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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 - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best BBQ eat here weekly

Best BBQ in Lexington. They still cook over wood and you can tell. They also have the larges Banana Split you will ever try to eat

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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LANDIS
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LANDIS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Best BBQ in Lexington. They still cook over wood and you can tell. They also have the larges Banana Split you will ever try to eat

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great North Carolina BarBS Old Time Atmosphere With The Biggest and Best Banana Split For The Whole Family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We eat here regularly. The BBQ is great all the time. We love the smoky flavor and moist meat. It is freshly chopped most of the time (depending on the time of the day). Service is attentive. Prices are very nice and portions are adequate. The food arrives quickly. Hush puppies are crispy brown on the outside and tender on... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I'm a Lexington native. If you ask anyone who lives here, we each have our favorite among the many BBQ restaurants in town. The Barbecue Center is my favorite; I have been eating here for 30 years. The 1950s decor has actually been there since the 1950s, so it's a bit worn, but authentic. Staff is friendly and service is... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Select 3 flavors and watch them mound up the largest Banana Split you have ever seen. Three adults will be hard challenged to eat the entire thing,. They have to use wet nuts just to make sure they stay on the ice cream. I have eaten this monster bad boy three times when visiting friends in Lexington, NC. Good luck... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great example of Lexington style NC bbq, although their pulled pork was eclipsed by the amazing hush puppies, the best we had on our multi-state BBQ road trip! Decor is fading and old school, no-frills (like a LOT of BBQ joints). We came here because the Honey Monk ("Lexington BBQ") was closed, and we can't help but wonder if it... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went to the BBQ center recently, ordered the brown sliced with the burnt edges of the pork shoulder. The best BBQ in Lexington. I was born and raised in Lexington and have ate local bbg for 50+ years.If you're in the area, don't miss visiting The BBQ Center.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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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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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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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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