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Joe's Old Fashioned Barbecue

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1702 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472-4934
+1 910-642-3511
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (5 reviews)
“hush puppies” (7 reviews)
“fried chicken” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1702 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472-4934
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Joe's Old Fashioned BBQ Restaurant is a local favorite. Their food is excellent, whether you order off of the menu or eat from their huge buffet and salad bar. You can't go wrong. Simple, good and delicious home cookin' with great BBQ and chicken. The...More

Thank David H
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting family and went to Joe's. It was great home cooking. The hush puppies were unique and great! Unfortunately, they did not have BBQ on the buffet at the time, but the fried pork chop was great. The banana pudding was just like...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Joe's has been a fixture in Whiteville for many years and continues to be one of the best restaurants around. While they made their name on their eastern-NC style of barbecue, they also have very good chicken and ribs. The sides and desserts are very...More

Thank RJR1112
Reviewed June 1, 2017

The servers work hard. The buffet is cheap, fast and filling. The food is fairly good (for buffet) food. If you are looking for quick and filling, this is the place.

Thank Randolph M
Reviewed May 30, 2017

The other reviewers are right, Joe's BBQ buffet is great, but I'm not much of a buffet eater. Try the small rib plate. It is consistently outstanding. Swap the hush puppies for sweet potato french fries and have an excellent meal. Save room for hand-dipped...More

Thank VolunteerNC
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

They have a very good buffet there everything was fresh and good if you had never benn there go and try it !

Thank Lacey T
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This was dynamite. The fried chicken and catfish was delicious. The ribs were also amazing. Service is great. It's a faced paced moving restaurant with a hometown feel. Great!!

Thank 126amberg
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Joe's is well known for his NC style (vinegar based) BBQ. But, their buffet is also excellent. And, the service is second to none in town (though Hwy 55 is close). The waitresses and cheerful atmosphere make Joe's a favorite for locals and visitors alike....More

Thank Charlie J
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Joe's is a family owned restaurant with a great down home atmosphere! The food is great, and the service is excellent! Prices are well within reason. The ice tea is to die for!

Thank vagreer
Reviewed January 12, 2017

We ate the buffet today and it was good. Food selection was good. Quality and temperature of food was very good. The manager stopped by twice to see if we needed anything. Wait staff was attentive. We will return.

Thank Bogeyjoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 910-642-3511
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