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Wilkes Bar-B-Q Co

3700 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669-4216
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Ranked #36 of 244 restaurants in Hampton
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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12 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Hampton, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
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

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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New York City
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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Virginia Beach, VA
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112 reviews 112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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

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Hampton, Virginia
1 review
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...

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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.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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.

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Hampton, Virginia
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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

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Smithfield, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

The food is always fresh and the family who owns the restaurant are always friendly and quick to fill your order. This is a take out restaurant. A great go to for family meals when you just don't feel like cooking.

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