328 West Plaza Drive, Exit 36 | (704) 662-0761 | $-$$ L D | website
Since 1968, Sonny’s BBQ and Catering has been serving up authentic southern style barbecue with fast and friendly service! Sonny’s BBQ features authentic southern style barbecue including Pulled Pork, Baby Back Ribs, Beef Brisket, Burgers and delicious appetizers and sides. We slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We serve generous portions. And we believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home!
515 Rinehart Road; Exit 36 | (704) 663-5807 | $-$$ L D | website
From humble beginnings in a small former gas station, Lancaster’s BBQ was born in Race City, USA (otherwise known as Mooresville, NC). The year was 1986 and our slow-smoked, real eastern NC BBQ and race memorabilia quickly became legendary. Owners Jeff and Terry Lancaster’s philosophy of never compromising quality and always offering friendly service in a fun, relaxed environment definitely proved successful from the start. Lancaster’s BBQ quickly developed a reputation for a family-fun atmosphere, professional service and melt-in-your-mouth BBQ. Our eastern NC style BBQ has fed countless families, sports legends and other famous patrons for nearly three decades. Come enjoy not only the awesome southern food but a restaurant FULL of NASCAR memorabilia.