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Barbecue Center

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900 North Main Street, Lexington, NC
336.248.4633
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6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GOOD BARBECUE AND AMAZING BANANA SPLITS !!!

I come here for BBQ every time I'm in the area. I like their chopped outside brown BBQ, the hush puppies, and especially the sweet potato fries. If I have time and room in my belly I have to get one of the amazing banana splits. I cannot describe it, you have to see it to believe, and it tastes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Frank d
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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450 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I come here for BBQ every time I'm in the area. I like their chopped outside brown BBQ, the hush puppies, and especially the sweet potato fries. If I have time and room in my belly I have to get one of the amazing banana splits. I cannot describe it, you have to see it to believe, and it tastes... More 

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Thank Frank d
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Champion chopped pork, superb sauce, perfect puppies and bountiful banana splits make this truly the "Center" of Lexington style barbeque. It's clean, the gals are friendly and the food comes out fast and fresh. A must for any North Carolina style 'que fan.

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Thank SPW777
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot believe we have only now found this wonderful restaurant. It's all you would want in a restaurant.....great service, friendly staff and patrons, fair prices and a great menu. Did I mention hush puppies hot from the oil and willing offers for more. This is my families new favorite BBQ spot.

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Thank Glenn M
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We camp near Lexington and always make the trip here for lunch. Service is always great and so are the desserts. We even had them cater an event and they excelled in that area too.

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Thank tmdawson45
Lexington, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great local restaurant. All the food is delicious. They have weekly specials on hot dogs and hamburgers at a great price. The banana split is huge! The best split that Lexington can offer is found here!!!

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Thank Amelia G
Lexington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Great food, quick service, Plus you can smell the bbq throughout the town the whole staff was great too, the food was awesome can't say nothing bad on there food. Also the banana splits are awesome and HUGE!!!!!!

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Thank James_BT2459KG
Burlington, NC
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377 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

While shopping in Lexington, NC, we stopped for lunch, and picked one of the more well-known BBQ eateries, Barbecue Center on N. Main St. Wow... great choice! My party got small coarse chopped pork BBQ trays (with red slaw and hushpuppies), a BLT sandwich, and a large french fry to share. Everything was hot, fresh, and delicious... but the vinegar/ketchup-based... More 

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Thank Ed M
Lexington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Great food, quick service, friendly staff. Plus you can smell the bbq throughout the town. If you didn't want or wasn't thinking about eating bbq at that time, after you smell it, you will

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Thank Shaun A
Newmarket, ON
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The menu is varied and we did not get a chance to sample more of the dishes. I enjoyed half chicken bbq with slaw and potato salad - enough for 2 meals and so beautifully tasty. We were encouraged to try their famous Banana split but were warned of the size ... maybe next time.

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Thank gbuttress
Carrboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I pass through Lexington fairly often and patronize several barbecue restaurants there. Right now I am going through a Barbecue Center phase. Barbecue Center offers coarse chopped barbecue which is a lovely compromise between chopped and sliced. Barbecue Center offers all three, which is rare, and has ice cream since it began as a dairy bar that served 'cue on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 North Main Street, Lexington, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 336.248.4633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?