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Bunn's Bar-B-Q

127 N. King St., Windsor, NC - (252) 794-2274
The building was a filling station before 1938, when it became a barbecue parlor. There's still an old Texaco pump outside; and the place is decorated inside and out with vintage signs, ads, and ephemera. What you eat is pork, with or without Brunswick stew, on a plate or sandwich, accompanied by tart, tangy coleslaw. The pork is chopped ultra fine, ever-so-lightly sauced with vinegar and spice.
88% Approval Rating (9 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
BBQ Plate
Cornbread
Sauce

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Bunn's is yet more proof that great restaurants are found in former filling stations. That's what the building was before 1938, when it became a barbecue parlor. There's still an old Texaco pump outside; and the place is decorated inside and out with vintage signs, ..."   [Read More]
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William Miller
December 14, 2007
"We enjoyed a wonderful "combo" meal at Bunn's Barbecue. "Combo" means a healthy portion of the famous pork barbecue, cabbage slaw, a very good Brunswick stew and a piece of crispy-on-the-outside, flaky inside cornbread. Nothing fancy here, but the pork is ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

127 N. King St., Windsor, NC
(252) 794-2274

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A beautiful sight: Bunn's Bar-B-Q plate, set out on the counter and ready to eat. That Brunswick stew on the left is extraordinarly rich in flavor; the cole slaw at back has zing; and the cornbread square is appealingly chewy.
"A beautiful sight: Bunn's Bar-B-Q plate, set out on the counter and ready to eat. That Brunswick stew on the left is extraordinarly rich in flavor; the cole slaw at back has zing; and the cornbread square is appealingly chewy."
Michael Stern





If we look especially happy standing outside Bunn's, that's because this photo was taken just after eating inside!
"If we look especially happy standing outside Bunn's, that's because this photo was taken just after eating inside!"
Michael Stern


Here's the front room, where you pay your tab after eating.
"Here's the front room, where you pay your tab after eating."
Michael Stern


Sauce in Eastern North Carolina is unique: it packs a vinegar-pepper punch and is more the consistency of a marinade than a thick tomato sauce. Bunn's meat comes slightly sauced and quite moist, so this good stuff isn't necessary; but it does add a nice kick to the meat. Texas Pete hot sauce is also available if you want a seriously incendiary meal.
"Sauce in Eastern North Carolina is unique: it packs a vinegar-pepper punch and is more the consistency of a marinade than a thick tomato sauce. Bunn's meat comes slightly sauced and quite moist, so this good stuff isn't necessary; but it does add a nice kick to the meat. Texas Pete hot sauce is also available if you want a seriously incendiary meal."
Michael Stern


Jane is sitting at the counter, waiting the approximately 60 seconds that passes between placing an order and the meal arriving. That's sweet tea at my place in the foreground.
"Jane is sitting at the counter, waiting the approximately 60 seconds that passes between placing an order and the meal arriving. That's sweet tea at my place in the foreground."
Michael Stern


While dining at Bunn's counter, we looked out the window and saw these heads of cabbage coming off a delivery truck. No wonder the cole slaw here is so crisp and fresh!
"While dining at Bunn's counter, we looked out the window and saw these heads of cabbage coming off a delivery truck. No wonder the cole slaw here is so crisp and fresh!"
Michael Stern


Sign outside of Bunn's Barbeque, Windsor, NC
"Sign outside of Bunn's Barbeque, Windsor, NC"
Donna Wooten



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