Wilber’s Barbecue – the iconic Eastern North Carolina barbecue destination in Goldsboro, NC which opened in 1962 and will re-open soon – is sharing its opening menu. “One of the things that makes Wilber’s so special is our open pit and old-fashioned approach to cooking over oak wood embers, so we’re focusing on the pit and all the pit-centric meats we can offer. That includes some old favorites, and some new ones too,” explained Willis Underwood, a Goldsboro native and lifelong regular at Wilber’s who is spearheading its re-opening.
Fans of Wilber’s Barbecue will find the famous Eastern North Carolina whole hog barbecue – cooked all night on the pit they’ve lovingly restored – just like they remember! Other longtime favorites – “BBQ” Chicken with Gravy and Fried Chicken will also be available daily. “By streamlining the menu, we’re able to focus on the core of who we are at Wilber’s,” Underwood added. Daily specials that fans have loved for generations will come from the pit – like the BBQ Beef and Chicken, as well as new additions like BBQ Turkey, Pork Ribs and Link Sausage. To complement it all, Wilber’s will now serve Southern pies. The Banana Pudding with meringue will remind diners of the classic recipe, the Pecan Pie is adapted from the late, great Mildred Council’s version, and a Goldsboro native is credited with the Buttermilk Pie.
Take a peek at the opening menu here: https://www.wilbersbbq.com/menu
Since 1962, Wilber’s Barbecue has been a destination for fans from around the country. Wilberdean Shirley, long recognized as barbecue royalty, kept the flame burning on the Eastern North Carolina barbecue tradition that was passed down to him through the lineage of Adam Scott, the “Barbecue King” – and known founder of this style of whole hog barbecue. Wilber’s has been praised in The New York Times, Garden & Gun and Southern Living, and been host to American presidents who have long considered it a priority pit-stop. When Wilber’s re-opens, fans will recognize the barbecue joint they have known and loved for generations.