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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“hush puppies” (25 reviews)
“fried chicken” (16 reviews)
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405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were traveling from Raleigh to Morehead City and made it a point to stop at Kings Chicken & BBQ for lunch. We had BBQ & Fried Chicken, green beans slaw, potato salad and, of course, hush puppies. Tea topped it off....More

Thank RonSHolt H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family in from out of state and King’s is what was requested. We have been here countless times over the years and it never disappoints! We typically get the buffet and there is something for everyone. The barbecue is always delicious and there are plenty...More

Thank 2Bares
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Yeah, I'm a BBQ snob. I've tried perhaps a dozen of the notably "best" in North Carolina, and very few deserve 5 rating on TripAdvisor - including the famed Lexington, NC trio of acclaim. Since my favorite in NC is Wilber's in Goldsboro, it was...More

Thank jimichongaJC
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

My aim was single-minded; to try to pig-in-a-puppie. I'm happy I did. Husband liked his grilled chicken with baked potato and salad bar. Stop in the lobby and take in the wall of photos and restaurant history.

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We really enjoyed our food and service. It is hard to find a full service place that has good food anymore.

Thank Trueeasterner
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Wow ,the BBQ is great pork or turkey pick your choice,Cole Slaw is awesome and hush puppies are amazing ,the Tea is great as well, the food is wonderful , and the service is outstanding and treat you so well ,love eating here as well

Thank 54jeremiahs
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service. Opted not to get the buffet to TRY not to eat too much. The half-pint was plenty. With a meat and THREE of their amazing vegetables along with hot hush puppies. Our waitress Miracle did a great job. Hope to...More

Thank noweeds
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

My family has eaten here before. The barbecue is great. We wanted to try the pig in a puppy sandwich, which is a barbecue sandwich that uses a large hush puppy as the bun. It was a good sandwich. Very rich. The hush puppy took...More

Thank dbailey6973
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

I had the beef tips over rice. Um um good! Better than what I can make. My son had the fried chicken which he said was excellent.

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This King's, on Highway 70, is the only one I have eaten at. I have always enjoyed it ... it has been here for decades. Passing through recently, we had to decide whether to order off the menu or get the buffet, and decided on...More

1  Thank CarolinaTrekkers
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18 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, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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