Wilson, NC – One of my favorite barbecue places in the state. I’ve been frequenting Parker’s since the 1970’s (as a child), and I often use them as a litmus test for all other barbecue. Are there better… probably, but this is comfort food and everyone can’t help but get a little biased based on their upbringing.
That being said, Parker’s is a traditional eastern-style (vinegar based) sauce that has a slight taste of pepper. Very subtle. Fried chicken is wonderfully crispy and the combination serves up a wonderful experience. Of course, Parker’s might not be as high up on my list if it wasn’t for the ubiquitous corn sticks. I absolutely love them! Rounding out the meal are typical sides, but their brunswick stew is quite hearty! Overall, I give Parker’s a high rating, and put them on my must visit list. Make sure you bring cash (they do not take credit/debit).
2514 US-301, Wilson, NC 27893