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Parker's Barbecue

2514 Us Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
252-237-0972
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Ranked #4 of 127 Restaurants in Wilson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This wasn't the best meal I've ever had in a restaurant, but it certainly was the best under-$10 meal I've had in a LONG time. The interior looks like it hasn't changed in 30+ years. The staff is extremely friendly. Apparently locals don't need menus because when we asked for one, the server asked where we were visiting from. The... More

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tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This place has been our family favorite for years. We have gone at least once a year for 6 years. We eat there and take container s home in a cooler. Sometimes we go to NC just for this place. I will keep going as long as it is there in Wilson.

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north carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Even though I eat there at least once a month I always enjoy it. I rated the atmosphere a 5 but beware it's still wood floors , tables and chairs just like it was 30 years ago when I first ate there.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Some of the best barbeque you will ever eat. All so fried chicken like my mother used to make. If you like fried fish they have some of the best fried flounder I've ever eatten. You can't go wrong here. All of their food is great!!!

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Wilson, NC
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you want down home authentic NC barbecue this IS the place! This place has been around forever and they do things the old fashion way

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is the place for Eastern North Carolina Barbecue. I enjoyed a barbecue plate with brunswick stew and cole slaw and, of course, hush puppies. The food was excellent. The service was the best. This is a family restaurant. I enjoyed my visit.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

When we are in Wilson at lunchtime it is hard not to end up at Parker's. Their barbecue and fried chicken are very tasty, and I love the slaw. The servers seem to be in constant motion. If you decide to come for Sunday lunch, you'd better come early because the line develops quickly and extends into the parking lot.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

You will talk about them when u go back home.. no matter where home is... you will get your money worth. Also you may want to call ahead sometimes because ther get very busy.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Outstanding service, food and atmosphere. Been going since I was old enough to remember eating and the inside of the building looks the same as it did in 1972. :)

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is authentic East Carolina Barbeque--shredded slow-cooked pork with vinegar and spices--distinctive, regional, and delicious. Very lean mix, no fat discernible. Not enough vinegar? Add more yourself from the bottle on the table. Get the combination plate, which adds, to the healthy serving of East Carolina barbeque, a piece of fried chicken and four (4) sides. I learned a new... More

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