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King's Restaurant Incorporated

405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
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Ranked #10 of 68 Restaurants in Kinston
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We grab a pork BBQ sandwich at Kings nearly weekly on our drive to the coast. The pork shoulder meat is tender and lean, and the slaw is crunch and sweet. A vinegar-pepper sauce brings a nice burn to each bite. Inside, the restaurant is pleasant, service is friendly. Local craft beer, domestic beer, and wine are available as are... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

One has a choice of a buffet on one side of the building, or a seated, menu only on the other side. At $11.99 pp, it's not a bad choice. Barbecue pork is a "pick it yourself" style, basically un-seasoned other than the smoking. That's good for those who like minimal spiciness, but less so for those who like a... More 

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Henderson, North Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had just read a story about the restaurant in the "Our State" magazine, so when I passed through Kinston had to stop to try the "Pig in a Puppy". Got take out, place was busy but the order was ready in good time. Must say the barbecue sandwich in a hushpuppy bun was good and unique. The eastern NC barbecue... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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619 reviews 619 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
460 helpful votes 460 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were driving home from New Bern and noticed a billboard advertising Pigs in a Puppy and joked that it would be something we would have to try just to see what it was. When we happened to drive through Kinston and saw the restaurant along the highway we decided to stop since it was lunch time. The parking lot... More 

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106 reviews 106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

King's is a BBQ joint and is typical of Eastern NC. Chopped barbecued pork and all the trimmings. It was good but I found nothing special about it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The service was ok at best. The grilled chicken sandwich was mostly bread- and what chicken there was in it was dry and tough. We also had the ribs which only seemed to get flavor from the slather of BBQ sauce. The chopped BBQ came in a bowl that had liquid in the bottom but it wasn't sauce.... The slaw... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I found that Kings Restaurant produce quality Good food and very accommodating. Reasonably Priced for a family. You won't be sorry. Not fancy sort of simply decorated but great, great food

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Kentfield, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I arrived here on a Sunday and found that half the town did as well. The wait staff is very friendly and the restaurant is clean with wonderful old photos on the walls taken when the town was first starting. The food was good and everyone with me enjoyed theirs as well. For real down home smoke coming out of... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The parking lot is in terrible shape. The restaurant had interesting items on the wall. The entrance needed some spiffing up. The lighting was dim. The food was lacking. The bbq was dry, hard, tasteless and looked like porkchop, also tasted like pork chop. The bbq pork chop was hard, & dry. Maybe, they cook the meats at night for... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I've been twice. The first time I got a BBQ plate and a ribs plate. The BBQ was cooked beautifully, just regular BBQ with the typical NC vinegar taste. Not for me. I prefer smoked pulled pork with red sauce. The ribs that day, a Sunday, tasted like they would have been much better had they been eaten a couple... More 

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Additional Information about King's Restaurant Incorporated

Address: 405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
Phone Number: 252-527-2101
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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