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Tipton's Bar-B-Que

) #5 of 42 Restaurants in Wilkesboro €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
+1 336-667-0669
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“pulled pork” (13 reviews)
“hush puppies” (18 reviews)
“burger” (19 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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1840 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-2271
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Good food, fair prices, good service........if you have a hankering for some barbque.......this is not bad. The barbque nachos are very good.

Thank rjconstcompany
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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...More

Thank mercyangel_12
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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
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...More

Thank Scott K
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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 - 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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