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“Lived up to the hype”
Review of Red State BBQ

Red State BBQ
Ranked #7 of 929 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

I have heard this was a very good barbeque place and wanted to try it for a long time. We finally did and it was just that! Very casual, come as you are atmosphere. We ordered the pulled chicken and the beef brisket platter. Both were good, but the beef brisket was my favorite. Very tender. Our sides were also good. I liked the green beans. The mac-n-cheese was ok. We liked the bourbon barbeque sauce and purchased some to take home. Our bill was around $20 for two people, so very reasonable and we got plenty of food for that price. We will be back.

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2  Thank river280
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Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I've never reviewed any local eatery, but that changes now as I need everyone to know how absolutely amazing Red State BBQ is. We were lured in by the beer cheese grits, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Beef brisket, corn pudding, peach bread pudding with vanilla bourbon ice cream-all to die for. They make their own varieties of BBQ sauce and I'll be purchasing some of the KY Bourbon BBQ next time (they sell the 'secret recipe' sauce by the pint or quart). The people were friendly, the service incredible, and the food was so good we made plans to return before we got to our car.

If you're not eating there right now, you're missing out.

Thank ErinLynne
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

Delicious foods - brisket, pulled, pork drowned in 5 differently delectable sauces. Started with frickles, finished with peach bread pudding. If you like BBQ even a little, even infinitesimally favor it, then you MUST dine here and dive into a dish or two.

The sides were delish as well - mac n cheese, corn pudding, potato salad ad infinitum...

I'm going back right now in my imagination, and perhaps next week in reality.

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Thank Tony P
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Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

One of the few really tasty places to eat in Georgetown. Very relaxed atmosphere, as one would expect, but the food has an underlying sophistication that is sure to surprise and please.

Thank Alexadian
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We had been to visit Keeneland nearby and searched Trip Advisor for a good place to eat dinner. We are so glad we did! Red State is in the parking lot of a run down motel right on the highway. We had read the great reviews but still had reservations looking at the little building housing the restaurant. But, wow, what a treat! We ordered the pulled pork which was moist and delicious. All of the sides were great from the beer cheese grits to the macaroni and cheese. Outstanding bbq sauces so make sure to try them all and do not miss the corn muffin or the peach bread pudding for dessert. Could not think of a thing they could do better. The service was fast, the staff friendly and a clean dining area and rest room. We only wish we lived closer so we could go back time and time again!

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1  Thank west73
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