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Red State BBQ

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4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, so here's a tricky one... The Service - Excellent, 5 Stars! The BBQ - Again, Excellent The Sauces - Damn, the Memphis Sweet was among the best I've had. So, why didn't I give it a 5 Star rating? It's a little pricey for BBQ. I honestly wish Trip Advisor would allow for a 4-1/2 rating. Red State BBQ... More 

Thank GT500_LVR
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant during a recent vacation. What a great experience! It's a casual, friendly atmosphere with delicious food from across the region. It isn't fancy or pretentious, but warm and open, making a visitor feel like a local, part of the community. Loved it -- highly recommended!

Thank kimberlywall
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the only restaurant that came up on my GPS when leaving the Horse Park. It was lunch-time and parking was scarce. It's a very simple establishment but the food is fantastic. Try the corn pudding! They have a multitude of different BBQ sauces, I loved the Carolina Mustard. Quite a selection of IPA's as well. My only disapointment... More 

2 Thank Michelle H
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the BBQ and Beer Cheese!!!! Very casual relaxed atmosphere with personality. Restaurant straight out of Diners Drive Ins and Dives. My only issue is the sides, not very good. BBQ makes up for. I recommend the Beer Cheese Brisket Sandwich on a Pretzel Bun.

Thank Philena S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pulled chicken here is awesome. The restaurant is small with not many tables so sometimes its hard to find a place to sit but the food is wonderful.

Thank randjschmidt
Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner at this restaurant after a day at the Kentucky Horse Park. The BBQ was good, & the service was first rate. It's not in the downtown Lexington area, but it's not very far off the interstate. We all enjoyed our food, and would eat there again if we are back in the area.

Thank Rita W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to try this restaurant that had such great reviews. We tried their pulled pork-ok,brisket-ok and pulled chicken-not ok too salty. However,...their pretzels and beer cheese dip- awesome! You have to know guests are not exaggerating about the restaurant being in a dump of a neighborhood. It was a terribly shabby establishment. They need to move...I almost didn't stay... More 

Thank JuBillionare
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is great. Service is great. Quaint little off the beaten path eatery. However, Bathroom was filthy. But overall pleasant visit.

Thank Terri H
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to go a little out of town to find this one but you'll be glad you did! Great bbq, awesome sides... I wanna go back just to try more menu items! Variety of meat options, lots of sides, several awesome bbq sauce choices!

Thank Sugasweet1
Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a local, I love Red State BBQ on occasion but if I were traveling, it wouldn't be on any of my "to-try" lists. Red State BBQ is a cool little spot on the outskirts of town. It sits next to an old motel and across from a farm, so your view will vary depending on where you sit. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-233-7898

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Murray, Kentucky
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?