Ol' Bob's BBQ was established in May of 1998. Throughout the 1990s, Bob Patterson, a retired high school administrator, and his son Eric spent many of their afternoons and evenings over the fire cooking great tasting BBQ for school fundraisers. Upon Bob's passing, Jeff McMahan and current sole-owner Robby Earnhardt, Eric's friends and coworkers at the local Pepsi distribution plant in Statesville, NC stepped in to fill the void. The signature blend of spices and cooking techniques that Bob had shared with Eric throughout the years made the trio's barbeque in high demand throughout the community, as they received an increasing number of rave reviews and catering requests. The friend's experiment and hobby got so time consuming, in fact, that a choice had to be made: either call it quits and focus on their jobs at Pepsi, or leave behind their upper-management positions and start a restaurant. The decision was made & nineteen years later, Ol' Bob's is going stronger than ever!
Owner and General Manager: Robby Earnhardt
Managers: Zach Earnhardt, Ashley Smith, and Parker Holbrook
Online Marketing: Ryan Earnhardt
Monday & Tuesday
6:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday - Friday
6:00am - 9:00pm
6:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday -- CLOSED!
* Breakfast served
6am to 10am (Monday-Friday) &
6:30am to 10:30am (Saturday)
Ol' Bob's BBQ and Catering
Statesville, North Carolina - 704.871.1998