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Old 03-03-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Not enough Gaston love on this board, so figured I would start this up. All opinions are my own, and do not necessarily reflect reality as you may know it.

Best steakhouse:
Old Stone Steakhouse, 23 S. Main Street, Belmont - For my money, this is not only the best steakhouse in Gaston, it is the best overall restaurant in Gaston. Potato sticks and dried cranberries on salads are addictive.

Best pizza:
Portofino's, 3736 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia - NO contest here. All other pizza places around here are downright terrible. This place ranks up there with Hawthorne's in Charlotte as my favorite pizza in the area.

Best barbecue:
(Tie)Alfred & Charlie's BBQ House, 815 New Hope Rd, Gastonia; RO's Barbecue, 1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia - Both excellent. I have never actually eaten inside RO's restaurant, as they have a truck that stops off at the gas station up the street from me.

Best Mexican:
La Fuente Bar & Grill, 3070 E. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia - Wife loves it here. I am not as big a fan of Mexican as she is, but the fajitas here are damn good.

Best Bar food:
Belmont Food & Beverage, 124 Main Street, Belmont - Cool little bar in downtown Belmont. If I lived closer, I would go here way more than I should.

Best burger: Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries, 3044 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia. - Beats the hell out of fast food fare.

Best ice cream:
Tony's Ice Cream, 604 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia - If this place isn't famous, it sure as hell should be.

That's all I got. Would love for people to add their own favorites to this list.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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I recenntly dined at Old Steak House and the following week at Morton's. IMHO, any time I want my steak "Goodbye Morton's, Old Steakhouse here I come".
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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Anyone who lives in Gaston County who hasn't had a taste of Firehouse Fish n' Fixins (on Linwood Rd. in Gastonia) or the Shrimp Boat (the one on Broad Street in downtown Gastonia) really is missing some good local food. The Shrimp Boat on Bessemer City Rd. is okay, but just doesn't compare to its big brother. Firehouse has been featured on The Food Network, I think, for its Super Burgers. I'm a big eater and it usually takes me two sittings in order to finish this sandwich!

I also must mention Black's BBQ on 321 in Gastonia. I've not had the opportunity to eat there that much in the recent past, but the food was always delicious!

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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Not enough Gaston love on this board, so figured I would start this up. All opinions are my own, and do not necessarily reflect reality as you may know it.

Best steakhouse:
Old Stone Steakhouse, 23 S. Main Street, Belmont - For my money, this is not only the best steakhouse in Gaston, it is the best overall restaurant in Gaston. Potato sticks and dried cranberries on salads are addictive.

Best pizza:
Portofino's, 3736 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia - NO contest here. All other pizza places around here are downright terrible. This place ranks up there with Hawthorne's in Charlotte as my favorite pizza in the area.

Best barbecue:
(Tie)Alfred & Charlie's BBQ House, 815 New Hope Rd, Gastonia; RO's Barbecue, 1318 Gaston Ave, Gastonia - Both excellent. I have never actually eaten inside RO's restaurant, as they have a truck that stops off at the gas station up the street from me.

Best Mexican:
La Fuente Bar & Grill, 3070 E. Franklin Blvd, Gastonia - Wife loves it here. I am not as big a fan of Mexican as she is, but the fajitas here are damn good.

Best Bar food:
Belmont Food & Beverage, 124 Main Street, Belmont - Cool little bar in downtown Belmont. If I lived closer, I would go here way more than I should.

Best burger: Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries, 3044 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia. - Beats the hell out of fast food fare.

Best ice cream:
Tony's Ice Cream, 604 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia - If this place isn't famous, it sure as hell should be.

That's all I got. Would love for people to add their own favorites to this list.
Looks like it's time for a road trip! Thanks for the tip on the Old Stone Steakhouse
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:19 AM
 
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Default Best BBQ

Kyle Fletchers on Wilkinson Blvd. in Lowell is the BEST BB-Q in Gaston County. "Get Porked At Kyles". then Bridges in Shelby! trust me on this!!
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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Tony's Ice cream is awesome! I think that Market Street Pizza in Cramerton is really good. Sake in Mt. Holly/Gastonia has the best "express" japanese food!
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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Nice thread LAMF (I even tried to give you some postive reps..but to no avail....I must go share the love with others first )

..as I have been waiting for the longest time to find out how the Old Stone Steakhouse was....this is GREAT news!!
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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Looks like it's time for a road trip! Thanks for the tip on the Old Stone Steakhouse
You can't stop there. After the steak...you have to head down Franklin Blvd (Highway 74) towards downtown Gastonia for a stop a Tony's Ice Cream. Be prepared to wait though. Especially in warm weather & weekends.

Worth the wait!
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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Nice thread LAMF (I even tried to give you some postive reps..but to no avail....I must go share the love with others first )

..as I have been waiting for the longest time to find out how the Old Stone Steakhouse was....this is GREAT news!!
Like I said - time for a ROAD TRIP!! Hope they are open for lunch
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:08 PM
 
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I had really selfish reasons for posting this, as I was hoping that others would add some restaurants to this list (I am still new here, so want to find all the hidden gems this county has to offer). Thanks for coming through, and keep 'em coming!

And yes, Old Stone was such a pleasant surprise, and we have tried to make it as much a part of our routine as possible. It is worth the trip, although just strolling through downtown Belmont is worth the trip in and of itself.

Now, how can I convince my seafood hating wife to check out Firehouse ....
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