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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
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10:30 - 20:45
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:45
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Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Doug C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Beth C
Catonsville, Maryland
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628 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Mark G
Los Angeles
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

"Authentic East Carolina BBQ" !! Being a native Californian, I'm not really sure what that meant but it's BBQ !! Going to Jackson's is like seeing an old friend after they've had a nose job...same person; different look and presence. The overwhelming amount of BBQ sauces I've ever had is tomato based, from the local rib joint I frequent, to... More 

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Thank sunking1899
Wilmington, North Carolina
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Another local BBQ place in the books. I ordered my usual for BBQ joints. BBQ plate with side of coleslaw and a side of baked beans. Hush puppies and corn sticks come with the meal. BBQ, moist and tasty, this was pulled but I prefer chopped. Nice flavor and ample serving size (I got the small plate) BBQ Sauce, they... More 

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Thank FoodDudeDaddy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My family always makes sure to visit when we are at the coast. The barbecue is in a word: "perfect". Service is always warm and friendly. Do not miss the cobblers and do not underestimate them particularly their peach cobbler which is one of the best I have ever had bar none. This is a must visit place when you... More 

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Thank NativeRaleighite
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great food at a reasonable price. Portions are huge, so I would recommend paying the $1 to split a plate. We had a ton of leftovers. Service was great.

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Thank sj_sparklespink
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

BBQ was tough. I've had many different BBQs from all over the USA. This place does not have good BBQ. People that say different haven't had the good stuff. Not worth the price.

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Thank Christopher M
Phoenix, Maryland, United States
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The servings have gotten larger now. The dropped the extra large BBQ plate and have small, medium and large. The large is almost too much food! Great hushpuppies and cornsticks.

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Thank MLB5313
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Good, simple country cooking and consistent year after year. The black eyed peas and collards are the best!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 20:45
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:45
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:45
Thursday
10:30 - 20:45
Friday
10:30 - 20:45
Saturday
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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