We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
920 S Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403-4311
+1 910-799-1581
Website
Today
10:30 - 20:45
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:45
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 109: English reviews
Wilmington, United States
Level Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday evening, my wife, daughter, and I, made a trip to Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue. I have heard people talk about this restaurant for years, about how good the food was. We were completely disappointed. The bbq was tasteless, the fried chicken was overcooked, the green beans had good flavor, but were almost cold, just not the quality I expected... More 

Helpful?
Thank Richard J
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for some good bbq as usual. Sat down to a messy table. Service was ok. Food was good as usual. Will go back again. Hope new ownership does not change the business.

Helpful?
Thank Chris P
Beavercreek, Ohio
Level Contributor
194 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like BBQ Jackson's is the place for you. Service is good, there are a lot of choices and the food is tasty. You get your meal on a paper plate with plastic silverware. Portions are generous and the Hush Puppies are tasty. A good place for a down home meal!

Helpful?
Thank Bergbahnn
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

A time honored tradition that speaks to those who latch on to a restaurant because it is usually a safe bet that what you enjoyed on one occasion will be as pleasing to the pallet on the second visit.

Helpful?
Thank Harry P
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for dinner. Served on styrofoam plates. Ordered chicken that was baked not bbq. We had the ribs that were just drenched in bbq sauce. All you tasted was bbq sauce on a sloppy paper plate of food. Not what I vision as bbq....

Helpful?
Thank donhill30
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Good food, good fast service. An institution in Wilmington NC that should not be missed. Hush puppies and Comstock are delish. Reasonable prices. Also great for take out for parties and such.

Helpful?
Thank asaw568
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We've eaten at Jackson's BBQ before. It's been a couple years since we've been to Wilmington. Today we had lunch at Jackson's and were not disappointed. The BBQ plate was as good as I remember it. The portions were a good size. Great hush puppies to start off the meal, followed by a plate of BBQ, slaw, french fries and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Doug C
Wilmington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Jackson's has been around a long time, very clean with good service. The food is great, but you have to love barbecue and hushpuppies to eat there!

Helpful?
Thank Beth C
Catonsville, Maryland
Level Contributor
707 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Jackson's Big Oak Barbeque is Eastern Carolina BBQ at it's best. Their BBQ is great on it's own and they a variety of sauces to try also. The place can get very busy but they seem to always keep everything moving at an extremely efficient pace.

Helpful?
Thank Mark G
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

"Authentic East Carolina BBQ" !! Being a native Californian, I'm not really sure what that meant but it's BBQ !! Going to Jackson's is like seeing an old friend after they've had a nose job...same person; different look and presence. The overwhelming amount of BBQ sauces I've ever had is tomato based, from the local rib joint I frequent, to... More 

Helpful?
Thank sunking1899

Travellers who viewed Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue also viewed

Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 20:45
Tuesday
10:30 - 20:45
Wednesday
10:30 - 20:45
Thursday
10:30 - 20:45
Friday
10:30 - 20:45
Saturday
10:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 920 S Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403-4311
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-799-1581

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?