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Parker's Barbecue

2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
+1 252-237-0972
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
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Reviewed yesterday

best BBQ i've eaten. better than Bills BBQ. BBQ is moist and tasty. their seafood is also outstanding.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt like it was 1962 again. The decor, the patrons, and especially the young waiters with the white food service caps on. The food was very good and very cheap. I had the barbecue served with corn bread and two side dishes. After we...More

Thank tkotulak
Reviewed 1 week ago

You get good value and great food. We eat here at least twice a month. Hours are reasonable. Come on down!!!

Thank wanda r
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended to try this place for very traditional bbq food because it was along my way to Rocky Mount from Smithfield. Parker's a big building in a large plot of land so there's plenty of parking. Was told that the plates and cooking...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our recent visit to the Wilson area, Parker's parking lot was always full of cars. Taking this as a sign of a local favorite, we decided to try it for a late lunch. We were not disappointed! Great crispy fried chicken, NC style BBQ,...More

Thank Travelmom66658
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always fast good service...Great price!!!! Best Value on the Planet...Think all you can eat family style $7.

Thank johnnyquest111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with friends. If you really love North Carolina BBQ, this is not to be missed. Lunch for three was $23.00. Quick service, simple menu and leaving with a full belly. Yum, Yum, Yum!!

Thank Kimberly F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling south on 95, time for lunch, and Trip Advisor directed us to Parkers. Established 1946, the place has grown large but remains very local. On Sunday afternoon it was crowded with folks coming after church. Fried chicken moistenandbbqmoist with crisp crust but not greasy....More

Thank johnlinberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

always busy and the food is always very good bbq is the best along with the slaw. Plenty to drink the staff is very friendly will come again

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parkers in Wilson and is an institution for a good reason....classic delicious NC BBQ with their own style. The BBQ is always good and the fried chicken is great as well. I have had BBQ all over the state and for those who say it...More

Thank Stuart M
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do you have gluten-free options
23 May 2017|
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Response from wanda r | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there are gluten-free options.
do you have gluten-free options
23 May 2017|
Response from stampdiver | Reviewed this property |
If you just eat the meat and no bread, it's gluten free
john j
1. First I want to make sure you are reviewing the same restaurant I am thinking of because your observations are VERY different than mine. You referred to Parkersburg, did you eat there or Parker's which is a great BBQ joint? 2. I ask because your directions "about 4 mikes odd I-95" suggest that that in addition to not understanding BBQ you are did not major in English, Journalism, or Geography - Parkers is 4-5 miles from US 301 aka I-795. It is about 12 miles from I-95 proper. 3. Parker's does not serve pulled pork. Why did you expect "pulled" or "shredded" pork in an eastern NC BBQ joint? You can get pulled pork in NYC - you do not come to Parkers for pulled pork. 4. Are you seriously considering the award winning fired chicken (reviewed by Southern Living) with soggy KFC. You must not be from around here.... :-)
18 March 2017|
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Response from marie s | Reviewed this property |
Not my review you are referring to.......the food at PARKERS is terrific. Whether you refer to pork as pulled, shredded or whatever, it is great. The sides are tasty, hush puppies and sauce on table is great. This is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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