Gaston County culinary options vary from tried-and-true staples to new, innovative spots. Like any respectable North Carolina destination, the area has several barbecue restaurants smoking pork over hardwood coals. Pull up for a curb-service barbecue sandwich just the way diners have done for decades. Or try one of the newer joints where traditional chopped pork now shares menu space with a broader variety of smoked meats including ribs, brisket, chicken and turkey. 

The best way to experience Gaston County flavor is to visit one of our 13 downtowns. Drugstore soda fountains and ice cream shops sit next door to farm-to-table bistros, fine dining restaurants and craft beer taprooms. Locals happily make recommendations on their favorite places.

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Our accommodations are conveniently located close to major highways and include national brands, historic boutiques, bed & breakfasts and Airbnbs.  Whether you are traveling in a large group, a family, or all by yourself, you will find our lodgings to be well appointed with all the amenities you may need for a short or long stay.

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Belmont, NC 28012

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