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Bar-b-q King

#172 of 1,890 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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2900 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208-5624
+1 704-399-8344
Today
10:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Savannah, Georgia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I stopped at this old drive-in barbecue place. We all loved it stepping back into 1959. The barbecue and hush puppies were excellent the french fries were good.I will recommend this place for good barbecue.

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Thank airbus3201
Clover, South Carolina, United States
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140 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love us some Bbq King . Been coming here since I was a kid back in the early 1960's . Food is awesome , I love their Po-Boys & the Bbq sandwiches . Not sure which is my favorite . Never had anything negative to say about this place in all these years . I love the old school... More 

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Thank Fefe8187
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Guy reviewed it on DDD and he was not wrong. The bbq dipped fried chicken was quite tasty and the hush puppies were definitely first class! There were no gimmicks, just good food!

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Thank chefhubaju
Clover, South Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Fried chicken that was dropped into NC style of BBQ sauce....delicious!! Atmosphere may be lacking but the food will bring you back for more.

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Thank CAROL H
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I love it. A must have twice a week. Please use your GPS if you miss the big BBQ KING sign.... 1 of Charlotte NC land marks that hasn't changed much in the 50 yrs, I've been eating here

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Thank rogerherron1964
Cowpens, South Carolina
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Food was awesome. Loved the fried chicken dipped in bbq sauce. Pork was good, sides were good. Kids got cheese burger meals, enjoyed it. Wasn't sure if it was owner or just emploee there, very friendly and happened to be from PA, so we chatted. Nice drive in experience. Will go back.

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Thank DOTDamian74
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Really cool old school type drive in restaurant. Fried/bbq chicken was unusual but great, people were super friendly.

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Thank Mahi1998
Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This hole in the wall spot featured on Diners, Drive in and Dives has some of the most authentic Fried Chicken. The barbecue sauce has the right amount of sweet and spicy to complement the crispy chicken. Cole Slaw is good as well as the po boy burgers

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Thank dwade2015
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667 reviews
506 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Very blank pork. Very little smoke or flavor. I don't like that. What's the point of my. I need the flavors of manliness in my eats.

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Thank Scrappleking
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Drive-In is the key. Of course that means my dad insisted on eating inside...sigh. There really isn't anywhere TO sit inside and you will definitely feel like you're in tw way, though all of the staff were super nice and accommodating my dad's insanity. I got the barbecue, as one does at a barbecue place. Call me old fashioned. The... More 

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Thank Jules D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208-5624
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-399-8344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?