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King's Restaurant Incorporated

) #4 of 60 Restaurants in Kinston €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
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” (26 reviews)
“fried chicken” (14 reviews)
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10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-6737
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good and the price is great. The barbecue is very good and has just the right amount of sauce.

Thank brittwill94
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Have eaten here a couple of times, most recent in February. Had the lunch buffet on the last trip. Not the best I ever had, but good enough and easy on the wallet.

Thank salesmanx3
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Didn't do the buffet but had a great selection of sea food and only 1 tray of beef BBQ-don't eat pork. Food was good, had first time yellow BBQ sauce and it was good. Food portion was good and staff was friendly and attentive

Thank Pacdive
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Wonderful buffet. So much variety of southern home style cooking. Just trying everything made me full. Mashed potatoes the way they should taste. My four grand kids loved it. All that wonderful food and then the desserts! Banana pudding, strawberry short cake, dirt pudding, and...More

Thank Take-kids-and-go
Reviewed 29 May 2017

For anyone from the south, this is the place to go. Well, truthfully, for anyone who want wants a taste of true southern cooking, this is it. And you can order it on line sent to you wherever you are. I know this b/c my...More

Thank Lyndon F
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My family stopped at Kings on the way to Emerald Isle after some severe weather the day before. Although many in the area along Hwy 70 (from Goldsboro eastward) were dealing with power outages and some flooding, we were thrilled to find that King's was...More

Thank dukefan86
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Kings is a cut above the typical buffet. The fried chicken is excellent. The fish fillets were not your average "mystery fish", but fillets of Sea Trout. The shrimp is popcorn size, but prepared well. I did not even make it to the salad bar...More

Thank media350
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We ate lunch here and it was fabulous. We had the buffet (they also have an ala carte section) which was quite a spread. In addition to various vegetables there were 3-4 meat choices as well as a salad bar and desserts. All this for...More

Thank gotchaSA
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

While visiting Kinston for the BBQ festival we happened upon King's BBQ & CHICKEN. We've learned during our travels that a full parking lot is a sign of good food. We stopped by Sunday afternoon and enjoyed a delicious meal. I had the chicken and...More

Thank Netgain2001
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great country style buffet featuring BBQ pork, fried chicken, popcorn shrimp, Pork tenderloin, chicken and pastry, and too many vegetables to mention. Deserts were fair. Senior discount if you ask.

Thank damondowneastnc
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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