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Blue Door Smokehouse

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226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 252-4227
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 112
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  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding!

My son and I visited here and it was wonderful. My son is quite the chef and smokes several different kinds of meat on a regular basis. The food was delicious with great smoky flavor. There's nothing fancy about this place but the food is the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Harold U
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Flatgap
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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was the first restaurant we went to in Lexington. The TripAdvisor reviews had this at #1 in Lexington and "Better than Texas". We waited in line and then waited for a table and then waited for our food (small popular place). We ordered a huge pile of BBQ sampling most everything. The brisket was not as moist nor as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Good BBQ place. Extremely friendly staff. Pork was really good, brisket was pretty good. Sides we chose were greens, potato salad and ranch beans. All we pretty good. It was good. nice and laid back atmosphere. Sauces were good as well. Wouldn't drive across town to go, probably wouldn't go back. I prefer red state, but that's just me. Red... More 

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Flatgap
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My son and I visited here and it was wonderful. My son is quite the chef and smokes several different kinds of meat on a regular basis. The food was delicious with great smoky flavor. There's nothing fancy about this place but the food is the best!

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very legit barbeque, nothing fancy, plenty of good eating. Generous servings, friendly staff. Good variety.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Normally being out of 2 of the first 4 things I asked for gets you a 4 rating max. But not here. Guess I should have gotten there earlier. BBQ is legit y'all. I'm pretty picky when it comes to brisket. The brisket and sausage would make Texas proud! The beans? Wow. Their ranch dressing for the salad is blended... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We came for an early dinner with about 12 people and were out of luck. I was determined to try this spot so we returned with a smaller group much earlier. Our group all ordered pulled pork sandwiches for lunch. They were without a doubt the best I have ever eaten. I will be back the next time I visit... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Oh, yeah! Excellent barbecue and sides. Disappointed that they ran out of pork by 2:30 p.m. on a Saturday. Parking is difficult when there is an event nearby. Not much seating at all and no where to sit outside. We had to wait for a table to clear. But the food is worth the wait.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We've been driving across country (sea-do) and eating bbq along the way. This one ranks pretty high. It's 2pm so some of the meat is s bit too dry. Pork is the stand out. Creamy coleslaw also a winner. The turkey (today's special) was just ok. A bit dry and not too smokey. Worth another visit! Legitamit Bby!

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Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place was a recommendation from our Trip Advisors and you all rated this place perfectly!!! Our family had a little of every meat except chicken since they were sold out, but that right there should speak for itself. The sides were just as good. So, don't underestimate the Blue Door and just come on over. Just a side note:... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Words of wisdom. Share the combo platter unless you are superhuman. The ribs were exceptional. The brisket should have a country named after it, and the pulled pork was cooked perfectly. The greens were tasty and cooked just right. The beans were not typical and a bit spicy but delicious. No unsweet tea, and no chicken on the day we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (859) 252-4227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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