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J. Pepper's Southern Grille

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841 Old Winston Road, Kernersville, NC
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  • 18
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  • 12
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Marguerite F
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Lexington, North Carolina
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lexington, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Kernersville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The descriptions of the food on the menu will make you want to try several different things, but I've been three times since their opening and I haven't had anything that stands out as something that I would tell someone they must go there and try. It's okay. But for the price, okay isn't okay. The service has been consistently... More 

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55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This restaurant has so much potential and should easily best its competitors in this small town but it consistently comes up short. The food and presentation show lack of interest from the kitchen despite a recent makeover of the menu. Service can be very inconsistent as noted by other reviewers. Do yourself and your wallet a favor and try one... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have been frequenting this restaurant since it opened. It's a convenient location, so that keeps us returning. Their new menu is okay, but lacks pizazz. I tend to get the same things, as the menu does not change as often as it did when it first opened. The flatbreads are good but I tend to stay away from them... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

J. Pepper's serves a wide variety of traditional Southern style meals. They offer half price wine on Wednesday's. I have been several times and have never had a bad meal. The service is always prompt and friendly. The prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend J. Peppers if you are looking for some good southern cooking.

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

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