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Parker's Barbecue

2514 Us Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
252-237-0972
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Ranked #6 of 126 restaurants in Wilson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Salisbury, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We always seek out local restaurants when we travel and we were not disappointed. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The sweet tea was everything we were looking for. The hush puppies were very nice, Yummy barbeque. The service w as quick and efficient. Traveler be aware: cash only. No credit cards and only local checks but I would still... More

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Then - I'd say... run, do not pass go, eat at Parker's in Wilson, NC. It's tough to say that any restaurant is the best you've ever had a meal in - because each dining venue is so different.... So yes, I love Apicius in Paris, and love, love The Grill Room at the Four Seasons, but absolutely yes, I... More

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Wilson, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great food, always great service, and nice down home atmosphere. You're food will be served to you in a matter of minutes! Even when going to takeout. My family enjoys getting food to go and eating under the picnic area. My favorite choices from parkers- bbq chicken, shrimp (both kinds), hushpuppies and of course BBQ! Great place to eat in... More

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Redington Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is definitely a LOCAL place. It's about 7 miles off of I-95, but it's actually pretty easy to find on US Highway 301 South. You get off I-95 @ Exit 121 and go east on I-795 to Rt 301. The food -- it's EXCELLENT and a bargain. Menu options are somewhat limited - BBQ pork, BBQ chicken and Southern... More

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Irving, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are traveling on Hwy 264 in need of BBQ, drive on over to Wilson to Parkers. The best pork BBQ in town. Their BBQ chicken is wonderful as well. The hushpuppies and corn sticks come with every meal. Ordering family style is best for a family or party of six or more. They have space for private parties... More

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Florida Keys
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The local rave about Parkers and we can see why. If you like Eastern Carolina BBQ, they have some of the best along with great fried and BBQed chicken. We had the combo plates with both chicken and BBQ pork; outstanding. Served with Brunswick Stew and Boiled potatoes and a very unique coleslaw. It has like a mustard base to... More

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I grew up in Wilson and Parker's is a part of that experience. They have the best friend chicken and BBQ in the area. They don't (thankfully) have a buffet but do serve family style and individual plates. All the chicken, bbq and sides - Brunswick stew, boiled potatoes, string beans, slaw hush puppies and corn sticks - you want.... More

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Newport, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have been to this restaurant many times for several years. They know how to cook pork and are the best in FRIED CHICKEN . They have shaved ice for their sweet tea that is very good. Fried fish or oysters, very good pork barbecue with chicken combination plate is our favorite. Check this place out when near the Wilson,... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was in the south hoping to find some authentic Carolina BBQ. Parker's BBQ was very cheap but not the best. The corn sticks tasted like they were sitting around all day. The Cold slaw and sweet tea were good. They only take cash and if you don't know that going in they will make it seem like you are... More

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Wonder Lake, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Only ate from this place once and it was carryout. But the fried chicken was a great meal. The fries were just okay because that is the best frozen fries will ever be. I cannot speak to the rest of the menu.

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