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Joe's Old Fashioned Barbecue

1702 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472-4934
+1 910-642-3511
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (7 reviews)
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
“fried chicken” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1702 S Madison St, Whiteville, NC 28472-4934
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Never disappointed in the quality of food they have on the buffet. The food is always hot and fresh. You just can't beat the vegetables.The staff is courteous and friendly which makes the overall experience very pleasant! I've been "eating at Joe's" 20 plus years...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

In town with a Church ministry group. Went to Joe's for lunch. Wow.... Eastern Carolina BBQ at it's best, fall off the bone ribs, hush puppies like Momma's, Cole slaw as good as ice cream. Will definitely be back for the buffet.

Thank lutherwillis
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The staff is wonderfully friendly and it's always "Honey" or "Sugar" when they ask if you need anything. Staff continually circulates with tea and water to keep glasses full. They also mix a mean Arnold Palmer. My out-of-town siblings always a pilgrimage to Joe's when...More

Thank Clara B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I have been eating at Joe's for almost as long as I've been living in Columbus County. Even on the days I don't eat I stop by for a large sweet tea and a visit. I know it's not Mayberry but you leave with that...More

Thank David T
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We love BBQ and have eaten it all over the country. Like the Memphis style and North Carolina style, but not sure what to call this other than not good at all. My husband had baked beans and he thought they came straight out of...More

1  Thank Picaso44
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Joe’s is the epitome of eastern North Carolina barbecue! I don’t live in the area, but this is the one resturaunt I have to visit when I’m in town. The service is great and the atmosphere is relaxed and pig-centric. I can highly recommend their...More

Thank lkristenhughes
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Staff is always friendly and ready to serve. They always take time to stop and chat and ask, "Do you need more tea, darlin?" Food is good southern food - the buffet is fabulous at lunch. Friday and Saturday night there is a great buffet...More

Thank ClaraB2225
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Always satisfied when eating here. One of my family’s favorite places to eat. In fact we drive 50 miles one way to enjoy great barbecue and chicken. All of the servers are very friendly, coming by the table many times to freshen up drinks. Food...More

Thank 28412traveler
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Met a friend for a lunch appointment. Service is always friendly and comfortable. Food is always delicious. Today we both had the lunch buffet. It is filled with all kinds of good, Southern cooking!! It was great!!

Thank davidhH3816ZT
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This was not my first trip, I grew up going to Joes. The food is always good and I've tried several things. The service is fast and I've always found the staff to be friendly. This is good country cooking, if you are looking for...More

Thank Deemi10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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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