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Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue

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920 S Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403-4311
+1 910-799-1581
10:30 - 20:45
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Vass, Nc
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was suggested by a local and I am so glad we gave it a try! Pulled pork, collards, black eyed peas, everything was awesome! Service was great too. Looking forward to going back!

Thank 1116lexi
Wilmington, United States
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Saturday evening, my wife, daughter, and I, made a trip to Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue. I have heard people talk about this restaurant for years, about how good the food was. We were completely disappointed. The bbq was tasteless, the fried chicken was overcooked, the green beans had good flavor, but were almost cold, just not the quality I expected... More 

Thank Richard J
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went there for some good bbq as usual. Sat down to a messy table. Service was ok. Food was good as usual. Will go back again. Hope new ownership does not change the business.

Thank Chris P
Beavercreek, Ohio
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194 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

If you like BBQ Jackson's is the place for you. Service is good, there are a lot of choices and the food is tasty. You get your meal on a paper plate with plastic silverware. Portions are generous and the Hush Puppies are tasty. A good place for a down home meal!

Thank Bergbahnn
Wilmington, North Carolina
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

A time honored tradition that speaks to those who latch on to a restaurant because it is usually a safe bet that what you enjoyed on one occasion will be as pleasing to the pallet on the second visit.

Thank Harry P
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for dinner. Served on styrofoam plates. Ordered chicken that was baked not bbq. We had the ribs that were just drenched in bbq sauce. All you tasted was bbq sauce on a sloppy paper plate of food. Not what I vision as bbq....

Thank donhill30
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, good fast service. An institution in Wilmington NC that should not be missed. Hush puppies and Comstock are delish. Reasonable prices. Also great for take out for parties and such.

Thank asaw568
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We've eaten at Jackson's BBQ before. It's been a couple years since we've been to Wilmington. Today we had lunch at Jackson's and were not disappointed. The BBQ plate was as good as I remember it. The portions were a good size. Great hush puppies to start off the meal, followed by a plate of BBQ, slaw, french fries and... More 

Thank Doug C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Jackson's has been around a long time, very clean with good service. The food is great, but you have to love barbecue and hushpuppies to eat there!

Thank Beth C
Catonsville, Maryland
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713 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Jackson's Big Oak Barbeque is Eastern Carolina BBQ at it's best. Their BBQ is great on it's own and they a variety of sauces to try also. The place can get very busy but they seem to always keep everything moving at an extremely efficient pace.

Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:45
10:30 - 20:45
10:30 - 20:45
10:30 - 20:45
10:30 - 20:45
10:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 S Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403-4311
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-799-1581

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?