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Blue Door Smokehouse

226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
+1 859-252-4227
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“potato salad” (102 reviews)
“brisket” (287 reviews)
“collard greens” (40 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this restaurant this past weekend. Simply put, the food was SENSATIONAL! The service was superb, and the atmosphere was great. If you are visiting Lexington for any reason, don't, I say again, don't miss out on this place; Blue Door Smokehouse is officially...More

Thank williamstrait
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor, but when we drove up we almost decided not to stop. Don’t let the outside fool you, the food was delicious. My husband ask for a recommendation since it was our first visit. They recommend ribs and brisket....More

Thank traveling2gether2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was packed during our late Saturday afternoon lunch but the line moved quickly. Appreciated the staff securing tables for everyone that wanted to eat there. We tried a bit of everything and all choices were delicious. Thankful to my son for mentioning this gem...More

Thank jdvmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small, unassuming place. But from the minute you walk in, you know you are in for a treat. The smells are rich, the atmosphere jovial. I had a great experience here. The food portion was generous, the flavor excellent.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Door offers the best smoked and pulled pork in Lexington hands down! If your in town or want to take visitors to a true local restaurant, bring them here. It’s it truly wonderful!

Thank trout600
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We accidentally ran on to this small BBQ place while on a day trip in Lexington. So glad we did. Not only was the food amazing, the staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend to anyone looking for great food.

Thank Ang072493
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was so close to being a 3 star review but the ribs, sausage, and the price salvaged 4 stars. We got the blue door special which is a sampling of all meats and 2 sides for a very reasonable $20.00. Meat rankings are as...More

Thank tc45baseball
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Lexington for the gymnastic meet (UK/UGA). We like to try non-chain restaurants on trips when possible, and noticed The Blue Door was highly rated. When we drove up my spouse had doubts, but we gave them a try. Good decision! Great BBQ,...More

Thank baileespoppa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a large family event before Christmas. So we ordered pork, brisket, potato salad and brisket. Everything was great.... Best beef brisket I have ever eaten.

Thank Sishuf
Reviewed February 7, 2018

This restaurant has the highest quality barbecue in central Kentucky. I would recommend this restaurant to any person from Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, or Kentucky;

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July 31, 2017|
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Response from letterboxer2010 | Reviewed this property |
They accept credit cards.
July 30, 2017|
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Response from Wayne B | Reviewed this property |
Looks like it was answered. Park on the street right next to the restaurant.
March 24, 2017|
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Response from mtkentucky | Reviewed this property |
No, you do not need a reservation.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
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