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Skylight Inn

4618 Lee St, Ayden, NC 28513-7492
+1 252-746-4113
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pork” (24 reviews)
“nc bbq” (5 reviews)
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4618 Lee St, Ayden, NC 28513-7492
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple menu, but oh, what a tasty treat!! The BBQ has the skin chopped in, and has that great smoky flavor! I liked the old fashioned cornbread, and the slaw is sweet....a great compliment to the BBQ. They have been doing this for years.....and it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this place in Southern Living and had to try it out on our way South. You have two options: pork or chicken and we both went for the pork. It was a good choice. Skin cracklings chopped up in the meat made it...More

Thank Sonyaboyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent pulled port BBQ with cracklins. Can get busy at lunch so be prepared but the line moves quickly and it is well worth it.

Thank chipmc86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best barbecue I have ever had. Adding in bits of crispy skin is brilliant ..loved my meal, except for the cornbread. An old style, unleavened square that others like is just not my favourite. Banana pudding was a perfect flash back to childhood...More

Thank BlueHorizons1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This visit to Skylight was definitely worth the four hour round trip. The Skylight is a worthy icon for Eastern NC BBQ. These were my impressions. Atmosphere: Simple. Not a lot of sides. No dishes that will need washing. Friendly. Diverse and delightful guests. Fascinating...More

Thank Ned M
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

2nd visit here and the 30min detour off our itinerary is absolutely worth every minute. Top 3 pulled pork plates I have ever had, and that includes a lot of bbq.

Thank jeffsibbo
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Chop, Chop is music to my ears, arrived on a Saturday around noon and line was out the door and I could hear the chop, chop from the parking lot. Line moved very quickly. We got our order to go....Pork trays, chicken, baked beans and...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

What can I say that hasn't been said a million times about the best barbecue restaurant in the world? Just so we're clear, in North Carolina, "barbecue," refers to pork that's been chopped off a whole hog that was slow cooked over hickory wood. There's...More

1  Thank Rob B
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

As a Pit Master and a true BBQ Snob, I am always skeptical about "great" BBQ joints. I've been let down so many times. Not this time. I can honestly say, emphatically, that this is the best BBQ I've ever eaten. The atmosphere is classic....More

Thank Bwburgin1015
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Pete Jones' legacy continues! The absolute BEST wood cooked, whole hog BBQ you will ever eat. And the fresh home made slaw is the perfect side. Perfection 👍

1  Thank LadydeeTee 1
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4618 Lee St, Ayden, NC 28513-7492
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Ayden
  • Phone Number: +1 252-746-4113
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