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Featured on Food Network's "Feasting on Asphalt"
Rated top 5 BBQ restaurants in North Carolina by Southern Living Magazine
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"We have been searching for AMAZING BBQ when heading down south for two vacations now & have found it!  Glad we stopped by & the ribs were by far the BEST we have had!  Great BBQ sauce & your hot BBQ is wonderful too!  Place doesn't look like much from the road but it's a rare gem & a must try!  The Fried Pickles were great too!  A MUST try when in the area!"

"This has become my new stopping point when driving home to Atlanta from Penna. Really enjoy the pork and onion rings. Hoping to make it up there in the next few weeks."

"We were there and really loved the BBQ."

"I love the Carolina Smokehouse! Unfortunately I haven't made it up to Cashiers in a while, but I just ordered 2 jars of the BBQ sauce, best around!"

"Have been eating at Carolina Smokehouse since 1990. Whenever my wife and I get within 50 miles it is a must stop. From St. Pete and now Murphy,NC. Great food & great service."

"This food is awesome here, best burger this side of Heaven, the chicken, barbecue everything we have ever ate there was great!  We have about a 45 minute to an hour drive up and it is well worth it.  It is not a fancy atmosphere, but clean and very friendly staff! "  Country Folks from Liberty SC

"We were on vacation in the area on our way to the Great Smokeys NP and went past the Caroline Smokehouse. I love finding these places that are original. I'm not an expert on BBQ, but I loved it and this place is great. The best I've ever had, and I had plenty of BBQ while on vacation in the area. The ribs were tender and moist, and the sauce is great. The sauce is well balanced with great mellow flavors. It was our first trip the the Smokeys area, and hopefully not our last. The Caroline Smokehouse will be a required visit when we return."

"The Carolina Smokehouse is a gem in the mountains of North Carolina. My wife and I ran across this wonderful place while heading to a drive through Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park a few years back. We've eaten a lot of BBQ in lots of places around the country, and it was one of the top three experiences in BBQ that we have ever had. It is definitely on our list whenever we get back to that area.  Awesome stuff."

"Love this place! They have great food at affordable prices. I love the pulled pork, it's so tender and full of flavor! I also make sure to buy a bottle of their barbecue sauce to take home with me. If you remember Alton Brown's show Feasting on Asphalt on Food Network, Carolina Smokehouse was also featured on one of the episodes. I'm proud to say we discovered it and had it on our list of favorites before it was on Food Network!"

"Back home in MI and I keep searching for a BBQ place with the flavor that this place had. Stumbled on it by accicent. Brought home a few jars of sauce but they are gone now. I definately know where I'll be stopping when I get back to that part of... "

"We absolutely loved everything about this quaint little place! And yes I also am a Good 'Ol Southern Gal, and know a good BBQ, The pork was very good, but the chicken was to die for. My husband and I are from the Huntsville, Al area, and absolutely fell in love with this place!!! Great Service and friendly folks, also! We are definitely planning another trip back that way and I hope it is real soon, Keep up the good works!"

"Been eating here 4 years, I drive 2 hrs for the smokey goodness these guys throw down. the sauces are great the pork, ribs and yard bird are always just perfect and this may be my favorite bbq stand in nc. the drive is beautiful and i get 2 visit tarzan land on the way there. tarzan land is a hidden waterfall that only a few of us know even exsisit!!! take a sunday road trip you will enjoy the view and the bbq will make it seem so worth it!!"

"This place is good ole fashion BBQ.  There is a lot of that in the area but this place is arguably the top place around.  Love the atmosphere!"

"Well what can I say but the best BBQ this side of the Mississippi!!! The service is a number one and the owner make you feel right at home. Many folks know Cashers by the Smoke House... Do not miss the opportunity when in Cashiers."

"OK I Absolutely love this place. IF you're in the area and want to eat the best BBQ in town then come to this place. I've known the owners since I was a kid and have been going here ever since but since I haven't back in a while, I have sincerely missed it! They have made the place into a friendly hangout for tourists and locals alike. Its a cute quaint place with indoor and outdoor seating..I like sitting outside because of the cute picnic tables and sometimes they have live music in the gazebo.  The walls are adorned with License Plates from all over the Globe...I believe they get them from different customers that come in from different places..im not positive though.
Its always good, consistent, tasty and if you're a regular they throw in free stuff all the time. Everything on the menu is good, just don't go to a BBQ place and order a salad, OK!   The restaurant is situated in a tiny town is where all the snowbirds go in the fall to watch the leaves change colors. You probably won't even find it on a map, but it's in the Highlands area i guess you could say..Also about 1.5 hr drive from Asheville NC."

"Rob and his family have a restaurant that is second to NONE when it comes to good BBQ.  A truly special place.  Love to visit there!"

"Best barbecue I have ever had!"
Number 1 in the "FOOD" sector in Cashiers for 2010
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