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“Big dissapointment for a BBQ restaurant”
Review of Bill Ellis

Bill Ellis
Ranked #42 of 152 Restaurants in Wilson
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Buffet, Takeout
Reviewed October 13, 2012

I happened upon Bill Ellis Barbeque after stopping for gas. They advertised themselves as being world famous, but am not sure how they gave themselves that title as it would be hard pressed to find anyone outside of North Carolina who has even heard of it. It was definitely popular with the locals, as they were lined up almost all of the way to the street at the drive-thru.

If you choose to eat inside, you only have the option for the buffet. You can get a to-go box which is weighed by how much food you get. While there was a wide selection of food, both the barbeque and chicken were average at best. I've had better barbeque at fast food restaurants. The interior was not very welcoming either, as it was tables thrown together.

I wouldpass by this restaurant and find another. There was nothing good about it.

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14  Thank wbullseye
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

WOW what a buffet.You could eat for an hour and never have the same thing.The best BBQ in NC with out a doubt.Love the cornsticks too.

2  Thank B J
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

There are barbecue restaurants all over Eastern NC and the United States. All claim to have the best barbecue. Let me set the record straight. If you have not been to Bill's in Wilson N C you are missing a treasure. The menu is buffet style and you are overwhelmed with the choices to choose from. You just decide what you want because you cannot eat everything. Salads, deserts, pulled pork, shrimp, rice, dumplings,fried chicken, barbecue chicken and so much more. The iced tea is out of this world. Caution: take a designated driver when you go because you will just want to sleep for a while after you are done.

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3  Thank Frank B
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

They have quite a selection of food and very good value for a family. It was convenient to hotel and there was no waiting in line very fast service.

1  Thank mvalentino2
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

I personally don't care for the BBQ but the other food on the food bar is worth going there to eat.

2  Thank Rob W
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