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Kings Restaurant

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910 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501-3612
+1 252-527-1661
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Roxbury, Connecticut
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Food was good, place is kinda grubby and reminded me of an old folk's convention. Good chicken and barbecue. Hush puppies were so so.

Thank Carmine C
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I prefer this location of the 3 in Kinston. I was disappointed with the appearance. It was unkempt and the counters were sticky. There was a cashier wiping the counters and tables with a soggy, dirty cloth that didn't do much for the mess. My food however was good. Try the pig in pup.

Thank P V
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Have been stopping here for years going and coming from the beach. It just down home great food at a fair price. The BBQ is moist, the chicken sandwich is great, and with the addition of LouLou's oyster bar and buffet room, it can pack 'em in and get 'em out! The only complaint I have with this place is... More 

Thank 2tan4u
Keene, NH
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

went here on a Sunday for lunch buffet. although I enjoyed the food, I would not rate this as anything fantastic. there was plenty of pulled pork, shrimp, hush puppies, veggies, etc. but I was a little disappointed that there was no ribs brisket and such. that being said, I think it was good food, but a little pricy for... More 

Thank Drkknight03431
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was pretty bad the restaurant hadn't been cleaned in hours. The cups and soda were everywhere. The air temp was really warm making it uncomfortable to eat. The thermostat said it was over 80. The food was decent. The pulled pork was good and the fried chicken was outstanding. The portion sizes were very large and you won't... More 

Thank stinyfish
Chesapeake, Virginia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We did nit eat the buffet as we were going out to dinner. We ordered from the menu. Food was good. Would go back and try buffet as it was very reasonable in price.

Thank U6778EImaryw
Ithaca, New York
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158 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Its been 40 years since I lived in Kinston and grew up with this bbq. It is still the same. Make sure you try the collards and the skins.

Thank fssutton1
cumberland, md
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

King's is a Kinston institution, with a hallowed past. I remember when it was just a roadside gas station and cafe. Back then, they barbecued with real wood, and their hawg meat was delicious. They built a bigger, more modern restaurant to accomodate the crowds. I don't think they BBQ with wood anymore, so I will not stop there for... More 

Thank kaykyserkenny
LaGrange, North Carolina
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

If your ever in kiston this is a most. Lets not kid ourselves if your anywhere in the world this is a most go to. This is a family run restaurant that has been aroud for a long time. The food there is above amazing. You should eat here at least once before you die.

Thank Z5653ZZjordanb
Wilson, North Carolina
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123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

On the way to the beach house we decided to pop in , it had been a year since we had last been so we wanted to see if it had improved...it hasn't. We were promptly seated in the buffet room. Our waitress was nice but clueless..she had no clue what was on the buffet or the price . She... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501-3612
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-527-1661

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