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Flip's Bar-B-Que House - CLOSED

5818 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC
(910) 799-6350
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Unfortunately it is out of business and their wonderful North Carolina barbecue is no more. I don't know what else to write to meet the 100 character minimum.

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Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Closed. It has closed it's doors. Apparently, city of Wilmington declared it's 50 year old sign was too big and not conforming to code. Rather than replace the sign, the owner shut his doors.

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Pacific Ocean
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106 reviews 106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
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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
52 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 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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346 reviews 346 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 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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Additional Information about Flip's Bar-B-Que House

Address: 5818 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: (910) 799-6350
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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