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BBQ King

2613 E Main St, Lincolnton, NC 28092-4357
+1 704-735-1112
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“onion rings” (18 reviews)
“hush puppies” (13 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
2613 E Main St, Lincolnton, NC 28092-4357
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Reviewed 1 week ago

BBQ King has a restaurant like others, but their also do a HUGE business in their walk-in and take out as well. You can also get red or white slaw. French fries are very good and so are the hush puppies, not too dense or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bob C
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Big parking lot slam full noon Saturday, Fast moving lines at order counter. Quick pick-up at ready counter. Take your bounteous tray of pulled or coarse chopped pork into the knotty pine dining room and find a table. Piedmont BBQ don' get much better than...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RobWNC
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

The barbecue had a wonderful smokey flavor. Onion rings were crisp and delicious. Will go again when coming thru to mountains

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cutleyn
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The BBQ is very good along with everything that comes with it. I highly suggest the onion rings, they are the best around. I do not stop there on a regular basis but I have never had anything that wasn’t good and worth trying again.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Rds683
Reviewed October 2, 2018

great home town BBQ. Burgers are outstanding, sweet tea, milk shakes, poorboys and poorgirls. hush puppies

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jasonwilliamsnapa
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I really like the food here. I think its the best que in town. I like how they yell out the orders too. What I don't like is they don't have bacon and they don't take Visa. Why is it so hard for BBQ restaurants...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

BBQ King has the best food in Lincoln County. Friendly and fast service. We always get ours for take out on Saturdays. You can get a variety each week. I love to eat at BBQ King in Lincolnton ❤️

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dana-Richard M
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Not bad but dry and vinegar type sauce that you have to poor on. The fryes are a bit soggy. I thought the pork would be basted and slow cooked so the flavor would be in the meat. But everyone has there own way. Price...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 43kirbyd
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch on a Tuesday. We ordered BBQ king sandwiches and the barbecue was delicious. The hush puppies and onion rings were also great. It was pretty cheap although the sides were somewhat expensive. Definitely will come here again next time...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ben B
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Stopped to get carry out for the family. Got the Family Pack and a kid’s cheeseburger. Ordered large order of hush puppies and got home and there were maybe 5 or 6 at best, I was told there would be a dozen. Found a hair...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ralebe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $8
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2613 E Main St, Lincolnton, NC 28092-4357
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lincolnton
  • Phone Number: +1 704-735-1112
  • E-mail
One person's idea of opening a small eating establishment became reality on September 1, 1971. BBQ King has been a landmark for forty-five years. The work team prides themselves on serving their customers fresh, pit smoked barbecue, hand patted burgers and hand breaded onion rings. Our BBQ joint is all counter service with a large dining room for eat-in patrons. The unique order placement is second to none, leaving customers mesmerized by the girls hollering orders to the back and shortly handing over a hot plate of food. BBQ King is a great place to meet family and friends for a delicious meal!
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