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Gary's Barbecue

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620 Hwy 29 N, China Grove, NC 28023-2616
+1 704-857-8314
10:00 - 21:30
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Denver, North Carolina
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a exciting stop. We drove by and the parking lot was full, so it had to be good. Love the decorations with over 40 years collecting signs. Food was great! BBQ, hushpuppies and banana pudding.

Thank PonyMan132
Roanoke, Virginia
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290 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gary's puts out some of the best BBQ in the area. Great flavor of fine cooked pork. Came thru Charlotte area and was wanting some pork! Had some really good places to stop at from Charlotte to Lexington. I have had Gary's before and knew it would be good, I was not wrong. Ordered the BBQ plate, with sweet ice... More 

Thank jhais28374
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This is southern BBQ at its finest, the atmosphere is great for family dining. The food is amazing, One of the best BBQ sandwiches I have had!!!

Thank David T
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Some of the very best BBQ in NC. Leave time to look at all advertising sign covering the walls. Staff are the best and quickest.

Thank Jeff W
Syracuse, New York
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We pulled off US 40 to grab some lunch on the way to Charlotte when we saw their sign. It's a short drive from the exit but was easy to find by the full parking lot. An expansive interior disguises the original Gulf Station and almost every inch of the walls are covered by old-fashioned metal advertisements (Coke, Pepsi, etc.).... More 

Thank EddiePapa
China Grove, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The BBQ, the Brunswick Stew, hot dogs, hamburgers and the banana pudding is the best around Southern Rowan County if not all of North Carolina. Give it a try, you will be a regular.

Thank Timothy H
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Tasty. Quick. Fun place. A good dining experience for lunch or dinner. Love the Gary's sweet and smokey sauce

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lexington, NC
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is stunningly clean.The relics and memorabilia on the walls one could spend hours looking at the cars and the Juke boxes and memorabilia inside this place. It is a event to eat here.. You would never guess from looking at the outside of the building what it holds inside the memories.

1 Thank Amy R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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526 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Gary's is a family favorite. Generous serving sizes and friendly waitstaff help to make this a place you want to go back time and time again. Don't miss the banana pudding!

1 Thank Bowmanator22
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The place was bustling with 3 out of 4 dining rooms packed and a line of 'to go' customers waiting in vehicles, and we were still given fast, attentive service. When our waitress answered a few of our questions, she realized it was our first visit and explained everything, especially our barbeque sauce options. The food was well prepared -... More 

Thank Sandi C

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Hwy 29 N, China Grove, NC 28023-2616
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  China Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 704-857-8314

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