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Blue Door Smokehouse

226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
+1 859-252-4227
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“potato salad” (92 reviews)
“brisket” (239 reviews)
“ranch beans” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
226 Walton Ave, Lexington, KY 40502-1453
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down, best brisket I've had yet. Great cut of meat, perfect amount of fat, proper smoke ring, and bark like no other. Cole slaw and collared greens were on point as well. Could be a bit cheaper to call it perfect, but paying 9.50...More

Thank Brendan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is walking distance so it's convenient, but I'd drive to get here. Limited parking. Limited hours - make sure they're open if you're driving. Not a huge sides menu. Wish they had more diet drinks. But, you come here for the meats. Love...More

1  Thank Ron E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the brisket sandwich and vinegar coleslaw excellent choice. I will definitely go back. This rates among the top three barbecue restaurants I've ever eaten at in my life

1  Thank GUYvsFOOD21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent lunch there. Our timing was perfect as we got a table for three right after ordering, and after a few minutes the line was out the door. Very casual, fun place with friendly employees. We got the combination platter that has all of the...More

1  Thank kzone8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch from Blue Door. The ribs were my favorite and my husband liked the brisket. Location is small and was very crowded.

1  Thank blackieboswell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in while on a quick trip to Lexington. Place was full but I didn't have to wait long at all. The food was excellent, best potato salad I have ever had! Customer service was great as well. Stop in you wont be sorry.

1  Thank punchfaced
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go there and get yourself an amazing brisket. Ideally, you should get there at about 11:30AM so that you can try their ribs as well. Usually, these are going fast.

Thank mihai_paraschiv85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best BBQ in town period! The brisket was the best ive ever had!!! get there before they sell out!

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the pulled pork sandwich and collard greens. Both were excellent. The spicy sauce was perfect my tastes. Watch the hours of operation. Mostly a lunch place except for Friday and Saturday evening.

Thank amwaldrop
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Juicy moist brisket with a lot of bark. Great ribs. Great sauce. I am a BBQ junkie and this place is as good as it gets. Bit of a dive and small but that's ok for BBQ.

Thank bruce h
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you need reservations for a Friday night?
March 24, 2017|
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Response from mtkentucky | Reviewed this property |
No, you do not need a reservation.
Patricia B
What are your hours on Sunday? Thanks
February 7, 2017|
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Response from VAD859 | Reviewed this property |
Blue Door is closed on Sunday, Sorry.
Do you reserve seating for approx 35 on a Friday night for a rehearsal dinner?
June 6, 2016|
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Response from chacochaos | Reviewed this property |
Check with the owners, they may do catering.
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Restaurant Details

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