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Carolina Smokehouse Bar-B-Q ~ Cashiers, NC

Carolina Smokehouse Family Restaurant Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q

Winding through the mountains can make you pretty sick. About the time we were totally green, sick from too many curves and too much driving, we spotted an oasis. BBQ! Not just BBQ but one of the BEST BBQ’s we have ever had! We drove and drove and drove and could not find anything beyond a country club. Sick to the gills, we did not want country club food.

Off US Highway 64 in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, in Cashiers, you will find Carolina Smokehouse.Tucked in-between long strips of mountain resorts, is a little restaurant hugging the side of the highway.

We pulled in and KNEW right off the bat that we had found heaven. You walk inside and see a dining room decorated with license plates. Locals and tourists are mixed, the owner greets you at the door and invites you to sit anywhere you want, on the patio or inside.

Our waitress brought menus and we quickly decided.

Dave and Lisa both got the pulled beef BBQ sandwiches - it was nothing short of divine. Pit cooked for hours, it was succulent, moist and thoroughly OUT of this world! It comes with two different barbeque sauces, one mild, and the other hot! Both are homemade and bottled for sale at the counter! The hot bbq sauce is nothing short of amazing! Spiced with cayenne, it is hot but delicious through and through! A little cayenne pepper is always good for whatever ails you, including the sickest of stomachs!

The BBQ sandwich plate comes with the two sauces, a coleslaw that was not too sweet, and crispy fries with seasoned salt.

Feeling sick still and not wanting to eat, Emily went for the old kid standby, ordering the chicken fingers. The chicken fingers were actually a chicken patty, cut into slices, along with Texas toast and crisp fries. It did well to get rid of her icky, winding road travels.

The owners happily gave us a free gift of HOT BBQ sauce to take home. We can't wait to make our own barbeque!

We rate this the BEST BARBECUE in NORTH CAROLINA so far!

Be sure and visit the Carolina Smokehouse Family Restaurant Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q in the exquisite mountains Cashiers NC, and tell them the folks at Living History Sites sent you!

US Highway 64 West, Cashiers; 828-743-3200

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