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City Barbeque

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3292 Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40509-1811
+1 859-317-4430
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

I have to say this is one of my favorite restaurants in Kentucky. Always great BBQ and staff is always helpful and friendly. Never a bad experience. I would recommend this place to everyone!

Thank shercan1
Winchester, Kentucky
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016

Atmosphere is OK. Food is very average. I ordered pulled pork sandwich, green beans and side salad. The sandwich was really puny, I mean quite small. Fit nicely in the palm of my hand. Got medium fountain drink. Paid $10.57 Way overpriced for the amount of food I got. I often go to lunch at Gattitown and pay $8.57 for... More 

Thank Wildkat52
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We tried quite a few items. The chicken and barbecue were both very good. Good variety of sauces to try.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are HUGE BBQ lovers. This place is incredible! We found it passing through Kentucky on our way home to Michigan and we are so glad we did!! We got the sampler to share as well as mac and cheese, green, green beans, potato salad, and corn pudding. Everything was on point! This is honestly the first... More 

Thank Shannon C
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Out for a day of shopping, we stopped in, I had the Cowbell, my wife had the pulled pork, both were great choices, the side of baked beans with brisket was really good, as well, the Cowbell was a great brisket sandwich. This is a great place to have BBQ, easy access and close to shopping.

Thank filousmc
Montague, Michigan
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I always stop at City Barbeque when I travel in the area where these restaurants exist. They really know how to do briskit. Their BBQ sauces are my favorites, so I always stock up on those. All the sides are very good as well. It's just a great place for a casual lunch with exceptional food. To top it off,... More 

Jordan F, Guest Relations Manager at City Barbeque, responded to this review

Hey Roger! Where do you live? Maybe we could make it happen someday :) Thank you so much for your kind words, and for being a loyal guest. Would you mind emailing me at jordan@citybbq.com? I'd love to send you a little something special! More 

Cookeville, Tennessee
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383 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Was attending a party that served City Barbeque. The food was great, tender and very tasty barbeque sauce.

Thank WeenjoytravelingUSA
Waldwick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was the best bbq I ever had and the potato salad is the best too!!! I was visiting my brother in Louisville and he told me that this was a great bbq place. Boy was he right!

Thank Jerseyrain
Cumberland, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 29, 2016

My husband and I had heard great things about this restaurant from family living in Lexington. We were in town and thought we'd give it a try! We were not disappointed! The food was delicious and the personal attention we were given by the staff was terrific! With it being our first time there, we were given a sample of... More 

Thank LesCarB
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We were looking for great BBQ and were very please with the flavor, size of portions and price. We would go back if we were in town.

Thank theta1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3292 Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40509-1811
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-317-4430
The idea for City Barbeque was born as an invitation to all the people in the city to enjoy great barbeque- America's food.
Our award-winning barbeque is made with only the highest quality meats and served with our signature sauces on the side. Huge smokers are loaded daily to guarantee the very best hickory smoked, juicy, tender meat anywhere.

So if an authentic barbeque experience is what you're after, look no further. Small groups of folks like us still believe in honoring quality, generations of tradition and true service. Whether you call it barbecue, Bar-B-Que, BBQ, or barbeque - we've got what you are looking for!
Our menu boasts premium smoked meats such as Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, All Natural Turkey Breast, Texas Smoked Sausage, St. Louis-Style Ribs, All Natural Chicken. Pair any smoked meat with our delicious City Sides for a true 'que meal! City Sides include baked beans with brisket, mac & cheese, corn pudding, green beans with bacon, fresh-cut fries, mixed greens with pork, potato salad, hand dipped hush puppies, side salad, gumbo and corn bread. Finish it off with one of our made-from-scratch desserts: peach cobbler, triple chocolate cake and banana pudding.

We proudly dedicate our lives to the pursuit of barbeque and happiness (yes, in that order)!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?