Mild-Mannered Pig

Jimmy's Barbecue
1703 Cotton Grove Rd. (just off I-85 at Exit 91), Lexington, NC

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2007.


Jimmy's Barbecue

The pork barbecue at Jimmy's is mild in flavor, but good. On our recent visit there, hubby Henry ordered the Chopped BBQ with Red Slaw ($3.00), and I got the Sliced BBQ with Red Slaw ($3.50). We then split halves. Our daughter Sarah ordered the Bread Burger with White Slaw ($2.40).

Henry and I decided that we preferred the chopped pork. Jimmy's provides additional vinegar-based BBQ sauce at the table, as well as Texas Pete, black pepper and cayenne pepper, so we could jazz up the “quiet” sandwich. We liked our vinegar-style coleslaw; Sarah's was the more typical mayonnaise-style slaw.

Sarah's Bread Burger was a square of thin, fried “meatloaf” served on a bun with chili. She enjoyed the combination — the chili added flavor and moistness to the sandwich.

Jimmy's atmosphere is that of a 60's-style country diner with informal, efficient waitresses. The restaurant seems to be a local favorite. They are open 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Besides sandwiches, at lunch one can order “plates,” daily specials with vegetables, desserts, and sides. Breakfast choices, served until 10:00 a.m., are varied; tenderloin, liver pudding, corned beef, biscuits and gravy, omelets, cereal, etc.


Jimmy's Barbecue

Chopped BBQ sandwich with Red Slaw.



Jimmy's Barbecue

Sliced BBQ sandwich with Red Slaw.



Jimmy's Barbecue

Bread Burger with White Slaw.



Jimmy's Barbecue

Counter service.



Jimmy's Barbecue

Jimmy's “Hot Hot Sauce.”



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