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Tipton's Bar-B-Que

1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
+1 336-667-0669
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brisket” (12 reviews)
“hush puppies” (15 reviews)
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1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place very good food. There bbq sauce is Lexington BBQ sauce which is very good. The hushpuppies were also good. There food is very filling.

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was horrible -- prepackaged. Hostess greeted us with a face of we were bothering her. Overpriced.

Thank anywhere326
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Advertised as Lexington style. I have traveled to Lexington several times for many years and have eaten at multiple restaurants. I don't believe my meal here at Tiptons was Lexington style. They had several sauces, but I didn't get what I expected. Service was good,...More

Thank slatsp
Tiptonsbbq, Owner at Tipton's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for the feedback sir. Lexington style is classified as a cross between eastern style which is all vinegar and thick tomato sauces of Western nc and east Tennessee. Warner stamey when creating it didn't like either so he made a thin...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The T in Tiptons stands for Tender. These folks do BBQ just right, slow cooking to tender perfection over hickory wood fires. Beef brisket and pork ribs were covered in a peppery rub that could have made sauce unnecessary. But sauce we did. Yum!Side dishes...More

1  Thank Allyson S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is great for our family. Food is so good and the service is always good. Very friendly staff.

Thank V9225BXmariap
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We took a few friends to lunch at Tipton's yesterday, including a guest from Wisconsin who was craving North Carolina pork barbecue. Tipton's barbecue is as good as any available within 100 miles. Despite a heavy influx of customers we were seated immediately in a...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I don't go to Wilkesboro often but when I do a meal at Tipton is a must. Great food, great service. Last night I got the combo platter with pork chicken and ribs. It was wonderful. Needless to say dinner is leftovers. Yum.

Thank luv2golf12
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Wife and I stopped here on way to see daughter in Boone. We were pretty tired and hungry from an all day drive. Was quickly seated and order taken. I had the pulled pork which by far was the most tender I have ever had....More

Thank JayHav88
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I've never had an issue with the food, but the service, attitude of management and staff is terrible. I love the food here, but I dread dining in. We had a party of 9, the whole place was empty, there was a back room, with...More

Thank Toni P
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Bad service, bad food, bad attitudes. I can't believe that I thought we must have been here on a bad day in the past ( several times?) but, tried yet again to give them another chance. After waiting for almost an hour for our food,...More

1  Thank smithie17
Tiptonsbbq, Owner at Tipton's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

As the operator of the business. I don't usually respond to reviews. I'll try to use them as a way for us to get better period however in this case I feel that I must respond to an erroneous and mean-spirited review. this guest did...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Wilkesboro
  • Phone Number: +1 336-667-0669
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