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Bill Ellis

3007 Downing St SW, Wilson, NC 27893-8330
+1 252-237-4372
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (21 reviews)
“fried chicken” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
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LOCATION
3007 Downing St SW, Wilson, NC 27893-8330
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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Bill Ellis for years (among other great BBQ restaurants) and Bill Ellis is one of the best east of Raleigh. Have never had a bad meal. Food is always hot and fresh and well prepared. The old fashioned Banana Pudding alone is...More

Thank Aaron K
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Traveling through town and looking for good barbecue. Barbecue was bout the only thing good here. I also like fried okra and it was cooked just right and the hush puppies were good too. But the fish and sausages were overcooked and the greens were...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 27 June 2017

On 6/26/17 we used the drive thru at Bill Ellis. They were 5 cars in the entire lot and no one in the drive thru. We arrived at 2:15pm and someone took our order and my husband clearly repeated it back to the girl. The...More

Thank DrKR2000
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We had heard this was a classic Carolina barbecue and decided to stop during a road trip. Very disappointing , all the sides and beans had to be fished out of big watery containers, the barbecue was just average. The place was crowded (not sure...More

Thank ElizabethandDan
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high, after all we're in North Carolina. Price is reasonable but the Buffet is limited and not refreshed very often. Wanted to give it a try but I've gotta say it's just ok. Probably won't rush back on my next...More

Thank Theodore K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Bills used to be the best place in Wilson for BBQ. No longer. Since Bill died the quality of food has suffered greatly. The BBQ tastes flat and has a mushy consistency.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The place was b unclean .u decide not to eat anything .I am unsure when the last time the floors were ever cleaned if the front of the.placed look this bad I can only imagine what the kitchen looks.like.

Thank C5617ARdonnad
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Not as good as Parkers ,but very GOOD food .the BBQ and chicken( several types ) are on time, vegetables are a bit overcooked , but we will continue to visit .5-star on the food, price and service .

Thank bomatt4845
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

My family (approx. 30 people) got together for a birthday. We've never been here before, but heard good reviews about it. In a nutshell, the food was GREAT and tea was just like the Carolinas.....SWEET!!! Southern food at its BEST!!

Thank zetaspeechlady
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Parkers bbq was better. Banana pudding was delish. Loved the collard greens. Can't beat the price for AYCE!

Thank G Drew P
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Blaymon
2 October 2015|
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Response from Leon G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know besides their vegetables and meats. We don't watch our gluten as we feel its just another fad to worry about. It's been around for thousands of years and suddenly its a big deal? Funny.
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Hymwins
8 March 2015|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
$10.73 for adults, $8.70 for Senior citizens, $5.34 for children, and children under 3 free!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3007 Downing St SW, Wilson, NC 27893-8330
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: +1 252-237-4372
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