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Kings Restaurant

910 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501-3612
+1 252-527-1661
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (7 reviews)
“hush puppies” (10 reviews)
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910 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501-3612
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Food was good, place is kinda grubby and reminded me of an old folk's convention. Good chicken and barbecue. Hush puppies were so so.

Thank Carmine C
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I prefer this location of the 3 in Kinston. I was disappointed with the appearance. It was unkempt and the counters were sticky. There was a cashier wiping the counters and tables with a soggy, dirty cloth that didn't do much for the mess. My...More

Thank P V
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Have been stopping here for years going and coming from the beach. It just down home great food at a fair price. The BBQ is moist, the chicken sandwich is great, and with the addition of LouLou's oyster bar and buffet room, it can pack...More

Thank 2tan4u
Reviewed 16 July 2016

went here on a Sunday for lunch buffet. although I enjoyed the food, I would not rate this as anything fantastic. there was plenty of pulled pork, shrimp, hush puppies, veggies, etc. but I was a little disappointed that there was no ribs brisket and...More

Thank Drkknight03431
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was pretty bad the restaurant hadn't been cleaned in hours. The cups and soda were everywhere. The air temp was really warm making it uncomfortable to eat. The thermostat said it was over 80. The food was decent. The pulled pork was good...More

Thank stinyfish
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We did nit eat the buffet as we were going out to dinner. We ordered from the menu. Food was good. Would go back and try buffet as it was very reasonable in price.

Thank U6778EImaryw
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Its been 40 years since I lived in Kinston and grew up with this bbq. It is still the same. Make sure you try the collards and the skins.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 28 May 2016

King's is a Kinston institution, with a hallowed past. I remember when it was just a roadside gas station and cafe. Back then, they barbecued with real wood, and their hawg meat was delicious. They built a bigger, more modern restaurant to accomodate the crowds....More

Thank kaykyserkenny
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

If your ever in kiston this is a most. Lets not kid ourselves if your anywhere in the world this is a most go to. This is a family run restaurant that has been aroud for a long time. The food there is above amazing....More

Thank Z5653ZZjordanb
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

On the way to the beach house we decided to pop in , it had been a year since we had last been so we wanted to see if it had improved...it hasn't. We were promptly seated in the buffet room. Our waitress was nice...More

Thank Hpm88
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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501-3612
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-527-1661