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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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American, Barbecue
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet
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All reviews pulled pork ribs fried chicken mac and cheese banana pudding collard greens mango fries great buffet sides
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Reviewed March 3, 2024 via mobile

It's been more than seven years since our last visit to Hudson's BBQ. After recently enjoying a church function where Hudson's BBQ was served, I decided to bring my wife back. However, our experience was less than pleasant. The teenage boy at the entrance lacked...a greeting, and the waitress, seemingly different from others, was harsh and lacking in hospitality. The buffet presentation was subpar, with bland-tasting food, and even items like hush puppies seemed old. The fried and baked chicken were the only decent things. Instead of styrofoam plates I requested real plates like the other patrons. The overall dining experience fell way short of expectations and although I live down the road we won't be back. If I do it'll be another 7 years.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 9, 2024 via mobile

First time visiting in a long time. Had the buffett $14. Nice selections of vegetables and proteins: chicken, catfish, and pork. Deserts are so, so. Some items are from a can but seasoned to improve the taste.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 1, 2024

On entering Hudson’s we were met by a girl that literally acted like it was totally inconvenient that we walked in, she slammed her phone on the counter and said “follow me”. I knew then, that going there was a huge mistake and it was....The food was awful and disgusting. I have eaten there once before and the food was great but on New Year’s Day it was terrible. The chicken, bbq pork and Mac n cheese was so dry I couldn’t eat but a tiny bit of my fried chicken. I told the waitress that the food was bad and asked for a “to go box”, she said if the food was that bad why do you want a to go box. I said to give it to my dogs. She laughed and walked off. My husband tried the banana pudding which he said was crap, it had one slice of banana in his serving. I couldn’t even stomach being there any longer, the place was making me sick. That will be the last time we will go there. We paid $33.00 for “sh*t” and I mean that literally!!! We didn’t give a tip, and personally, I think Hudson’s should’ve paid us to eat there!!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed November 29, 2023 via mobile

We really enjoyed our experience. They were able to seat us immediately at 545 on a Wednesday and we were a decent size group. We liked the Christmas theme they had up and also the crackling wood burning fireplace warming the dining room. The service...was super friendly and helpful with the selections. The food was good and like the choices on the menu. The best was the chicken which had the great hickory infused wood taste. The brisket was pulled and overwhelmed by the cooked sauce so wouldn’t recommend as much. The pork ribs had a great taste but a bit fatty. All the sides were good, can’t go wrong there. Buffet didn’t have enough meat choices so we didn’t go for that. Really liked the local brews on draft.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed July 16, 2023 via mobile

This used to be one of our family favorites and were regulars. They lost us as regular customers last night. We dined in around 6:30. We waited for about 20 minutes which has been our typical experience. The buffet was disgusting. Food spilled everywhere and...not just by customers. There was food on the buffet on customers side AND employee side. Food on the floor on both sides, the floor was so sticky a sandal stuck to the floor. Food wasn’t being refilled. The things we typically eat…fish (empty) chicken livers (dried out) cornbread (none on buffet, but was being served if ordering from menu), green beans (pan was only liquid) grits (had other food literally poured into the same pan), hush puppies were so overcooked you couldn’t eat them. The fried chicken was decent, but not as good as usual …desserts (empty pans not refilled). And let me add a few more things…we have ordered carry out previously. There was things not in our order and when we called back, no offer of credit, but a “Let me write your name down and you can have it free next time”. (Not true). I know during COVID everyone went to plastic utensils, but come on, if you’re still going to use them, make them decent enough to hold food, knives that can actually cut through meat! There were several unhappy customers last night. Those sitting at tables around us, were voicing concerns just as we were. Not sure if new management or what was going on, but they will not be a Lexington staple if it’s not fixed.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 9, 2023

We had not eaten at Hudson's in quite some time. We chose the buffet and were quite pleased with the variety offered. The BBQ and fried chicken were both delicious as were the sides. Service was excellent. We will definitely go back when in the...area.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 24, 2023

