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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A time honored tradition that speaks to those who latch on to a restaurant because it is usually a safe bet that what you enjoyed on one occasion will be as pleasing to the pallet on the second visit.

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Thank Harry P
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for dinner. Served on styrofoam plates. Ordered chicken that was baked not bbq. We had the ribs that were just drenched in bbq sauce. All you tasted was bbq sauce on a sloppy paper plate of food. Not what I vision as bbq....

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Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, good fast service. An institution in Wilmington NC that should not be missed. Hush puppies and Comstock are delish. Reasonable prices. Also great for take out for parties and such.

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Thank asaw568
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 8 December 2016

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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662 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 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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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?