About Us




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 cooked every night to be fresh for you every day. 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. That’s why we’ve consistently won Encore Magazine’s “Best of Wilmington” Award for Best Barbecue year after year.

We offer full service catering from set up to clean up. Or, if you prefer, we’ll drop off your order or you can come to us for pick. We’ll have it hot and ready. Click here for Catering information and menus.

Can’t get enough of the Jackson’s Big Oak taste? Take home a bottle of our signature vinegar-based barbecue sauce.

980 South Kerr Avenue, Wilmington, NC
(910) 799-1581
Hours: 10:30 am – 8:45 pm Monday – Saturday, closed Sundays and Holidays