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“Great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bill Ellis

Bill Ellis
Ranked #20 of 149 Restaurants in Wilson
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dover, Delaware
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

My family had already visited this reastaurant so when we came through Wilson on our way to FLorida, we just had to eat here. First off the service was great, very frinednly. The food was wonderful. The buffet had so much to choose from, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, rice, barbecue, coleslaw and then there were desserts. All of it was great but I especially liked the pig spot in the back of the buffet with the pig skin, pulled pork and sausage. Great food. The place was average on cleanliness though.

Visited August 2013
Thank angela c
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
“Terrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I went to bills with my family around 8:30pm I knew that they closed at 9 but with them being the only bbq place and it was fathers day they still where very steady. I actually placed a 25.00 order and once I drove all the way back home which was at least a 30 min drive away I was missing several items. I tried to call back several times and I didn't get any answer. I even left a voice message and stil no call back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
Thank Shenika J
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Zebulon, North Carolina
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pay the bill at Bill's”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Bill's is the typical large barbecue restaurant that caters to large groups and single diners alike. The food is, for the most part, cooked to meet the tastebuds of the average diner so one must usually "dress up" the food with a variety of condiments. The barbecue is above average, chicken is average and the side orders are usually just average, sometimes sinking to below average. The price is about average.

Visited March 2013
Thank Jeffrey P
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Raleigh, NC
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very Good Buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had a cooked pig on the hearth that you could pull from, kinda cool. All the food was good and the hushpuppies were crisp.

Visited May 2013
Thank boflex
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Amazing Bar-B-Que”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

If you're ever in North Carolina, or even passing through - you really have to stop at Bill Ellis B-B-Q in Wilson, North Carolina. It's not a fancy place by any stretch of the imagination but food is great and the price can't be beat. My husband and I were on our way home from South Carolina and were told to stop in. A great big cafeteria style room with plenty of old Nascar photos on the wall (Bill Ellis is a former driver) and long cafeteria style tables. The mix of people was great - old school southern ladies with big "candy floss" hair, workers, truckers, the Sheriff even walked in. The fried chicken is amazing and the pulled pork to die for...all the fixins ready for you too. Don't expect fancy, you won't find it, but the best food is often in a place that's not all that to look at. I can't believe anyone would say "skip it" when the buffet is only $10 - even if you didn't like EVERYTHING, you can't even get a burger and fries for two at McDonalds for under $10 anymore...this place has home made food...and for that price, you really CAN'T skip it.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
Thank DarcygirlToronto
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