The best barbecue can be found right here at Kent's Kountry BBQ. Our chef works hard to make each dish as scrumptious and authentic as possible. Our smokers are our pride and joy, and we use them to create fall-off-the-bone meat that’s dripping in your favorite sauce and seasonings. You’ll never be disappointed by what we put on your plate.
Our vision is to share our love of homemade Texas-style BBQ with the residents of Craven County. This area is our home, and we love to cook to our friends and neighbors. We’re dedicated to providing the people of our community with only the best in quality and service.
Born in Central Oklahoma, with a move to Southwest Lousiana and back to Oklahoma, as a teen many miles were covered traveling through Texas, eating a diversified palette of foods and flavors, thus adquiring a lasting love for "Midwest BBQ". Moving to Eastern North Carolina in 1995 added new flavors and tastes from my palette but I never drifted far from my BBQ roots.
Growing up as a welder's son gave me the advantage of tinkering with metal from a young age and in the fall of 2014, the dream of building my own smoker and smoking my own meat merged into a hobby. Building confidence, (and another smoker in 2017) I began cooking for the Epworth / Honolulu Community. My Mom, an Okie Native herself, began concocting a BBQ sauce which required many hours and much tasting, testing, remaking and tasting again until she had it down to magnificent, 21-ingredients, delicious tasting sauce!
After serving the community for 3 and a half years, and receiving much encouragement from friends and family, I decided to share my dream and love for fine-smoked Texas-Styled BBQ.
Opening this summer in downtown vanceboro, we are excited to bring you "a bbQ dream on a platter", so unique you gotta try it for yourself!