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“Awesome BBQ”
Review of Barbecue Center

Barbecue Center
Ranked #2 of 121 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: 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.
Restaurant details
Description: 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.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome BBQ”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been to all the famous bbq spots in Lexington and this might be my favorite. The bbq is perfect and my butter pecan shake was amazing.

Visited August 2013
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Mount Pleasant
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent barbecue and huge banana split”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The barbecue pork was excellent. This was my introduction to Lexington-style barbecue. It did not have a strong flavor, but the meat was excellent. The red cabbage cole slaw was more distinctive. A small tray was very sufficient for typical appetites. The banana split was huge. Three of us were not able to finish it.

  • Visited October 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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223 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Que Delish”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Simply put - it doesn't get any better than this! Try the chopped pork - plate or sandwich - ask for large chop (chunks). This part of NC puts some thin sauce in their chopped pork ("dip") - just a touch with a hint of vinegar and a little spice - rather mild but really tasty. Didn't get one this time but they have KILLER banana splits! Walk across the parking lot to the low blue/green building and check out the smoking pits -- yum yum! They had 30 pork butts on when we visited! Fries were so-so. Nice hugh puppies. Sweet tea was just right.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MoBBQ
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Lexington, North Carolina
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The Best Barbecue & Cheeseburgers!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

My daughter has always loved their cheeseburgers and now my Grandson wants his from The Barbecue Center. Great BBQ special for take-out. Always good food.

Visited June 2013
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Lexington, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“big banana splits”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a good place to eat not only bbq but also they make great banana splits. 4 people will get filled up just sharing one. The milkshakes and chocolate nut sundaes are also fantastic.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Dawn N
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