King's BBQ

Carolina's Best Down-Home BBQ

A family-centric restaurant at its core, Kings BBQ’s modest beginnings began more than 75 years ago in Kinston, NC, when Frank King’s son Wilbur started serving food from the country store’s pot-bellied stove using family recipes and traditional Southern cooking methods. Three generations later, Kings is now worldwide famous for their signature hand-chopped BBQ – slow-roasted, pulled from the bone, and infused with a mild vinegar sauce, as only true North Carolina barbecue is prepared. Throw in some authentic cole slaw, potato salad, and hush puppies for a true down-home feast that any Southerner would heartily approve.

We're not the only ones who love them!

King's BBQ has been featured on Martha Stewart, Maxim Magazine, Our State Magazine, The New York Times and chosen by Bobby Flay as part of his "Best of" spread for CBS's Early Show.

King's BBQ

Carolina's Best Down-Home BBQ

A family-centric restaurant at its core, Kings BBQ’s modest beginnings began more than 75 years ago in Kinston, NC, when Frank King’s son Wilbur started serving food from the country store’s pot-bellied stove using family recipes and traditional Southern cooking methods. Three generations later, Kings is now worldwide famous for their signature hand-chopped BBQ – slow-roasted, pulled from the bone, and infused with a mild vinegar sauce, as only true North Carolina barbecue is prepared. Throw in some authentic cole slaw, potato salad, and hush puppies for a true down-home feast that any Southerner would heartily approve.

We're not the only ones who love them!

King's BBQ has been featured on Martha Stewart, Maxim Magazine, Our State Magazine, The New York Times and chosen by Bobby Flay as part of his "Best of" spread for CBS's Early Show.