs, slaw, & hushpuppies were good. Pickles just so-so; wouldn't recommend. The chicken was tough, and we didn't like the seasoning. Broccoli tasted straight from a freezer bag.... More 

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Thank Michael F
Clover, South Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Since the first time I came to Marion and had this food I LOVED it and try to eat there every time I come to town. I even stop in on the way home and grab some to go.

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Thank lislou430
Hamburg, New York
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277 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Stopped here with friends while traveling in the area. Food is smoked, not barbecued. No alcoholic drinks served however, you won't miss it. Service is friendly and fast. Food is of very good quality. Pulled pork was moist and flavorful. Catfish is served both Cajun and fried in a cornmeal breading, both delicious. Smoked half chicken was moist but, to... More 

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Thank Darlene K
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

My son my daughter and myself love eating here. We eat here at least once a week. Prices are reasonable and the food is great. Service is usally great too only one bad experience and i have been eating here since they first opened so thats pretty good in itself. Definitely the best bbq aroind our town.

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Thank Steven P
Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We randomly discovered this place and did not have internet so did not read any reviews. We took a chance and were pleasantly surprised. We were not familiar with the different styles of pulled pork as we had only been to the eastern side of north Carolina. The owner took the time to describe the different sauces for pulled pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1684 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-5384
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 828-652-9800

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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?