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Barbecue Center

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Atmosphere

Menu

SOUPS
Dine In $3.25
Take Out $3.5
Vegetable Beef
Dine In $5.0
Take Out $5.25
BBQ Soup
Vegetable Beef Soup with Q
Dine In $3.25
Take Out $3.5
Pinto Beans
Dine In $3.6
Take Out $3.85
Chili-N-Beans
Pintos w/chili
SALADS
Salads contain Lettuce, Cheese, Tomatoes. Salad Dressings: Ranch, Italian, Thousand Island, French, Oil & Vinegar, Blue Cheese, Honey Mustard, Fat Free Ranch, Italian, Thousand Island
$3.75
Tossed Salad
$6.25
Ham (Chef) Salad
$6.25
Turkey Salad
$6.25
Barbecue Salad
$6.25
Grilled Chicken Salad
$6.25
Marinated Chicken Salad
$6.25
Barbecue Chicken Salad
$6.25
Chicken Tender Salad
$6.25
Buffalo Chicken Tender Salad
KIDS MENU (10 & UNDER)
Served plain with Fries or Chips. All Kids Meals Will Cooked Well Done
$4.5
Hotdog
$4.5
Hamburger
$5.0
Cheeseburger
$4.5
Grilled Cheese
2 Pieces $4.5
Chicken Tenders
$4.5
Corn Dog
WINGS & MORE
$5.0
Chili Cheese Fries
4 Pieces $6.75
Chicken Tenders*
4 Pieces $6.75
Buffalo Chicken Tenders*
6 Pieces $8.0
10 Pieces $11.0
20 Pieces $19.0
Hot Wings*
PIT - COOKED BARBECUE
SANDWICHES
Served with Red Slaw
$4.25
Chopped
$4.55
Sliced or Coarse Chopped
TRAYS
Served with Red Slaw and HP or Rolls (No Substitutes)
Small $6.25
Large $8.05
Chopped
Small $7.25
Large $9.05
Sliced or Coarse Chopped
PLATES
Served with Red slaw, Fries, and HP or Rolls
$8.8
Chopped
$9.8
Sliced or Coarse Chopped
BBQ CHICKEN PLATES
Available Wednesday-Saturday
$6.95
1/4 Dark
$7.5
1/4 White
$8.5
1/2 Chicken
$7.75
1/2 Chicken All Dark
$10.0
1/2 Chicken All White
COMBO PLATES
1/4s and 1/2s Available Wednesday-Saturday (Served with 2 sides and HP or Rolls)
About
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.
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BBQ is average, just like every where else in town but the banana spilt is huge. Myself, my two teenage boys couldn't finish it

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Heather P
Reviewed November 17, 2018

A well traveled friend of mine recently commented that he has begun to question the integrity of Trip Advisor reviews to the point he doesn't see them as of much value. I didn't too much about it until today when I visited this #1 rated...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DannyJoG
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

The bar-b-que is so good but the number one reason we visit is for the banana split. It's HUGE. It will serve at least 3 to 4 people. And the best part you can choose the flavors of ice cream you prefer. It's a must...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank veggielover2
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

They think this place is gold they charge way too much for their barbecue and don't give you a lot! The employees are nice and good and give you good southern hospitality. Even the manager is very pleasant. But where this place ends is on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank FellowTraveler732529
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is a great family atmosphere place to eat BBQ, hot dogs and hamburgers, even grill cheese. They serve Pepsi and Coke products which is fantastic for families who like both. You must top off the evening with a well deserved banana split- so good!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Annette K
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Been lots of places in eastern and western nc to eat bbq Lexington bbq is really good but bbq center is not as crowded , the bbq is great, and it has incredible banana splits you need 2 to 3 people to help you eat....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank busdog04
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful local BBQ restaurant. BBQ is pit cooked with a very tasty BBQ dip. They also gave great deserts and yogurt.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chairimporter
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The best banana split you will ever eat with lots of ice cream and toppings and the bbq is great as well

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wayne H
Reviewed August 22, 2018

There simply aren't enough words to adequately describe the excellent service and food at the Barbecue Center. Many staff have been there for years and are always welcoming. Tabitha is a favorite and always greets me with a smile though I don't get to come...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Rehabken
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Whether you want to eat in or just drive up and order...best BBQ in Lexington hands down. French fries are always hot. Hot dogs all the way..yum!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Deb U
April 1, 2017|
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Response from LexingtonAtty | Reviewed this property |
No. There is only one BBQ restaurant in Lexington that serves alcohol (beer) and that is Smokey Joe's on S. Main St. It just started serving it in the last few months.
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