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“Wonderful BBQ unlike any other”
Review of Kepley's Barbecue

Kepley's Barbecue
Ranked #18 of 281 Restaurants in High Point
Cuisines: Barbecue
Restaurant details
Gibsonville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Wonderful BBQ unlike any other”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

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.

  • Visited May 2014
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Rogersville, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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“Old Time Favorite”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We have been to kepleys ever since I was old enough to eat. They are my old time favorite. I will not leave High Point until O go there. the food was good this time and the just to be there was the best. great service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Marshall L
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High Point, North Carolina, United States
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Local favorite!!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is my all time favorite BBQ place!! They have great pulled or sliced BBQ and the BEST hush puppies anywhere! They also have great hot dogs and cheese burgers. It's been in High Point longer than I have and I was born here in '63! That's a lot of wonderful history and great BBQ served to the people of High Point.

  • Visited January 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“World's Best BBQ”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This BBQ is so good, I write about it in my books. Grew up in High Point in the 1950s and used to have Kepley's regularly as a kid. I last had a Kepley's BBQ sandwich in 1963, but salivate just thinking about it. Going to Raleigh tomorrow and will be stopping by to have a sandwich. 50 years is just too darned long to be without a Kepley's Fix.

  • Visited March 2013
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High Point, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not fancy, but very good Eastern NC-style BBQ”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

It is a very small bldg on North Main St run by some very friendly folks for many, many years. It has the vinegar-style Eastern NC BBQ with the reddish BBQ slaw and their hushpuppies and iced tea are very good also.

Visited September 2013
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Thank CalDude2NC
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