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“Good bbq, especially for this area”
Review of Peck's Bar B Que

Peck's Bar B Que
Ranked #36 of 132 Restaurants in Staunton
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: Phone number is 540-886-4647
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Description: Phone number is 540-886-4647
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good bbq, especially for this area”
Reviewed May 10, 2010

Coarse chopped pork, some pieces still with fat. That's a wonderful thing in my book. Not having too many fond BBQ experiences in the Commonwealth, I wasn't expecting much from Peck's. I was very surprised to find that their sandwiches are generous and delicious. The sauce isn't sweet, contains a nice dose of cracked black pepper, and makes for a good sandwich. The fine chopped sandwiches are good, but now that I've tried the coarse chopped and the sliced, I won't go back. Two sandwiches and a 32 ounce sweet tea are about $7 or so. If you're in the area and sandwiches are your preferred method of BBQ enjoyment, I recommend it. Too many places north of the Carolinas treat the BBQ sandwich as an afterthought or a necessary evil. Peck's prides themselves on the sandwich. There's also a drive-through window, which is great because the place gets crowded during lunch time. The atmosphere is very "Southern BBQ joint" - good folks in John Deer caps or work khakis laughing and enjoying themselves.

Everybody has an opinion about what BBQ should taste like. Although this isn't the BBQ I grew up with down south, it's a pretty fine substitute.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Who Knew Pork Could Be Minced So Fine”
Reviewed March 23, 2010

Peck's restaurant is patronized by die hard loyalists who will insist this is the best BBQ around. The restaurant is relatively new to it's home, clean and easily visible from the road. On the day I patronized Peck's (03/2010), the service was brisk then inattentive. It was busy the day I visited. The restaurant could not have seated more than 35 people and did not appear to be understaffed. The bathrooms appeared to be receiving a workout from mothers and their children.The menu is basic. You choose from chopped pork, coarse chopped pork, platters and the usual BBQ sides. Something different noted was the red slaw. Peck's also serves diner lunch fare in the range of sanwiches and burgers. The prices are cheap (around $3.00 a BBQ sandwich and $5.95 a platter). I tried both the chopped and coarse chopped sanwiches aong with a side of hush puppies. Another diner tried the chopped BBQ platter. About the only thing I could find going for the food was it was served quickly and was hot. The chopped BBQ lacked flavor and was minced far beyond what I could ever dream a human could reduce pork too. It was so fine the meat did not require chewing. The coarse chopped BBQ was basically seven or eight irregular one inch cubes of meat with some pieces having fat attached. The sauce provided at the table is thin, red and slightly sweet / vinegary. It had an odd pizza sauce flavor finish (think the old pizza quick sauce in a jar). I could see some black pepper and pepper flakes floating in the suspension. I did not taste the red slaw (again finely minced beyond human capability) but was told it was basically like white cole slaw with some of the BBQ sauce added to the mix. The hush puppies looked good, were cripsy, shaped liked golden little pig tails with some corn meal flecks present. Sadly the hush puppies had no flavor sweer or otherwise. I did not notice any onion which sometimes present in variations of the dough. The table sauce could not save the fried pups from boredom.I have been trying to figure why this restaurant was so busy, why people I have spoken with recommended Peck's and others have posted rave reviews on the internet, Could it be people just want to eat cheap? Could it be people don't know good BBQ from bad? Could it be that Peck's has the history of a home town restaurant which causes the mass to flock through the doors no matter how bland the food is? I still do not have the answer...so you be the judge.

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