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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Just That Good

The short review: I'm more of a sloppy sauce on pulled pork kind of person, and slaw with mustard? But I believe Parker's could convert a died in the wool vegan. Everything exceptionally good except potatoes that are fine, but nothing special and the corn sticks were tough with no flavor. Who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MaymeSez
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Hilton Head
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Hilton Head
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The short review: I'm more of a sloppy sauce on pulled pork kind of person, and slaw with mustard? But I believe Parker's could convert a died in the wool vegan. Everything exceptionally good except potatoes that are fine, but nothing special and the corn sticks were tough with no flavor. Who cares? Not me. The long review: The BBQ,... More 

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Thank MaymeSez
Kirkland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the full parking lot fool you. There is still plenty of room inside to sit. We had the bbq and chicken plate. It's more than enough food with bbq, fried chicken, boiled potatoes, string beans, Brunswick stew and corn sticks to die for. It's a little ways off I95 but well worth the detour. Highly recommend stopping in... More 

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Thank Malvern B
Ashburn, Virginia
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by at Parker’s for lunch during a road trip from Virginia to South Carolina. The location was not a far detour off I-95, it was right in the middle of our route, and most importantly, it is known as one of the favorite local North Carolina barbecue joints. When we got there, we could see that it’s local... More 

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Thank rsetia67
littleton, nc
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

its a pretty good family style, southern cooking, with okay que, and good chicken, and the service in great

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Thank fishit
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We stop here occasionally when visiting family in NC, they have the best fried chicken around and the service is extremely fast. You can't beat home style food served at a fast food pace. I'd rather eat here than any fast food joints.

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Thank PatH42
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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468 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Worth the side trip of off I-95 good old fashioned road-trip pit stop. Good food, fast, cheap. No thrills but clean and friendly.

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Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Winnabow, North Carolina
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I absolutely love Parker's BBQ. While living in Washington, DC I only got it once a year when I went to the beach for vacation. Now that I'm back I NC I can have it more often...thank goodness!! Parker's is a eastern NC BBQ tradition and is very old school...not many frills here...just good food. You can order from the... More 

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Thank Gregory D
Fredericksburg, VA
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here since I was a little girl and my mother before me. It has been open since 1947 and they have it down to a flavorful science. Don't let the lines fool you they move people through the restaurant. The bbq is fantastic while I like the other dishes this is the star. You also must try... More 

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Thank forangela
Port Charlotte, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Traveling from Florida to Maryland. Saw all the good reviews about Parker's and it was not far from our hotel, so we decided to try them since we like BBQ. Service was fast, food was inexpensive. But, the food was bland and tasteless. Tasted like mass produced cafeteria food. We were encouraged by the full parking lot, but the number... More 

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1 Thank JohnJohn112233
washington,dc
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78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

So I tried Parker's twice - I came back for the fried chicken. Very tasty - crispy, juicy, flavorful. Wish I had some now. I'm not as fond of their barbecue - it was kind of bland and the pork seemed dry. There's something about the slaw, too, that is unpleasant - on the bitter side. But the chicken is... 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)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: 252-237-0972

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?