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Tipton's Bar-B-Que

1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
+1 336-667-0669
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (13 reviews)
“hush puppies” (17 reviews)
“combo platter” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

After our last review we were contacted by one of the managers of the restaurant. We had a nice message inviting us back to the restaurant and offering to send us a gift card so that we would come back and try it one more...More

Thank smithie17
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We decided to try it again. The staff was friendly, we were greeted with warm smiles and seated immediately. The restaurant was nearly empty. Our waitress took or orders right away. Our food came out quickly. The order was correct. The french fries were cold...More

1  Thank smithie17
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Had the Blue cheese chips first... not too bad but cold. I had briskest sandwich... Brisket was cold, tough and dried out. My fries were cold too. Wife had the sausage plate. Sausage was not bad, slaw was tasteless. Hush puppies were cold. Place was...More

Thank Larryfinfan
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I love this place very good food. There bbq sauce is Lexington BBQ sauce which is very good. The hushpuppies were also good. There food is very filling.

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Food was horrible -- prepackaged. Hostess greeted us with a face of we were bothering her. Overpriced.

Thank anywhere326
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Advertised as Lexington style. I have traveled to Lexington several times for many years and have eaten at multiple restaurants. I don't believe my meal here at Tiptons was Lexington style. They had several sauces, but I didn't get what I expected. Service was good,...More

Thank slatsp
Tiptonsbbq, Owner at Tipton's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for the feedback sir. Lexington style is classified as a cross between eastern style which is all vinegar and thick tomato sauces of Western nc and east Tennessee. Warner stamey when creating it didn't like either so he made a thin...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The T in Tiptons stands for Tender. These folks do BBQ just right, slow cooking to tender perfection over hickory wood fires. Beef brisket and pork ribs were covered in a peppery rub that could have made sauce unnecessary. But sauce we did. Yum!Side dishes...More

1  Thank Allyson S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is great for our family. Food is so good and the service is always good. Very friendly staff.

Thank V9225BXmariap
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We took a few friends to lunch at Tipton's yesterday, including a guest from Wisconsin who was craving North Carolina pork barbecue. Tipton's barbecue is as good as any available within 100 miles. Despite a heavy influx of customers we were seated immediately in a...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I don't go to Wilkesboro often but when I do a meal at Tipton is a must. Great food, great service. Last night I got the combo platter with pork chicken and ribs. It was wonderful. Needless to say dinner is leftovers. Yum.

Thank luv2golf12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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