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Parker's Barbecue

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2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
+1 252-237-0972
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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powhatan, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

always busy and the food is always very good bbq is the best along with the slaw. Plenty to drink the staff is very friendly will come again

Thank Thomas H
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Parkers in Wilson and is an institution for a good reason....classic delicious NC BBQ with their own style. The BBQ is always good and the fried chicken is great as well. I have had BBQ all over the state and for those who say it has to be over wood they are being a snob. Parkers has enough smoke built... More 

Thank Stuart M
Sanford, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to parkers for over 60 years, the BBQ is the best ,second to none, fried chicken is like grandmoms,-- all their food is 5-star, as is the service and price- hundreds of times we have been to Parkers and never have been disappointed.

Thank bomatt4845
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up on Parkers and always have to visit when I come home. The best Eastern NC barbecue. The Brunswick stew is only second best to grandma's.

Thank paulanjeff
Bethel, Connecticut
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parker's is a real Southern family restaurant with the best fried chicken ever. There is nothing fancy about this place but the service is quick, the food is fresh and hot. The combo plate is great because you can have chicken and barbecue. The hush puppies are really good as are the corn sticks.

Thank pauline459_22
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly family restaurant. Wonderful fried chicken. Good down east bar b q. Family from Greensboro love going t Parkers.

Thank Carolyn H
Wilson, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like southern fried chicken, barbecue (chopped), Brunswick stew, corn sticks, slaw, & hush puppies visit Parkers Barbecue.

Thank Jerry M
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going into Parker's is like stepping back into the 1950's. The decor, the menu, the paper hats on the servers, even the prices are straight out of the middle of the last century. It's a unique experience. The waiters are all male, from high school-aged boys to older men who've obviously been at their stations for a long time. The... More 

Thank laurelrock
Beverly, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving I 95 towards our vacation destination we found ourselves in Wilson, NC for the night. Our hotel recommended Parkers BBQ for dinner. We love BBQ chicken and ribs, we decided to give this place a try. In fairness, we should have made an effort to review the menu in advance. If we had, we would have found they only... More 

Thank pall48
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1,669 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They food eat real good in the mouth and it fast and makes my tummy full and I wish that has desserts.

Thank Alzor S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: +1 252-237-0972

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