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Restaurants in Kinston

The Best Restaurants

Chef & the Farmer 120 W Gordon St, Kinston
Chef & the Farmer
American • $$$

Chef & the Farmer

120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501

My husband and I have followed Chef Vivian Howard for years. Eating at Chef and the Farmer has been on my bucket list. It definitely lived up to its...

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  • Superb233 Reviews4.5
Kings Restaurant 405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston
Kings Restaurant
Barbecue • $$

Kings Restaurant

405 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28504

The BBQ Is great. The collards are awesome. Kings has been around for a long time and as good as ever. If you're looking for traditional Eastern NC style...

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  • Superb234 Reviews4.3
Reynolds Seafood 336 N Herritage St, Kinston
Reynolds Seafood
Seafood Markets • $$

Reynolds Seafood

336 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501

I love this place so much because of their GREAT/AWESOME staff members. My uncle is battling DEMENTIA and when we go to Reynolds Seafood he sometimes gets a...

  • Superb104 Reviews4.8
El Nuevo San Juan B, 1648, 2423 N Herritage St, Kinston
El Nuevo San Juan
Mexican • $$

El Nuevo San Juan

B, 1648, 2423 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501

I ordered the A.C.C. and the shrimp is so tender but crispy on the edges and the cheese sauce is amazing! My friend ordered the veggie quesadilla and the...

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  • Superb173 Reviews4.4
The Mad Hatter 212 W North St, Kinston
The Mad Hatter
American • $$

The Mad Hatter

212 W North St, Kinston, NC 28501

Tasty food, but they do need a special line for people picking up to-go orders. The line was too long to wait when I had already ordered and my food got a...

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  • Superb124 Reviews4.5
Sugar Hill Pizzeria 211 N Herritage St, Kinston
Sugar Hill Pizzeria
Italian • $

Sugar Hill Pizzeria

211 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501

Really good pizza! Love the thin crispy crust and the fact that they don't put a ton of sauce on it. Got the supreme and it was loaded...definitely not...

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  • Superb158 Reviews4.5
Peach House Restaurant 412 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Peach House Restaurant
American • $$

Peach House Restaurant

412 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501

Nice place to eat lunch. It is a converted old two story home. Heart pine floors, tasteful black and white photos on the walls, subtle decorations. Old pub...

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  • Superb111 Reviews4.5
El Azteca 2928 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
El Azteca
Mexican • $$$

El Azteca

2928 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504

Service was great, food was delicious! Love love love the mole' sauce (I ORDERED EXTRA!!!!!)My sisters, nieces and I really enjoyed the food and the...

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.5
Lovick's Cafe 320 N Herritage St, Kinston
Lovick's Cafe
American • $

Lovick's Cafe

320 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501

What a wonderful little gem Kinston has here. My husband & I have had breakfast & lunch here this week... the Warehouse breakfast is amazing!!!...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.3
Chick-fil-A 4499 US-70 W, Kinston
Chick-fil-A
Chicken • $

Chick-fil-A

4499 US-70 W, Kinston, NC 28504

I did a drive thru order: I asked for an order of their regular nuggets and an order of their grilled nuggets, I got a singular nugget of each... When I wanted...

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  • Good167 Reviews4.2
Pizza Villa 1400 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Pizza Villa
Pizza • $$

Pizza Villa

1400 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504

I love Pizza Villa! They are a K-Town institution and worth checking out. The pizza is thin and crispy and really good! I remember my dad getting mad at me at...

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  • Good123 Reviews4.1
Byrd's Restaurant 196 North Carolina Hwy 58, Kinston
Byrd's Restaurant
American • $

Byrd's Restaurant

196 North Carolina Hwy 58, Kinston, NC 28504

Great food. Personable staff. Reasonable. The soft country ham is the best!!!! A hot cheese biscuit is a winner. Usually have breakfast but lunch meals...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.6
El Norteño 1701 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
El Norteño
Mexican • $$

El Norteño

1701 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504

Honestly, there are only a few places in Kinston that practice consistently great customer service and have consistently good food...this place is in the top...

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  • Good121 Reviews4.1
Baron & the Beef 1631 US-70, Kinston
Baron & the Beef
Diner • $

Baron & the Beef

1631 US-70, Kinston, NC 28501

Delicious! Wonderful prime rib, grilled shrimp were excellent! Well stocked salad bar with large variety. The Best down east style clam chowder I've ever...

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  • Good144 Reviews4.2
The Laughing Owl Restaurant 108 W North St, Kinston
The Laughing Owl Restaurant
Latin American • $$

The Laughing Owl Restaurant

108 W North St, Kinston, NC 28501

Ordered the spinach and goat cheese flatbread! Food was amazing. So many flavors that went so well together. Atmosphere was inviting and relaxing. Service...

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  • Superb60 Reviews4.6

American Restaurants

American in Kinston
Hawk's Nest Café & General Store 100 S Queen St, Kinston
Hawk's Nest Café & General Store
American • $

Hawk's Nest Café & General Store

100 S Queen St, Kinston, NC 28501

This was our first time eating here and it won’t be our last. We both got cheeseburgers and if you want a burger that taste homemade, this is the place! The...

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  • Good90 Reviews4.2
The Laughing Owl Restaurant 108A W North St, Kinston
The Laughing Owl Restaurant
American

The Laughing Owl Restaurant

108A W North St, Kinston, NC 28501

In town for a show, decided to stop at this restaurant it looked good from the outside. Outstanding food, super quick, super hot and fresh. Absolutely adored...

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  • Superb71 Reviews4.3
Smith's Cafe 2424 US-258, Kinston
Smith's Cafe
American

Smith's Cafe

2424 US-258, Kinston, NC 28504

Good food, great service and fast. Whenever any employee walked by they made sure to check on us and ask us if we need anything, that is great service from the...

