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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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  • 19
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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Not bad southern bbq could have more.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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653 reviews 653 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
526 helpful votes 526 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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