Shorties Drive-thru BBQ

6 Newfound Rd, Asheville
(828) 505-7824

Recent Reviews

Rick K.

William is amazing, super nice guy. But hey this 5 stars is for the killer food! Pulled chicken and pork sandwiches are cheap, delicious and quality! Happy to have them at the end of the road. The slaw is on point too and the French fries, best I've had! Not a fan of the green beans but hey, can't win em all. Thanks for the stellar food and business ethics!

Cody McElroy

Great food! We would have given 5 stars if prices were a tad cheaper.

Jeanette Trull

We had a great experience at shorties!!!!! Great food at a descent price, and great service. Would highly recommend. Locally owned and operated. Go Show our support for our local businesses during this time

Jeanette Hagan Trull

We just had there family bbq pack for 4, and it was great! Great food and friendly service at a descent price! I would highly recommend this restaurant to all of my friends and family.

Nick Rambo

Tiny little place that makes awesome food! Service is swift and staff are polite.

Tracey L. Nalley

Love their BBQ, their fries are THE BEST and all their sides are awesome! They are always friendly!!!

Colleen Celestin

They food is wonderful! Had the Smoked Mestloaf today! Their fried Okra is the best I have had! Very impressed even after my 6th visit!

Philip Priddy

Smoked wings with the rub, pulled pork and their brisket are consistently great! Can't recommend more highly!

Asheville Girl

Not a big fan. Corn in the Mack and cheese.a spot of sauce on my bun. Not covered. Fry's are fresh made. Pricey.

Larry S.

My wife and I rented a log cabin getaway in Leicester for a long weekend. We are from New Jersey. On the Friday of our weekend we had special food desires. 1 - Local & home made. 2 - BBQ. 3 - Ribs, wings, chicken. We picked Shorties. We also wanted food for the next day so here is what we ordered: Full rack of ribs, 20 jumbo smoked wings with their rub & sauce on the side, pulled beef brisket, chicken breast quarter, a burger, a couple 1/4 lb hot dogs, smoked chicken parmesan sub, cole slaw & fries. Their smokers are pure wood fire. No gas. The ribs are delicious! Juicy, tender. 20 wings are actually 40. They are whole wings. In NJ I would have paid for 40 wings. What a deal Shorties! Your rub is great! I've never tasted anything like it! Awesome without hot sauce! I've never had pulled beef brisket in my life. It was melt in your mouth food! Absolutely try the smoked chicken parmesan sub. In NJ it is breaded & deep fried. Not at Shorties! It is chunky / pulled chicken. We don't know how they did it but the taste is so delicious I don't know how to describe it. We never, ever tasted anything like what you mastered. The quarter chicken breast is another home run. The 1/4 lb dogs, cole slaw, just everything is top notch cooking!! So I mentioned 2 days of food. Well their excellent portions turned it to 3 days of food. Leftovers heated in the oven are still tender & juicy. We still have a half rack of ribs & 8 wings left as I write this. I'll tell you all we spent $100. This fed 2 people 3 times. Totally reasonable prices!! In NJ this would have cost us $150 +. I totally disagree with the review of Laura K. & a few others!! You are totally wrong!! People of North Carolina trust me on this!! To potential customers - Try Shorties!! This place is a gem!! The 2 owners (I'm so sorry I didn't write your names down) are true American down to Earth Veteran Patriots!! They have United States Armed Forces banners proudly hanging on the front of their establishment. You impressed the hell out of my wife & me!! You have something special & I hope people see & taste what we did. We don't have this kind down home BBQ cooking up north. We live 700 miles away. We will be back. Best of luck to you both of you!!!

Gina Loffink

I just moved to the area a little over a month ago, Shorties was one of the first places I found. Needed a lot of food to feed the movers and family. I got a lot of food fast. All I can say is the fried okra and collard greens are perfect ! I usually get the pulled pork which is good but the burger I got was smoked and it was wonderful. My daughter got a smoked meatball sub which she said was really good. Wings are good also.

Sharon Eberly

Brisket was delicious! Loved the pulled pork ! overall delicious meal. They didn’t skimp on the sauce - friendly service

Adrian and Tonia Maughan

Great people, great food. Real wood smoked meats and awesome comfort food. Looking forward to going back. Definitely a place that holds their own in the BBQ game.

