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“Good BBQ, great ice cream”
Review of Barbecue Center

Barbecue Center
Ranked #1 of 136 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.
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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.
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Having grown up in Lexington I have have high expectations for my BBQ. The Barbeque Center doesn't disappoint. The BBQ has a good smoky flavor, the red slaw is good as are the sides. Not to take anything away from the BBQ center but in Lexington you can't get away with anything less. Where this place shines is the ice cream. The banana splits are famous and should be. They are enormous. You're able to customize the flavors as well as the toppings. Unless you are a big eater, get one to share with 2,3 or more. I personally love the sundae. Much smaller but equally as good. Just a side note-if you are new to BBQ don't commit the sacrilege of getting cole slaw. BBQ pork need BBQ (red) slaw to get the full flavor. Anything else is like pouring ketchup on a filet mignon.

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Thank teena1950
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Reviewed June 15, 2017

The experience is like stepping back in time. Fun to see the local BarBQ posters. Best part is seeing someone order a banana split. They are HUGE and delicious! Good variety on the menu too. Super clean!

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Thank Wanda C
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Being in Lexington, it is a drive but definitely worth the price and quality. Authentic NC BBQ with huge portions both food and dessert. It takes about 5 people to finish a banana split that costs over $7. Highly recommend giving this place a visit.

Thank yorkym20
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

Based on other Trip Advisor reviews, we decided to eat at the Barbecue Center this evening. I was glad I had examined their menu online before our visit, because they have lots of items to choose from. Hubby ordered the chopped barbecue plate, french fries, rolls, white slaw (made with mayo) , and iced tea. He received a generous portion of barbecue, fries, a cup of sauce that the locals call "dip", and 2 soft hamburger style buns to make sandwiches. Everything was delicious. I ordered the half Chicken Barbecue plate with white slaw, potato salad, and hush puppies. Everything I had was good also. The slaw and the potato salad were a bit bland and could have used some seasoning. The chicken was lovely - nice and so tender it was falling off the bone. The hush puppies were delicious and had a hint of sweetness to them. The servings were generous and I packed up a large portion of my meal to take home. Hubby then decided we should be adventurous and ordered the banana split. It is just as gigantic as the pictures show and other people have described. You are able to substitute the flavors of ice cream instead of just the basic vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. We chose Moosetracks instead of vanilla and Black Cherry ice cream instead of strawberry. It was awesome looking and - to our amazement - we were able to finish most of it. The wait staff was very attentive, with everyone checking on us and refilling our glasses frequently. We enjoyed our meal and our dessert here and we'll certainly return soon.

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Thank NancyD3207
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

The BBQ here is every bit as good as LEX BBQ. This is another place that the locals go to. At meal time, the place fills up. But the wait, if any, won't be long. It's all good.

Thank Dennis M
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