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405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
252-527-2101
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7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food...not so good staff.

My family eats here often. But. We get it to go. Food is delicious, but the service needs improvement.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
danielsfam3
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Kinston, North Carolina
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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142 reviews 142 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We traveled over 1 hour to meet our daughter who also traveled I hour and we were not disappointed. We ate on the buffet side and all the food looked very good and there was plenty to choose from and to our surprise there was a salad bar on the sit down side with clam chowder again all was good.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

They have good food. I would say that the carolina bbq is good but not the best i have had. The collards are amazing! Service is so so. Went on a monday night not real busy. The over all selection is limited especially if you have kids. They only had like 3 deserts too. Price is reasonable though 21.53 for... More 

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Dillon, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

King's is always a good place to take your friends that are not use to this great BBQ. Never disappointed with anything on the menu. Don't miss this restaurant when visiting Kinston.

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Kinston, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My family eats here often. But. We get it to go. Food is delicious, but the service needs improvement.

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Kinston, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There's a trip to Lou Lou's Oyster Bar, located in King's Restaurant in our future at least twice a month since we are fortunate enough to live in Kinston. I always order the half pound of steamed shrimp. They are cooked to perfection. We also enjoy their oysters, steamed crab legs and side orders. NC craft beers available at good... More 

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Raleigh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

As we drove by, we were trying to figure out what "pig in a puppy" was. Fancy corndog? Country Turducken? On my return trip, I was able to stop and find out. Think of it as a hoagie roll made out of hush puppy batter, with Eastern Carolina BBQ. The hush puppy bun somewhat overpowers the BBQ, but it's a... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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657 reviews 657 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
538 helpful votes 538 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: 252-527-2101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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

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