RayNathan's Barbecue Restaurant
So good! The brisket, pulled pork, green beans, yams, slaw, Mac n cheese & fries were all delicious. The sauces were all good and the service too! Very friendly staff! You order at the front then take your ticket to the table and have a server. Plenty of parking.
This was a place that I have seen off the side while I drive on South New Hope. An acquaintance went not long after it opened with lots of good things to say. We went early on a Friday night, hoping not to get bogged down. There were many cars already in the parking lot. It is a good thing that the building is large. The interior is interesting mix of Grahams Fish Fry and Primus art. If you know who Primus is, you are a step ahead of me. I went to the bathroom and passed through a room covered in some very eclectic art. The food board is right in front when you walk in the door. You order when you get in there & find a place to sit. The man got the pulled pork & had a very yummy taste to it before the sauce was added. The green beans & mac n cheese were excellent, great flavor. I had the glazed ribs because I was in the mood. Some were good, others werent. It was like some were under a heat lamp for a touch too long. The server was great & kept us with drinks. We didnt get any desserts but next time. Bottom line.. give it a try if you want something different than a run of the mill BBQ joint.
Rays Nathan's is one of the best BBQ places in all of Gaston county. I always get some brisket, it's delicious. The baked beans are great and the assortment of sauces is excellent. I highly recommend you check them out you will not be disappointed. This time I got the Stephen's Brisket Sandwich man was it delicious. My wife got the combo plate pork and chicken. Delicious
Great service!!!!! During our 1 hour there we had the owners/managers come by twice to ask if everything was ok and the waitress was very attentive. The pulled pork sandwich was juicy, tasty and amazing. The brisket was good but not as juicy and flavorful as the Brisket Dip sandwich or the Stephens Brisket Sandwich which were great (and juice)The sides were all excellent in flavor and temperature. The chicken wing was one of the best we have ever had. Unfortunately the half a rack of rib (dry rub) was not a winner today. The bark was too thick making it really dry and chewy and not at all the kind that falls off the bone. I feel maybe it was just that batch?? Seeing that everything else was so good. I would like to try it another day.
My sister found this place only a month before she moved and invited my wife and boys to come enjoy it. Amazing barbecue .........done right. I was looking forward to the brisket and was not disappointed. The wet ribs are an absolute family favorite now.