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BBQ in Greensboro/Highpoint

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I cannot venture further than Gso driving to Highpoint as time is very limited.

Love Lexington but time does not allow. I have seen country and stameys mentioned often.

Opinions on both as well as other lesser knows would be appreciated.

Dumpy holesinthe walls are fine as long as the BBQ is awesome.


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  1. Country Barbecue in High Point/Archdale is great, but Carter Bros is a favorite.. Great chopped sandwich and fantastic hotdog with red bbq slaw

    Country Barbecue
    4012 W Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC 27407

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    1. re: starbright1924

      I have had Carter Brothers, not a huge fan.

    2. you may want to try clarks and or prissy pollys in kernersville, the time is probably 20 minutes from downtown about the same as high point I am not a big fan of wither but they have their proponents

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      1. re: quazi

        Thanks, but I need something on the way from the airport to Highpoint, sorry if I was not clear. Kernersville is out of the way, although those places look good!

        Any ideas ? Looks like Country is where I am going unless I hear something else...

      2. At Country BBQ order the sliced bbq and ask for the "Outside Brown". It has the crunchy, most flavorful parts.

        1. Unfortunately my mom told me tonight that Country had closed.... totally shocking to me. I have never had issues with Carter Bros, plus its maybe 10 min from the airport as you come in to HP.

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          1. re: starbright1924

            You might want to double check. I drove past the one on Wendover 2 weeks ago and the parking lot was full, and I ate at the one off of Highway 68 last week.

          2. Stamey's is good, and has always been delicious to me.

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            1. re: Nocturnalbill

              I agree about Stamey's, and I'm a Lexington native. :)

            2. http://www.kepleysbarbecue.com/Page_1...

              Kepleys is not more than a mile from downtown High Point and is real good!

              1. Country Barbecue on 68 and on Wendover are both still open. There was at least one other location in south HP, maybe it is the one that closed. That said, I can't recommend the chopped BBQ from Country. I've had it several times, and it has been dry each time. No amount of sauce can cover it up. The sliced might be better, I don't know. I do like their fried tenderloin -- it is especially tasty in the morning on a biscuit.

                My experience with Carter Brothers chopped BBQ is, if anything, even less inspiring. I can't recommend any alternatives here. Not a fan at all.

                If you are determined to find chopped BBQ in HP, I would probably go with Kepley's. I've been there only once or twice, and while underwhelmed, I like it better than either Carter Brothers or Country Barbecue.

                If you're willing to go for barbecued chicken instead of pork, Big Ed's Chicken Pit is the very definition of a hole in the wall, and might not be world class, but is a tastier option than chopped bbq from any of the HP places. (North Main St, across the street from Lowe's hardware store.)

                You mentioned Stamey's, and if you want chopped BBQ, it is head and shoulders above anything I have ever had in HP. I don't know if it will fit in with your time constraints, but if you can make it work, it's the right choice. It is directly across the street from the Greensboro coliseum, and would be only a few minutes on I40 from GSO airport.

                Just my opinion.

                1. So - I had both Stameys and Country BBQ.

                  I believe Stamey's beat Country.

                  I would return to Stameys.


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                  1. re: serialportme

                    Stamey's is one of the oldest joints in the state and sort of kicked off the whole BBQ joint thing in the 1920's. It's legendary and some of the best BBQ you'll ever have.

                    Stamey's Cafe
                    1111 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734

                    1. re: gunnarubex1

                      I agree. I love Stamey's but part of that is sentimental! My 90 year old daddy takes me to the one on Battleground when I visit.

                      Stamey's Cafe
                      1111 E Main St, Franklin, NC 28734

                      1. re: gunnarubex1

                        And now I have to drive home or to Bridges in Shelby for a fix.