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Wilber's Barbecue

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4172 Us Highway 70 E, Goldsboro, NC 27534-9242
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
The Best Eastern NC BBQ in Goldsboro

I've been eating at Wilber's my whole life and it is my favorite Eastern NC BBQ. The hush puppies are great, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jessica P
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been eating at Wilber's my whole life and it is my favorite Eastern NC BBQ. The hush puppies are great, too.

Thank Jessica P
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in the deep south and never experienced vinegar-based Eastern NC barbecue until I moved here about 13 years ago. Wilber's does it right, although nothing sets their pulled pork apart from the hundreds of others BBQ joints around the area. They do have fantastic fried chicken and just about any southern side dish you would expect. The... More 

Thank Charles V
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wilber's Barbecue is legendary in NC and for good reason. There is simply no better place to get authentic barbecue. The hush puppies, Cole slaw, and Brunswick stew are also top notch. Wilber's is always busy so you may have a short wait, but the line moves quickly.

Thank DuffyNC
Clinton, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's Wilber's or McCalls when you want Eastern NC BBQ...the food is great the people are awesome! This is definitely a must when visiting North Carolina!

2 Thank Lisa M
Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Wilber's has been a family tradition for as long as I can remember. Every time we made the biannual drive to Atlantic Beach my favorite part of the entire trip was our stop at Wilber's. Great chicken, mouthwatering BBQ, crispy, golden perfectly cooked hush puppies, and most important: GREAT slaw. It is so easy for BBQ joints to totally mess... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Wilbur's is a local landmark and a popular stop on the way to/from the beach, but (at the risk of losing my Wayne County citizenship), I don't think the food is that great.. The atmosphere is friendly, the servers experienced, the menu simple. The BBQ is cooked over a wood-fire and the place is usually very busy, but I think... More 

1 Thank Helen S
Waynesville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

You don't go here for fine dining. The staff is very friendly. It is one of the "down home" style restaurants. Hushpuppies are brought to your table with whatever you order. BBQ sandwish with or without the slaw is good. The bbq is consistently good. We stopped here a year ago and it hasn't changed. My husband is from eastern... More 

Thank ncnativeazalea
Kinston, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Not my favorite place. Only reason I go is for the BBQ sauce. I don't care for their veggies. Staff need attitude adjustments and quit flirting with the male customers. It's tacky. Fried chicken is good when you dip in sauce. I suggest takeout for this establishment.

Thank danielsfam3
New Bern, North Carolina
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Wilbur's has been in Goldsboro for 53 years, and is one of the greatest barbecue restaurants in North Carolina, a state known for its great barbecue joints! The barbecue is pit-cooked over hardwood coals that are burned on the premises. The barbecue pork is fine, but if you like a ketchup based sauce, you need to take your own because... More 

Thank 326Richard
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Wow! Wilber's in known for great bbq...we all know that. My wife and I needed a good breakfast and saw Wilber's offers it from 6-10 AM. We went over and had a great meal. The pork tenderloin and egg breakfast was great. The stuffed sausage seasoned perfectly was over the top. If your looking for a bbq break and want... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4172 Us Highway 70 E, Goldsboro, NC 27534-9242
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Goldsboro
  • Phone Number: 919-778-5218

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?