Bobby Millsap

Good BBQ friendly staff..a bit pricey but it's a good place to eat

Emma S.

We love Shorties!! The French fries and collards are our favorite sides. We get take out from here at least 1 time a week. The portions are huge! Excellent and quick BBQ!

Wes Ghant

BBQ is on point. Hot dogs are phenomenal

nicci howard

Amazing BBQ at an even more amazing price! The pulled chicken is out of this can taste the smoke as soon as you open the container! The BBQ sauce is pretty good...sweet and spicy!! would love if they had more than one type, but that won't stop us from going back! So glad to have a good BBQ restaurant as a neighbor!

Kathleen Bird

Super yummy food! Mac and cheese is the bomb. If you haven't tried them yet, I highly recommend the smoked chicken sticks.And Oh Lawdy, them Baked Beans! I also can't say enough about the customer service. Top notch. Great experience and my boys and I loved all of it!

Amber Knight

Portions kinda small for the price and not a family favorite on flavor. Not bad but we won't be visiting again.

David Gray

Omg!!!!! Best BBQ I've ever had. The sauce is amazing

Jade Brown

Service was fast but bread was obviously old as it was crumbly. Pulled pork was very dry. Very unfortunate ☹️ For the price really not worth returning.


We haven't eaten there but we have family that does and they talk highly about how good their food is.

Laura K.

Been pretty disappointed every time I come here. Most things I've tried have been below average and way over priced for what it is. Which sucks because it's the closest thing to my house. You'd think a good BBQ place would be in the country.

Steve Augustus

Place the ribs are awesome the chicken is smoked and delicious the french fries are a little salty but phenomenal love everything about this please come here all the time keep up the good work

Andrew Faulkner

Fantastic and we plan on going back again before we head home.

Dwayne Martin

Outstanding pulled pork. Very tender and moist. Nice smoky flavor. Excellent side items -slaw, beans and potato salad were top notch. Friendly staff! Will be back soon!

joseph baty

Very good pulled pork, super tender and good smoke flavor. Loved the bbq sauce and slaw

B Glock

Best Brisket in town hands down. Highly recommend it.

Linda Frady

Order ahead for a family meal. The brisket was fall apart tender and the chicken was moist. The potato salad and Mac & cheese were very tasty. Sauce was good.

Amanda Sellers

Their BBQ is great! I live picking up a pound and some sides to take home for dinner. I'm a huge fan of their slaw as well. Its the perfect combination of crunchy and sweet.

Michael Carroll

Love to get the collard greens and some brisket. I like the pulled pork chunky and they don't mind when I ask for that.

Michael Scroggs

Awesome BBQ. Awesome fresh cut fries. Well worth taking home for dinner.


I enjoyed the pull pork with double meat. Sauce wasn't intrusive but noticeable. Slaw was obviously for the sandwhich. Got the spicy Mac and cheese, which was pretty good but not the best. Needs more cheese or thicker noodle. The fries are delicious and heavy seasoned. Lemonade was homemade style and not diabetes sweet.

Giovanni Gamez

Amazing BBQ super super friendly staff they have specials everyday the lady even came out and handed me my food and topped off my sweet tea the fries were fresh as can be 4 minuet is all it took.. did I mention they got a drive through???????

Steven H. Thornton

Best wet ribs around. The cole-slaw is phenomenal. I've also had the wicked baked beans YUM YUM. My only downside to Shorties is I had to buy a full rack of ribs instead of a 1/2 or 1/4 rack. But, upside...they taste great as leftovers.

Sandra Bowyer

Some good things to eat

Janice Nash

I could go on the corner with a drop cord and crock pot and put them out of business. Tried them when they first opened and again last night. I would have been happier with a Mc Rib from McDonalds! Food is terrible and prices outrageous!

Stephen Sheldon

$11.00 lunch but was good food.

Debbie Smith

Friendly service amazing bbq but my absolute favorite is the coleslaw. We’ve had many visits to Shortys and have never been disappointed. So glad they are close and appreciate the hospitality.

Aleah Johnson

Best bbq this side of Texas!