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Red State BBQ

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4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
859-233-7898
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food with Local Color

Our barbecue was excellent, plus I recommend the 'frickles'... fried pickles, and the baked beans. We happened to be there when the owner gave a touching tribute in honor of a long-time employee who was leaving because her husband was being transferred to Texas. The man cares for his employees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Our barbecue was excellent, plus I recommend the 'frickles'... fried pickles, and the baked beans. We happened to be there when the owner gave a touching tribute in honor of a long-time employee who was leaving because her husband was being transferred to Texas. The man cares for his employees, as evidenced by his using the word 'holistic' in his... More 

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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Twice while we were at the KY Horse Park for an event, we made time for lunch at this local favorite. Don't be put off by the little parking lot or the location. This tiny restaurant serves delicious food. You line up, put in your order, find yourself a table with a red and white checkered plastic cover, grab a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped here while visiting friends in Lexington. The food was delicious. Don't let the appearance of the location/building fool you. My husband and I got the special of two meats and two sides for $11.99 pulled pork and ribs and mac and cheese and cole slaw as the side. For dessert we have the peach bread pudding... so good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you're driving I-75 between Lexington and Cincinnati and don't stop here, I have to question what sort of Southerner (or American, for that matter) you are. It's minutes off the interstate, easy to find, set in the midst of beautiful Kentucky horse country and as authentic as it gets--and the service is friendly and the BBQ is top-notch. When... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at Red State a few times and have had a good experience each time. It's a little out of the way if you aren't heading to or from somewhere on Georgetown Road, but worth the trip. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is kind of small-town-post-high-school-football-game. Casual and friendly, families with kids. Lots of jeans and UK shirts.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped in after a day at the horse park. So very good. Prices were average to semi-expensive but the food is well worth it. Delicious and very friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is such a little hole in the wall in the middle of nowhere, but the food was so tasty! It is definitely no-frills, just simple, southern BBQ with a home-cooked feel. Our waitress was very friendly and helped us order the best dishes. The pulled pork, brisket, ribs, corn pudding, mac n cheese, and collard greens were all scrumptious!... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great BBQ...just don't expect NC BBQ. Excellent brisket. Go for the beer cheese, and DO NOT PASS UP the bread pudding. One of my stops during Lexington trips, and easy access to interstate if you're passing through. Convenient to Ky Horse Park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were traveling through and stopped here. Must stop here!! Food was fantastic, service was great! We can't wait to stop again !! Recommend to anyone. Great prices and fantastic food!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My mother and I recently visited to try something new, and we weren't disappointed. Great pulled pork and sides. Best part for this former Texan was the Shiner - score for this part of the country! Sweet ladies serving in a small spot - only about 12-15 tables in the whole joint. Don't miss it.

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Address: 4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
Phone Number: 859-233-7898
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Cuisine: Barbecue

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  • Address: 4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-233-7898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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