Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue

Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue is a Wilmington, NC tradition, serving the finest in Eastern NC BBQ.


Monday-Saturday 10:30 am – 8:45 pm
Sunday 10:30 m – 3:00 pm


Authentic Carolina Barbecue Since 1984

You can see the history of Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue on the wall just inside the entrance. From baseball players to celebrities and movie stars to some downright friendly neighbors, our Wall of Fame picture gallery speaks for itself… folks just love Jackson’s Big Oak!
Jackson’s barbecue pork is slowly roasted and hickory smoked every night to be fresh for you everyday. We use a balance of mild seasonings and traditional vinegar base to give the authentic and pleasing flavor to pork barbecue known only in Eastern North Carolina.

  Pork, Chicken, Ribs and Brunswick Stew

Looking for traditional wood smoked real Carolina Barbecue? You’ve found it at Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue. A Wilmington tradition for years, Jackson’s is serving mouthwatering pit smoke barbecue and all the fixin’s. Eat in our rustic dining room or pick up for fast carry out.

  • Barbecue sandwiches and fries
  • Smoked barbecue ribs
  • Brunswick Stew
  • Barbecue Chicken
  • Hush Puppies
  • Fried Chicken
  • Green Beans
  • Fried Okra
  • Collard Greens
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Candied Yams
  • Country Fries
  • Potato Salad
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Baked Beans

And don’t forget the Hushpuppies and Corn Sticks

Catering & Pig Pickings

Throwing a party or need to feed a lot of hungry folks? Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue can cater your event, no matter how big or how small. From family reunions to wedding receptions, Jackson’s Big Oak is the call to make. We’ll be happy to provide a free quote to include delivery and set up at your event, indoors or out.
Catering Made Simple

Option 1: Pick Up
Call in your order and we’ll fix it and pack it ready to go.
Pick up catering orders are packaged in aluminum trays with lids.
Option 2: Drop Off
We’ll deliver your order to your event location.
Food items are packaged in aluminum trays with lids.
Add $10 for drop off delivery within 10 miles
Option 3: Full Service
Includes set up using stainless steel serving trays and warmers presented in a
formal serving line. Staff will perform set up presentation
as well as breakdown and removal after event.
Full Service Catering includes food trays, warming cans, serving utensils,
cups, plates, knives, forks and spoons, napkins, set up staff.

Call 910.799.1581 for a quote for your event.

Jackson's Big Oak Barbecue
920 South Kerr Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Notable Quotes

North Carolina has their own special style of BBQ, and it is SO good! Since we were in the south, I had to get some good Southern sides. I got Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, Collard Greens, Fried Okra, Hush Puppies and Corn Bread Sticks—the food was so awesome they didn’t need fancy plates.
— Yankee Fan

We were visiting Wilmington and I Googled this restaurant. We wanted BBQ as close to Lexington BBQ and we totally found it!!! We ate there 3 times in a week and a half and even brought home 3 pounds of BBQ for our friends/family and of course a pound for ourselves.
— Yelp