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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Eastern Carolina classic BBQ. No frills, no fuss, Just darn good food.

Planned our stop to Parkers prior to a road trip to the Carolina lowlands. We arrived on a Thursday at 1PM and the parking lot was packed. Walked inside and was immediately seated. The place is bare bones, clean, and the menu is very short and to the point. If you expect rubbed meats, ribs, or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Slovakdude
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Happy Creek, VA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Happy Creek, VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Planned our stop to Parkers prior to a road trip to the Carolina lowlands. We arrived on a Thursday at 1PM and the parking lot was packed. Walked inside and was immediately seated. The place is bare bones, clean, and the menu is very short and to the point. If you expect rubbed meats, ribs, or heavy red sauce then... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Parker's BBQ is the best, been going there for years every time I come to town I just have to stop at Parkers, try it you'll love it.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great BBQ & Fried Chicken! I love family style. They bring the "buffet " to your table. With family style you can't choose from different sides. Potatoes and slaw are good. Not really a fan of Brunswick Stew.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Been coming here for over 30 years and gets better all the time. I love seeing these negative reviews and wonder what is wrong with the these people who say it's bad BBQ? It is true eastern style and done as well as anyone can do it. When you go be sure to order family style, it's always dood.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We are from the Carolina Sandhills (Pinehurst) and have enjoyed the Western Carolina BBQ for several years and heard rave reviews of Parker's and Eastern Carolina BBQ. Sorry to report the 100+ mile drive was not worth it. The BBQ was excellent and the vinegar-based marinade as very good, and the tea was good. But, as another reviewer reported, the... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

When I want some great tasting ENC style Bbq Parkers is where I head. Great pork cooked like I like it with all the fixings. Staff is prompt and takes care of you as well.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Classic Eastern North Carolina BBQ, in a vinegar based sauce. It must be the 60+ years of practice. The sides, green beans, boiled potatoes and corn sticks were equal to the BBQ. It's about a 15 mile round trip detour off I-95, but worth timing your trip to hit there for lunch or dinner. Nothing fancy, just good.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I worked for the original owners Graham, Ralph Parker and Henry Brewer. (Established 1946) They taught me much about life and business while earning a good wage at an early age. I truly enjoyed my last visit to the BBQ Stand as they would call it. Let's keep the legacy going stop by and a little history and great food.

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Latham, NY
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127 reviews 127 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My husband and I both ate here and had the BBQ plate, they were delicious, the all male staff was enteratining to watch them keep up a fast pace and serve with a smile. Don't be scared off by the line, it moves quickly and the lot was full and the place was much larger then you think. For the... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the service as well as the food at Parkers Barbecue. Everyone was so friendly and hospitable. The food came out piping hot. It was quick. The food was excellent seasoned to perfection I highly recommend it!! If you want eastern NC barbecue Parkers is your place to go. I had the chopped BBQ, hush puppies cole slaw and... More 

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?