The wife and I hit the Marion location for lunch today. Pretty easy off and on 81 and I would say it is worth a stop if you;re traveling through the area. My thoughts...
We ordered the combo plate which came with slaw, beans, bread, and your choice of chicken, chopped pork, sliced brisket, or sausage. I chose pork, brisket, and sausage and then ordered a half slab of ribs on the side. The combo plate was $7.80 and overall was a very good value. The ribs were an additional $7.
The slaw was nothing special and needed some onions and kick to make it worth eating. Unfortunately it was so bland that when tossed on a roll with some que it added nothing to the sandwich. The beans were pretty good with a slight smoky sweetness.
The pork was dry (and a little smoky) so I'm guessing it was shoulder. I'd rate the que a 5. The brisket was 3 very generous slices of smoky meat with a hint of a dry rub and just enough fat to make it interesting. I think it should have cooked for another hour or two but I'd say a solid 6.5-7. The sausage was your typical run of the mill smoked sausage..nothing special but not such a cheap selection that you didn't want to eat it all. It was flavorful and..well, just fine.
The ribs, naked and smoked, again could have cooked for another hour or two and probably would have been a solid 8. In spite of that they did a nice job with the rack. Just the right amount of smokey aroma and flavor with no sauce to bury the taste. I'd call them a 7 and would eat them again if passing through the area.