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Barbecue Center

900 North Main Street, Lexington, NC
336.248.4633
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Ranked #2 of 99 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Recently my wife and I were taking our son and another teen to meet the train in Charlotte to travel to a youth event in Philadelphia. We left too early and had time to kill. So since our route was taking us by Lexington we decided to make a detour there. After going to the Candy Factory to stoke them... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Had a thick sliced tray today. The thick sliced tray had more meat than the chopped tray and every piece of pig was perfect. Good fries augmented the BBQ and the quantity was just right. Hushpuppies are good. The banana splits are three softball-sized 'scoops' of ice cream, a heap of nuts, and a large dose of whipped cream.

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Raleigh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had a thick sliced tray last Friday evening. I've had other BBQ in Lexington but not from BBQ Center in quite some time. Man, that sauce is good! Of course it is vinegar-based but the other ingredients plus the pepper made my tongue do a happy dance. The sauce comes in a small heated pitcher and I went through two... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Steer clear of the red slaw! If you are obsessed with vinegar and call that BBQ sauce this place is for you. Nothing like any BBQ we've ever had and not in a good way. Would NOT recommend. Stick to the banana splits.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food. Always has been and I am sure always will be. The BBQ Center has been around as long as u can remember. If you love banana splits then it is a MUST to get one when you visit. However be prepared. It is HUGE. Enjoy!

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Durham, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had lunch here in October. The first thing I noticed when we walked in were a group of decently dressed senior citizens sharing this huge banana split. We ordered the combos. Food was good and affordable. The Barbeque center was the reason why we have chosen to stop by Lexington. North Carolina is home to many great BBQ places... More

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Lexington, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Located on North Main Street is Lexington Barbecue Center. They have hickory smoked pulled pork BBQ.... and it's good too. But save room for the best dish they serve up! Banana Split. I'm talk'n bout 3 mountains of ice cream smothered in caramel sauce, chocolate and walnuts then covered with whipped cream and topped with a cherry. It is HUGE.... More

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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100 reviews 100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were quite happy with our meal. The BBQ pork was cooked to perfection. Was very impressed with the red Cole slaw. Did not know what to expect. The waitress who did an OUTSTANDING job explained to us just how it is made and what seasonings are used. She was also very attentive and gave us GREAT recommendations as to... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Local people sent me here and it's probably the best I've eaten hands down,great staff and great food, they will go out of there way to make sure your happy.

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Commack, NY
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I liked the bbq sandwich very much at this casual restaurant. I specifically came here on a road trip to Atlanta, and it was well worth it.

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