3:30 PM Derek , 1 Comment
In a town known throughout the South East for great BBQ, Speedy's has become a local favorite. Opened in 1963 as a drive-in, Speedy's evolved into a BBQ Joint in 1970 and has been serving hickory smoked pork shoulder ever since.
For those in a hurry, Speedy's still offers curb side service. Their website explains their dedication to the "3 Qs" - Quality, Quantity, and Quick Service. Their committment to all three were evident during our visit.
The aroma in and around Speedy's is everything that you would expect from an authentic BBQ joint. The decor within the restaurant is an odd mix of movie regalia and country art. The service was very prompt and friendly. From the time we entered, to the time we left, we were attended to with a smile.
The menu is quite simple. The BBQ offerings are limited strictly to smoked pork shoulder. Customers can choose between traditional chopped, sliced, or coarse chopped plates and sandwiches. The meat, though obviously pit cooked, wasn't nearly as smokey as I would have expected. Overall, it was good, but unremarkable. Other than the hush puppies, I found the sides to be sub standard. The beans were just canned pork n' beans and the slaw was the red, vinegar variety that I really don't care for.
The overall experience at Speedy's was positive. The food is pretty standard fare for the Piedmont region of North Carolina. The decor and friendly, small town service make it a pleasent place to gather and dine. For those looking for traditional Lexington style "Q", you could do worse than Speedy's.