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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
07:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 12:00
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Davis, CA
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115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 1 September 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 31 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 

Thank grannyV50
Hamilton, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is moist juicy pork with just enough spice for all to enjoy. The fried chicken is just right cooked with perfect amount of perfectly fried crunch. The wait staff was excellent. I couldn't believe the amount of food for the money. Will return whenever in the area again!

Thank Susan F
Charlotte, North Carolina
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192 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I am touring the top BBQ in North Carolina this week. I started with the ribs which were ok but not very tender. The pulled pork was tender but I was not crazy about the Vinegar sauce. Overall I thought this place would score much higher. 5/10

Thank Brad P
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This place has a good local reputation and cruddy food. Weird stuff that taste fine sometimes and it sometimes no different than what you'd find at any old southern buffet.

1 Thank Jeremy F
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Food was so good and the staff was very nice. We would defiantly go back to eat at the Restaurant. They have a buffet, crab legs and an oyster bar or you can order from the menu.

Thank saxle
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We took a group of ball parents and players to Kings after a tournament. They had us all seated within minutes and all the stay was amazing. The food was great, a wonderful selection for everyone. Plus they gave us a group rate for the buffet. Definitely recommend.

Thank Sallie B
All over
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The place in back of the restaurant offers BBQ, Oysters and Fried Chicken. YUMMY!! But a little on the spendy side. A friend and I stopped by there one afternoon (06-12-16) and he got a Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich and I got a four piece Fried Chicken and 10 Fried Oysters ($8). They gave us a pound or more of... 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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?