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Joe's Old Fashioned Barbecue

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1702 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472-4934
910-642-3511
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Tabor City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to Whiteville is not complete without some good ol' southern BBQ and the best sweet tea ever brewed!

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Thank Jennifer H
Trenton, GA
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals love this place. Lines form often and folks all seem to know each other, coming an going. They have a buffet at certain times which I hear is great, but we ate off the menu at off hours. The ribs are pork, while I expected beef. I guess I wan't paying attention. The pork ribs were so-so. We did... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner; our party got a variety of menu items - pork chops, chicken, fish - everything was pretty good and there was really too much to eat!

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Thank jennifera64
NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This place is hard to find behind Lowes. They have a buffet with a good selection of chicken (fried and baked), vegetables, salad, and desserts. If you want bbq, you order it off the menu-not on buffet. We got buffet, but one in our party got bbq plate. He said it was average. The place was busy at lunch and... More 

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Thank Tarheel74
Whiteville, North Carolina
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Always great food and fair price. Take the family and enjoy excellent service. Behind whiteville lowe's store with parking and quick turnover if just pasting on way to beach. Very goodNC pork and veg

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Thank lenniej2015
Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to just get off the road and find something to eat on the way home from South Carolina to PA that was not fast food and just happened to see signs for Joe's. What a great place to eat. I lived in NC for about 4 years and what I miss most is the hospitality, the people, and the... More 

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Thank traveldad16
Raleigh,NC
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Just like being at Grandma's house! We had the buffet and a barbecue plate, and it was one of the best country buffets we've ever had. The fried chicken, meatloaf, and fried chicken livers were some of the best you will get anywhere. The vegetables all tasted homemade, and the banana pudding was arguably the best we've ever had! The... More 

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charlotte
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I have been eating at Joes for over 30 years at different locations. Excellent BBQ and chicken. On weekends the buffet bar is open at night. All you can eat, good deal with big selection of sides and dessert. If you get a BBQ plate from menu order medium. My Uncle told me that years ago. The large plate is... More 

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Thank fireman54Charlotte
Whiteville, North Carolina
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Simply great southern food, great people and a real taste of southern charm!You got ti eat that fried chicken and onion ringss

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1 Thank martinblacksheep
Conway, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is nothing more than OVEN BAKED pork shoulders. Not even close to being BBQ, No smoke flavor at all !!!!. Very disappointed, will not go back. Sorriest excuse for BBQ that I have ever encountered.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1702 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472-4934
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Whiteville
  • Phone Number: 910-642-3511

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