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Skylight Inn

4618 Lee St, Ayden, NC 28513-7275
+1 252-746-4113
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pork” (29 reviews)
“nc bbq” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
4618 Lee St, Ayden, NC 28513-7275
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When driving to our vacation place in NC, we always try to take a short side trip to a place or restaurant we've never been. We stopped in Lexington, NC one time to sample the BBQ, and were mulling over whether or not to go...More

Thank Quazz88
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Based on an article in Southern Living Magazine we made a stop for lunch. It’s very different from the bbq we get in NY. Smoky pork with bits of crunch. No need for sauce, it was nice and moist. Sweet coleslaw and a slab of...More

Thank justgotravel
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Wood cooked whole hog Eastern NC BBQ at its finest. Our favorite BBQ restaurant anywhere! Family run for 70 years. Expect a line at lunch time but it moves very fast.

Thank damondowneastnc
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Simple no fuss goodness staff great helpful and speedy best food in a tray None better anywhere I've been eating here 40 years I know you know it as Skylight Inn Hometown community Family of Pitt county call it Pete Jones Barbeque😍😊😋🤗

Thank valeriedX3813JX
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I like BBQ and Skylight has one that is as basic as it comes. Meat, smoke, and a light seasoning. Maybe because of the reputation it has, I was expecting to have my taste buds be blown away, but it was not to happen. First...More

Thank Siegfried F S
Reviewed 24 October 2017

My pals and I take a yearly golf trip. The traditional lunch on the road is BBQ. Last years stop was extremely unsatisfactory so we did some research when we got home. According to the experts the BEST BBQ in North Carolina is at the...More

1  Thank 557markabbott
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

His is our 8th stop on the NC BBQ Trail and it didn't disappoint. The line out the door moved quickly. It was reasonably priced at $7 for large pig plate with slaw and cornbread. The cue had a pretty good flavor with portions of...More

1  Thank Josh H
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I lived for years in what's considered to be the BBQ capital (Lexington, NC area). Tried Skylights today and it very well may be the best that I have EVER had...basically pork with a great smokey taste...no need for all those extra spices. My husband...More

1  Thank L K
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Good 'Q.... ✅ Sickening sweet coleslaw.... ✅ Heavy, dense, oily, un-leavened cornbread.... ✅ Having driven 2½ hours out of our way to eat here (after seeing it featured on national TV), we were expecting some really good eats. 1 out of 3 edible items served...More

1  Thank ladams1221
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I grew up in Eastern NC, but now live in Maryland. When I come back for a visit, I must get me some real Eastern NC BBQ. This place is celebrating 70 years of always delivering great BBQ. Whole hog on wood coals. And the...More

1  Thank garris3404
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4618 Lee St, Ayden, NC 28513-7275
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Ayden
  • Phone Number: +1 252-746-4113
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