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J. Pepper's Southern Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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841 Old Winston Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284-7144
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu is fairly upscale but the prices are pretty reasonable. Brunch is good. Burger good. Be sure to try the grits sometime. The outdoor area is very good with brick walls for privacy and shelter from the parking lot and roadway. There are heaters and a nice fireplace to warm things up on cooler evenings. We like it.

Thank Pat H
Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Have never had better! Also the staff could not have been more accommodating. Southern fried chicken was also very tasty. Highly recommend you stop by.

Thank Svens H
Temecula, California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

On a recent vacation to North Carolina we spent a lovely Friday evening at J. Pepper's. The food and service were excellent. I've been on a bit of a mission to try shrimp and grits at as many restaurants that I find it on the menu. J.Pepper's is near the top. The highlight of the evening was Johnny K. the... More 

Thank Greg C
Deposit, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed a night out at this restaurant. We were seated quickly and our waitress was very helpful with wine selection. We enjoyed a lovely lettuce wedge and Cesar salad. For our meal, we chose a peppercorn sirloin on a potato party. It was cooked to perfection and the potato enhanced the meat. We'll definitely go again!

Thank heath22016
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here on a Wednesday night. The place was pretty full. The Wednesday drink special was half price wine along with pasta specials. We had the Salmon cake w/ bow tie pasta special and the Sweet tea with lemon baked chicken. Both were great. The portions were perfect. Service was fast and our waitress was very attentive.

Thank Tarheel74
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The food was great with the exception of not getting our order exactly correct. We asked for unsweetened tea and it was sweetened. We ask for garlic on the side of a flatbread and it was on the bread. Other than that food was great. Fried green tomatoes were the best ever. Be sure they understand your wishes clearly. Our... More 

Thank Wandah F
King, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I spoke with Daniel and reserved their private room for our son's rehearsal dinner. We met with him later and chose items from their menu for our dinner. He even provided the cake for dessert! It was beautiful and delicious. When we arrived for the dinner, the room was set up and I just added a few personal decorations. So... More 

Thank Ann S
Kernersville, North Carolina
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Yes...the food is good. (Salmon good, shrimp and grits good, salads good, fried green tomato sandwich with pimiento cheese very good). We had the same waiter we have had before, but this time, he seemed a bit overwhelmed and impatient when he started to walk away and I stopped him to ask a quick question. This place seems to always... More 

Thank Claire W
Raleigh, NC
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250 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We were visiting from out of town and several locals suggested Pepper's. We were glad we went for lunch. We arrived about 11:45 am and were seated immediately. By 12:15, it was somewhat crowded. There are several tv's around. The noise level was moderate from the people.Our server Todd and his assistant provided excellent, timely and friendly service. I had... More 

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Had occasion to have lunch with friend in Kernersville and found J. Pepper's Southern Grille to be a highly satisfying venue. The service was timely and responsive without being intrusive. The sports bar atmosphere was pleasant and I appreciated that the sound on the many TVs was muted. The food was excellent: I had the Express Lunch option with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 841 Old Winston Rd, Kernersville, NC 27284-7144
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Kernersville
  • Phone Number: 13364974727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?