Inspired by the Carolinas.

Our journey began in 2003 during our travels throughout the Carolinas. It was there we discovered true Q in the Carolinas, the Cradle of the "Q" - famous for decades-old recipes, smoked in small roadside shacks by second and third generation pitmasters. We learned the low and slow secret to great barbecue and brought that rich tradition north to share with family and friends.

Our first Old Carolina Restaurant opened in Massillon, Ohio in 2006, and has developed into 10 restaurants in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The most important thing we’ve learned along the journey? Never take shortcuts. Old Carolina slow-smokes its meats on-site all night, every night and are committed to producing authentic, southern barbecue, served with genuine hospitality every day.