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3007 Downing St SW, Wilson, NC 27893
(252) 237-4372
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Takeout

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch with Family

A lot of food choices to choose from on the buffet so everyone should be satisfied. Convenient location and parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
sueg222015
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Wilson, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Wilson, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A lot of food choices to choose from on the buffet so everyone should be satisfied. Convenient location and parking.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I stopped there and went to their walk-up window to get dinner to take back to our hotel. The minute we smelled it, we couldn't wait to try it. The portions are huge and it is the best NC style pulled pork I have had. My wife loved the collared greens and wish she had gotten more... More 

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Wilson, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The name of the business is Bill's BBQ!!! I have loved this BBQ and Fried Chicken since 1979! It is the best BBQ anywhere.....period. It's superb! Bill's has a sit-down "all-you-can-eat" buffet with all sorts of entrees, vegetables, and deserts. There is also a drive-thru service and a walk-in take-out service.

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fletcher
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203 reviews 203 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
417 helpful votes 417 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

So okay, hunt me down and tell me I'm an idiot (I just average really:) This was not really good BBQ. I grew up in the country and we used to BBQ all the time. Get a fire going and put some Oak,Hickory, or Apple wood on the fire, close the doors and let the smokin start. Cook low and... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were looking for a good North Carolina style Bar-b-q and Bill's was recommended by the staff at our hotel. The pulled pork with the vinegar/apple sauce was exactly what we were looking for. My sides were collard greens, (the best I've ever had) and Mac and Cheese. My husband chose the small plate with a side of cold slaw.... More 

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GASTONIA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I wish the buffet was a nicer set up versus a room with tables and chairs like an outside get together... However the BBQ is to die for.. I got a ton to bring back to western Nc with me..

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife and I have been eating at Bill Ellis's BBQ for years and never been disappointed. Food selection is excellent and the price is very reasonable. Yes is not a fancy dinning room but you get to know good people eating their. At the carry-out the BBQ sandwich and ribs are unbeatable.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

My average rating of this restaurant is because I am not a fan of buffets and it is buffet only. Payment is made as you enter and one price includes all you can eat from the buffet. The food is "down-home" country type and includes BBQ (eastern NC style), fried chicken and fish among others. It is a pretty large... More 

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Franklinton, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My wife and I found this place by accident while heading to Seymour Johnson AFB for the air show. So on the way back we tried it. The parking lot was full at 5:00 and the drive thru line for takeout was backed up to the road so we figured it must be really good.We both agreed it was good... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

pay your fee for number of people, get a plate and dig in. 2 sides to buffet, then a pulled pork pic toward the back. Variety of drinks. Even some dessert items, such as cookies etc. Tables like cafeteria setting. Variety of items including vegetables. Was really looking for ribs and there were none.

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Additional Information about Bill Ellis

Address: 3007 Downing St SW, Wilson, NC 27893
Phone Number: (252) 237-4372
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wilson
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3007 Downing St SW, Wilson, NC 27893
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: (252) 237-4372

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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