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Parker's Barbecue

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2514 Us Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
+1 252-237-0972
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Chester, Virginia
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The last time i was here was for a business lunch in 1998. The atmosphere was subdued then, but the food and the service was great. On our way home from the beach, I made it a mission to have Sunday lunch here. It was pushing 2 O'clock when we saw the parking lot - literally hundreds of cars and... More 

Thank John C
Beaufort, South Carolina
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love Eastern NC BBque, this an old restaurant over 70 years in business , quick , courteous service, side are very good , I would skip the corn sticks, even though off the beaten track on hwy 301, worth the rip

Thank tombrady127
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good BBQ and excellent fried chicken. It is a quick in and out stop for anyone wanting a good bite in a hurry. My only complaint this last visit was the BBQ had some bone and other non-edible fragments in it. They usually are better at getting those out before serving.

Thank Chevyguy33
Southbury, Connecticut
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on our way south. We were searching for good BBQ and the reviews were outstanding. We waiting in line for about 20 minutes. We ordered the pork and chicken plate with hush puppies, corn sticks, potatoes and beans. The hush puppies and corn sticks were very so dry, we didn't even eat them. The beans tasted as they'd... More 

Thank Maddux S
Pikeville, North Carolina
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153 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been told that their fried oysters were good so we decided to drive about 25 minutes to find out first hand. We both ordered the fried oysters with Cole slaw and French fries and were not disappointed. They were very good!

Thank Thomas E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the way I remember great vinegar bbq, you just cannot get it this good in any other part of the country. Still as good as it was 40 years ago!

Thank captclark
Wilson, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The services is great and the food is always hot and delicious, you want find any other BBQ in NC better than Parkers!

Thank Gabriel H
Laurel, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm from the DMV, I travel to the south for some southern cooking, Parker's food was delicious!!. I loved their collard green, yams, fried chicken legs, barbecue with coleslaw, pineapple cake and sweet tea

Thank deneenhall64
Ridgeland, South Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the family style food service .THe food was great and the service was wonderful. Delightful staff. LOved the NC BBQ. It was vinegar based and we loved it!!!

Thank Rhonda L
Middletown, Maryland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered Parker's several years ago. Real down home cooking. Never disappointed in our meals. Favorites are fried oysters, chicken livers and NC bbq. Typically take a pint of bbq to go. Servers are very friendly. Greeting at the door is "sit wherever you want."

Thank kahiltner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?