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Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue

920 S Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403-4311
+1 910-799-1581
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“corn sticks” (11 reviews)
“fried okra” (13 reviews)
“ribs” (25 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
920 S Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403-4311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy vinegar-based barbecue, this is the place for you. It is not fancy with styrofoam plates and cups. We have enjoyed Jackson’s for many years, and the barbecue remains consistently good. We don’t live here so we always buy some barbecue to go...More

Thank Headwindtom
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Great taste and fresh. Customer service was good too. I had the three meat platter, and banana pudding.

Thank AtlantaTraveler278
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Been going to this place for over 20 years and even though I have not lived in Wilmington for a long while we always come back while visiting consistently good country food and authentic eastern NC que

Thank Louiecap
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

they have delicious food with large portions. Good service. This is an informal place but clean. Be warned, this is not a gourmet restaurant. They serve tasty wholesome comfort food. It is a good value. I would definitely go back.

Thank robertmaster123
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The food is so good, we visit here every time we find time while in town. I accidentally agreed to eating bbq one day, even though it’s my least favorite, and now it’s the only place I’ll eat bbq! Great service and great flavor!

Thank Brianne I
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great Eastern Style BBQ. Best in Wilmington. Good vegetables and service. We usually get takeout for 12 when we have family beach week. Maryland family craves returning.

Thank businessman2015
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here on a Friday evening and enjoyed the meal. Collard greens, barbecue, slaw, corn sticks and hush puppies with honey butter all are very delicious! Nice to get an option of small, medium, or large plate. Barbecue Sandwich was huge and great as...More

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Stopped in with my wife and grand daughters for lunch. It seems we all ordered the pulled pork dinner with a variety of side dishes, everything from coleslaw, beans, collared greens, baked macaroni, plus a few more. The portions come in small, med and large,...More

Thank vagolferbob
Reviewed 20 September 2017

All the food was great. Ribs fell off the bone. Hush puppies couldn't be served to our table fast enough. Cheap. Tables are made out of garnished plywood. Not fancy, but food and service was great.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

They know how to bbq. They have left good memories with my family. Was here last time we visited NC. This time first place on our list to eat. Great collard greens. Even if you don't like them this place might change your mind. Ribs...More

Thank Cutejembird
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Ingeburg B
25 January 2018|
Response from mcsgary | Reviewed this property |
The original owner was Dewey Jackson and his wife Pat. Dewey worked in law enforcement in Wilmington, I think ABC Board, and his wife was the daughter of Skinner of Skinner and Daniels Barbeque fame.
14 August 2016|
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Response from DEBORAH H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know....... They have a website....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:45 PM
10:30 AM - 8:45 PM
10:30 AM - 8:45 PM
10:30 AM - 8:45 PM
10:30 AM - 8:45 PM
10:30 AM - 8:45 PM
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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