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Black's Barbecue

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2902 York Hwy, Gastonia, NC 28052-6262
+1 704-867-0941
11:00 - 23:00
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Thornhurst, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

After researching an authentic bar-b-q stop for our road trip to Atlanta, we were pleased to take a detour for this small family restaurant. The food was inexpensive, plentiful, and came out quickly to get us back on the road.

1 Thank packimocity
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

You have GOT to try the cheese dog!! It's a grilled Hotdog on a grilled hamburger bun with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and cheese. Try it! So delicious! My all time favorite is the BBQ slaw, so I ALWAYS order a "slaw burger" as an extra treat, which is just BBQ slaw on a toasted bun. Sweet tea is the best... More 

Thank Bradshawfamilia
Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The minced pork is for someone with no teeth. No smoke taste, really a mushy mess. I would just drive on by.

1 Thank Scott B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I am born and raised Gastonia nc this was and will always be my favorite restaurant every time I am in the area I have to have a meal

1 Thank Heather B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We are new to the area and wanted to taste what all the hype was about. All I can say is this place is GROSS. Dirty, rude and horrible food. Save your money and go somewhere else.

2 Thank Denise R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place has a long tradition that goes back to a time when people were not familiar with authentic BBQ in this former textile town. Their greatest claim to fame is the BBQ slaw/relish they top the pork sandwiches with . The meat is tasteless and bland. It has the consistency of being boiled and sliced thin. They do put... More 

Thank william B
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped here to try NC barbeque and did not eat due to a limited menu and disgusting bathroom. There was a sink in the main room where you are waiting to order your food. There was not a welcoming barbeque smell, but rather a fired oil smell. We left soon after arriving and will not be... More 

Thank Liisa D
South Carolina
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176 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Wife and I made a quick stop here for take out. Went in and ordered two barbecue sandwiches. I ordered mine with slaw. We got the mince barbecue. Anyway while sitting outside in the truck fellow walks out to my truck to take order. Live and learn. She walked out and we started down 321. Got the food out of... More 

Thank safetynet
Gastonia, North Carolina
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Blacks BBQ has been one of our favorites for many years & never disappoints. The service is fast & good & the food is awesome & always good. My wife & I are fans of the BBQ sandwich & fries but the onion rings are also delicious.

1 Thank jslowery
Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Being in town always requires a stop at this local BBQ joint. Different than the NC vinegar style as this place mixes their bbq sauce with their slaw and then it is put on a sandwich with either minced or sliced meat. Both are great but I prefer the sliced style. These sandwiches are absolutely delicious, either own their own... More 

1 Thank RVM82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2902 York Hwy, Gastonia, NC 28052-6262
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-867-0941

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