My husband got their chicken and ribs special for $12 that came with one side and I got the half rack of ribs that came with a side for $15. The rib meat was literally falling off the bone, and the flavor was smoked in which was perfect because you could add you own choice of BBQ sauce, our fav was the sweet. I’m happy to report that the chicken was also flavorful and moist and the sides were just as good as the main entree! The BBQ baked beans were sweet and had a little spice and the jalapeno cornbread was moist and crumbly. The portions were big too so ended taking home some chicken and ribs, so you really get quality and quantity for what you pay for!
We can’t wait to go back and try their pulled pork sandwich and hot links along with their other sides like fresh made smoked mac n cheese, potato salad, and coleslaw! The service was very welcoming and had that local homegrown feel. Loved it!
Free parking can be found within Country Village. Major credit cards are accepted.
Reservations are accepted and it’s a good idea to provide David with a guesstimate of what meats will be ordered so that there isn’t a shortage.
Tabs are easily split since orders are placed and paid for at the counter.
Seating and decor is very laid back: utility style tables with plastic chairs outside under a tent in the front of the restaurant, homey mismatched tables inside (too hot for me inside) and cute little bistro tables on the back outside deck. Stemware is all plastic. Food is served on/in disposable dishware. There are ample moist towelettes on the tables to help with sticky fingers (BBQ and sticky fingers go hand in hand).
We were told that on Saturday nights live Blues is offered for ones entertainment pleasure. Love that!
Beer and wine is offered. Our table ordered a few pitcher’s of Men’s Room Ale by Elysian Brewing Company. Love local brew!
For my meal I ordered: Pulled Pork Sandwich & one free side (I chose the jalapeno cornbread) for $9. The sandwich is absolutely huge and piled high with tender pulled pork. There were a few different tasty BBQ sauce options on the table to dress our sandwiches with. The cornbread was also big, moist, and sweet with just the right amount of heat form the jalapenos.
I also ordered a couple of sides:
Baked Beans for $2 – about 1 1/2 cups of pure heaven, served steaming hot. Collard Greens for $2 – about 1 cup of tasty not overly salty greens – seasoned just right.
Smoked Mac-n-Cheese for $2 – about 1 cup. Since I’m not a macaroni fan I wasn’t surprised that I didn’t care for this macaroni too much. I wouldn’t order again, not that it was horrible, it’s just that I don’t care for macaroni and cheese.
Two Hot Links for $3 each. Had to order another link since the first one was so damn good.
Thank you David for your Southern hospitality. My group loved your establishment, food, drink and you’re friendly personality. Thank you for making us all feel at home.
See you in the future for some Blues!
My only gripe…I ate everyone elses leftovers including my own and got into some trouble for it!!!:)
The price was very good, i paid $20 including a tip
There are so many things to love about Carolina BBQ.
1. The owner is so friendly and hilarious. He likes to give people a good ‘ribbing’ or just a chat.
2. The tables and chairs. Not a single one matches but somehow they all go together. It’s always so fun to go in and figure out which one suits you for the day.
3. The brisket
4. The brisket
5. The brisket!! I love their brisket. It’s moist and smokey! Drench it in their signature sauces and it’s like a little piece of heaven in your mouth.
6. The sides. My guy loves the smoked mac and cheese but I HAVE to have a side of coleslaw to go with my brisket. It’s cool and tangy and pairs perfectly with it.
Please try Carolina. You will LOVE this place as much as I do!
Also, David remembered that I had asked for a detailed receipt. Our order was customized and not split out on the bill and I was worried that my T&E might get kicked back. He didn’t have a detailed receipt with him so I told him don’t worry about. However, the next day he sent me an email with the itemized detail. I was completely surprised that he had remembered! What service!
Overall, my experience with Carolina Smoke was above and beyond my expectations as far as service and food! I would highly recommend them for any of your corporate outings or parties! You won’t be disappointed!