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Carolina Bar B Q - CLOSED

213 Salisbury Rd, Statesville, NC 28677-5936
+1 704-873-5585
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
“pulled pork” (17 reviews)
“cobbler” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
213 Salisbury Rd, Statesville, NC 28677-5936
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just found this place after living here almost 9 yrs. Great service. Food excellent. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Lots of choices. We’ll definitely go back. Lots of local memorabilia around restaurant.

Thank neenscrush
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Carolina BBQ had been in Statesville since the early 80's or late 70's and they have retired. Some trips were awesome with the smoked BBQ chicken and other trips were sadly disappointing with stale pork BBQ. They served the community well for the most part...More

Thank Lithodude
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The service was almost nonexsistant. The restaurant is old outdated, and does not seem clean. I never saw my waitress but once

Thank krjohnson67
Reviewed 3 August 2017

At the end of July 2017, the owners retired. They're trying to sell the business. Hopefully someone will buy it and use the owner's recipes. This was our #1 favorite BBQ place anywhere.

Thank Cathy S
Gene M, Owner at Carolina Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

With many mixed emotions, Linda and Gene Medlin have decided to retire. We would like to thank all of those people who have eaten with us over the last 32 years. We will never forget all of you. Thanks for the memories. Linda and Gene

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

They were out of chicken and bbq! A bbq place out of bbq. The tables were sticky it was so crowded and the condiments were all dirty. The waitress was impatient and not very helpful, we waited for an hour for our food and the...More

Thank kirk c
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were looking for barbecue and found it here at Carolina Bar B Q. It's a slight drive off of I-95 but worth it if you have a hankering for Carolina-style barbecue. The restaurant is old and worn. The tables and floor are not the...More

Thank GoodLittleTraveler4
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Old place, not much to look at but the food is amazing! It is the best BBQ I've ever had and the hush puppies were amazing! Was sad to hear the owner is closing the place next week.

Thank aleisethefunny
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Good and simple BBQ Salad with very good ranch. I liked that the BBQ was on leaner side since was room temp/cold on a salad - would not want it to be fatty. I did not have anything else from the menu. The reason I...More

Thank S_inNC
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I was passing through and found this place on trip advisor so I thought I would try it. The staff was friendly the food tasty and served quickly, a nice hometown kind of place I would go back.

Thank ChefMike64
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Visited Statesville for an appointment, it had been a while since I had visited Carolina BBQ. To long, I remembered it was good, but WOW it was delicious. The chopped BBQ pork had a great smokey taste. Most BBQ restaurants in northwestern NC do not....More

Thank TorchRedMach
Gene M, Owner at Carolina Bar B Q, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thanks for the good comments. You really made our day.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 213 Salisbury Rd, Statesville, NC 28677-5936
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Statesville
  • Phone Number: +1 704-873-5585
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