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King's Restaurant Incorporated

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405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
+1 252-527-2101
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Nice atmosphere nothing fancy just a down home environment with good food and great customer service my favorites include the shrimp, barbeque, trout, chicken, so many but that was just a few you can't go wrong here

Thank Lovelydays35
Indianapolis, Indiana
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103 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

The atmosphere is way overdue for a makeover. They offer a buffet as well as made to order. I had the dinner buffet. Typical of buffet food, not all items were fresh and most overdone. Fried chicken is good, pork BarBQ is very good. Way too much fried and lacking of fresh veggies. Banana pudding is really good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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216 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Been seeing the billboards for this institution for more than 20 years, and finally made myself stop for a HUGE lunch. the Boss Hog was as advertised, pulled pork and slaw, and the Pig in a Puppy is everything the billboards proclaim, pork bbq on a huge hushpuppy. The tea was bottomless, and a bag of cracklins to go.

Thank dixonconsultinginc
Virginia Beach,Va
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Ate here several times over weekend. Food consistent comfort food. Love their bone in flounder. They have a sandwich called "pig in the pup". It's BBQ on a huge hushpuppy. Yum, yum.

Thank TWorldraveler
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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233 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Convenient to I-70 with lots of billboards directing you to the restaurant. Has been in business over 75 years and there is a reason why - the food is good. The chicken BBQ with pork BBQ plate was yummy. They also have a clam/oyster bar and I had a dozen steamed clams and that was a treat as well. Service... More 

Thank wvjake
Waynesville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Some of the best BBQ I have ever eaten. Staff is very friendly and the place is clean. You can order from the menu or eat from the bar. Both are great!

Thank dcalhoun1538
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Returning home from Beaufort, NC around lunch time and saw King's BBQ in Kinston, NC. Parking lot was packed. Found out later the Rotary was meeting that day. I decided to get a to go order and which worked out fine. The To Go Order area is in a different area than the restaurant. Loved the Bar B Q and... More 

Thank RexVirginia
Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Staff has kind of a party attitude and very loud. Buffet was OK and the started tearing it down at 8:15. $2.19 for a soda should have keep my glass full.

Thank UncleThomas54
Snow Camp, North Carolina
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139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

My family is from this area and love coming here. We had the buffet this time and it was great! Friendly staff. Great prices.

Thank Tammy A
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Large seating area, not fancy, very reasonable prices. Barbecue ribs were well cooked and fried Chicken was fresh. The slaw was very tasty. The atmosphere was basic but clean and the waiter was pleasant.

Thank Sharon W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
American, Barbecue, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
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

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