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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

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Visitor rating
  • 155
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Great BBQ

Great NC barbecue place with all the proper fixings and plenty of ice tea. Old fashioned feel. Quick service and it appears to be a favorite lunch spot for the locals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Reslimpan
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was traveling and hungry so I pulled up travel advisor and found this restaurant highly rated. What a disappointment. If you are from NC and like the vinegar taste you may be ok. I ordered BBQ with fries, green beans and coleslaw. It came with hush puppies and something else I could not identify. The only thing I ate... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great NC barbecue place with all the proper fixings and plenty of ice tea. Old fashioned feel. Quick service and it appears to be a favorite lunch spot for the locals.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Good old fashioned food, everything was delicious. Couldn't stop eating, from the fried Chicken to the BBQ, everything was just great. I would definitely be coming back.

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Alexis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Hands down the best fried chicken. We ordered the family style meal to try everything. BBQ, Brunswick stew, potatoes, Cole slaw, hush puppies, corn sticks and of course fried chicken. reasonably priced for all the food we had. Great service. Good southern cooking. Bring cash - Parker's does not accept debit or credit cards.

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Leawood, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A loacl business cohort and I have had a long standing gentlemen's disagreement over the better bbq style, KC or East Carolina. I have to say, Parkers was quite the treat even if it didn't convert me! The pulled pork was phenomenal, the corn sticks a nice twist and the hush puppies were perhaps the best I've ever eaten. Topped... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have been eating Parker's BBQ for several years. This was my first trip to the restaurant. At first I thought it was a used car lot due to the amount of cars parked on the premises. Since I was getting it to travel, it was suggested that I get it cold. The sign for take out pointed me in... More 

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Toano, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?