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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
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Plenty to eat plus change for $8

Barbecue is tasty with vinegar based sauce. Coleslaw yummy mustard based. Dinner comes with barbecue, cole slaw, brunswick stew and hush puppies or corn sticks. With drink, less than $8. All you can eat specials,too. Wait staff courteous and prompt. Service s fast! Not far off beaten path and worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Cathy R
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Barbecue is tasty with vinegar based sauce. Coleslaw yummy mustard based. Dinner comes with barbecue, cole slaw, brunswick stew and hush puppies or corn sticks. With drink, less than $8. All you can eat specials,too. Wait staff courteous and prompt. Service s fast! Not far off beaten path and worth the stop.

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West Chester, PA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

The bar-b-que sandwich with slaw is so tasty. This is my first pit stop when coming to Wilson. Love the casual atmosphere. My college age sons enjoy Family Style with bar-b-que, Brunswick stew, potatoes, slaw and hush puppies.

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Wilson, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is fabulous especially if you don't like buffet style restaurants. Fried chicken is fabulous and crispy. It's fast and efficient. We always send some to relatives in Florida every year.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's an OK place to dine, if you enjoy a laid back country setting. This location, when my family and I visited, had limited side/s choices. The barbecue is delicious, but everything else (the stuff that we had anyway) was OK, nothing special or mind blowing. We have lived in Wilson for over 2 years now, and have only been... More 

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VIRGINIA BEACH
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Starting with the bottom line - The food was really good and the service was excellent. No frills here - just get in and eat some great BBQ with all the fixings. I'll definitely go back when I'm back through Wilson.

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Baltimore County , Md
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Used to eat there as a child.....50+years ago. If you want fried chicken (the only thing I ever ordered), brunswick stew, and corn 'sticks' this is THE place. Family friendly....no atmosphere except for the schoolboy wait staff. Fast, efficient, and fresh. It's a Wilson landmark and will be for another 50+ years.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Best Carolina Pulled Pork. Toot 10 tubs home with us plus potatoes, cole slaw and corn sticks. Brought extra cooler just for that.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Near the end of January myself and 2 family members ate here for lunch. We've eaten here "many" times over the years. Decor is VERY old fashioned and bare/simple period - nothing fancy here! They've spent no money on decor in ALL these years! So, know this if you're coming for the first time. Food is always fresh, cooked "just... More 

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Rocky Mount NC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We eat here at least twice a month and it is our "go to" restaurant for barbecue, fried oysters, and fried flounder. The food is consistently good, the service fast and accurate, and the sweet tea is the best anywhere around. The restaurant is always busy and customers feel welcomed.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This BBQ lover has traveled far and wide, and I will say this joint offers seriously good cooking. Served so fast there is hardly time to think about waiting. The pork dinner was eastern NC style, tangy vinegar basted chopped BBQ. It very meaty, almost no fat. The portion was ample, and the sides were authentic made there food. Brunswick... 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)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  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?