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Tipton's Bar-B-Que

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1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
+1 336-667-0669
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never had an issue with the food, but the service, attitude of management and staff is terrible. I love the food here, but I dread dining in. We had a party of 9, the whole place was empty, there was a back room, with no one dining in it. We were told it would be a 15 minute wait.... More 

Thank Toni P
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Bad service, bad food, bad attitudes. I can't believe that I thought we must have been here on a bad day in the past ( several times?) but, tried yet again to give them another chance. After waiting for almost an hour for our food, it came out cold! They took SOME of the food away, and the plate and... More 

1 Thank smithie17
Tiptonsbbq, Owner at Tipton's Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

As the operator of the business. I don't usually respond to reviews. I'll try to use them as a way for us to get better period however in this case I feel that I must respond to an erroneous and mean-spirited review. this guest did not wait for an hour. They were rude as they came in the door and... More 

Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Good food, fair prices, good service........if you have a hankering for some barbque.......this is not bad. The barbque nachos are very good.

Thank rjconstcompany
New Bern, NC
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The room was cold as no heat was emanating from the only vent in the room. The BBQ tasted like the only smoke it had seen was from the kitchen workers out smoking cigarettes in the back. Simply awful.

Thank tromba1
North Carolina
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

the food was ready and as it was a large to go order, it still was correct in count and the food was very edible. I personally loved the bbq chicken rather than the bbq as I found the bbq to spicy for my taste buds. the sides were good and it was a great way to support the folks... More 

Thank mercyangel_12
Morristown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had the pulled pork and smoked turkey platters. Both were delicious and the smokers out back let us know the food was prepared locally. Excellent service, nice beer choices. The seating could use repair as the material is showing extreme signs of wear.

Thank ziajill
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Could be my taste but I'm just not impressed with anything I've ordered here other than the portions served. I love BBQ, ribs, wings, and hotdogs. I've had each here and none was over the top memorable. However there has to be something I'm overlooking because they stay busy!

Thank Scott K
Trenton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I picked up a large family dinner to go. I told that is was to go to a family who was grieving. They were very accommodating. They offered me tea while I was waiting. Very caring and food was great.

Thank dhawkins0523
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Difficult to find gluten free options. Salad bar could use some additional choices. Wait staff doesn't seem to be educated in food allergies, but they tried. Food is o.k., but nothing special.

Thank IrishTravler
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I'm not originally from NC and don't usually like Southern vinegar based BBQ but this place is really good. Restaurant itself isn't fancy and could use an upgrade but the food is good.

Thank traveljunkie6567

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Wilkesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 336-667-0669

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