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Lexington Barbecue

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$$ - $$$
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101 W Center Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295-1548
+1 336-249-9814
10:00 - 21:30
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High Point NC
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63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I eat here about 2,3 times per month. Always good, always busy (other people agree with me). Always a great place to take a client to.

Thank Briarwooddog
Durham, North Carolina
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When traveling on I-85, do yourself a favor and have a meal at Lexington BBQ. It's the real deal and you can even smell the smoke from the BBQ pit as soon as you park your car. It's an institution in NC!

Thank Julia1138
Salisbury, North Carolina
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

North Carolina-style barbecue standards offered with signature sauce in a down-to-earth country restaurant. This place is good and good. We go early for lunch because it fills fast. I have only had the BBQ plate there - chopped BBQ, slaw and fries. The service is speedy! And the portions are large. I could only eat about half of the food... More 

Thank Jim R
Townville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a North Carolinian but from the Eastern part of the state, I grew up with a different style of Q and Brunswick stew with boiled potatoes for sides. That said I make it a point to get on old Business I-85 and go to Lexington No.1 for some of this BBQ. Get a tray of chopped with the properly... More 

Thank muddymudskipper404
Florence SC, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"Lexington-style" barbecue originated in Lexington, NC and Lexington Barbecue is the epicenter. There are many good BBQ stops around Lexington, but this is still the king. There is much to praise here -- the sides, the service, the chocolate cream pie -- but let's stick to the meat of the matter. This is barbecue (note: barbecue in North Carolina is... More 

Thank 608claym
Marion, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hate to not give a better rating because the overall service was excellent. Everything was good, except the barbecue. It had no flavor. I am a huge barbecue lover and have wanted to try Lexington Q for a long time. I expected a more flavorful taste. I was disappointed. On a positive note, the fries, hush puppies, and chocolate... More 

Thank Jessica L
Morrisville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been intending to stop here for a long time and finally did recently. It is a bit hard to find as the GPS had difficulty getting us there. But was worth the hunt. We arrived for an early dinner and got right in. The service is very quick and friendly. The BBQ was excellent. I did see on other... More 

Thank Sandra F
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to In or through Lexington a few times but never ate there. Heard about how good the BBQ is there. So today, I stopped to try. Was it the best I ever had? Not at all! Was it really good? Absolutely!! I overhyped in my head perhaps. I'll be back and try something a little different.

Thank Scott K
Jupiter, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place, very local. Great food, limited menu but what else could you want? Great barbecue and you'll never want to stop eating the hush puppies. Very efficient and friendly staff. You'll get your food maybe 5 minutes after ordering. We were in and out in 35 minutes. Long lines and lots of kids and families. No alcohol that we... More 

Thank Lindafla1118
Lexington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

One of the best anywhere!! Go there every week and have for years. Great fresh food and wait staff. You got to try it.

Thank chairimporter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Center Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295-1548
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 336-249-9814

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?