Tipton’s Bar-B-Que

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1840 Winkler St., Wilkesboro, NC, USA
Tipton’s Bar-B-Que - My Santa Fe Salad.  Tasty and bountiful portion at a really reasonable price.
Tipton’s Bar-B-Que - One of the punny pork displays inside Tipton's...
Tipton’s Bar-B-Que - ...they were all lame, but fun since that was the intention!
Tipton’s Bar-B-Que - Inside Tipton's Bar-B-Que
Tipton’s Bar-B-Que - Stop on in if you are looking for a place to pig out!
Tipton’s Bar-B-Que - Tipton's Bar-B-Que, Wilkesboro North Carolina, USA.  Featuring Lexington style BBQ!

Tipton’s Bar-B-Que Wilkesboro Reviews

vances vances
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Pigging Out May 20, 2016
I adore how impulsive gestures so often yield learning experiences. Tipton’s exuded a “non-chain” atmosphere as I creeped by, so I pulled in for lunch. There were plenty of pigs adorning the restaurant walls and an interesting footnote on the menu. Apparently Tipton’s prides itself on “Lexington style” BBQ, which I knew nothing about. Of course in our inter-connected world I only needed to pull out my phone and Google.

The only 'Lexington' I could place was in Kentucky, but I soon learned there is Lexington, North Carolina too. Despite living in this state for eight years I never realized there are “Lexington” and “Eastern” styles of BBQ. Both are vinegar based (that was the only distinction I knew about NC BBQ), but Lexington limits meat ingredients to pork shoulder. Eastern is much more forgiving, with their meat list spanning “everything including the squeal”.

All that said, I had already ordered their Santa Fe Salad before receiving this enlightenment. The salad was bountiful, served quickly and quite tasty. Add a reasonable price and all I can say is I am ready to return to explore their Lexington style BBQ. The menu is quite expansive, however, so there are plenty of options if you seek something beyond BBQ.

I was mildly impressed with the interior décor, featuring lame (but intentional and fun) piggy wordplay and artwork around popular movies. They actually created faux marquee signs (see pics). Recommended if you need a place to pig out.
Tipton's Bar-B-Que, Wilkesboro Nor…
Inside Tipton's Bar-B-Que
My Santa Fe Salad. Tasty and boun…
One of the punny pork displays ins…
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hanleyscot says:
Congrats on your featured review, Vance! Takes me back to the week I spent in Boone. Beautiful area all around there.
Posted on: Aug 03, 2016
hightide says:
Congratulations on the feature :)
Posted on: Aug 03, 2016
Suusj says:
Congrats on your featured review :).
Posted on: Aug 02, 2016
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