It’s a new year, which means time for new adventures! Home to famous BBQ joints and brew spots, a visit to Goldsboro is an experience you can taste. Trust us, this brew and ‘cue is worth the trip. People come from all over the country to grab a bite from our award-winning BBQ restaurants, some of which are featured on the Historic BBQ Trail that meanders its way through the state.

Even if you haven’t spent much time exploring Goldsboro and Wayne County, there is still a good chance you’ve heard of Wilber’s Barbecue. For many people Wilber’s and “good-ol’ Eastern NC barbeque” are synonymous. Owner, Wilber Shirley didn’t invent this style of ‘cue, but he certainly has served it to more people than any other single restaurant east of Raleigh. And, it’s no wonder, Wilber’s slow cooked pork is simply delicious.

But, Wilber’s isn’t the only place in Wayne County to get a taste of barbeque. We’re also home to many other restaurants serving up authentic Eastern NC barbeque, like Grady’s, Adam’s Roadside and McCall’s.

To wash it down Goldsboro has the brews too! Whether you want to try craft beer from around town or the country, check out our tap houses and craft beer rooms! A trip to R&R Brewing in historic downtown Mount Olive should be at the top of your list. Or, stop by Goldsboro Brew Works, the perfect place for relaxing with a good craft beer.

After all the attention your stomach gets, don’t leave town empty handed. Well Travelled Beer is a great place to pick up unique brews to take home. And, stop by Nahunta Pork Center where you can literally “bring home the bacon.” Nahunta is the largest all-pork retailer in the eastern United States! You can get anything from bacon, sausages and country-cured hams.

We’ve only scratched the surface of the delicious adventures Goldsboro has to offer. To help your taste buds tackle the tastiest brews & ‘cue in Eastern North Carolina, we’ve put together a map highlighting all the famous BBQ joints and brew spots in the Goldsboro area. Download our Brews & ‘Cue Trail and head to town! With so many places to visit in Goldsboro, make sure to check into one of our great hotels so you can continue your flavorful adventure the next day!