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Wilbers BBQ or McCall's?

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Jeremy303 Dec 16, 2010 09:22 PM

On my drive back from Orlando I am going to stop for some NC BBQ one of my stops will be the Skylight Inn and my other will be either Wilbers or McCall's. Which is better?

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Skylight Inn
4618 S Lee St, Ayden, NC

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    goodeatsinadive RE: Jeremy303 Dec 17, 2010 06:34 AM

    Wilber's definitely. McCall's is primarily a buffet.

    Wilber's cooks whole hogs over wood in their pits out back. McCall's uses an indoor type smoker, that IIRC, one of their owners designed.

    If you want what may be the best eastern NC style bbq, you should hunt out Grady's in Dudley. It's out in the sticks, but worth the trip.

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      Tom from Raleigh RE: goodeatsinadive Dec 19, 2010 03:26 AM

      Wilber's without question over McCall's for the reasons stated above. The fried chicken is quite good, too.

      www.BBQjew.com has a review of Dudley's, I think. It's a solid site with well-written reviews.

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        Bluemold RE: Tom from Raleigh Dec 19, 2010 05:10 AM

        Agreed. If possible skip both, especially McCall's, and hit Grady's instead.

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          jerseyguy2000 RE: Bluemold Dec 24, 2010 08:28 PM

          I'll be the contrarian, as usual. I feel like many people dislike buffets just because they are buffets. I'll take everyone's word for it that McCall's barbecue isn't the genuine article, but I liked it at least as much as Skylight Inn. I recommend Wilber's for a sandwich plus a trip to McCall's to compare and contrast. It isn't that one item at the buffet will blow you away but there are 7 or 8 very good choices. You can't go wrong with the usual standards like fried chicken and various dessert items but the most interesting find for me was something that may or may not be crowder peas - an excellent legume of some sort that is like a black eyed pea but red.

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          Skylight Inn
          4618 S Lee St, Ayden, NC

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      MargaretsFoodisms RE: Jeremy303 Dec 26, 2010 06:41 AM

      Wilber's without a doubt!

      -myrestaurantguru.com

      1. Melanie Wong RE: Jeremy303 Apr 20, 2011 02:23 PM

        Adding links for Wilber's Barbecue, McCall's Barbecue & Seafood, and Grady's Barbecue.

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        McCall's Barbecue & Seafood
        139 Millers Chapel Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27534

        Wilber's Barbecue
        4172 US Hwy 70 E, Goldsboro, NC 27534

        Grady's Barbecue
        3096 Arrington Bridge Rd, Dudley, NC

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