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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

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
BBQ, the NC way!!

Since I had moved to North Carolina, I have been anxious to find a great barbecue place and this restaurant exceeded my expectations. Pulled pork platter with slaw and onion rings, with dessert ( a banana split that took three of us to finish), continuing the great tradition of Lexington style... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
mfrieze
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High Point, North Carolina
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High Point, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Since I had moved to North Carolina, I have been anxious to find a great barbecue place and this restaurant exceeded my expectations. Pulled pork platter with slaw and onion rings, with dessert ( a banana split that took three of us to finish), continuing the great tradition of Lexington style barbecue. I highly recommend this establishment and I can... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great Lexington style bbq. The bbq and sauce were spot on. The bbq slaw also has a great flavor with the right amount of spice and vinegar. Highly recommend.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

All three of the barbecue styles (sliced, pulled. & chopped) are well seasoned and delicious. They do dessert equally as well. The only thing that could be improved on is the iced tea- it tastes like instant. I will not let a drink diminish the rating for this eatery- it's Americana... clean and fun! This place has been around for... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you want a seriously serious banana split, this is the place to go! Not just that, but great ice cream sundaes. I stopped there for breakfast a couple of times and what a great price for everything, much lower than the surrounding area but much better. This restaurant has been in business for many years, and it's not hard... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like BBQ, then this the place for you. The pulled pork sandwich is delicious, the fries crispy and hot. The BBQ slaw is also a must. I have eaten at this wonderful little place several times and have never had bad service or bad food. It is a favorite among the locals. It even has curb side service... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The BBQ Center is our go-to restaurant for delicious BBQ. You barely order and it's on the table. Hushpuppies and fries are great too. Try their BBQ soup. Absolutely wonderful. Biggest banana split and oh so yummy. Great family eats!!

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Lexington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Brown slice is my favorite thing to get here. Very good Bbq, however this is not a place where you get vegetables and healthy food. They have a rather dismal side salad and slaw. However, they have the best banana splits- 2-3 could easily share one.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I live in Virginia and we know good BBQ. Carolina has a couple of styles and we are always up the trying different styles. You know the food is great when the parking lot is full but you always wonder. We found that to be true about Center BBQ. Wonderful place with friendly and courteous staff. We showed up at... More 

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is great western North Carolina Q. Smokey, moist, real low and slow cooked over wood flavor. This place - like Lexington #1- deserves it's place in the small group of the very best Q joints in North Carolina. Great Q, great sides, great service, fair prices. There are a lot of really good Q places in Lexington, but this... More 

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Lexington, NC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Yes, this restaurant is on the old side, but clean. The thing about barbeque is to remember most restaurants have their own personal sauce recipes-which enhances the taste of the barbeque. Some serve with or without the sauce on sandwiches and platters. It becomes a matter of personal taste as to whether one likes the sauces used. I think if... 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?