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Red State BBQ

4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
+1 859-233-7898
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corn pudding” (135 reviews)
“ribs” (175 reviews)
“pulled pork” (168 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great atmosphere and was looking forward to the same for our meal. Beer Cheese Grits were awesome. The chicken and coleslaw were very good. Was disappointed with the brisket as it did not have a smoke ring and as a result it was great roast...More

Thank ice53_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch due to high reviews. I ordered special of half chicken and two sides. Looked like half a Cornish hen and no flavor to green beans. My husband had pulled pork and 2 sides. Small portion of pulled pork and very...More

1  Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bbq is great. My preference is brisket. The sides are good too. Creamy slaw and fries. Excellent.

1  Thank Sishuf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed eating here. Very good food. Very casual place. Worth stopping by for. Highly recommend

Thank cakeswilder
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Red State is a must! We make a trip regularly from Lexington just for the burnt ends and beans! The best bbq by far!

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some wouldn’t think that Lexington had great BBQ and smoke houses but they would be wrong. Red States is one of the best in Kentucky. Located off of Georgetown road just outside of Lexington, you will find this amazing place. Great service, food, and drinks!

Thank trout600
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Headed to the game, stopped by for lunch. This place should be on the next season of DDD with Guy! It’s a dive, with great bbq. Had the brisket, cole slaw, and BEER CHEESE grits! Nothing lacking, try the Alabama Show Horse bbq sauce. Will...More

Thank ajbernard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This low-key lunch hole in the wall is always a favorite of mine. Get the BBQ (no bun), mac and cheese, green beans, and fries and you'll be the happiest of them all. Be sure to ask for a sharpie and have some fun on...More

Thank MW93502
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As good as it gets BBQ wise in Kentucky. In my opinion the best Brisket I have ever had. We had a sampling of meats and the ratings are as follows: Brisket 10/10; Ribs 8/10; pulled pork 8/10. Beer cheese grits weren’t as good as...More

Thank tc45baseball
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Best brisket I've ever had. Love the casual atmosphere and picnic tables outside so my dog can come along. You must try the corn muffins- fabulous.

Thank Linda M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-233-7898
  • E-mail
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