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Wilber's Barbecue

4172 Us Highway 70 E, Goldsboro, NC 27534-9242
919-778-5218
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Ranked #9 of 147 restaurants in Goldsboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Martinsville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I drove 2 hours and 45 minutes to Wilbers. My wife has been making his slaw for a couple of years now since she got the recipe from the book, "Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue" by John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed. Wilber Shirley cooks the whole pig, not just the separate... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Step back in time and enjoy a wonderful bbq meal. Whole pigs cooked all night on hardwood and served the next day. Wonderful example of eastern style pork bbq. Real diner experience where your southern waitress calls you "shug". All you can eat hushpuppies!

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I had passed Wilbur's many times and decided to give it a try. What a disappointment! We both ordered the chopped BBQ tray with slaw and potato salad and my husband also tried a piece of their fried chicken. The BBQ was full of fat and gristle and had little flavor. The potato salad was mushy. My... More

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Florida Keys
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went to Wilber's because my wife saw a write up in a magazine that said it was the best BBQ in the US. It was OK, good choice of sides and good hush puppies. Best in the US, hardly. There are others in the area that we actually like better, White Swan, Parkers, Holt Lake, Smithfield BBQ, to mention... More

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like your tea syrupy-sweet,your barbecue pork cooked on oak wood coals, and real hushpuppies, this is the place to visit. The staff is friendly and the food is good. You can see and hear the fighter planes from Seymour Johnson AFB fly over while you dine on the best Eastern style barbecue in the area. Wilber's is legendary... More

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Henderson, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We got there just before 5 pm and got seated quick. The server was nice but didn't or was too busy to keep a check on us. I'll have to admit I don't like their stew. It would be nice if you could just get barbecue only. I did have a big chunk of uncooked potato in my potato salad.... More

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Richlands, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Ordered Chicken white and BBQ, fries and june peas with hushpuppies. The BBQ was dry,had to add the sauce which made it moister, the chicken was dry. Peas tasted like they came from a can but they were seasoned well. Fries were average and hushpuppies were average. Portion size was good. They serve you plenty of hushpuppies Hot and Fast!... More

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Returned with wife for 1st time in 42 years since serving at Seymour-Johnson AFB and had to get some Wilber's BBQ. Wilber's was a mainstay for us then. Nothing has changed. BBQ and fixins are still some of the best around, except for the potato salad which is too sweet for my taste. I admittedly have a bias for Texas... More

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Akron, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting the Seymour Airforce Base in Goldsboro NC and asked for a good place to eat. Wilbur's was suggested. We decided to do take out. For the price, the food was plentiful. I didn't love the fried chicken, but the BBQ pork was tasty & I liked the potato salad (not what I'm used to but it was... More

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Dud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

The food is great, service good, but I felt like I was sitting in grease. Restaurant could use a serious cleaning. Food was everything I hoped for.

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