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Blue Door Smokehouse

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226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
+1 859-252-4227
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love smoked pork... pulled, chopped, cubes, etc... and this is the best in town. We stopped in for lunch and the line was already out the door and not a seat in the place. We took our food to go, then wished we could have stayed to tell the owners how awesome it was!! I'm usually a sauce girl,... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you know much about barbecue, you know the nice restaurants and fancy storefronts generally mean bad barbecue. It is when you find the little hole in the wall ... the dives ... and you smell the smoke outside that you think you might have found gold. Blue Door is such a place. My suggestion is to arrive early. There... More 

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Mitchell, Indiana
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232 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One word, outstanding! This restaurant served, by far, the best BBQ pulled pork sandwich that I've eaten to this day! So tender, and it had an amazing flavor. The service was fast and friendly. The restaurant is very small, but don't let that stop you. It is worth the wait for a table, and it is absolutely worth every single... More 

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Thank RacingFan14
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Close to our house so I stop in often when working from home. Probably competes for the best meats in town. Sides are good, but I wouldn't swear by any of them. Meats are where it's at.

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Thank Ron E
Lexington, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love BBQ and am always trying different eateries who serve it. Have gotten takeout 2X now here, once for a crowd of 12. The brisket is sooo unbelievably tender w many choices of sauces to add. Also tried the potato salad and baked beans. Beans were ok, but the potato salad is a must eat. Can't go wrong here!

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Thank Kathy K
Lexington, Kentucky
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've eaten here a few times now and I have to say that this is the best BBQ! Go early because once it's gone, it's gone!

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Thank BJarv2016
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went here for lunch for our office. I ordered carry out. Everything was great. This place has the best value, a large sandwich for $5.00. They have great BBQ, which is what we all ordered this time. I have had there Brisket and chicken at other times. I go here all the time.

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Thank car0lyn662
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Blue door has delicious food. There is limited space, so it creates a cozy atmosphere. Many people take their food to go. I found the people to be authentic.

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Thank Nancy W
Lexington, Kentucky
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in for a quick bite. This was my first visit. The brisket was so dang good I bought 2lbs to take home.

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Thank Jonathan W
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful BBQ made local and served fresh every day. I had the brisket sandwich. Really good portion size. Friendly peope, too. I will return and certainly recommend it to others.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
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

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