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Bar-b-q King

#170 of 1,937 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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2900 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208-5624
+1 704-399-8344
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great!!! Love the Po Boy! My daughter got the west side burger, she loved it fries were fresh and hot. We will come again

Thank MsMack12
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

A friend well versed in diners, drive ins and dives told me to try this place out. Yes! 1/4 chicken dinner was right up my alley. Juicy fried chicken covered in some delicious bbq sauce. And go ahead and get a half dozen hush puppies. You will want more.

Thank TheCapitol127
St. Petersburg, Florida
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198 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a great old fashioned drive in restaurant. I tried the fried chicken and it was very good in the BBQ sauce. Very filling, low prices and a one of a kind experience!

Thank Josh T
Savannah, Georgia
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I stopped at this old drive-in barbecue place. We all loved it stepping back into 1959. The barbecue and hush puppies were excellent the french fries were good.I will recommend this place for good barbecue.

Thank airbus3201
Clover, South Carolina, United States
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We love us some Bbq King . Been coming here since I was a kid back in the early 1960's . Food is awesome , I love their Po-Boys & the Bbq sandwiches . Not sure which is my favorite . Never had anything negative to say about this place in all these years . I love the old school... More 

Thank Fefe8187
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Guy reviewed it on DDD and he was not wrong. The bbq dipped fried chicken was quite tasty and the hush puppies were definitely first class! There were no gimmicks, just good food!

Thank chefhubaju
Clover, South Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Fried chicken that was dropped into NC style of BBQ sauce....delicious!! Atmosphere may be lacking but the food will bring you back for more.

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I love it. A must have twice a week. Please use your GPS if you miss the big BBQ KING sign.... 1 of Charlotte NC land marks that hasn't changed much in the 50 yrs, I've been eating here

Thank rogerherron1964
Cowpens, South Carolina
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64 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Food was awesome. Loved the fried chicken dipped in bbq sauce. Pork was good, sides were good. Kids got cheese burger meals, enjoyed it. Wasn't sure if it was owner or just emploee there, very friendly and happened to be from PA, so we chatted. Nice drive in experience. Will go back.

Thank DOTDamian74
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Really cool old school type drive in restaurant. Fried/bbq chicken was unusual but great, people were super friendly.

Thank Mahi1998

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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, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208-5624
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-399-8344

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