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Parker's Barbecue

2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
+1 252-237-0972
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cole slaw” (47 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been here a few times, and it is always a pleasure to dine here. Prices are low, and the BBQ and chicken are great. The service is REALLY fast.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our favorite place to eat!!! Great barbecue!!! Great food! We have eaten there every chance we could get since going to college in Wilson in 1967-68! Great service, best slaw, fried chicken, and potatoes!!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Carolina pulled pork at its finest and some great sides also! The green beans were bland for some reason and not the way they are seasoned in the south. So skip the green beans until they correct this tragic mistake. The service is fast and...More

Thank William E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Parker's because of the reviews while traveling north on I 95. Our shared order of 1/2 a fried chicken was enough for a lunch as we were driving most of the day. Our young server greeted us with a smile and was surprised...More

Thank linda r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's only been about 40 years since the last time I sat down for a BBQ dinner here. 😋 🐷Absolute Amazing BBQ!! A N.C. vinegar style, minced BBQ which is light, tender, and all white meat. You have to shake their Vinegar Sauce liberally on...More

Thank WhileImOut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overnighted in Wilson on the interstate and left the chain resaurants behind to get some down home NC barbecue. This place has got it and then some! They've got family style with all the fixin's, incl pulled pork, fried chicken, brunswick stew, slaw, green beans,...More

Thank Martin E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with family to this very famous with the locals and beyond bbq restaurant.The food is good but not what I expected in bbq. The sauce is heavy vineagr type and wet. As to where Im used to thick sauces and more traditional bbq...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the catfish didn't have much flavor for the fish was good. It was a Saturday night so it's pretty busy so service wasn't that great. My wife at the barbecue dinner. The barbecue Came cold. The fries were greasy Brunswick stew was good...More

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by Parker's on a recent road trip from VA to FL. As we were making our way through town, we weren't really sure what to expect as there really isn't much to speak of in the area. When we pulled up, though, the...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The food at Parker's is very traditional BBQ for the North Carolina area. Also, there are other options for the food but it is mostly fried food. I am not a fan of fried food and did not find much to eat. They have bread...More

1  Thank Joelo-A
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23 May 2017|
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Response from wanda r | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there are gluten-free options.
23 May 2017|
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Response from Stuart M | Reviewed this property |
The BBQ and slaw should be gluten free
john j
1. First I want to make sure you are reviewing the same restaurant I am thinking of because your observations are VERY different than mine. You referred to Parkersburg, did you eat there or Parker's which is a great BBQ joint? 2. I ask because your directions "about 4 mikes odd I-95" suggest that that in addition to not understanding BBQ you are did not major in English, Journalism, or Geography - Parkers is 4-5 miles from US 301 aka I-795. It is about 12 miles from I-95 proper. 3. Parker's does not serve pulled pork. Why did you expect "pulled" or "shredded" pork in an eastern NC BBQ joint? You can get pulled pork in NYC - you do not come to Parkers for pulled pork. 4. Are you seriously considering the award winning fired chicken (reviewed by Southern Living) with soggy KFC. You must not be from around here.... :-)
18 March 2017|
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Response from marie s | Reviewed this property |
Not my review you are referring to.......the food at PARKERS is terrific. Whether you refer to pork as pulled, shredded or whatever, it is great. The sides are tasty, hush puppies and sauce on table is great. This is a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: +1 252-237-0972
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