I have been eating Kepley's BBQ since 1967. I am not positive if the Q is quite as good as it was decades ago, but it is not far off at all. Kepley's BBQ is still moist, slightly peppery with just the right amount of vinegar that enhances the flavor of the meat, not hide it. The meat is chopped perfectly. So many places today confuse mincing for chopping and that dries out the meat and the small bits are not pleasing. But Kepley's chops the meat to nice size pieces that retain the natural juices of the meat. It really needs no additional sauce added, though there are bottles at each table. There is just something unique about the overall flavor and texture of their meat. The slaw is wonderful, a very slightly sweet vinegar tomato based slaw, finely chopped, that meshes perfectly with the meat. The hushpuppies are superb, crispy on the outside and soft inside. The hot dogs and hamburgers are also good; the burger with chili, slaw and onion is very tasty. And you can get a Cheerwine to boot!
Kepley's BBQ is like no other I've had and I have been in hundreds of BBQ places throughout the south, midwest and even the northwest. Kepley's may not be my favorite of all, but it is right up there and eating at Kepley's still brings back memories of growing up in High Point, having lunch there with my grandfather, getting take out with my family, or stopping to get some sandwiches to go with my brother or friends. The building itself, similar to the metal Nissen huts of WWI, is a throwback to the greatest days of BBQ and the decor and signage is much like it was decades ago. Great people, family friendly, a landmark in this area, you need to try Kepley's.
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