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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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“corn sticks” (85 reviews)
“cole slaw” (52 reviews)
“brunswick stew” (110 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
2514 US Highway 301 S, Wilson, NC 27893-8588
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old time good BBQ, chicken and all sides including sweet ice tea! Can be busy around lunchtime and dinnertime, but usually the wait is not long. Very fast service.

Thank shjames38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t say enough about how good the pork barbecue is at Parker’s! As with any quality bbq, the meat stands for itself without needing a heavy sauce to cover it up! This is a cash only establishment, so make sure you are prepared.

Thank jllawther
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a fan of East Carolina BBQ (vinegar-based pulled pork), then this place is a must-visit! Parker's is an institution in Wilson - inexpensive, good fried chicken, lots of good side dishes (hush puppies, brunswick stew, green beans, potatoes, etc). Some people will...More

Thank noworries2000
Reviewed 6 December 2017

About fifteen of us did the family style dinner. The chicken and the hush puppies were the best. Potatoes also very good. People also enjoyed the Brunswick stew. And the sweet tea was amazing. If we were to go again, however, I would order off...More

Thank FamilyBu
Reviewed 26 November 2017

...at Parker's, where you'll find good barbecue, great service, and plenty of parking. The pork is good, the fried chicken is also good. What was most interesting was the cole slaw, which has a bit of mustard or something added that makes it very different...More

Thank SanNic44
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A whole in the wall spot packed with awesome bbq and pulled pork. Wasn't disappointed at all with the food.

Thank Armyof2
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Parkers has the best bbq and fried chicken in Wilson, NC. I go with a group of at least 20 approximately 4 times a year. The food and service are always great.

Thank PirateBubba
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I got excited when we pulled into the parking lot on a recent Saturday evening for our first visit to Parker's. The parking lot was packed, and I could see a long line of people waiting for takeout in the back of the restaurant. But...More

Thank billk723
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Parkers has been in Wilson forever. Was there when Wilson was a booming tobacco town and still a good place for quick cheap eats. Vinegar based barbecue, mustard slaw and typical Brunswick stew. Young waiters dressed like they did in the 50's. Service is good,...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Parker's is a local restaurant. Nothing fancy. Good vinegar based sauce on the barbecue. Brunswick stew is great.

Thank boham2017
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9 November 2017|
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Response from Rosemary P | Reviewed this property |
I believe they started out in Rocky Mount but than Wilson location took over. All local RM people say Wilson is the original now. We've only been to Wilson location and the food is really really good and very reasonable... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from john j | Reviewed this property |
They do not.
22 May 2017|
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Response from wanda r | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if there are gluten-free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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