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Wilkes Bar-B-Q Co

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3700 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669-4216
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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    3 of 5 stars
The Pulled Pork is Amazing, and the Ribs are Better

After hearing a couple trusted foodies speak on "The best hole in the wall BBQ place in Hampton". I finally had to give it a try for myself. Let me tell you they were 100% correct. This place is what BBQ is all about. The ribs speak for themselves, but Wilkes is known for the Pulled Pork Sandwich... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

After hearing a couple trusted foodies speak on "The best hole in the wall BBQ place in Hampton". I finally had to give it a try for myself. Let me tell you they were 100% correct. This place is what BBQ is all about. The ribs speak for themselves, but Wilkes is known for the Pulled Pork Sandwich. Be aware,... More 

Thank Mcrist4
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This review is for the Victoria Blvd. location only!!! The first time we visited Wilkes at 3700 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669, was excellent. There was a young man and woman working and they were so friendly and helpful. There were a few other patrons there and we had the best time talking to them about the food and what... More 

Thank Mikkeah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

My fiancee loves this place! Every time she comes here is quick and friendly customer service and the order is made to perfection every time. The price in my opinion is a little to high for one sandwich but hey, the taste makes up for it...overall a great place to check out

Thank barbiecoutour51811
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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 

Thank Angie M
Hampton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

1 Thank Danny B
Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

2 Thank gmnewall
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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.

1 Thank DandTLee
New York City
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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 

1 Thank JakeDNYC
Virginia Beach, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 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 

1 Thank RickSchlegel
Hampton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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...

1 Thank foodexpert757

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3700 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669-4216
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Hampton
  • Phone Number: 757-722-4240

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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