“Just wanted to thank you. I grew up in Duplin County but have lived in Wisconsin for the past 20 years. Been hankering for Carolina Barbeque for a while now. You did not disappoint. Thank you."
- William
“I can't say enough good things about your company these days, you guys are one in a million. When my order for Mother's Day was delayed by FedEx and through no fault of your own, you graciously replaced it free-of-charge. Despite my offer to do so, you also wouldn't accept an additional payment from me, not even for the shipping costs. This is an example of how companies take care of their customers. Your pork BBQ is out of this world, my family often vacations at Topsail Beach and ever since I was a kid, we'd make a detour on the drive down from Illinois up to Kinston just to load up on King's BBQ for the week. Here in the formerly-great State of Illinois, we are banned from any of life's pleasures or freedoms these days including trips to Topsail so I thought a dose of your BBQ pork for my 88-yr old Mom would put a smile on her face. And it did. Thank you so much. The best way I can say thank you -- aside from submitting rave reviews about your excellence in business practices to restaurant websites-- is to place more orders in the future. You can be assured of that, as will others in my large family once word gets out how Kings really came through with flying colors.”
We got our order on Friday and it brought a tear to our eyes. My wife is from Eastern North Carolina and she got me addicted to BBQ when we visited North Carolina a couple of years ago. The box was loaded with everything we ordered and a roll of toilet paper and a hand sanitizer. 🙂 Even heating up the BBQ it tasted amazing! We threw 8 pounds in the freezer and snacked on 2 pounds over the weekend. Thank you! We'll definitely be returning customers! Oh and the sauce that was put in there was amazing! Thank you again from 2 happy customers in Washington State!”
- Lew and Sarah
“On May 29 a package marked “perishable” was delivered to our home in Ohio. The box was well-insulated and filled with freezer packs. Much to our delight, inside we found some of our favorites... barbecue, coleslaw, hush puppies, and buns. We lived in North Carolina for many years and as transplanted Tarheels often talk about two things we really miss...NC barbecue and fried flounder! Every time we went “home” to visit family, we made it a point to enjoy both of those meals. One of our sons (who now lives in Australia) remembered our fondness for NC barbecue and surprised his dad on his birthday with a delivery from your restaurant. We just wanted you to know that it arrived safely and that we enjoyed every morsel of it! There are a few restaurants in Ohio that claim to serve North Carolina BBQ, but those of us who know the “real thing”, just shake our heads!”
- Jo Ann and Jim
“I received my order and served the apple pie for Father’s Day. It was probably the best apple pie I ever had. We ate the ribs the next day. They were delicious.”
- Patricia
"I've been in eastern NC for 21 years and just made it to kings. I loved it. Don't know what was better, the people or the food. Can't wait to go back again and again and again!!!"
- Mike H
“Thanks so much for your great pulled-pork! I ordered a couple of quarts and it's as good as I remember. You've made our quarantine a little less miserable. I hope you're all safe and sound.”
- Derrel
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From Our Family to Yours, Welcome!

Kings BBQ Restaurant stands in the same spot where the King family launched a tradition that's lasted more than 75 years. We're proud of our legacy of serving up the finest Eastern NC-style hand-chopped bbq pork marinated in our secret recipe bbq sauce to generations of North Carolinians, Crystal Coast tourists, and families nationwide. The best thing about Kings' hand-chopped pork bbq, homemade bbq sauce, and mouth-watering ribs is – we'll deliver it right to your doorstep! Call us or order online through Kings Oink Express and get our hand-chopped bbq, bbq ribs, secret sauces, and scrumptious sides shipped to your doorstep. Kings BBQ Restaurant can also host your special event - our banquet space can accommodate private events up to 350 people. If you can't make it to Kinston, we'll come to you! Kings caters weddings, rehearsal dinners, conferences, and graduations from the Triangle to the coast. Learn More