What's in a name? Well, if this one makes you scratch your head, so will the food. But it really isn't the fault of the Barbecue Lodge. They serve Carolina BBQ, and that's the problem. I get into spirited discussions with my friend from Memphis about the merits of Texas over Memphis style. And I lived in KC for a few years and loved Gates and some of the other icons of that genre. But I have not heard anyone ranting about the poor unwashed who don't know anything about Carolina barbecue. I now know why. It is not worth ranting about. In fact, it is not really worth eating. Have a burger, have a salad, have a Kebab. This is a poor excuse for a meal.
Atmosphere was BBQ appropriate- very basic, but it could have been a Furr's. No evidence of smoke or smokers. The Lodge is located in a big strip center alongside a grocery store, not a gas station in sight. What's up with that!?
Verdict- don't go, don't think about going, and if this is Carolina BBQ, turn west and drive 479 miles. r