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1502 South Lee Street, Ayden, NC 28513
252 746-4113
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Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Ayden
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

As a self-proclaimed eastern NC BBQ connoisseur, I was genuinely disappointed with my first bite of "Pete Jones" legendary wood-smoked pork barbecue. For me the smoky flavor was overpowering, but the coleslaw offset some of the pungency. Perhaps the BBQ sandwich with slaw would have been more to my liking. The flat, greasy cornbread wasn't my favorite either, although I'm... More 

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Ayden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you like wood cooked barbecue, this is the place for you. Whole hog. Don't expect a variety of food. The choices here are: small, medium or large.

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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129 reviews 129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

There is only one criterion that ultimately matters for how to evaluate a barbecue joint: the quality of the smoked meat. Whether you are eating brisket in Texas, burnt ends in KC, pork ribs in Memphis, or chopped pork in the Carolinas, or even mutton in western Kentucky, the meat is the thing. It must be cooked low and slow... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Without a doubt, the worst eastern NC BBQ I've ever tried to eat. Three of us stopped for lunch. One was unable to choke down any of the gristle, skin and fat mess. The other two picked through and ate some of the small percentage of meat mixed in with the junk. The cornbread was greasy and flat. The meals... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Wow, Wow and Wow. This BBQ is great and I've had Q all over the east coast, especially in eastern NC. When you read "whole hog" and people talk about skin, fat and stuff being chopped up in it, don't fall for it. This is really good BBQ. I do wish they had a little broader menu with potatoes and... More 

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Princeton, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Wood fired. Crispy skin mixed in. Little to no grease. Good slaw and cornbread as well. Properly cooked bar-b-q should need very little sauce and this bar-b-q joint proves it. Other places brag about their "award-winning sauce" and think they can fool folks. And they do some - but not this ol'redneck that's been eating this stuff for 55 years!!!... More 

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Los Alamos NM
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

BBQ chopped right in the front. Slaw was the way I like it. I am a fan of hush puppies, not served here, but the flat cornbread was tasty. I would definitely recommend.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place is great! I love barbeque and this is some of the best. Lack of hushpuppies is what keeps me from giving it 5 stars.

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New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went on a BBQ tour of North Carolina. We picked 2 in the eastern NC and 2 in the western NC, after reading that there are two schools of BBQ pork and sauce in this state. After sampling them during the four days drive, Skylight Inn's is the best (no need to mention the other three names). They have... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had been waiting years to make it to the Skylight Inn, based on its reputation. I, too, have eaten a lot of BBQ all over NC. The first surprise was that aside from coleslaw, Skylight offered no sides - one of the joys of most BBQ joints. Not even hush puppies. The coleslaw was sickeningly sweet. The pork had... More 

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Address: 1502 South Lee Street, Ayden, NC 28513
Phone Number: 252 746-4113
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Ayden
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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