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Barbecue Center

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900 N Main St, Lexington, NC 27292-2694
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had heard about it, so we had to try it for ourselves and we were not disappointed. The "nano" split was huge, I mean huge and almost to pretty to eat. We came in right after lunch, found seating fairly easily. Nice paved parking lot. Level entrance way. Booths, tables and bar seats. Lovely mid century look. Very clean.... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Found a place on Google came by and it's a perfect place to pop in and have a great barbecue. friend to grill chicken hotdog and some chili that I recommend the barbecue any day of the week service was fast and friendly

Thank Kent H
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such convenient place to try out the Lexington BBQ experience. We went for take out and you can pull up for curbside service. My order was quickly taken and the food arrived within minutes. We did both two types of BBQ (strips and ground chunks) both so good. You can order with "rolls" (buns) if you want to... More 

Thank ReadRibbet
McBee, South Carolina
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60 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of us gave the BBQ PORK 🐷... high praise. Moist and tender...and good flavor. Bbq chicken was good also. Slaw (red) was good.

Thank krs12345
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here only for desserts because we just came from having lunch at Childress Vineyards. We wanted to see & try the huge banana split we read about from here. It's good deal for only $7.95. Wish they have this where we live coz it'll be ideal for dates. Affordable & cute. We'll try their barbecue next time we're in... More 

Thank Destiny U
Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ and hushpuppies in the best BBQ state in the U.S. It's still smoked which many places have moved away from. At select times you can get REAL pig skins which are nothing like what you get in a bag at the convenience store. Once you are done with your plate order one of the HUGE banana splits. It... More 

Thank CN1976
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Had lunch here with a friend and was not disappointed. BBQ sandwich was excellent and fries were great too. Price is very reasonable. Will be going back!

Thank rambo4567
Blacksburg, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Wife and I took two granddaughters last week for some BBQ. We had BBQ and they had chicken tenders. Everything was top notch and then the banana split was the ideal ending of an extremely good meal.

Thank Terry H
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The Barbecue center has been around since the mid 50's. For the Barbecue its one of the best in town. Actually I have 2 favorite Barbeque Stands this one and a little hidden secret called Cook's. BUT for the biggest banana split you've ever seen the BBQ Center is it. A whole family can eat of one. A place you... More 

Thank Jill K
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The barbecue center has ever aptly what Lexington is known for; good pit cooked barbecue. They also have good hot dogs and hamburgers as well. But what keeps a lot of folks coming back is their awesome banana splits! If you are in Lexington and want taste tje,local flavor, give The Barbecue Center a try, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Tim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 N Main St, Lexington, NC 27292-2694
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 13362484633
The Barbecue Center of Lexington, NC specializes in Pit Cooked Lexington Style Barbecue. We are also well known for our Huge Banana Split. We also offer a full early morning breakfast.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?