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J. Pepper's Southern Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill, Seafood
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841 Old Winston Road, Kernersville, NC 27284-7144
+1 336-497-4727
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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227 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I friend invited me to lunch so I checked out the ratings and I'm happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised. The dishes are creative, utilize fresh ingredients and taste delicious. The service was prompt, courteous and professional. The owner came by the table to introduce himself and check on our satisfaction. I enjoyed it and will go back.

Thank Ted K
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waitress was rude. When askedwhat came on the salad she flipped over the menu and just pointed. Didn't turn in one persons order and after everyone ate and it still hadn't been brought to the table they just left to eat somewhere else. Manager never came by to apologize either. Seems to be the typical beach service to get you... More 

1 Thank Michelle A
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food, good service. I have been here several times and the food is always good. Nice patio

Thank Krista D
Lexington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat for about 40 minutes waiting for our order. Food was ok not really hot for the prices they charge. I would think twice about going back since i waited so long for our food.

Thank Roger W
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Yummy pimento cheese. Grit cakes were wonderful Nice presentation too The staff was very helpful extending good southern hospitality.

Thank Helen D
Stoney Creek NC
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We have met friends here several times and give the restaurant four stars . However our most recent visit was good but not up to previous levels . First, they've changed presentation of the outstanding pimento cheese dip with less jelly . Friends crab cakes not great . Service was good but a longer wait for food than we've experienced... More 

Thank jhammer3
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My meal started with a question about the special for Wednesday night Tapas. The server knew nothing about it and had to go ask. Upon returning she kinda stated what they were, but I'm not sure if she understood it. We asked the price but she had no idea what it was. She also listed the other nightly specials so... More 

1 Thank Mat T
Management response:

Good Morning Mat T, First and foremost, we appreciate your recent visit to our establishment and for choosing J. Peppers as your dining destination for your evening. At J. Peppers, we take pride in providing and delivering an above and beyond dining experience through genuine guest service and authentic southern cuisine. We take full responsibility when we fall short in... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

JPeppers is a good family friendly restaurant with a big variety on the menu. It is worth a visit if you are in Kernersville.

Thank LDW1023
Management response:

Good Morning LDW1023, We appreciate your recent visit to J. Peppers and we have every hope that you will join us in the future. As a family friendly restaurant, we strive to ensure that every member in your party is given the utmost guest service and has the opportunity to experience our twist on southern cuisine. Our sincerity in our... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

At the recommendation of a friend, yesterday we had brunch. We arrived at 1:00pm, and it was not a good experience I'm afraid. Unable to order a jalapeno appetizer due to lack of ingredients, not even luke warm eggs benedict...even after our server brought some supposedly warm hollandaise sauce...it was still cool. And we had to wait for a whole... More 

Thank DaleTiffany1954
Management response:

Good Morning, On behalf of J. Peppers, I would like to apologize for your recent visit and below satisfactory experience. At J. Peppers, we pride ourselves in delivering authentic guest service and traditional southern cuisine. However, when we do not meet the expectations that we pride ourselves in, we know that it affects the guests overall view of the experience.... More 

Kernersville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Just ok. I've eaten there three times. Several members of my family really love this place. I try, but I'm just not impressed. The prices are a bit steep for what you get. I tried shrimp and grits last time. The grits were hard and grainy, as if they hadn't cooked long enough. The sauce was thin and salty. The... More 

Thank lindy7772016

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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
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
American, Bar, Grill, Seafood
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 841 Old Winston Road, Kernersville, NC 27284-7144
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Kernersville
  • Phone Number: +1 336-497-4727

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