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Parker's Barbecue

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2514 Us Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
252-237-0972
Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    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
It Is What It Is

it has been 35 or more years since I attended college in Wilson at ACC and since I walked thru the hallowed doors of this institution of East Carolina BBQ .. I was treated to not only the restaurant but also a catered meal as well .. both time the meals brought tears to my eyes .. this is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
margo812
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Bedford, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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238 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bedford, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

it has been 35 or more years since I attended college in Wilson at ACC and since I walked thru the hallowed doors of this institution of East Carolina BBQ .. I was treated to not only the restaurant but also a catered meal as well .. both time the meals brought tears to my eyes .. this is the... More 

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North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at Parker's Barbeque many times over the years and you always know what you will get. A good plate of southern food at a reasonable price. The tea is sweet and the BBQ is eastern style. Fried chicken is a must have! Hush puppies or corn sticks, you can chose. Brunswick stew is good and they aim to... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Parker's is no secret in Wilson or Nc for that matter. They are renowned for their barbecue and classic eastern style vinegar sauce. However I never order that when I go there. I ALWAYS get the chicken liver plate. They are the best you'll find anywhere. I don't even particularly like chicken livers, but something makes these special, melt in... More 

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Virginiaq
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Entered a nearly empty restaurant, looking first for the bathroom. None of the staff acknowledged me, the cashier, about 4 feet from me never looked up. Found bathroom, could smell it as I approached, washed hands, seated myself. BBQ was chopped, good but no better than anyone else's; hushpuppies and cornsticks were frozen pre-shaped and dry; Brunswick stew from a... More 

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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

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 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?