EAT & DRINK
IN GASTON COUNTY, NC
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.