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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (28 reviews)
“fried chicken” (19 reviews)
“banana pudding” (15 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00 Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

It has been 2 years since I have eaten here. Food was good, nothing really special. Hushpuppies great. BBQ was ok, not much flavor. Loved the pineapple casserole. Tea not sweet as it usually is. For the money we paid to eat here, I would...More

Thank Tammy A
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I ate lunch in Kings last week - I love food, modern, hip food, and also traditional food. Kings has traditional gastronomical goodness in its menu. I really enjoyed exploring the different taste of their collard greens vs their mustard greens. The bbq ribs were...More

Thank MoraisAdvice
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Had the 'pig in a puppy' bbq sandwich and it was soooo good. Never thought about putting BBQ inside of a hushpuppy. Glad I tried that. Highly recommend.

Thank Loves2Cruise10
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped on our way through town and tried their lunch buffet. Everything was good with lots of good Southern comfort food. There’s plenty of parking and the staff is friendly. Shay kept our glasses of sweet tea full.

Thank SharonB2
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Love to go to Kings. Usually get the fried pork chops turnip greens cream potatoes and candied yams. Love all of it. The take manager Edna is great. Always making sure everything is fine for you.

Thank Brenda I
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I ordered food online through a website and everything arrived very quick. Only problem is 4 out of 6 containers were broken during transit and the food spilled out all over. The BBQ was very good though, we did get to enjoy that part!

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

As beginning for our extended family week at the beach Emerald Isle, we all travel and meet at Kings for lunch, on way down to the shore. Great food, friendly enthusiastic staff ( waitress joined in and photobombed family picture!) easily accommodated some special food...More

Thank BlueMaxx14
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very good casual dining experience. Come Hungry, there are lots of items to try on the menus. Great for large groups.!

Thank Ben G
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Saturday. Large restaurant that has both a menu and a buffet. Service was good, as was the food. This is worth a look if you want Carolina barbecue.

Thank smudpu
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Great local place. Great BBQ, collard greens,ribs, squash, country ham, smoked sausage, chitlins,slaw, turnips and Mac and cheese. Buffet available. Home cookin’. Pecan pie and chocolate chip pie as well. Good service.

Thank B W
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17 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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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