So disappointed… Award Winning is a bit of a stretch. Signature Ribs dish came with 3 ribs and 3 sides. I chose 1) collard greens which were hard and had no flavor. 2) Potato salad was like eating Publix potato salad except Publix potato salad...is better. 3) BBQ Baked Beans had zero bbq flavor and tasted more like Bushes Baked beans out of a can. The cornbread was hard and what little piece I had was very sweet. Was really looking forward to some good BBQ.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 13, 2023

Our family of four had dinner here on a Thursday at 6pm. We were seated quickly. We had $1.25 rib special, catfish Po Boy, and pulled pork sandwich along with variety of sides. All were very good. We would go again.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 12, 2023 via mobile

On Trip Advisor at 10;45 am Hudson’s was posted as Open. The hours were 10:30 am-9:00 pm. My husband and I needed to wait for some repairs to be made, so we went there for an early lunch at 10:50am we were told it open...until 11:00am We replied that it was advertised as opening at 10:30am. While we waited 10 minutes another customer came in with the same understanding. When told the same thing, she stated all she wanted was a gift certificate. “Oh, that’s takeout” was the reply and was allowed to enter. Once inside the service and food was excellent.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed February 25, 2023

We went here with our two kids and when we arrived we weren’t greeted and the host and hostess were on their cell phones. When we finally received our table 30 minutes later, we sat and waited for ten minutes and our drink order hadn’t...even been taken. Waitresses were in and out of the kitchen but spent their time on the tables that were already eating and clearing off tables that had finished.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 21, 2023 via mobile

Hudson's Smokehouse BBQ is Lexington is a great place to go for delicious and flavorful BBQ and sides. I really like the location and everything that they have available here. The staff here is very friendly and accommodating to make sure that you have everything...that you need for the best meal.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed January 21, 2023 via mobile

My son and I stopped in for some bbq. We had the BBQ Nachos with Brisket, a brisket melt and fried chicken with ribs. The dry rubbed ribs were nicely done, the fried chicken seasoned perfectly and crispy as all get out! Brisket melt was...stacked with juicy and succulent brisket our sides were the fried okra and banana pudding. The sides were great. Now the nachos were a whole different beast crispy chips tangy queso all balanced with the Smokey brisket. We will be back for the food. Our server Maximilian was awesome to watch him balance a massive section and offer service that most can’t make this place a must stop. Maximilian is who to ask for!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 15, 2022 via mobile

This buffet was awesome! The barbecue was great, and the sides were even better! Highly recommend this location for groups of any size!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed October 12, 2022 via mobile

Worst take out experience ever!! I ordered a pick up order on a Wednesday night. Waited time I was told it would be ready. Went through drive through and gave my name and was told to wait. 15 minutes later the same person tries to...give me an order for a completely different person. I was told if I wasn’t that person I need to go to the back of the drive through line and wait again. After another long wait, now behind two cars, I decided to go inside. No one inside to help me. Finally the bartender/ manager comes out and ignores that I am standing there. I told them I was there to pick up food and was told to go back through the drive through. After I told the rude manager I wasn’t waiting in that line again the finally let me get my order about 1 hour after first arriving. If you want good service don’t go here.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022

Yes, I went to a BBQ place and got a salad. That was me! It did have pulled pork on it though. Needless to say, we got a lot of food, the rib plate with potato salad, creamed corn, cornbread, and fries, the pulled pork...sandwich and sweet potato casserole, and the catfish bites with mashed potatoes and gravy, mac and cheese, and chocolate delight. It was all delicious. Back to the salad: I'd love to know the process of how to eat it. It was so huge with lettuce, tomatoes, egg, cucumber, cheese, bacon, and pulled pork all in a taco shell bowl! I didn't know where to begin. I surprisingly took half of it home with me. Let me not forget, the prices are perfect (not crazy) and Jackson, our waiter, did a great job! We'll definitely be coming back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5