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King's Restaurant Incorporated

405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
+1 252-527-2101
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“hush puppies” (25 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I first ate here about 60 years ago, when I was a teenager, and I've eaten here probably 100 times since then. A half century ago King's was known for having some of the best barbecue to be had in eastern North Carolina. A plate...More

Thank Triumph3A
Heather H, Manager at King's Restaurant Incorporated, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

I am sorry we did not meet your expectations, I hope you give us a second chance to make it right.

Reviewed 23 September 2016

I've been eating here since I was a small child and it never disappoints. Love the food and the service at King's. Great barbeque, and the lunch buffet is always wonderful. Order a cheeseburger - they are really great at King's also!

Thank pennyjstrain
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We eat at King's Restaurant every time we are in Kinston, NC. The food is delicious. I ordered fried trout n fried shrimp with collard greens n squash with hush puppies from the menu. Their Sunday Buffet is the all time favorite among my relatives.

Thank Sylvia B
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This buffet restaurant was recommened by relatives who live in Kinston. We went on a hot Wednesday evening and we're served the best iced sweet tea ever! The buffet was eye pleasing, offering many comfort foods from fried chicken and meat loaf to grits, eggs...More

Thank grannyV50
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The BBQ is moist juicy pork with just enough spice for all to enjoy. The fried chicken is just right cooked with perfect amount of perfectly fried crunch. The wait staff was excellent. I couldn't believe the amount of food for the money. Will return...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I am touring the top BBQ in North Carolina this week. I started with the ribs which were ok but not very tender. The pulled pork was tender but I was not crazy about the Vinegar sauce. Overall I thought this place would score much...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This place has a good local reputation and cruddy food. Weird stuff that taste fine sometimes and it sometimes no different than what you'd find at any old southern buffet.

1  Thank Jeremy F
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Food was so good and the staff was very nice. We would defiantly go back to eat at the Restaurant. They have a buffet, crab legs and an oyster bar or you can order from the menu.

Thank saxle
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We took a group of ball parents and players to Kings after a tournament. They had us all seated within minutes and all the stay was amazing. The food was great, a wonderful selection for everyone. Plus they gave us a group rate for the...More

Thank Sallie B
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The place in back of the restaurant offers BBQ, Oysters and Fried Chicken. YUMMY!! But a little on the spendy side. A friend and I stopped by there one afternoon (06-12-16) and he got a Pulled Pork BBQ sandwich and I got a four piece...More

Thank Pass-N-Through
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17 November 2016|
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Response from Drkknight03431 | Reviewed this property |
The buffet is all day and I believe I paid 13.50.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-527-2101
King's BBQ and Chicken serves Eastern NC BBQ; traditional vinegar based, hand chopped pork BBQ. We serve the best sweet/spicy BBQ ribs and BBQ chicken in Kinston. Locally sourced vegetables including collards, turnip greens, cabbage, black eyed peas, and candied yams. Visit our main location on E. New Bern road and enjoy Lou-Lou's Oyster Bar. It is located inside King's and serves up local steamed oysters, crab legs, steamed shrimp and much more. We also have three take-out locations on Vernon ave, North Queen str, and finally Kingold blvd in Snow Hill.
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