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

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  • 32
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 2
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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
first taste of nc bbq!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
mjpk25
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
100 helpful votes 100 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Lexington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Bar-B-Que Center has been in Lexington for as long as I can remember! They have great food but they are a little pricey. Recently they have done some remodeling but I haven't been there since it's been completed. I also have to mention they have really huge banana splits for any of you ice cream lovers out there!

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Advance, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The barbeque was tasty, the service was quick, our kids loved it. We had a great trip here last weekend, and we will return. Also, I can't forget to mention the banana pudding. AWESOME!!

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VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

heard a lot about this place so while passing through decided to stop in. I've tasted better barbecue in southeast Virginia. It was average at best. And the cole slaw has ketchup added. You guys can be more original than that. I thought Lexington was known for it's barbecue but if this place represents good bbq then I'm going somewhere... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It is good, clean, barbecue that has been well chopped. When barbecue is chopped, whoever is doing the chopping has to decide what to leave in and what to leave out. Whoever chopped the barbecue did it properly. The iced tea had some timber (strength) to it. The red slaw is good (for red slaw). The hush puppies had an... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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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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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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