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King's Restaurant Incorporated

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405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Kinston, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been eating here since I was a small child and it never disappoints. Love the food and the service at King's. Great barbeque, and the lunch buffet is always wonderful. Order a cheeseburger - they are really great at King's also!

Thank pennyjstrain
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

We eat at King's Restaurant every time we are in Kinston, NC. The food is delicious. I ordered fried trout n fried shrimp with collard greens n squash with hush puppies from the menu. Their Sunday Buffet is the all time favorite among my relatives.

Thank Sylvia B
Magnolia, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This buffet restaurant was recommened by relatives who live in Kinston. We went on a hot Wednesday evening and we're served the best iced sweet tea ever! The buffet was eye pleasing, offering many comfort foods from fried chicken and meat loaf to grits, eggs and bacon. Bread offerings were not so great though. The granddaughter loved the hand dipped... More 

Thank grannyV50
Hamilton, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is moist juicy pork with just enough spice for all to enjoy. The fried chicken is just right cooked with perfect amount of perfectly fried crunch. The wait staff was excellent. I couldn't believe the amount of food for the money. Will return whenever in the area again!

Thank Susan F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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190 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I am touring the top BBQ in North Carolina this week. I started with the ribs which were ok but not very tender. The pulled pork was tender but I was not crazy about the Vinegar sauce. Overall I thought this place would score much higher. 5/10

Thank Brad P
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This place has a good local reputation and cruddy food. Weird stuff that taste fine sometimes and it sometimes no different than what you'd find at any old southern buffet.

1 Thank Jeremy F
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Food was so good and the staff was very nice. We would defiantly go back to eat at the Restaurant. They have a buffet, crab legs and an oyster bar or you can order from the menu.

Thank saxle
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We took a group of ball parents and players to Kings after a tournament. They had us all seated within minutes and all the stay was amazing. The food was great, a wonderful selection for everyone. Plus they gave us a group rate for the buffet. Definitely recommend.

Thank Sallie B
All over
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

The place in back of the restaurant offers BBQ, Oysters and Fried Chicken. YUMMY!! But a little on the spendy side. A friend and I stopped by there one afternoon (06-12-16) and he got a Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich and I got a four piece Fried Chicken and 10 Fried Oysters ($8). They gave us a pound or more of... More 

Thank Pass-N-Through
Keene, NH
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on Sun. afternoon. Very busy usually means very good, and they were very busy. Went to the buffett and it was well stocked with delicious food. Go hungry, because there is plenty. Will go there again.

Thank Drkknight03431

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: 252-527-2101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?