  • Good79 Reviews4.2

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Kinston
Lily's Pizza 2423 N Herritage St, Kinston
Lily's Pizza
Pizza • $

Lily's Pizza

2423 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501

Always a great place to meet friends, have a tasty meal, and be greeted by some really sweet workers! As I work in New Bern now & havent visited in months,...

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  • Good55 Reviews4.2
Little G's Pizza & Subs 2459 US-258, Kinston
Little G's Pizza & Subs
Pizza • $

Little G's Pizza & Subs

2459 US-258, Kinston, NC 28504

Food is delicious! We eat here all the time for our lunch break and we're never disappointed. Haven't had anything we didn't like. Great subs,...

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  • Good67 Reviews3.9
Pizza Hut 1802 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Pizza Hut
Pizza • $

Pizza Hut

1802 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501

Fast service even though they were very busy. I ordered online. The drive thru had a long line. I went in and picked up my order and was out in just a few...

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  • Good100 Reviews3.3

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Kinston
Golden China Buffet 4147 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Golden China Buffet
Chinese • $$

Golden China Buffet

4147 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504

Wont eat again!! They do not enforce people to wear masks at the bar. There was an older man coughing all over the food so my daughter did not want to eat. She...

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  • Good118 Reviews4
Wok N Roll 2424 N Herritage St, Kinston
Wok N Roll
Chinese • $

Wok N Roll

2424 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501

Food was delicious, very impressed with how the restaurant has been modified to protect against Covid, very well sectioned off, totally touch less process....

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  • Superb82 Reviews4.3
House of Wang Chinese Restaurant 710 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
House of Wang Chinese Restaurant
Chinese • $$

House of Wang Chinese Restaurant

710 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501

I just recently ate at House of Wang II. The food is out of this world!! The servers and hostesses are very welcoming and friendly. House of Wang holds special...

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  • Superb59 Reviews4.3

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Kinston
Olympian Restaurant 601 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Olympian Restaurant
Fast Food • $

Olympian Restaurant

601 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501

They are a little high but I’d be lying if I said their food wasn’t delicious. I’ll pay to keep them here. We don’t have a lot of options and their...

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  • Good120 Reviews4
Arby's 4173 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Arby's
Fast Food • $

Arby's

4173 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504

This locations performs consistently very well. I've been only using the drive-thru since March, and the orders have been correct; fresh, and hot. Good...

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  • Good98 Reviews3.8
Cook Out 4050 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Cook Out
Fast Food

Cook Out

4050 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504

The food was fresh and my order was correct. Only negative I have is when I am going through the drive thru (on multiple occasions) they don't hear me...

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  • Good129 Reviews3.6

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Kinston
Ruby Tuesday 3725 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Ruby Tuesday
Burgers • $$

Ruby Tuesday

3725 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504

I always enjoy eating here have trouble getting salt and pepper out of shakers but my meal was real good service was great got there early for a Saturday night...

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  • Good145 Reviews3.3
Hardee's 1344 Highway 258 S, Kinston
Hardee's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Hardee's

1344 Highway 258 S, Kinston, NC 28504

I had the Monster burger. It's one of my favorites there. The breakfast menu is great also, I usually get the cinnamon roll. Definitely recommend this...

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  • Good94 Reviews3.7
McDonald's 612 E New Bern Rd, Kinston
McDonald's
Burgers • $

McDonald's

612 E New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28501

VERY NICE AND CLEAN! Also, fast and friendly service was a plus given the fact we were on the way home from a beach trip and truly just wanted to be in and out...

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  • Good103 Reviews3.3
East Coast Wings + Grill 3021 S Herritage St, Kinston
East Coast Wings + Grill
Chicken Wings • $$

East Coast Wings + Grill

3021 S Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501

Kaimoni was a wonderful waitress and very attentive. This was our first time checking this place out and we had a great experience. The food came out very fast...

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  • Average129 Reviews3.2
Bojangles 1028 W New Bern Rd, Kinston
Bojangles
Chicken • $

Bojangles

1028 W New Bern Rd, Kinston, NC 28501

Got the best chicken there that I had had in two years it was freshly cooked they were really busy so they were cooking it fresh normally it's not like...

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  • Good115 Reviews3.7
Bojangles 3007 N Herritage St, Kinston
Bojangles
Chicken

Bojangles

3007 N Herritage St, Kinston, NC 28501

As far as Bojangles go this location is no different than the rest. In regards to consistently good food, ordinarily great service, and one of the few that...

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  • Good98 Reviews3.6

Japanese Restaurants

Japanese in Kinston
Tokyo House Japanese Restaurant 1201 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Tokyo House Japanese Restaurant
Japanese • $$

Tokyo House Japanese Restaurant

1201 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501

The only reason i dont give five stars is because ive never actually gone into the restaurant!! i have ordered sushi from them and it was DELICIOUS! i HIGHLY...

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  • Good78 Reviews3.8
Quick N Chicken 802 W Vernon Ave, Kinston
Quick N Chicken
Japanese

Quick N Chicken

802 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501

This place is pretty decent especially for kinston food. Not the best food I ever had but it is always hot and fresh and made to order I would def choose this...

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  • Good46 Reviews4.2
Hibachi Express 2405 N Herritage St suite c, Kinston
Hibachi Express
Japanese • $$

Hibachi Express

2405 N Herritage St suite c, Kinston, NC 28501

This place is always good to me! Tristan and his wife are great. Everytime I go she remembers what I want, right down to the sauces and how I like my steak...

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  • Average60 Reviews2.9