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3007 Downing St SW, Wilson, NC 27893-8330
+1 252-237-4372
11:00 - 20:30
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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family (approx. 30 people) got together for a birthday. We've never been here before, but heard good reviews about it. In a nutshell, the food was GREAT and tea was just like the Carolinas.....SWEET!!! Southern food at its BEST!!

Thank zetaspeechlady
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Parkers bbq was better. Banana pudding was delish. Loved the collard greens. Can't beat the price for AYCE!

Thank G Drew P
north carolina
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Whether I am going to the buffet or the take out I can count on the food being very good. The buffet has a wide range of items including a full pig on a grill. The banana pudding is always good.

Thank Kelly C
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Good BBQ. Parkers down the road equally as good. It ain't good for you but that's not the point to begin with

Thank Eddiep63
Pantego, NC, USA
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Average food. BBQ chicken was inedible. Very overcooked and dry. Sauce tasted of curry. Since when is curry served in a BBQ restaurant in the South? Fried chicken was good, but pieces were tiny. BBQ pork was good. Pulled pork off the bone was good also. Hamburger steak was ok, but nothing to write home about. Collards seemed like they... More 

Thank JohnBPantego_NC_USA
Wendell, North Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I heard a lot about this place. Food was good and plentiful. Decent buffet with lots to choose from.

Thank lummie2016
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

When you want a variety of food try Bills! BBQ, fried chicken, vegetables and more vegetables, peach cobbler, hush puppies, tea and soft drinks!

Thank fboydwm
New Hyde Park, New York
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Bill's was recommended to us because we did not want to eat at the same restaurant chains that we have where we live. The place is pretty big with take out and a dining room which is more like a cafeteria than a dining room. It was buffet style and cheap considering how much food you could eat for your... More 

Thank SushiMommaMia
Fremont, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Item orders are the best...they have buffet...but I find it a little expensive...no waiting...pay, get your food, drink etc and eat!!!

Thank Kim J
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Only suggestion : warm up the banana pudding. Don't mess with the peach cobbler. The BBQ is the draw but the chicken, baked and fried, is worthy of the visit. The veggies are good also. Visit during the peak to get the best. Food is good in the off hours, but the cornbread and biscuits are not as good then.

Thank davehager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3007 Downing St SW, Wilson, NC 27893-8330
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wilson
  • Phone Number: +1 252-237-4372

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?