We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cook's Barbecue

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
+1 336-798-1928
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 54: English reviews
Lewisville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's out of the way, but worth the trip!!! Great BBQ and more. The building is what you think if when you think BBQ!!! Great people and lots of down home choices!!! Can handle large or small groups. The staff treats everyone like family!!! Can't wait to travel back!

Thank Stephen H
Westchester, NY
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This was the best BBQ that I have ever had. I now realize that any other so called BBQ that I have ever had up north is an imitation. Absolutely awesome!

Thank mudcrutch09
greensboro, nc
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Cook's was suggested to me and I was prepared for an ordinary bbq. Cook's is totally worth the trip. The bbq is perfectly seasoned with no hint of gristle or fat. I don't know how they get such a succulent bbq without more evident fat. The bbq sauce is nippy but not too sharp. The real winner is the white... More 

Thank alayna
Lexington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Always come here to get my BBQ fix I just love the Beef BBQ. Very relaxed atmoshere gets very busy at times.

Thank dcnlexny
Lexington, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Good service and great food. Rustic charm and friendly staff. Make this a must do anytime you are in the area.

Thank gdgbronco2go
North Andover, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Four of us went to lunch here, after finding it online. The barbecued steak plate was fantastic, especially with their homemade sauce. Salad bar was great and added to a 'big lunch". Our waitress was super friendly and helpful, even while educating a new trainee. I will go back for dinner next time we are in the area.

Thank LeonW72
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent! We stopped here on Sunday for a late lunch- we tried the chopped pork plate and the brisket, both were amazing! Hush puppies, BBQ slaw and baked beans only added to how good this food was! Definitely going to try this place again next time we are passing through.

Thank cbwicks
Terrell, North Carolina
Level Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

For some reason, Trip Advisor won't let me rate the place a 5 -- which it deserves. Cook's is off the beaten Lexington path, but the GPS found it for us in a very rural residential area. We arrived on a Sunday just at opening time and the parking lot was already almost full -- the locals know -- especially... More 

Thank GerardsofNC
Thomasville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I love Cook' BBQ I purchase 3 pound special and I pound special. The special includes BBQ hush puppies , slaw and bunds. That was plenty to feed 14 people and had a half pound left over. It was great 👍!

Thank dsprinkle212016
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

SSE of Lexington, in the Southmont area, close to High Rock Lake. Not a fancy place but their food is very good, with good portions & great service. Well worth the trip but they're only open Wednesdays thru Saturdays.

Thank Zeke T

Travellers who viewed Cook's Barbecue also viewed


Been to Cook's Barbecue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 336-798-1928

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cook's Barbecue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?