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917 Winston Rd, Lexington, NC 27295
336 248-4528
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food and nice people

The actual building was a little depressing but the service was wonderful and the food was great. I also thought they had a good mix of regulars but still treated us well. Speedy's is still my favorite but this is a great place to try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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High Point, NC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is by far the best place to get BBQ in the Triad area. They do it right, no gas and wood smoked. And saying their the best in Lexington means something too! The Barbeque Chicken is also very good!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were driving through Lexington on a Sunday, and were finally in the right place at the right time to get some world famous bbq. Unfortunately, since it was Sunday, our first choice was closed. And so was our second choice. We happened to drive by Smileys and decided to give it a try. The restaurant is far enough off... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You could smell the smoke from a block away, a handsome young man walked up to our car, scared me at first, then I remembered, curb service! We don't even have a Sonic here.. This is the BBQ of my childhood, smoky sweet with red slaw! I loved it. We didn't go inside, only a BBQ sandwich, a pound of... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We enjoyed this very much. The BBQ was good, all the waitresses helped each other and checked on us several times. We are not from NC but if I am back in the area, I will go hear again. YUM YUM

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The actual building was a little depressing but the service was wonderful and the food was great. I also thought they had a good mix of regulars but still treated us well. Speedy's is still my favorite but this is a great place to try.

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East Setauket, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stopped here for a quick bite--and quick it was. We were in and out.. The BBQ was delicious--Texas, Carolina and plain. As we sat eating, many locals came to buy the BBQ to take home for dinner as they sell it by the pound. They also sell fried chicken. Bathrooms were also veryclean.

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Top Contributor
261 reviews 261 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stopped in here knowing nothing about it. It's a great little BBQ place. The portions were huge. We could have shared a meal. But we had extra to take home. The servers were also very good. It was a Sunday morning and we got there before the church crowd came in. We would go there on a regular basis if... More 

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Ronks
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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Smiley's had good bbq chicken. I wasn't impressed with their coleslaw or their hushpuppies but chicken and baked beans were delicious. Good tea too :)

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Commack, NY
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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I ate here with my wife and my father on a road trip to Atlanta. The restuarant was busy on the Sunday night we visited ( a good sign) and I found out why when my food arrived. We each had a 'plate', and there was plenty of food. The side dishes were average, but the barbecue was truly great!... More 

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Maryland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stop #8 on the BBQ tour. I love smelling the burning wood when you get out of the car. Staff was very friendly and quick to ask if I needed anything. Had the pork sandwich with slaw and hush puppies. Both good. Big pig out front to greet you lets you know what your here for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 917 Winston Rd, Lexington, NC 27295
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 336 248-4528

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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