I was devastated!
I had my heart set on a Peck’s BBQ platter but when I pulled in where the Waynesboro restaurant once was, it was gone. Vamoosed! There was a CVS in that spot.
It was hard to believe they had gone out of business since it was extremely popular, so I asked the folks at a nearby gas station.
Whew! Peck’s had not gone out of business after all, they had moved up the road: All the way to Staunton, it seemed, or at least half way. So I tracked them down and stuffed myself full of BBQ, fries, coleslaw and hush puppies.
I am a BBQ fanatic – grew up on the stuff in Eastern North Carolina. While Carolina is full of great BBQ joints, Virginia has just a few worth visiting and Peck’s is right at the top of the list.
As are most really good barbeque restaurants, Peck’s is totally unpretentious – just great pork, down-home service and fair prices. Peck’s has a full menu of diner food, but I figure I can get a burger anywhere – BBQ is why I come to Peck’s.
Peck’s serves NC style Barbeque, seasoned just right with lots of vinegar and a kick of red pepper. Their French Fries, made from scratch, are also special. They cook their thinly sliced fries with skins on. They can be addictive. The coleslaw is also good – sweet like I like it with a barbeque sandwich – and the hush puppies are excellent as a side.
Peck’s has been serving satisfied customers in the Shenandoah Valley for over 35 years, and folks didn’t seem to mind when they moved up the road, about 7 or 8 miles from their original location back in 2007. It certainly was worth the drive for me to track them down.
The restaurant opens at 11 AM (sorry, no breakfast) and closes around 7:30. They are closed on Sunday’s.
The GPS address is 4777 Lee Jackson Hwy in Staunton. You can call in an order for pick up at 540-886-HOGS (540-886-4647) or 886-4648.
If you enjoy good BBQ as much as I do, pay Peck’s a visit next time you’re in the Waynesboro/Staunton area.