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Wilber's Barbecue

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4172 Us Highway 70 E, Goldsboro, NC 27534-9242
919-778-5218
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid vinegar style BBQ

If you are looking to try some North Carolina style BBQ with the vinegar sauce, this is a great place to go. It's always full of people, the staff are very friendly, and the bbq and sides are very good (hard to find places that do both things well). We had the pork platter and the liver/gizzards... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
septemberfalls
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durham, North Carolina
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

First, the barbecue was good. Well seasoned but a little dry. The sauce was a little too much vinegar for me. (I know this is eastern style but it was almost straight up vinegar.) Next, the Brunswick stew was a liquidy mess. Flavorless and almost no chicken. More like potato soup. The slaw and potato salad were average. Very good... More 

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Wilber's has gone done in quality a lot in the last 2-3 years. My wife and I ate there today and the quality of the food was fair at best. Potato salad was bad. The barbeque was old and the chicken was luke warm and had been cooked awhile. Service was just fair also. It will be a long time... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you are looking to try some North Carolina style BBQ with the vinegar sauce, this is a great place to go. It's always full of people, the staff are very friendly, and the bbq and sides are very good (hard to find places that do both things well). We had the pork platter and the liver/gizzards platter. Both were... More 

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Bronx, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Love the chopped BBQ they sell there! Pretty good food and the sweet tea was great. Awesome taste! I would go back.

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Actually got some take out that a friend brought my ailing brother. I live near one of NC's most famous 'que joints, and I tell you, the 'que from Wilber's was every bit as good if not better. I thought it had a great "smoky" taste that I don't get from many. We used to eat at Wilber's on the... More 

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Conover, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Was planning on going to another restaurant but it was closed for remolding. So decided to give this restaurant a try. There was a line awaiting take out. You seat yourself. Very casual style. Staff friendly and attentive. Menu and prices in line with others in area. I had fried chicken as I am not a pork bar b q... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wilber's has been a Goldsboro favorite for many years now but I think they have become complacent? The quality of food has gone downhill over the last few years. I remember as a kid waiting in line for hours just to get a seat at this restaurant but now there is hardly anyone there at all? My how times change!

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been around for a long time. Consistent in quality and friendly service. Favorite of the beach goers.

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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Not bad for eastern Carolina vinigar flavor BBQ. Pig and chicken were tender and flavorful , but I tend to judge small cafes by the banana pudding which was small and lacked any rich flavor. Disappointing end to a good pig and chicken platter.

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Hampton, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I should start this review by stating, for the record, that I prefer Western NC style. But that being said, this was good Q. The pork was cooked to perfection, as was the chicken. The hush puppies were delicious, and the slaw was definitely not a bulk purchased item. This place had an old, hometown atmosphere. It reminded me of... 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)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Goldsboro
  • Phone Number: 919-778-5218

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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