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$2 - $8
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed July 24, 2021

Had heard such good things about this place only to be disappointed. The pork was on the tough side, the onion rings were very greasy and the hushpuppies weren't cooked in the center. Could not recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed November 4, 2019

Hubby and I have been here twice since moving to North Carolina. It is not close to where we are building our house but the drive is worth it. And this from a gal who adores BBQ - BEEF, that is. I am finding it...increasingly difficult to get a good BBQ brisket sandwich since all you can get in NC is pork. I am learning and while it is NOT my favorite I have found King's BBQ to be quite good. Not a fan of the vinegar sauce but the white coleslaw they put on the sandwiches is quite good. The King sandwich is very large, and can/should be shared. I always get the regular - much more manageable. And the sandwiches come LOADED with BBQ. The french fries leave something to be desired though. They only take cash, but there is an ATM in the entry where you can get cash. I also felt quite safe here as each time we have been there to eat there are at least four troopers or sheriff deputies enjoying their meal. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is great! Always fresh and hot. I've never had anything I didn't like. Burgers, hot dogs, or barbecue... you can't go wrong with any of them. The onion rings are awesome!!!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to our son's house in Charlotte. Quick, tasty and reasonable. Sauce is WNC style, tomato based and spicy sweet.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

I’ve visited BBQ King numerous times over the years and have never had a bad experience. Service is fast and food hot and delicious. Be advised they do not accept credit or debit cards. Cash or check only.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 10, 2019

BBQ King's food is top notch. A cheese king like a hot dog is best. I love the bbq and the poor boys and the hot dogs. Having Sundrop on the fountain is especially great! Remember to bring cash or a check. They do not...take cards.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Simple place with a simple barbeque menu. The service is fast and the prices are good. Onion rings are amazing & the barbeque is not greasy - so enjoy. Only complaint- they don't have ribs. If it's crowded, get your order to-go. They don't skimp...on portions.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Best onion rings I have ever had. Also the burgers and Bar-b-Que are great too. Been coming here since they opened. Haven't been disappointed yet. Bring cash as they don't take cards.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed May 27, 2019

Had lunch at BBQ King, and was impressed. I am a "barbecue snob", and have high standards, but BBQ King met them. One of the 2 or 3 best pork barbecue sandwiches I have had. The sides were good, particularly the onion rings. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Really good hamburgers and onion rings! BBQ is good. Great restaurant and service. Good food and good service and prices.

Date of visit: April 2019
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BBQ King is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4