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Winks Barbecue

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$$ - $$$
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509 Faith Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146-7011
+1 704-637-2411
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant rating is an important factor when visiting a restauratn and Winks had a 93% rating by the health dept. I had never seen a rating that low, but never checked it out until after I visited the rest room. With dirt/grime over an inch think in the corners and along the edges of the tiled bathroom floor, paper... More 

Thank Itsnotfunny
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

A frequent stop at mine when traveling on business. The folks are always friendly and helpful. The breakfast is wonderful and worth an early morning meeting. Like their barbecue although I am partial to Eastern NC. Service with a smile and good southern cooking with excellent vegetable choices every day of the week. And their desserts are the best.

Thank Chris R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

if you like seafood this is the place to go.I ordered a large piece of flounder and it was delicious.I like that you can get so many side orders to choose from. If you want breakfast you can order any time during the day. I have also ordered their oyster stew,but it came out with a lot of butter floating... More 

Thank 414patsyk
North Carolina
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Winks is a part of local history. All the locals meet there for good eats and the history.We all drove up there when we were in high school. It was the meeting place.They not only serve great barbeque, they have an excellent flounder plate as well as other seafood. There are many other choices. There is good old southern banana... More 

Thank Sylvia S
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Was in the area on business and this place was recommended. Great food, great atmosphere. Cant wait to go back.

Thank ilsayit
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I decided we all wanted seafood and I happened to remember what good seafood we always had at Winks even though it is primarily a barbecue place. I ordered a small fried flounder plate to which I added slaw and fries. I had one flounder filet and it was so long it actually hung over both sides... More 

Thank Kitty W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped early evening to try the BBQ & seafood. We got a sliced tray & a flounder sandwich. Service was quick although the place was full. BBQ was moist with a slight taste of sweet sauce which was excellent. Flounder was plentiful, hot & delicious. We'll come back. Didn't give a 5 star rating as wait staff seemed put... More 

Thank Nancy K
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Back in the hometown for quick over night visit. Maybe 20 hours. Foot longs for lunch, BBQ for dinner, and stopped by for breakfast on the way out. All were excellent. Normally we eat "eastern style" but this stuff from Winks was really good as it always. Foot longs are the best, BUT breakfast was beyond awesome. Best omelet in... More 

Thank JimBob2012
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Awesome hidden local hot spot here. I took ally clients here. Nothing fancy but food was fantastic and cheap. Homemade oatmeal pies and pig skins. Only place I would eat seafood at that taste like fresh. Get their oyster stew. You will not finish a big bowl

Thank David B
Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Been awhile since I have ate here but like the bbq . And they also have other food to choose from . Plenty of parking and lots of room inside for family get together a also .

Thank Chanda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Faith Rd, Salisbury, NC 28146-7011
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +1 704-637-2411

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