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Tipton's Bar-B-Que

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1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
+1 336-667-0669
11:00 - 21:00
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New Bern, NC
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was cold as no heat was emanating from the only vent in the room. The BBQ tasted like the only smoke it had seen was from the kitchen workers out smoking cigarettes in the back. Simply awful.

Thank tromba1
North Carolina
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was ready and as it was a large to go order, it still was correct in count and the food was very edible. I personally loved the bbq chicken rather than the bbq as I found the bbq to spicy for my taste buds. the sides were good and it was a great way to support the folks... More 

Thank mercyangel_12
Morristown, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pulled pork and smoked turkey platters. Both were delicious and the smokers out back let us know the food was prepared locally. Excellent service, nice beer choices. The seating could use repair as the material is showing extreme signs of wear.

Thank ziajill
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Could be my taste but I'm just not impressed with anything I've ordered here other than the portions served. I love BBQ, ribs, wings, and hotdogs. I've had each here and none was over the top memorable. However there has to be something I'm overlooking because they stay busy!

Thank Scott K
Trenton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I picked up a large family dinner to go. I told that is was to go to a family who was grieving. They were very accommodating. They offered me tea while I was waiting. Very caring and food was great.

Thank dhawkins0523
North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Difficult to find gluten free options. Salad bar could use some additional choices. Wait staff doesn't seem to be educated in food allergies, but they tried. Food is o.k., but nothing special.

Thank IrishTravler
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I'm not originally from NC and don't usually like Southern vinegar based BBQ but this place is really good. Restaurant itself isn't fancy and could use an upgrade but the food is good.

Thank traveljunkie6567
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Staff was very pleasant & helpful. Service was friendly and prompt & waitress kept check on our needs.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Always good with respectable prices. Friendly staff. Good location. Good variety to choose from: BBQ, Chicken, Burgers, Sandwiches.

Thank zebnc
Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

So I travel thru Wilksboro regularly, and this restaurant is one place everyone I travel w always agrees with. I'm a BBQ lover and they do a great job; however I usually get the burgers. My issue is last night, again I ordered my burger medium rare. My boss also ordered a burger; his medium well. Both burger's arrive medium... More 

Thank R D B

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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
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?