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Parker's Barbecue

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2514 Us Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
252-237-0972
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 57
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 9
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We had lunch at this Wilson landmark restaurant on our way back from the beach. It is home to PURE eastern North Carolina pork barbecue. Our pulled pork sandwiches were outstanding - very high quality meat with absolutely no fat/gristle that we could detect. Cold slaw was classic and the vinegar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
ClintonB45
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Toano, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Toano, Virginia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at this Wilson landmark restaurant on our way back from the beach. It is home to PURE eastern North Carolina pork barbecue. Our pulled pork sandwiches were outstanding - very high quality meat with absolutely no fat/gristle that we could detect. Cold slaw was classic and the vinegar based BBQ sauce was terrific. Nothing fancy but great... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been eating BBQ at Parkers since I was a child and we were traveling from Portsmouth Va. to Dunn. My husband and I travel to Wilson from Elizabeth City to Parkers just for the food. Most of the time my aunt and uncle who live in Chesapeake Va, go with us. We always have fun and good food.

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Farmville
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Their BBQ pork meals are AWESOMELY DELICIOUS! Thumbs UP! There are a lot of activities around Wilson such as Imagination Station, Rose Gardens, a lot of variety of shops on Raleigh Road/US 264, I-95 corridor, too numerous to list...... Come to Parker's! Enjoy! SMILES!

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Wilson, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Parker's BBQ -- along with Bill's BBQ -- is also the best BBQ....period. It is very similar to Bill's, except that it does not have as much variety. I say that only as a fact and not as a bad thing. They serve everything you want them to have. Their main focus -- like Bill's -- is BBQ and Fried... More 

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Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wonderful place to eat in Wilson, NC we stayed local so we could dine here...had visited this place in the past and wished to visit it again. My daughter was amazed by our dinner :-)

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As a child we visited Wilson NC to see family on a regular basis and to this day my favorite BBQ place to visit is Parkers. The BBQ is great and very family friendly restaurant that is just down home good. This BBQ is like none other I have ever eaten anywhere else and I love it!

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Orlando, Florida
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219 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Every time we drive thru NC, we eat at Parker's. It's at least a 10 minute drive off the interstate, but worth it. Love their chopped pork and coleslaw. Skip the Brunswick stew as it is bland, but no complaints about the rest. Fyi..this is a cash only place. Service is always quick and friendly.

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Wilmington, NC
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After many years dining at the Parkers in Greenville, I finally made it to the original home of this staple. I stopped in for lunch on a Wednesday. The placed was packed and I ordered my typical BBQ Dinner - Chopped BBQ, Green Beans, Brunswick Stew, and Coleslaw. Chopped BBQ - Grade A-. Well seasoned, good flavor, and tender. Packed... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Family friendly, down-home type restaurant. Fare is NC Eastern pork BBQ (vinegar based sauce), delicious fried chicken and oysters. Sides are mainly slaw, Brunswick stew, boiled potatoes and green beans with corn sticks and hush-puppies. Can be served "family style" or on an individual basis. Service is quick and good. Take-out is available from a separate entrance.

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Annapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A place we make sure to have lunch when we travel on I95. Delicious vinegar base N.C. Barbeque in a plain white building off highway 301. Wonderful food, good service and great servers. We always bring home one or two pints of the barbeque.

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Additional Information about Parker's Barbecue

Address: 2514 Us Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
Phone Number: 252-237-0972
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wilson
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2514 Us Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: 252-237-0972

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?