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Flip's

5818 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC - (910) 799-6350
Posted By DK Mertz on 11/15/2013 12:52:00 AM
Flip's is gone -- the building is empty, no sign indicating a new address. Could not find any new site mentioned on the Internet.

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A definitive eastern North Carolina barbecue sandwich: While cole slaw is optional, its mustard-tinged crunch pairs perfectly with the smooth, smoky pork hash.
"A definitive eastern North Carolina barbecue sandwich: While cole slaw is optional, its mustard-tinged crunch pairs perfectly with the smooth, smoky pork hash."
Michael Stern





To eaters accustomed to sauce-smothered 'que with pyrotechnical flavor antics, this style is a shock. It is an unsauced duet of smoke and swine, a good example of the Bauhaus maxim that less is more.
"To eaters accustomed to sauce-smothered 'que with pyrotechnical flavor antics, this style is a shock. It is an unsauced duet of smoke and swine, a good example of the Bauhaus maxim that less is more."
Michael Stern


Flip's sauce is tart, peppery and a magnificent complement for smoky pork. It is sold by the jarful, and proprietor Bob Church said he soon will be set up for mail-order.
"Flip's sauce is tart, peppery and a magnificent complement for smoky pork. It is sold by the jarful, and proprietor Bob Church said he soon will be set up for mail-order."
Michael Stern


The fried bologna sandwich is known here as the Flip burger. Add chili and cole slaw and that makes it ''all the way.''
"The fried bologna sandwich is known here as the Flip burger. Add chili and cole slaw and that makes it ''all the way.''"
Cliff Strutz


Nuggets of fried creamed sweet corn are a wanton indulgence.
"Nuggets of fried creamed sweet corn are a wanton indulgence."
Michael Stern


Here is how the mac & cheese arrives. Each piece is easy to pick up and makes an exciting alternative to hush puppies.
"Here is how the mac & cheese arrives. Each piece is easy to pick up and makes an exciting alternative to hush puppies."
Michael Stern


Deep-fried macaroni & cheese
"Deep-fried macaroni & cheese"
Michael Stern


Cool, soothing, sweet, and creamy banana pudding is an ideal dessert after a good hot barbecue meal.
"Cool, soothing, sweet, and creamy banana pudding is an ideal dessert after a good hot barbecue meal."
Michael Stern


Beau, the house mascot, spends his day snoozing on a couch near Flip's front door.
"Beau, the house mascot, spends his day snoozing on a couch near Flip's front door."
Michael Stern


Flip's has been a destination barbecue parlor since Harry Truman was president. Its motto: Best BBQ West of the Atlantic Ocean.
"Flip's has been a destination barbecue parlor since Harry Truman was president. Its motto: Best BBQ West of the Atlantic Ocean."
Michael Stern


I've yet to try the chicken or ribs, but based on pork alone, I sure intend to return to this friendly eatery.
"I've yet to try the chicken or ribs, but based on pork alone, I sure intend to return to this friendly eatery."
Michael Stern


The original Flip's, 1957. The Flipburger -- a fried boloney sandwich -- still is on the menu.
"The original Flip's, 1957. The Flipburger -- a fried boloney sandwich -- still is on the menu."
Michael Stern



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