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Tipton's Bar-B-Que

1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
336-667-0669
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Ranked #2 of 51 Restaurants in Wilkesboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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English first
North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We tried this restaurant while passing through. When we entered the front area was crowded with no one moving to tables. It was like the Hostess was having trouble keeping us with everything. Definitely need more seating and training. We waited about 1 hour to be seated. Our server was good but the food was not worth the price. We... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The prices were ridiculously high! Sodas were $3.98 each, the salad bar was $3.49 each and had a very limited choice of vegetables. The vegetables that were there (5 or 6 only) were stale and insufficient quantities of each vegetable were available. The Bar-B-Que itself was slimy and under-cooked (Large pieces of fat were mixed in with the meat). The... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been going since they opened and have enjoyed all our meals. Anything you order is top of the line delicious. Great service

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Boone, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Chef Winston has updated the menu to include my favorite (having lived 25 yrs in Texas): beef brisket. One can find pork 'Q' a million places in the Carolinas, but not brisket. It's almost as if there's a law against it! I've searched for it far and wide, but found only a few, extremely poor attempts. Finally! Tipton's has done... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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170 reviews 170 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Made an 80 mile round trip detour to try Tipton's. It was well worth it. First off the pork is incredible- moist and absolutely the tenderest pork ever had. Sides all well done- corn nuggets, chips and onion rings. Service was prompt and attentive. Great house made sauces available. Worth the visit....do not not miss the pork it is exceptionally... More

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Weston, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stumbled on this restaurant and then looked up the Tripadvisor reviews and we were happy we did. The food was awesome! There were 5 of us and we all really enjoyed the food. The chicken was the most moist chicken I have ever eaten. The BBQ sandwich was tasty and the burger was a good size and perfectly done...prices... More

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HICKORY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped there before going to a concert. Had excellent service and food was very good with nice portions. Would definitely go again and recommend highly.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Took 3 kids, 2 teenagers, 3 adults to eat here. Kids got the children's meals. The adults got bar-b-que. Only disappointment was my husband and I wanted prime rib sandwich and we were told they no longer had it. We got the pull pork sandwich. Not what we were used to, but very good. The waitress kept our drinks filled... More

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have visited this restaurant twice. Both times have been great. The food is excellent and the service is great. Be sure to try the blue cheese chips. Wow.

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Palatine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Ordered a platter defined as regular and I would have wondered what the large was like because the "regular" portion was significant. All the food was good. I would like to see them add some brisket options to their menu.

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