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King's Restaurant Incorporated

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405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
+1 252-527-2101
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided after seeing this restaurant being reviewed by Bob Garner on UNC-TV one evening. He loved it and my husband is a lover of all things food...especially on a buffet! We made sure that we visited the original location. We were greeted and seated very quickly. Our hostess was very nice and accommodating. The atmosphere was... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our stop this time was good. This is the classic eastern North Carolina barbecue, with hot pepper vinegar sauce. They also have the other classic dishes that accompany barbecue. Good corn bread, field peas, banana pudding, Cole slaw... In addition, they have fish, shrimp, ... This a barbecue place, not fine dining. They have a lunch time barbecue buffet that... More 

Thank George O
North Carolina
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346 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never been here before. I will be back my wife may not. Staff was great, I went in the wrong door a lady took me to the right door for take out. The lady that took my order was great with me. I order two BBQ sandwiches and some FF, one with slaw and one no slaw for my wife.... More 

Thank woodchop7
Ogden, Utah
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in on our way towards the coast as we had heard this was a "go to" destination for fine BBQ. Well it's a "run from" destination! The service was good but this was the most absolute awful BBQ pork platter we have ever eaten. And not just the BBQ, the hush puppies and fries were... More 

Thank 685RonA
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a go to when in Kinston for lunch or dinner. Great for eating in or take out and just off Hwy 70.

Thank RSMartin2014
Kinston, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

King's has t-h-e best BBQ. My friends have it shipped to them in Charlotte from oink.com. I had one bad experience years ago when renting out a banquet room and guests failed to show up. But I keep stopping at King's whenever I go down Hwy 70 to the beach.

Thank AGreeneReunioner
Davis, CA
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I first ate here about 60 years ago, when I was a teenager, and I've eaten here probably 100 times since then. A half century ago King's was known for having some of the best barbecue to be had in eastern North Carolina. A plate of BBQ pork (with hush puppies and coleslaw), iced tea, and topped off with banana... More 

Thank Triumph3A
Kinston, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I've been eating here since I was a small child and it never disappoints. Love the food and the service at King's. Great barbeque, and the lunch buffet is always wonderful. Order a cheeseburger - they are really great at King's also!

Thank pennyjstrain
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We eat at King's Restaurant every time we are in Kinston, NC. The food is delicious. I ordered fried trout n fried shrimp with collard greens n squash with hush puppies from the menu. Their Sunday Buffet is the all time favorite among my relatives.

Thank Sylvia B
Magnolia, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This buffet restaurant was recommened by relatives who live in Kinston. We went on a hot Wednesday evening and we're served the best iced sweet tea ever! The buffet was eye pleasing, offering many comfort foods from fried chicken and meat loaf to grits, eggs and bacon. Bread offerings were not so great though. The granddaughter loved the hand dipped... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-527-2101

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