How have I never been here before? We were catching a Theatre Charlotte show at Warehouse 242 and, lucky for us, the first two restaurants we stopped in had longer waits than we had time for. Bar-b-q King to the rescue! Definitely a 50s vibe. You pull up to a speaker, order, and a server delivers your tray (not on roller skates though!). You pay the server, and there is a 3% surcharge for a card, so cash is good here. I got a grilled chicken salad and sis got a chicken club. Even though I'd never been here, I had the good sense to order the onion rings. Definitely a good choice. Light, crunchy, perfectly fried. Next time we'll give it more time as we ended up having to get to-go boxes, which were delivered promptly. Love it. Will go back!
We're not from the south but happened to be down here for a wedding and looking for a bite to eat when we rolled up on Bar-B-Q King and decided to give it a try. We had a double patty Po Boy with fries - good burger, cooked well and flavorful - and some pulled pork with baked beans and hush puppies - also cooked well and very flavorful. You have to like strong vinegar based flavors because that's what the pork and coleslaw were but the rest of the food was pretty mild. If you're an onion ring fan, you have to try them, thick cut, crispy and fresh fried! You eat in your car so the car hop experience was fun and, obviously, kids friendly. The fellow who waited in us was super friendly and helpful figuring out what we wanted to order and the food only took a few minutes to come out.
I am ashamed to say as a native of Charlotte who has been here all my 41yrs on earth, that I am just now trying them! Oh how did I let this happen!! I tried the Po boy burger and it was so dang good! Cant wait to go back and try fish, chicken and of course some bbq!
We have been coming here since we saw it highlighted on Food Network. The chicken is so delicious! And its pretty reasonably priced too. As of 7-30-2022, two orders of half BBQ chickens and 2 Cokes was $35.08. The service is quick. Its definitely worth the drive from Rock Hill.
The owner was very RUDE. I explained that the tartar sauce tasted more like mayo and pickles. He snatched the unopened bag,slung it to the side saying " So, what you want me to do? Very angrily stating it's homemade, put the refund on top of the bag and aggressively shoved it to me, saying I don't want it ,you throw it away!!! Mind you, I arrived at opening hrs. No cook and two workers quit yesterday. This was told to me by one of his employees who also stated,he can't keep employees because of his disrespectful disposition. So I returned and spent almost $50. Got home and realized I should've opened the bag, hush puppies and onion rings were over cooked!! I'll never return unless he's (GUS,the owner,aka Mr. Rude you know what)!! is willing to accept my CHALLENGE for HOMEMADE Tartar sauce! I might ever get on the sidewalk and offer FREE samples of of my sauce!!!