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Parker's Barbecue

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2514 Us Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
+1 252-237-0972
09:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent local BBQ restaurant. Highly recommend. Very good service. Classic eastern NC eatery. You are met at door by owners and/or servers upon entry

Thank John T
Wilson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a native Wilsonian, I have been a patron of Parker's since childhood. The best Eastern NC barbecue by far, and fried chicken crispy and perfect every time! People come from all over the world and the sweet tea cannot be replicated! Friendly staff of mostly teenage boys give the fastest service ever. Come visit Wilson and do not miss... More 

Thank Peggy S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better order more chicken than u think. Sizes of the chicken is pathetic. And when they bag your food the tops of the containers are never closed which ends with soggy bags that give at the bottom. Sweet tea is good. BBQ has too much viniger. But that's what u get when u cook hogs with LP gas u gotta... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time eating here. We met some family members to celebrate our Grandsons Birthday. It was run very well. Seated quickly and food came out fast. We got the family style dinner. Everything was wonderful.

Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great meal! Had family style. Met my cousins and Parker's got us a private room. You just can't beat Parker's for their hospitality and great food.

Thank Jimmy413
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locals took me to lunch today. 3 of us ordered lunch and were served in less than 5 minutes. Fried chicken was excellent! I'm not a vinegar bbq fan but the pork was great. I also suggest green beans. Not impressed with the stew. Corn bites & hush puppies also great but eat them while they are warm. Enjoy &... More 

Thank G Drew P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

North Carolina BBQ is not my favorite but this was delicious! Of course we all ate too much, the chicken standing out while the pulled pork sandwich with petes hot sauce also recieved excellent reviews. There was good praise for the sweet tea (I don’t like sweet tea) Place was packed (as was the takeout area which has a seperate... More 

Thank Tide2014
Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with two co-workers. Ordered a combo plate. I am not a fan of Carolina style pork BBQ but this is some of the best I've tasted. The BBQ chicken was terrific, tender and flavorful. Sides were good. I especially liked the Corn Sticks. Service was fast and professional. I would definitely return.

Thank R2648YGjohnm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a local BBQ place we don't frequent enough. Great food, home town feeling, fast service. And they have take out, just make sure you bring cash since neither indoor or take out accepts debit or credit cards.

Thank Ken L
Wilson, N. C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best barbecue and fried chicken and try the seafood. You will enjoy anything you eat at Parkers. They have been serving Wilson, since 1940s

Thank annWilson_N_C_

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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

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