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Ray's Country Smokehouse-Grill

219 S Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052-4103
+1 704-867-4386
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (60 reviews)
“wings” (22 reviews)
“potato salad” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
219 S Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052-4103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have driven by many times and tonight was the first time we ever stopped. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was VERY good. Our waitress was so sweet and helpful. We did not check out the restrooms but the rest of the place was...More

Thank Jeanne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is in the ghetto. Came here on way back to Charlotte from day trip to Blowing Rock with my family. They had a high chair for our little one which you wouldn't expect since it's pretty much a dive bar. Greeted by a...More

Thank Babyruth6998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick dinner, from a basic menu. Enjoyed the Carolina Burger. Prepared as I requested. Tasty and hot !

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Gastonia with the kids and looking for a quick place to eat. Ended up here because it was rated high. Outside was pretty rough looking but sometimes looks can be deceiving. Inside was pretty poor but good posted score for cleanliness so...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love the double cheeseburgers at Ray's and at under $5 they're a bargain, but unfortunately every time we go there, we get really slow service from a server that is not attentive. Also, the natural cut fries we ordered were swimming in grease, limp,...More

Thank toonicetammy
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My wife and I went through Gastonia to do a little Antiquing and driving with the convertible top down. The pork is chopped, not shredded, so you get the chucks, with some bark. The sauce is homemade and fantastic. Even met Ray. He will tell...More

Thank Chas P
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Ordered a combo platter (ribs & brisket) with two sides, I chose baked potato salad (a first for me) and Cole slaw. The service was fast and cordial. The food was fantastic! Generous amounts and very well cooked. I finished up my dinner with a...More

Thank Susydsr
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went there for lunch one day. We knew nothing about them, just stumbled upon them. I tell you that the burgers are homemade and look just like the website. I was so impressed. Don't think it's a little frozen burger, oh...More

Thank Jacinta T
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Can't go wrong here. Food and staff are very good. Great menu, prices are reasonable. Good stuff....

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The food was overall really delicious-both brisket and chicken. The molasses based bbq sauce was unique and flavorful too. The onion rings were very greasy though. The speed of the service was very disappointing. I arrived just as they were opening and was the only...More

Thank CrystalH03
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Diane H
27 February 2016|
Response from hogsmoker102 | Property representative |
So sorry I just got your question, but we do not take reservations, were you able to eat with us, I hope you were treated well,I was out of town, but they know what to do,I preach it everyday. Let me know how we did, and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 S Broad St, Gastonia, NC 28052-4103
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-867-4386
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We are a small Independant restaurant. We focus on good quality food for a reasonable price.We have been in business since 1960. My Father started the business when he got out of the Air Force.We are always happy to let our new customers try a sample of our food before they order it.We work very hard to try to make you feel welcome. If you come on Thursday or Friday's we have Brisket, which is smoked for 17 hours, this is a must try if you like BBQ.
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