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

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
    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 Place for BBQ

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
David500
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Piedmont, NC
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Piedmont, NC
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 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
106 helpful votes 106 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
3 restaurant reviews
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 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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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?