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King's Restaurant Incorporated

405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
252-527-2101
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Ranked #4 of 66 restaurants in Kinston
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Mar 18, 2014
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English first
Western NC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a plain jane resturant. Good home made vegs and sides, plenty of choices. The "half pint" meal was an excellent value. 1 meal and 3 sides plus hushpuppies. We thought it would be just a little of the chosen meat and small sides, wrong! If this is the smaller, lighter meal I am not sure we could have... More

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Kinston, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Kings has a great barbecue cook, and that is what they are famous for. They have daily plate specials as well as a bountiful buffet. They are always the first to pitch in in the event of a disaster in the community, so that makes us local folks love them all the more.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I lived in Kinston in the 70's so I knew King's well from back then. Have visited whenever I'm passing through and was hungry. We stayed this weekend and visited King's twice. We enjoyed barbeque, ribs, Brunswick stew, hush puppies, veggies, banana pudding and pecan pie. All were very tasty. Only thing less than stellar was the grilled pork chops... More

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Greensboro, NC
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We found this because of its proximity to the Neuse Sport Shop, and were very glad we did. The Saturday night buffet was like stepping back in time: collard greens, cooked cabbage, fried fatback, chunky potatoes in addition to the barbeque and seafood choices. The barbeque was appropriately smokey with plenty of browned pieces, and the seafood was typical of... More

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Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good location High Y 70 Kinston N.C. Not as good as it was in the 1970's better than a lot lot lot of other attemps at getting good BBQ now days. I don't think they grow Pigs the same!

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Cary, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Went thru the carry out on way back to Cary. Love the BBQ and seafood. Best BBQ that I've had in a long time. Had the large BBQ "pulled pork" plate. Comes with two sides and hush puppies. A trip back in time...

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you're in the mood for grease the buffet will serve you well. If you're remotely into eating healthy...drive on. I chose not to eat here but did take one bite of my companion's BBQ/pulled pork. Found it to be dry & stringy. Service was less than desirable. In fairness to the restaurant, I will say it is probably a... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Actually, I dont because Id probably weigh 500 pounds! The chicken, bbq, setting, and staff were nothing but great. It is just as much a part of NC as Tobacco Road.

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Wading River, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is North Carolina pulled pork BBQ at its best. We stop here on our way to the NC seashore and on our way home every year. This year, I finally ordered the Pig in a Puppy -- It's a pulled pork BBQ sandwich with w giant hushpuppy as a bun! It was totally delicious. Wash it down with some... More

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Harrisburg, N.C.
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The buffet was very, very good! Relatively good selection and it was fresh and warm. My waitress was named Brea, and she was very good at her job. She made the meal very pleasant, and she understood the answer to "thank you" is "you're welcome". It made her an extra dollar on the tip!!! The pictures in the restaurant are... More

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