We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to Wilkes for years the barbecue is really great. When I want barbecue in this area this family owned business is the first place that comes to mind. The guys are friendly considering the heat that they have to work in. The area not so good its pretty small and if you blink you may miss... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampton, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you need a quick bbq sandwich this is the place. Minced bbq with a little smokey taste. They also serve up ribs, I have not tried them yet, stuck on the sandwich.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I grew up in Hampton and I used to live right down the street from Wilkes.' Every time I go home to visit, we get Wilkes. The pulled-pork BBQ is delicious - nice spice, Carolina-style shredded pork. My parents will get a rib dinner w/ potato salad and coleslaw, and they're always more than satisfied. Carry-out only, but you can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

The food is really good. I like the fact that this is a locally owned restaurant. There is no place to eat in the restaurant, it is strictly carryout. But that's not a problem because the food is so good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

After being stuck in the Norfolk, VA tunnel for what seemed an eternity, my wife and I decided to treat ourselves to Wilkes, in Hampton, which we'd heard about. We arrived as they were closing, but Mr. Wilkes let us in and we let him decide what we'd have. Well, there's no seating, so we waited until we crossed the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Virginia Beach, VA
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Wilkes is as close to a literal hole-in-the-wall barbeque place as you'll find --- just a storefront walk-up on Victoria Blvd, but the best tasting and most generous pulled pork Carolina-style barbeque sandwiches on the Peninsula. Also great coleslaw. Their menu includes barbeque chicken, and a number of sides in addition to the coleslaw, but that's all I've ever had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hampton, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

The ribs are not good you can fix these ribs at home they are very big an fatty will never return again..the people that voted must not have had good ribs at all..im from the country and these ribs are horrible...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

A local treasure for years. If you like Carolina style this is your place. The sweet potato pie is amazing! Take-out at it's best.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This is a take out place only that has been in operation for a very long time. You can order, sandwiches, meals and sides. Generous portions and delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampton, Virginia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

My wife and I stop by when we're looking for a quick, consistently good BBQ. You can only take-out here but it doesn't really matter. It's a short wait. They have the routine down after all these years. Tried the ribs once too and they were tasty. You can get a side of baked beans and cole slaw. That's pretty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Wilkes Bar-B-Q Co also viewed


Been to Wilkes Bar-B-Q Co? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Wilkes Bar-B-Q Co

Address: 3700 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669-4216
Phone Number: 757-722-4240
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Wilkes Bar-B-Q Co staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?