Wilson County Barbecue celebrates pit-smoked, whole hog barbecue done the old-fashioned way in a comfortable gathering place replete with Southern hospitality and unfussy charm.
Headed by native North Carolinian Spencer Brantley, our barbecue is cooked in the traditional Eastern North Carolina, pit-smoked whole hog style, using recipes and techniques handed down through generations of the Brantley family of Wilson County, North Carolina.
It’s a sub-regional tradition anchored around the wood-fired, pit-smoked whole pig, and in the convivial experience of sharing slow-crafted food and drink with friends and neighbors. Wilson County Barbecue is a beacon for the best authentic Eastern North Carolina Barbecue, and for good times day and night.
We keep things simple here – one menu that works no matter what time of the day or week it is – it’s all good old wholesome Eastern North Carolina style, cooked slowly and lovingly in accordance with recipes and techniques passed down through generations of the Brantley family. Join us for Happy Hour, all day Sunday and Monday and Tuesday-Saturday from 2:00pm-5:00pm, $5 Snacks, $5 Wines and $5 Palate Slapper IPA
BARBECUE / PLATES
Barbecue$19Pit-smoked whole hog pulled pork, Grady’s passed-down sauce, hushpuppies or biscuit, choice of two sides
Baby Back Ribs$28Pit-smoked, with sweet red rib sauce, hushpuppies or biscuit, choice of two sides
Barbecue Chicken$16Pit-smoked and basted with Grady’s passed-down barbecue chicken sauce, hushpuppies or biscuit, choice of two sides
Fried Shrimp$16Fried shrimp, remoulade, fresh lemon, hushpuppies or biscuit, choice of two sides
Fried Chicken$11/16Southern fried, hushpuppies or biscuit, choice of two sides Choose: 1/4 Light or Dark Meat 1/2 Bird, Dip it Nashville Hot +$2
Chicken and Dumplings$14Teeny's recipe, pulled chicken, dumplings, hushpuppies or biscuit, choice of two sides
Barbecue Sandwich$15Butter toasted bun, pit-smoked pulled pork, slaw, choice of side
Fried Chicken Sandwich$13Butter toasted bun, southern fried chicken breast, pickles, jalapeno mayo, choice of side
Fried Shrimp Po'Boy$15Butter toasted Leidenheimer bread, remoulade, shaved romaine, pickles, choice of side
Fried Chicken Biscuit$12Fried chicken on buttermilk biscuit, pepper gravy, choice of side
Pimento Cheese Biscuit$9House pimento cheese, fried pickle chips, biscuit, choice of side
Buttermilk Biscuits$6Two buttermilk biscuits, house made blueberry preserves, honey butter
Fried Pickle Chips$7House made jalapeño ranch
Hushpuppies$7Minced onion, whiskey butter, house made jalapeño ranch
Pimento Cheese$8House made blueberry preserves, house made saltines
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 12:00pm - 11:00pm (Kitchen open until 10:00pm)
82 Hanover Street, Suite 8, Portland ME 04101
We are OPEN for indoor and outdoor dining as well as take-out and delivery via 2DineIn. We offer large quantities of our menu items! See our "Family Style Menu" under the Menus tab on our Online Ordering page.
Our hours: Sunday-Thursday 12:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 12:00pm-11:00pm [kitchen open until 10:00pm].
We’re doing everything we can to keep our guests and staff safe and are following the Maine CDC approved COVID-19 Prevention Checklists and are following all State Executive Orders.
We look forward to "meating" you!