Our family business, originally known as Uncle Tom’s, began in 1919 as a small gun shop that sold BBQ on the side. In the middle of the sixties, Uncle Tom and Mama-Jo turned over the food service to our parents, Ippy & Sheila. In the early 70’s Ippy and Sheila built a 400 seater beside the old BBQ that flourished for many years.
In 1991, Dad and Mom moved Ippy’s to its first Rocky Mount location in an old house near the hospital. With the next generation continuing the tradition of excellence, business flourished and in six years we were ready to expand. Sheila, Tommy and JoDee opened the current Ippy’s on November 18, 1997. Four generations have worked here and we remember and honor them all with their own item on the menu.
Thank all of you for being a part of our success. We know that Uncle Tom, Mama-Jo and Ippy would be so proud of how their love of food and people continues to inspire the Ippy’s family each and every day.
We are blessed that the people we sit down to have family dinner with are the same people that we work with.
We are looking forward to celebrating our 100 year anniversary in 2019.