Bar-b-q | Chicken Dinner
One of the best

Parker’s is a Panavision-wide restaurant with multiple dining rooms where customers crowd the lined-up tables for great platters of chopped pork accompanied by hushpuppies, boiled potatoes, corn sticks, and cole slaw. Cooked and chopped each day, the pork is moist and tender but laced with crunchy shreds from the outside of the shoulder from which it has been cut. There is scarcely any sauce on it, just a veil of vinegar and peppers to accentuate the wood-smoke savor. If you need to doll it up, tables are set with plain vinegar and a hot sauce that has a vinegar base.

Meals are sold by the plate or family-style to groups who want seconds and thirds — pay $10 per person for all-you-can-eat barbecue, 2 pieces of fried chicken per customer, and all the sides and fixins.

The restaurant is popular among locals as well as travelers along nearby I-95, and it always seems hugely busy. It’s quite a trip maneuvering to and from a table as waiters zoom past toting platters piled high with food.

What to Eat
Parker’s, Large BBQ Dinner
Large BBQ Dinner
BBQ, Brunswick stew. and boiled potatoes
Parker’s, Chicken Livers
Chicken Livers
Fried chicken livers are radiant with organ-meat savor.
Parker’s, Corn Sticks
Corn Sticks
Unique sides: corn sticks and tubular hushpuppies
Parker’s, Cole Slaw
Cole Slaw
Eastern North Carolina slaw is bright and refreshing.
Parker’s, Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken
Not-to-be-missed fried chicken
Parker’s, Sweet Tea
Sweet Tea
Sweet tea comes by the pitcher.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday9am - 7pm
Monday9am - 7pm
Tuesday9am - 7pm
Wednesday9am - 7pm
Thursday9am - 7pm
Friday9am - 7pm
Saturday9am - 7pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 324 MILES | 5 hr 21 min

No matter how delicious it may be, cole slaw always plays second fiddle. When visiting barbecue parlors in North Carolina, the curious eater will encounter a handful of slaws that test that rule. Not that they overshadow the pork they accompany, but they can be truly memorable. We wouldn't expect anyone to tour the Tarheel…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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