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

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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
WOW!!!! Huge banana split, great food

Hubby and I were here twice in one week because it was so good, sauce has just enough zip no overpowering vinegar. The BBQ was perfectly flavored, smoked, tender and juicy. The hush puppies are the best I have ever had. We saw the banana splits go past us.. WOW!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
becky s
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Hubby and I were here twice in one week because it was so good, sauce has just enough zip no overpowering vinegar. The BBQ was perfectly flavored, smoked, tender and juicy. The hush puppies are the best I have ever had. We saw the banana splits go past us.. WOW!!!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great food! Amazing service! I'm still not a fan of the red slaw, but this place was one of the best! Get some ice cream here! Nicest people ever!

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Lexington, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The pork BBQ is quite tasty, as it is at most Lexington area BBQ restaurants. The slaw and the hushpuppies are where the big differences are found. The slaw at the Barbeque Center is watery and bland, and I am not a fan of the 'puppies. Their best menu items are the Barbeque chicken and the banana split .

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Piedmont, NC
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109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and sister-in-law ate lunch here one day, and called me and my brother (we live about 40 miles away) to come join them for dinner - that's how much they liked it. The seating is a little cramped - I'll just call it cozy. The service was excellent - all staff was very nice. Food delivery was quick.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

For those of you not from North Carolina, there is a strong debate across the state on which style of barbeque is preferred -- the eastern vinegar based sauce or the western tomato based sauce. (Don't even mention the mustard based sauce from South Carolina) Some folks have strong preferences, others do not. For the western style fans, Lexington is... More 

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St Augustine
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

WHAT AM I a f*** person from Mars? Sat down 15 people came in no one waited on me.Bathroom smelled like urine Where do they smoke? I SMELLED no smoke from anywhere. THIS IS MY first time here and my last I bet they get the BBQ off a food delivery truck I drove around back so you can see... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

really delicious 1st taste of legit north carolina bbq~...except for the red slaw...some in our party enjoyed it, others not so much...that's the beauty of a place like this, there are SOOO many options for sides...baked beans, pups, okra and sweet potato fries were really good compliments to the vinegary bbq!...enjoyed our meals, would eat here again passing thru and... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I like Carolina style pork BBQ. On a recent road trip we were passing close to Lexington and decided to try one of the Lexington BBQ places. We decided on Barbecue Center and it was a good choice. We both thought the chopped (pulled) pork was excellent, the red slaw great and the hushpuppies really good. We... More 

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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214 reviews 214 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

During a recent trip, we went out of our way to visit BBQ center and another higher rated joint nearby. The BBQ center was better by far. Friendly curb service with prices that are acceptable. With only a slight vinegar bite, even it was offsite by the perfect crunch of slaw. Just say no to the other place, drive by... More 

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Tutto del Mondo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

On a Barbeque eating road trip and started in Lexington, NC. First stop was Barbeque Center. Everything about the place screamed for me to turnaround and leave but decided to give it a try. Wrong choice. Clientele is low to lower class. Waitresses got everything wrong with our two orders, even our beverge choices. When I informed the waitress that... More 

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Additional Information about Barbecue Center

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

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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
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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