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Parker's Barbecue

2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
+1 252-237-0972
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“corn sticks” (88 reviews)
“cole slaw” (48 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (101 reviews)
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try to stop in whenever I am in the area. The parking lot was full at lunch time when I arrived but they seated me almost immediately. I usually order BBQ but today the 4-piece fried chicken dinner appealed to me. It came with...More

Thank Mrfiz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our pastor, Dr. Rob Pochek, who previously came from Wilson had Parker's brought up for a Church Luncheon at First Baptist in Charlottesville, VA It's better than any in our area. John Rindge

Thank jprindge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the all you can eat family dinner. The fried chicken was OK but KFC I think is tastier and that was the best part of the meal. The BBQ - pulled pork was a strong vinegar flavor, when it came to the table...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the pork BBQ with cole slaw and best sweet tea around. We stop every time we are heading to Va from Fl

Thank GhostTours
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first experience with NC BBQ although we've eaten other varieties of BBQ many times. We were a party of 4 and ordered Pork sandwiches, pork dinner and chicken dinner. I was surprised to get fried chicken as I thought I was getting...More

1  Thank cantravellor
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We have eaten here for many years, great North Carolina bar b que. Today we seated 6 for family style. Roasted potatoes, mustard type coleslaw, fried chicken, corn sticks, brunswick stew...and the price was extremely reasonable. A must visit for everyone. Very friendly staff.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Best BBQ you will ever eat. No matter where I travel across the country once people hear I'm from Wilson, NC they always ask about Parker's BBQ.

Thank Malinda W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Parkers looks like it is straight out of the 50's. We always take out of town visitors there. Their fried chick is great.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Wow don't be scared to get off of 95. Its worth the diversion. From white line fever. The folks are super nice and this is down home BBQ style. We recommend the family dinner well worth it! Happy tummies.

Thank Stanimal14
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My family has been eating at Parker's BBQ since it opened in 1946. My grandfather started this tradition when traveling to Wilson, NC to sell his tobacco crop at Centre Brick Warehouse. My father graduated from Atlantic Christian (now Barton) College and dined here a...More

Thank Jeff P
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Ann Marie G
22 August 2017|
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Response from john j | Reviewed this property |
They do not.
23 May 2017|
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Response from wanda r | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there are gluten-free options.
23 May 2017|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
This is a true eastern NC country restaurant where everything is fried. Great ENC pork BBQ and fried chicken.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: +1 252-237-0972
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