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May 28, 2008 12:04 PM

BBQ choices in/near Rocky Mount, NC


I'm going to be in Rocky Mount for a wedding, and I am trying to figure out which of these places to visit.

A & E Chicken & Barbecue, Rocky Mount

Edwards Barbecue, Rocky Mount

Gardners Barbecue, Rocky Mount

Woodys Barbeque Ribs & Saloon, Rocky Mount

(The Original) Parker’s Barbecue, Wilson

Bill Ellis Barbecue, Wilson

I added two from Wilson that were mentioned in some other threads on this topic, but I'm not sure if we will have time to get down there.

I wasn't able to find anything on A&E or Edwards in Rocky Mount. Gardners had some decent reviews. Woody's looks like it might be a chain, in which case I'll probably avoid.

Any guidance much appreciated.


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  1. Havenot been to Rocky Mount is a while, but the short drive to wilson for Parker's may be your best bet.

    1. Parkers
      Bill Ellis
      Gardners, if you must

      1. Parkers is a must. Great corn sticks!

        1. I'd avoid Bill Ellis. It's been pretty dire since Floyd came through in '99.

          1. If you are in RM, stay with Gardners. Its all u can eat buffet. Make sure u go to the one on 301 N as they have one across town that is not very good IMHO.