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City Barbeque

3292 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40509
+1 859-317-4430
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Ranked #18 of 755 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Takeout
Description: The idea for City Barbeque was born as an invitation to all the people in the city to enjoy great barbeque- America's food. Our award-winning barbeque is made with only the highest quality meats and served with our signature sauces on the side. Huge smokers are loaded daily to guarantee the very best hickory smoked, juicy, tender meat anywhere. So if an authentic barbeque experience is what you're after, look no further. Small groups of folks like us still believe in honoring quality, generations of tradition and true service. Whether you call it barbecue, Bar-B-Que, BBQ, or barbeque - we've got what you are looking for! Our menu boasts premium smoked meats such as Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, All Natural Turkey Breast, Texas Smoked Sausage, St. Louis-Style Ribs, All Natural Chicken. Pair any smoked meat with our delicious City Sides for a true 'que meal! City Sides include baked beans with brisket, mac & cheese, corn pudding, green beans with bacon, fresh-cut fries, mixed greens with pork, potato salad, hand dipped hush puppies, side salad, gumbo and corn bread. Finish it off with one of our made-from-scratch desserts: peach cobbler, triple chocolate cake and banana pudding. We proudly dedicate our lives to the pursuit of barbeque and happiness (yes, in that order)!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Description: The idea for City Barbeque was born as an invitation to all the people in the city to enjoy great barbeque- America's food. Our award-winning barbeque is made with only the highest quality meats and served with our signature sauces on the side. Huge smokers are loaded daily to guarantee the very best hickory smoked, juicy, tender meat anywhere. So if an authentic barbeque experience is what you're after, look no further. Small groups of folks like us still believe in honoring quality, generations of tradition and true service. Whether you call it barbecue, Bar-B-Que, BBQ, or barbeque - we've got what you are looking for! Our menu boasts premium smoked meats such as Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, All Natural Turkey Breast, Texas Smoked Sausage, St. Louis-Style Ribs, All Natural Chicken. Pair any smoked meat with our delicious City Sides for a true 'que meal! City Sides include baked beans with brisket, mac & cheese, corn pudding, green beans with bacon, fresh-cut fries, mixed greens with pork, potato salad, hand dipped hush puppies, side salad, gumbo and corn bread. Finish it off with one of our made-from-scratch desserts: peach cobbler, triple chocolate cake and banana pudding. We proudly dedicate our lives to the pursuit of barbeque and happiness (yes, in that order)!
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Paris, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a chain restaurant but they have incredible food. The meat is always moist and their sauces are excellent and warm.

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Hazard, KY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

City Barbeque is our BBQ go to when we visit Lexington. Typically I eat the same dish every time I visit a restaurant, but here we have tried many different dishes simply because they are very good. We've tried the platter, the sandwiches and many of the sides. I highly recommend if you are looking for a good BBQ meal.

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! Try our new Brisket sandwich next time - More Cowbell! It is topped with onions, pepper, provolone, horseradish, onion straws and served on Texas toast... yum! Hope to see you soon :) More

Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The barbecue was pretty good, other than the pulled meet was a little over smoked for my taste. I had the city sampler, which comes with pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket, and sausage and two sides, which I had baked beans and green beans. The green beans were the closest thing that I have had to true country style green... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! More

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I've been here a couple of times and each time I discover something different. Who knew that Sweet Vinegar slaw and Greens with Pork would be two of America's best side items! This is a busy, fun place and while the lines are occasionally a bit long, be patient. It's worth it! Their smoked beef brisket is terrific as is... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review, Bill! Be sure to try our new More Cowbell sandwich which is Brisket, grilled onions & peppers, provolone, horseradish and onion straws on Texas toast! Another hint - Every Tuesday our Rib Bones are $1.15 each :) See you next time! More

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I and her family stopped at City Barbeque on a recent trip to Lexington. We're from the NY area so aren't put off by prices - which could be a little high at CB - but the BBQ was wonderful, large servings, cheerfully presented. My wife and I split a half-order of ribs, which, along with sides... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! I am glad you rank as one of the best bbq joints :) Hope you stop by to see us next time you're in town! More

Georgetown, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and stopped in just on a whim for lunch and found the food to be very good with generous portions. The BBQ sauces are good but could use a little work to make them exceptional. I had the BBQ Brisket, Sausage , fries and baked beans and had enough food for two people. Overall I give the place... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comments, Bill! Hope to see you soon! More

Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food here is consistently better than average with a nice selection of meats and sides. It is a little on the expensive side for what you get, especially when compared to non chain type bbq places. I personally wouldn't go out of my way to eat there, but wouldn't avoid it if I was in the area.

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed, thanks for the review! More

Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great price, good food, recommending this place. I had pulled chicken, naked...yummy. My husband had the pulled pork and loved the great taste, ate it without any extra BBQ sauce!

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

So glad you and your husband enjoyed! We love that he enjoyed the flavor of the pork without any extra sauce! Thanks for recommending us- that's the best kind of marketing we could ask for :D More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stopped here after driving all day. We were looking for a place we can't eat at back home. Some locals recommended this place and we were not disappointed. Plenty of food, no one left hungry. The meats: Most people had the brisket which they said had great flavor, super tender and juicy. The pulled pork was moist and perfectly... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you guys enjoyed your visit! Cherry cobbler is probably only going to be around for a limited time, so we appreciate the feedback! If you visit again, check out our peach cobbler and let me know what you think (email me at jordan@citybbq.com ahead of time and the peach cobbler will be on the house)!... More

Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Several sets of our friends kept telling us we needed to try City Barbeque. I'm glad we did. My wife and I arrived just in time, ahead of the crowd, early Friday evening. We decided on a sampler platter - sausage, pulled pork, brisket, and a couple of sides - to share. All of the meats were outstanding as were... More

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Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are looking into upgrading our mac & cheese so stay tuned! Hope to see you again soon! :) More

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