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“Best lunch all week!”

King's Restaurant Incorporated
Ranked #5 of 77 Restaurants in Kinston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: King's BBQ and Chicken serves Eastern NC BBQ; traditional vinegar based, hand chopped pork BBQ. We serve the best sweet/spicy BBQ ribs and BBQ chicken in Kinston. Locally sourced vegetables including collards, turnip greens, cabbage, black eyed peas, and candied yams. Visit our main location on E. New Bern road and enjoy Lou-Lou's Oyster Bar. It is located inside King's and serves up local steamed oysters, crab legs, steamed shrimp and much more. We also have three take-out locations on Vernon ave, North Queen str, and finally Kingold blvd in Snow Hill.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best lunch all week!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Traveling with a co worker this week caused us to stop at this Barbecue legend. It lived up to its reputation. I had the chopped pork plate with coleslaw and fried okra. The Pork was moist and tender. The sauce was vinegary and spicy hot with a hint of sweet. It was great. Slaw was excellent and not watery. Fried okra was hot and crisp. The best part were the hush puppies. They were outstanding. Hot, crispy, and moist inside. What else could you want. Great place to eat local eastern barbecue!!!

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Boise, Idaho
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“Don't Let the Strip Mall Exterior Fool You- This Place is the Real Deal”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Being King's virgins we were suspicious when we pulled up to the outdated, strip-mall-looking exterior. As we walked in right after 11am we really thought we'd made a mistake walking into the nearly empty, 70's-feeling dining room. It didn't take long at all to realize this place was the real deal and we had just scored a prime table for the lunch rush.
We enjoyed the famous Pig in a Puppy and we were more than happy with the greasy, flavorful, unique delight. The Brunswick stew was delicious, full of flavor and just what you'd want it to be. The meal didn't feel complete until we had heaping bowls of the housemade banana pudding. Words cannot describe the heavenly deliciousness that is this dessert. It was made even better when the adorable, accomodating waitress brought us fresh waffle bowls to eat the pudding out of.
Our drinks were kept full. More than one employee came by our table to make sure we were happy.
By the time we were ready to leave the dining room was at capacity and buffet (we did not try) was busy.
We look forward to going back to try the fried chicken and more barbecue.
What a fun treat this institution of a restraurant is! Do stop if you have the chance, it's a treasure!

  • Visited January 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Will starve before trying again!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Went to Kings BBQ on recommendation of hotel. Was looking forward to enjoying some eastern carolina style sauce. Got an order to go. Meat was very fatty and consistency was, for the most part, ground...the slaw should have been listed on the dessert menu since it contained so much sugar. Had to throw the entire meal away.

  • Visited January 2013
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Ashburn, Virginia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in town”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

This is one place where I have to stop anytime I go to Kinston. The pig in a pup is the perfect balance of BBQ and cole slaw on a large sub sized hush puppy. And that staff is always kind and friendly.

  • Visited December 2012
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Eastern NC
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“GR8 Down East barbecue”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you like vinegar based barbecue this is the place. The hush puppies ain't bad either. Send anywhere when you use oink express.

Visited September 2012
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