We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Door Smokehouse

226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
+1 859-252-4227
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“potato salad” (98 reviews)
“brisket” (279 reviews)
“collard greens” (40 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (556)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 555 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great little spot. Think you must be in the wrong place but can smell BBQ as walking up. Great food and excellent cashier walks you through the menu with pride and great attitude. Feel lucky to have found this place!!! Brisket excellent!!!

Thank thnxfrhelp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried a plethora of menu items and all shared. There wasn’t a bad bite on any plate! The brisket is AMAZING!!! As are the ribs, pulled pork, ranch beans, collards, Cole slaws and potato salad!!!! DO NOT miss a chance to eat at BLUe...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hole in the wall kind of place but the barbecue and side dishes are excellent. Seating area is small and carry out is available. You have to get there early because they run out of some of the meats before too late...More

Thank Harold U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s clear this is a top notch bbq spot so I would would like to add that it’s friendly, too I got there from NJ with.my 14 year old daughter and we suggested we share a table with a couple guys. The seating is limited....More

Thank tigershark6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious BBQ pork smoked sausage and sides. Plenty of it and good prices. Ain't fancy...just yum yum eat em good!

Thank kaykyserkenny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in after reading the stellar reviews. Were they correct? Absolutely!!! The brisket and sides of creamy slaw and Collard greens were spectacular. It's a small place with lots of character. The chef/owner came out and chatted with us making us...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK folks, this is the mother lode if you are a BBQ fan -- I kid you not. And to be perfectly honest, though to this point I have liked BBQ, I could not have said I was an aficionado, but I now aspire to...More

Thank dalijon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've gotten the pulled pork and the brisket and both are amazing. Their potato salad is also really good. The portions are huge. LOVE Blue Door Smokehouse!

Thank lepe226
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best BQ I HAVE EVER HAD!, the brisket was like being in Texas where they make the best. It was very tender and not dry out. Not much parking but worth a little walk.

Thank scottyh118
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Amazing food customer service was outstanding if you love barbeque the have great ribs and burnt ends

Thank Teresa V
Nearby Restaurants
Carson's Food & Drink
120 reviews
.62 miles away
Coles 735 Main
303 reviews
.37 miles away
Spalding's Bakery
157 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate
344 reviews
.74 miles away
Thoroughbred Park
182 reviews
.53 miles away
The Kentucky Theater
108 reviews
.83 miles away
Lexington Public Library Ceiling Clock and Foucault Pendulum
37 reviews
.91 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
July 31, 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from letterboxer2010 | Reviewed this property |
They accept credit cards.
July 30, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Wayne B | Reviewed this property |
Looks like it was answered. Park on the street right next to the restaurant.
March 24, 2017|
AnswerShow all 15 answers
Response from mtkentucky | Reviewed this property |
No, you do not need a reservation.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-4227
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing