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Red State BBQ

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4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
+1 859-233-7898
11:00 am - 9:00 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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the best BBQ pulled pork sandwich here. I ordered it with a side of creamed corn pudding, mac and cheese and a corn muffin. It was one of the best meals I had in Kentucky, seriously hit the spot.

Thank Tasmin L
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A different kind of place for sure but BBQ was GREAT. Several sauces were on the table. I had the macaroni and cheese for a side it was very good. We had the Frickles (fried Pickles) for appetizer they were very good also. Staff was also very nice.

Thank BigRed043
Auburn, Indiana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Where do I even start... My wife and I just left and are both in awe. I consider myself a BBQ snob (raised in TX it's hard not to be) and this is probably the best BBQ I've had since moving to the Midwest. If you are traveling through the Lexington area and want some awesome food, just off of... More 

Thank pikingrin
Naperville, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in here in the way to Kentucky Horse Park, and enjoyed a quick lunch. The pulled pork has tender and smoky. The rib tips were a little too done for our taste (got dry and chewy). The cole slaw was delicious, and all of us really enjoyed the corn pudding.

Thank 2580369
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely love this place. We've tried the brisket, double smoked brisket, chicken, and pork, and nearly every side. I love the potato salad. This place is off the beaten path a little and looks kind of like a "dive" but believe me, the best BBQ around. You won't regret a visit!

Thank Ashley C
Gainesville, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were camping near Louisville, Kentucky and wanted to try a Dinner Drive-ins and Dives restraunt. We were not disappointed Red State BBQ. The brisket was tender, moist and so good. Light or double smoked. 6 kinds of suace was amazing any kind you liked added by me so I had just the right amount. We will return.

Thank Judy E
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having had carryout several times before, gave them 1 more chance. Ribs were dry, dry, dry. I do like their rub and the honey mustard sauce but this was 1 of several times where the ribs were sub par. Maybe their bbq is better. Not sure I'll be back.

Thank Lynn F
Greensburg, PA
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected more from Red State. The #7 restaurant in Lexington, the #1 BBQ place, it was.......ok. Just normal BBQ, nothing stood out. Beer selection was less than average. I had the two meat plate, selecting each kind of brisket as my meats. They were....average. Flavor was ok, no BBQ bark to speak of. Mac and cheese and cole slaw... More 

Thank mrclincolnhigh
Roslyn, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

While a small, somewhat off the beaten track restaurant, the food I ordered was excellent. Loved the cheesy grits, baked beans and ribs. Busy place with eat in or take out. On another occasion I tried the pulled pork, corn pudding and green beans. All were delicious.

Thank lisafromny243
Perry, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small dune in area but well worth the visit. Excellent ribs and brisket and pulled pork. 6 sauces to satisfy all tastes. Baked beans had lots of pulled pork in them. The corn pudding and frickles make Red State BBQ a cut above the rest. Bring an appetite, the portions are generous.

Thank Lori M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 859-233-7898

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