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City Barbeque

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3292 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40509
+1 859-317-4430
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10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Description: The idea for City Barbeque was born as an invitation to all the people in...
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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best potato salad

Slow cooked, authentic BBQ chicken, ribs, pork & brisket. The potato salad is the best commercially prepared I've had (still partial to Mom's, lol)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
lexky1031
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Kentucky
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English first
Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Slow cooked, authentic BBQ chicken, ribs, pork & brisket. The potato salad is the best commercially prepared I've had (still partial to Mom's, lol)

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is my third visit to this location. Every time the food is consistent and I really enjoyed it. The portions are large, the service is quick, and the location is clean. Some may argue that it is somewhat pricey. I think it adequately priced for the quality. I would send my grandmother is this place.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My husband. & I had a great dinner at this casual place. The pulled pork and beef brisket were excellent - just the right amount of smoke, which for me is not at all heavy. The baked beans are very good: sweet, thick, molasses-y sauce. Excellent fries. Good vinegar slaw. Great potato salad.

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

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you soon! More 

Corbin, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I can't wait to have this again when I'm back in Lexington! I'm typically not a fan of BBQ, but this place is spectacular. I ordered the beef brisket lunch special and added a smoked sausage. Everything was really good, but to me the sausage stood out as one of the best I've ever had! There are plenty of menu... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! The sausage is one of my favorites. Definitely try the sandwich which comes on Texas toast topped with vinegar slaw - amazing! I would love for you to try that chicken, on the house! Email me at jordan@citybbq.com and we will hook you up. More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Its nice to be able to get barbeque fairly soon after arriving at a restaurant. The brisket here is OK but seems a little dry without much flavor. I tend to not use barbeque sauce on my barbeque as I believe the sauce takes away from the best of barbeques. But here I resort to using their sauce and it... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Awesome barbeque even the pulled chicken is moist everything a must try. Had the gumbo as a side it was Louisiana in a bowl

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85 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I've al been pleased with the food in the past and this time I thought I would give the ribs a try! Terrible mistake on my part!!! They were awful. The sides were still good as always and I will stick with the brisket from now on. I will return but will never get the ribs again!

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

Hello! So sorry to hear about this experience :( Would you mind emailing me at jordan@citybbq.com with more info? If there is an issue with our ribs, I'd like to get it corrected. Thank you! More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

City Barbecue is a great, family friendly restaurant that, while it may look crowded, they are able to get to you surprisingly quickly.

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Good BBQ quick service sides were very good and portions large good prices great recommendation from our hotel

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Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Loved the food. Got in line, fast food style and had to get a little help ordering. Finally decided and we took home our big bag of brisket and sides and loved it all. NOTE; When ordering meat, take it to a table and lather on your choice of BBQ sauces. You can always take the little containers, too, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3292 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40509
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-317-4430

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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)!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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