choppin' SINCE 1947


Skylight Inn, known to the locals as Pete Jones’ BBQ, has been cooking whole hogs over wood since 1947.

Pete Jones opened in the summer of that year at age 17. Since that time the Skylight Inn has become a standard in eastern NC barbecue. Known for its rich family history and unwavering dedication to cooking Barbecue the old fashion way (with wood), the Skylight Inn has stayed true to its roots.

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In 2003, Skylight Inn was awarded the prestigious James Beard "America's Classics" Award. Revered to as many as “the Oscars for culinary arts,” it proved to the rest of the world what our locals already knew - that Skylight Inn is something special.

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Monday - Saturday
10 am–7pm

Closed Sunday


(252) 746-4113