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Flip's Bar-B-Que House

5818 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC
(910) 799-6350
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Ranked #360 of 538 restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $5 - $10
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20% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Pacific Ocean
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We went there because of the very positive review on Roadfood.com, but were pretty disappointed. The place was completely empty at the height of lunchtime. The owner seemed disengaged and disinterested. While the BBQ itself was pretty tasty, it was thrown on a very average bun and covered with some very average cole slaw. The fried mac and cheese and... More

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DC Metro Area
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Flip's was definitely the eating highlight of our trip. We arrived shortly after 11am for an early lunch. I can't say I'm a BBQ aficianado, but this was the best I'd ever had -- I am partial to NC style, though. Hubby had the ribs and they were smoky, flavorful, and fall-off-the-bone perfection. Sides were also wonderful. I particularly enjoyed... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Flips BBQ was a Wilmington institution when operated by Flip. There were a few BBQ choices in Wilmington, and each had differing flavors and methods of preparing BBQ., but we always seemed to end back up at Flips. My most recent visit was my first since Mr Watts had left and I was a little hesitant but willing to give... More

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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330 reviews 330 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

After reading a few reviews on the 'net', my visitors decided to give Flip's a try wanting to fully experience North Carolina cuisine. This is an older '50's style building and was clean. The staff was fine. We tried the following items: deep fried mac and cheese, fried corn nuggets, fried squash, fried chicken (cooked to order so you wait),... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

This is the barbecue I grew up on. I still like it quite a bit, but now that I've been out and tried barbecue in other parts of the country, I'm not as enamored with it.

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