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“GREAT soul food!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Becky's & Mary's Restaurant

Becky's & Mary's Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 274 Restaurants in High Point
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
germanyluvr
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“GREAT soul food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Amazing fried chicken, macaroni and cheese among other choices. Great soul food at good prices. Go early!

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful!!!!! Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Been going to Becky and Mary's for years. The fried chicken, fried pork chop and sides are out of this world!!!! They take cash only. This is the best soul food in the triad.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dtrain640
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Comfort food in historic neighborhood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

Fried pork tenderloin w/ gravy and Mac cheese are a must. Get the banana puddin' too. Tea or water are your only choices for beverage. This is a simple place with great, friendly people and good home cooking. The staff and other patrons provide the atmosphere. Love the gratitude wall..

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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385 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Great Soul Food Since 1973”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

If a restaurant has been around, in the same spot, since 1973, it has to be doing a lot right - quality, pricing, & service. It is located about a block off of N. Centennial, just beyond where it crosses Kivett Drive.There is a nice sized gravel lot to the left of the plain looking building. There is no large sign, only a small one in a front window to the left of the entrance that identifies this place as Becky's & Mary's Soul Food Restaurant.

The inside is also plain, showing some age and wear, with 3 or 4 booths on the right side wall, and 10 or 12 tables fill out the remaining seating area. This is a fast food type setup - you order, pay, and get your drink at the register, and grab a seat, waiting for your name to be called. Orders are ready fairly quickly as long as the chicken is ready - usually not ready until about 11:30. The other items are in trays on a steam table, a little like Pete's Grill in Gibsonville, and order filling moves quickly.

There will usually be 3 meat choices, and 4 or 5 side dishes. Fried Chicken seems to be a constant offering - others include Meat Loaf, Fried Pork Chops, Stewed Chicken, Collards, Yams, Potato Salad, and Mac & Cheese. You can get a Meat & 1, or 2, or even 3.

Fried Chicken is absolutely excellent, with great flavor, and a thin, crisp skin that is much like that at Price's Chicken Coop in Charlotte - and the chicken is nearly as good as that. Interestingly enough, my order of dark meat included a leg and a back - first time at a restaurant that I've been served a back piece - it was good, if a little lean.

The Meat Loaf is dense, and very tasty, with a rather thick coating of tomato sauce on the top - which can easily be scrapped off, if you choose. The Mac & Chhese is home made, and very good - plenty of cheese. The Yams are very, very sweet - a bit too much so for my taste. The Cornbread is super - thin, nice crust, and not at all sweet. The rolls are simply commercial rolls which they toast slightly on a sandwich press - I'd pass. Plates run $6 to $7, and portions are adequate.

They serve a mixture of Sweet Tea & Lemonade that is simply killer - I highly recommend it. They serve breakfast with the usual items, and also include Livermush and Salmon & Eggs. The folks here are super friendly and they work at a somewhat relaxed pace, but things get done.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Archdale, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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“Best Comfort Food in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

I have been a fan of Becky and Mary's Restaurant on Washington Street for years! Becky and Mary really know how to make people feel welcome and at home. I even have friends that drive all the way from Madison, WI twice a year, just to eat Becky's Meatloaf.

Trust me, you will not be disapointed or leave there hungry. Don't bother looking for the signs to the restaurant, because there aren't any! All word of mouth advertising and the place is always packed.

One review said the neighborhood was a little scary. Don't worry, I take my kids and grandkids there all the time. It is like family there!!

Enjoy!!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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