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Stamey's

2206 High Point Rd., Greensboro, NC - (336) 299-9888
Stamey’s serves Lexington-style North Carolina barbecue, which means that the meat of choice is pork shoulders that are pit-cooked over smoldering hickory wood until ridiculously tender, then chopped or sliced. A beacon of barbecue since Walter Stamey opened it in the 1930s.
88% Approval Rating (36 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Chopped Pork Plate
Fruit Cobbler
Sweet Tea
Brunswick Stew
Chopped Pork Sandwich
Hushpuppies
Dipping Sauce

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Stamey’s serves Lexington-style North Carolina barbecue, which means that the meat of choice is pork shoulders that are pit-cooked over smoldering hickory wood until ridiculously tender, then chopped or sliced. “Chopped” means chopped so fine it is nearly pulverized. ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2206 High Point Rd., Greensboro, NC
(336) 299-9888

http://www.stameys.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
There are two sizes of pork plate, regular and large. This is large, and it holds a lot of pork; but for us, this pork is impossible to stop eating. It is pig perfection. The shrimp-shaped hushpuppies have a lovely crunch, and the cole slaw is brilliantly refreshing. The plate, by the way, is heavy cardboard, divided into sections to hold the three items separate.
"There are two sizes of pork plate, regular and large. This is large, and it holds a lot of pork; but for us, this pork is impossible to stop eating. It is pig perfection. The shrimp-shaped hushpuppies have a lovely crunch, and the cole slaw is brilliantly refreshing. The plate, by the way, is heavy cardboard, divided into sections to hold the three items separate."
Michael Stern





There is no secret to what makes Stamey's barbecue so good. It is cooked the old fashioned way, slowly over wood smoke. This woodpile is just outside next to the parking lot.
"There is no secret to what makes Stamey's barbecue so good. It is cooked the old fashioned way, slowly over wood smoke. This woodpile is just outside next to the parking lot."
Michael Stern


Brunswick Stew can be ordered in a cup as a side dish (shown here) or as the centerpiece of a meal with cole slaw and a couple of side dishes. It is good stuff, powerfully seasoned and unspeakably filling.
"Brunswick Stew can be ordered in a cup as a side dish (shown here) or as the centerpiece of a meal with cole slaw and a couple of side dishes. It is good stuff, powerfully seasoned and unspeakably filling."
Michael Stern


Sandwiches are available made with either sliced or chopped pork. We much prefer chopped, which seems to amplify the subtle smoky flavor of the meat, and laces the mostly soft pieces with a few crunchy shreds. Cole slaw on top is always part of the equation.
"Sandwiches are available made with either sliced or chopped pork. We much prefer chopped, which seems to amplify the subtle smoky flavor of the meat, and laces the mostly soft pieces with a few crunchy shreds. Cole slaw on top is always part of the equation."
Michael Stern


Each table is outfitted with a bottle of Stamey's dipping sauce. It is spicier and has a more powerful vinegar kick than what is on the barbecue that comes out of the kitchen. We debated about whether it accentuates the flavor of the meat or diminishes its subtleties.
"Each table is outfitted with a bottle of Stamey's dipping sauce. It is spicier and has a more powerful vinegar kick than what is on the barbecue that comes out of the kitchen. We debated about whether it accentuates the flavor of the meat or diminishes its subtleties."
Michael Stern


Along with the tea served at the Beacon Drive-In of Spartanburg, SC, this is one of our very favorites. It is freshly brewed; and while it is sweet indeed, it is elegantly so. In other words, you wouldn't mistake it for glucose like some of the less-wonderful sweet teas encountered in restaurants.
"Along with the tea served at the Beacon Drive-In of Spartanburg, SC, this is one of our very favorites. It is freshly brewed; and while it is sweet indeed, it is elegantly so. In other words, you wouldn't mistake it for glucose like some of the less-wonderful sweet teas encountered in restaurants."
Michael Stern


A picture taken many years ago of Lockey Reynolds at the door of Stamey's old pit. He was pitmaster for decades.
"A picture taken many years ago of Lockey Reynolds at the door of Stamey's old pit. He was pitmaster for decades."
Michael Stern



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