Located just about an hour east of the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area, Wilson is a smaller city that boasts a wealth of historic heritage. With a longtime background in farming, it now has various businesses and industries, including prominent international corporations. Prevalent types of cuisine in Wilson include American, barbecue, Chinese, and Mexican. The style of barbecue that is served at area restaurants is unique to eastern North Carolina and very popular locally. But there are many other cuisine types available in Wilson too, including Japanese, Southern comfort, pizza, and continental. Check out the historic downtown area as it offers some unique restaurants. You’ll find diners, cafes, grills, seafood places, and oyster bars near the streets of Nash, Barnes, and Tarboro.