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“Completely unpretentious”

Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue
Ranked #116 of 703 Restaurants in Wilmington
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Someone once said to me that the best bbq food is served off paper plates. This place took it to heart and it indeed serves up a mean meal - on polysterene plates. The portions were perhaps a little on the smaller side (I ordered a rib and bbq pork combo with beans and hush puppies) but delicious in every bite. This was probably the best barbecued pork we had tried in our time in Wilmington.

The clientele that night were a source of entertainment - a colorful mix of locals some of whom seemed to be regulars. Sticky seats and laminate tables are part of the experience, you'd be disappointed if you were expecting anything else.

This meal got us hooked onto barbecues. Really good eating memories!

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1  Thank Mohikaner
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

best collars and fried okra ever! hushpuppies the best anywhere! good BBQ and chicken. Friendly staff and excellent service FAST!

Thank gpa1946
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Jackson's has really good BBQ. We have other BBQ places closer to home but it is worth the drive across town!

Thank Melissa P
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Have eaten here for many years. This restaurant is much like the casual barbecue restaurants of the 60's & 70's. Comfortable atmosphere and great food.

Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

The wait staff are genuinely friendly though busy most of the time but have their customers in mind in everything they do. Food served hot and in good time. Good selection of sides. Restaurant kept clean and well lit. A bit noisy but they do appeal to families as the place to be.

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6  Thank Harry P
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