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Kent’s Kountry BBQ is a Texas-style restaurant and catering company based in Vanceboro, NC. This is the perfect business to hire for your summer-style wedding festivities. Run by Kent Esay, who grew up in Oklahoma and Louisiana, the company was born when Kent decided to take a tool from his father’s welding background and build his very own smoker. Kent loves to share his slow-smoked meats and homemade sides and sauces with all barbeque enthusiasts.

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You can have your reception at Kent’s restaurant or hire the chefs to cater from your selected location. The team offers delightful hospitality throughout your dining experience, ensuring that you can enjoy your meal in a lighthearted atmosphere.


Kent’s menu ranges from single plates of BBQ pork to combos of sweet brisket burnt ends, boneless turkey breast, and more. His self-built smoker, or as he likes to call it, Big Bertha, cooks all of his cuisines to perfection and is perfect for small gatherings to large crowds. All of his sides and accompanying dips are family-inspired recipes and are freshly prepared for your convenience.


Having grown up in the South, Kent naturally acquired a taste for Texan cooking. After serving his Epworth/Honolulu community for over three years, his family, friends, and loved ones convinced him to set up his own business. The restaurant can comfortably seat 70 of your loved ones for an unforgettable meal. For an unforgettable dining extravaganza, give Kent a call today.

  • Native American-owned

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