Carolina Smokehouse BBQ

On the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, you’ll find the World Famous Carolina Smokehouse featuring tender and flavorful smoked meats, from ribs to chicken to traditional pulled pork BBQ, awesome sides and a full bar. Eat-in or order to go.


Sunday-Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm


World Famous BBQ From Blue Ridge Mountains To The Carolina Coast

The Williams Family entered the Barbecue restaurant business in 1985 in Cashiers, NC. Rob and Tammy experimented time and again to create the perfect BBQ Sauce. They finally arrived at the ideal formula for the sweet and tangy, mouthwatering goodness of their soon-to-be World Famous BBQ Sauce.

The small, highly popular Carolina Smokehouse soon had visitors from all over the world stopping in to sample the wide variety of smoked meats, delicious sides and friendly Carolina ways. Soon friends and visitors alike brought license plates from all over the country to dimply on the restaurant walls.

When you’re BBQ is as good as it gets, folks find you and that’s just what happened with Alton Brown and The Food Network, who called their brand of Carolina Q “Perfection”. Karen Elliot of PBS’ Southern Accent during a annual Christmas visit, “It’s good enough for your stockings.”
Cashiers, NC, is know as the “Heart of The Blue Ridge Mountains”, as the home of Carolina Smokehouse for many, many years. After 31 years of service the Cashiers location was sold and the family set out for new adventures.

In the Winter of 2017, Carolina Smokehouse began a new chapter for the Williams clan, opening a brand new location on The Boardwalk in Carolina Beach, NC. A small, comfortable oasis at the beach, the new Carolina Smokehouse in CB, overs the same delicious, smoked meats, sandwiches, salads and sides fries eat-in or take-out. There’s a cozy little bar area with a wall covered in the many license plates they have received over the years, plus a full bar upstairs and deck seating with views of the Boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. So now folks down east in the Carolinas can enjoy the smoky goodness of the Carolina Smokehouse.

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Carolina Beach
9 Pavilion Ave S.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
(910) 707-1818
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Carolina Smokehouse BBQ
9 Pavilion Ave S, Carolina Beach, NC, USA

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Notable Quotes

“Wow! What a great place to eat in Carolina Beach. Way to bring a GENUINE BBQ restaurant that actually has some flavor to the area. The BBQ sauce (hot or mild, your choice) feels like heaven in your mouth. The meat is top notch and it melts in your mouth. Service is impeccable and the atmosphere they create is warm and welcoming—they treat you almost like family. They went above and beyond the call of duty. So thankful we have a solid BBQ joint to come and dine in Carolina Beach. Make sure you try the shrimp and crab dip! Its a must!” —Jimmy B.

“Went to the Carolina Smokehouse for the first time this past weekend. We took a group of 12 people. Every single person raved about his/her food. The service was spectacular (especially for a large group). The décor is new and neat, it is right on the boardwalk, so it’s right on the water, and as I understand it, coming this summer there are plans for a rooftop bar overlooking the ocean. We have been going to Carolina beach for 12 years now and lived there part time for 5 and this is one of my new favorite restaurants.” —Brian K.