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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The BBQ is pretty good. Typical vinegar based BBQ. The place was packed for a weekday lunch. The red slaw is different but not bad. The service quick and friendly. The price is decent.

Thank MicPav88
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived just before noon on a weekday at this iconic BBQ restaurant in Lexington; the lines form quickly upon the noon hour. Soft, tender pork and vinegar based coleslaw, oh and don't miss the sweet tea (or hush puppies I hear). Service was quick and attentive, but they do not encourage lingering small talk at the tables. The food... More 

Thank brookley1
Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This last visit was for dinner. The restaurant smelled dirty and did not look very clean. It was late and they are always busy so i would not expect immaculate. The barbecue we had tried at lunch a while back was mushy so my husband ordered the chunky chopped. It was large chunks. i ordered a smoked turkey salad which... More 

1 Thank TheAFColonel
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was friendly and quick. The food was very tasty and the portions were better than average. The barbecue sandwich with coleslaw was delicious and very filling. The waitress was very friendly and stopped by several times to see if we needed a refill on drinks.

Thank Nancy F
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say I was impressed, I had hoped to be, this place is very famous after all, but in the end it was poor service, mediocre food and really left me with a sense that there is too much hype for this place. Definitely not the best barbecue in Lexington, Barbecue Center has it beat

Thank johngray20
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jealous because of the smell of the smoke and the perfection they achieve with every plate. My wife had the big burger on this visit and it was outstanding as well. The BBQ is the best pork BBQ anywhere. The smokehouse sauce on the table is a "must try". It's always worth the trip here.

1 Thank BigMP44
Charlotte, North Carolina
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144 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pulled pork BBQ plates that my wife and I got were good. It didn't have a ton of smoked flavor. I didn't care for the coleslaw, not my style...but I think it would go better on a pulled pork sandwich. The beans were great, the fries were great. The hush puppies were great and onion rings were awesome! I... More 

Thank trckn4life
Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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419 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best BBQs we have had anywhere. Very reasonably priced and served quickly. Don't pass up a chance to eat here. Not a fancy place but really good food.

Thank Elaine M
Cleveland, Ohio
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95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the barbecue sandwiches, the chocolate pie and some peach cobbler. The barbecue was the best NC barbecue I've ever had and the chocolate pie was what chocolate pie is supposed to be (not that awful stuff made with pudding mix). The peach cobbler was just OK, but we took that with us and ate it cold later on,... More 

Thank Kurt_in_CLE
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My only regret at stopping at Lexington BBQ was all the other places I missed out on in town, however, I was not disappointed with my choice. Roadtrip from VA to AL with my daughter, only stopping for gas and BBQ. First stop was Lexington, and it set the mark. Real BBQ and real authentic. This is a relatively easy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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?