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Barbecue Center

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900 North Main Street, Lexington, NC
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went to try another find barbecue place. it was clean the service was great and the food was worth the drive. we all had the barbecue but one fine copped, one course, one regular. they were all very good. the amount of food was enough for anyone. tastewas excellent. service was fast and friendly. definitely a return to place

Thank Sligome
North Carolina
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love Lexington-style BBQ, you can't go wrong at the Barbecue Center. The BBQ is consistently delicious, served with little (seated) wait by experienced and friendly servers. Sweet iced tea is good and servers fill glasses regularly. Restaurant is not huge, so go early or later for no waiting to be seated. Many workers eat lunch there, so turnover... More 

Thank Eng-Lib
Raleigh, North Carolina
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Passing thru Lexington and unsure whether to eat at Lexington BBQ or BBQ Center so I decided to try both in a one-on-one challenge. First stop was Barbecue Center. I ordered the small chopped tray (at both joints) to compare fairly. The chopped pork (about 1 cup) comes with red slaw and hush puppies. I enjoyed the pork but found... More 

Thank jimichongaJC
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This place is 75 miles from my house but I try to get there once every two weeks. Best course chopped bbq and the huspuppies are great

Thank Marty S
Radford, Virginia
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We took our Uncle and Aunt with us for a day trip to Lexington. After reading other reviews, we decided that we wanted to try Barbecue Center. My husband and I split the coarse chopped plate which we ordered with fries, red slaw and hushpuppies. The red slaw with the BBQ and "dip" was delicious; the combination was well balanced.... More 

Thank 276Sherry
Lake City, Florida
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302 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

After pouring over all of the reviews for BBQ restaurants in Lexington I narrowed it down to Lexington Barbecue and The Barbecue Center. I went to both one evening and ordered the same thing at each. I ordered the Chopped BBQ tray that came with slaw and hush puppies. They were both very good but I think that I prefer... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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 North Main Street, Lexington, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 336.248.4633

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