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King's Restaurant Incorporated

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 23
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

Returning home from Beaufort, NC around lunch time and saw King's BBQ in Kinston, NC. Parking lot was packed. Found out later the Rotary was meeting that day. I decided to get a to go order and which worked out fine. The To Go Order area is in a different area than the restaurant. Loved the Bar B Q... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Returning home from Beaufort, NC around lunch time and saw King's BBQ in Kinston, NC. Parking lot was packed. Found out later the Rotary was meeting that day. I decided to get a to go order and which worked out fine. The To Go Order area is in a different area than the restaurant. Loved the Bar B Q and... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Staff has kind of a party attitude and very loud. Buffet was OK and the started tearing it down at 8:15. $2.19 for a soda should have keep my glass full.

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Snow Camp Nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My family is from this area and love coming here. We had the buffet this time and it was great! Friendly staff. Great prices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Large seating area, not fancy, very reasonable prices. Barbecue ribs were well cooked and fried Chicken was fresh. The slaw was very tasty. The atmosphere was basic but clean and the waiter was pleasant.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When we arrived at King's we were given the option to choose buffet, or order from the menu. There are two separate eating areas depending on your choice of service. Buffet was very busy but was kept supplied with lots of vegetable choices and BBQ. Pay extra to get crab legs. Some fish and desserts on buffet as well. Ice... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I'd like to shake the hand of the person who thought to put bbq inside a hushpuppy bun. It just. makes. sense. Be sure to try the Pig in a Pup during your next visit! The cue is basic Eastern NC vinegar-based style. Plenty of fixin's to choose from, great atmosphere.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a lunch stop while traveling on a recent vacation. The staff was friendly. We chose the buffet which I thought was good food at an excellent price. Great way to sample the southern bbq style. included bbq, fried catfish, greens, a few different salads, devil crab, and lots more including ice ream and other desserts. Lunch for 2... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great BBQ (if you like NC style BBQ) Get the Half Pint - perfect portion of meat and 3 great sides - the cabbage and collard greens were perfectly "southern" - the hush puppies are worth a try! Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to try east Carolina BBQ and enjoyed it. The desserts are not amazing but the pork sandwich was great. Large dining areas and a buffet for anyone who wants it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have been here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Although others have reported issues with service, we have had excellent servers both times. Megan is an absolute delight. The food is mediocre at best. The hush puppies have a strange texture. The fried chicken is dry, but the barbecue is fairly good. Coleslaw is usually a personal... 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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