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J. Pepper's Southern Grille

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841 Old Winston Road, Kernersville, NC
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Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Getting Better

This place is on its way back to the top. After bottoming out 18 months ago, multiple recent visits have revealed a revitalized menu and staff. Great choice for any meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place is on its way back to the top. After bottoming out 18 months ago, multiple recent visits have revealed a revitalized menu and staff. Great choice for any meal.

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

have dined here several times. First 3 visits, loved it. Next two, it was ok. Late two, pretty much did us in. Service from good to now poor. Food from wonderful to bland. And atmosphere from quaint, to louder than most sports bars. Sorry, but done with this place.

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant is unique in it's menu and variety but I'm never disappointed. Have had a salad, a sandwich, a burger; everything has been delicious!! They change their menu fairly regularly also, which is nice because everything is in season. Great for couples, families or a fun night out (full bar too!) We've even reserved the back room for a... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I have had Sunday Brunch here twice recently. The food was good on both occasions. The service was lacking a bit the first time around, but we decided to give them another try. I must say our service today was excellent. My husband had the breakfast platter with bacon, eggs, hash browns and creamy grits on both... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I must say, after finding this location that I was pleasantly surprised. We went for a birthday celebration as a party of 6. I had the chicken fried tenderloin w/ gravy, grit cakes and mac n cheese. I was pleasantly surprised how good this meal was. Simple yet quite tasty. And the sawmill grit cakes were to die for. Also,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The menu is perfect size, just enough for a good variety without getting carried away. The food is mainly aimed at great southern cooking but with a kick. The service is great and the bar is always a welcome place with great bartenders.

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Walnut Cove, North Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had Sunday Brunch there today. We waited for a bout 45 minutes for our orders to be fixed. When they came my hash browns were served in a small cast iron skillet that was totally cold. I had also ordered grits and I didn't know what they were when I got them. Don't think I'll be going back

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I liked it, but didn't love it. Had a pasta salad & my daughter had a Cuban sandwich. Both were fine. Our server was very nice and attentive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just yuck! The eggs Benedict at Sunday were like hard boiled eggs. Sugary collard greens and tough green beans...seriously not good food at all...such a disappointment ! Even the service was lacking and it was not busy!

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Really was hoping this was going to be "the" place to eat in Kernersville. The food is lacking in flavor. Just average. Serve and atmosphere is great. Prices ok. Probably will not be back after 3 trips.

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Address: 841 Old Winston Road, Kernersville, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Kernersville

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  • Address: 841 Old Winston Road, Kernersville, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Kernersville

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