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“None Better for Real NC Barbecue”
Review of Lexington Barbecue

Lexington Barbecue
Ranked #2 of 128 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed June 3, 2014

I grew up in the sand hills of North Carolina, and barbecue was a weekly part of our diet. "Real" NC barbecue is not covered in sauce. The taste comes from the seasoning, smoke, and the delicious cold slaw that is on top! There is no better place for such fare than at Lexington Barbecue. It is a conveniently located, clean, classic place that you will really, really enjoy. Their hush puppies should ;not be missed, either. As well, they will give you a free fill-up of sweet tea, if you wish, to drink on the road. If you are in the area, don't miss it. If you are anywhere near Lexington, it will be worth your drive.

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Thank Al A
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Famous slow cooked Lex style barbeque. Ya gotta try it ! If you're from the north, don't expect it to be the "slathered in sauce" style we were used to. (Yep, I came from there too) Lexington style bbq is a vinegar based bbq. A little different, a whole lotta good. Not only is the bbq good, I have never yet had a side dish of anything that wasn't top notch as well ! The coarse chopped tray w/hush puppies, baked beans and sweet tea.....mmmmhh !!
The good people there are friendly, even when they're very busy as it seems like they are most of the time.
Tip: although it is nice to sit in to eat, often it's very busy and very full. If you're staying in the area it's very simple to call in and get take out or just drive up to the window to order. We have done that (especially when w/kids) and taken it down the street to the little park right next door. Neat thing to do when with a group.

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Thank Usozzie
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

A very good lunch. Had the barbecue tray. It was a good sized lunch portion. Can substitute items, so that is a plus. A member of our party tried the slaw and it is different than what we were used too. It was ketchup based instead of mayonnaise based. After the meal, we went to look at the smokehouse. It was neat to see them cook through the window.

Thank Tanawha208
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is simply the best barbeque you can get in Lexington. Done the right way by good folks! They can't be beat.

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Thank Robert H
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've enjoyed amazing food around the globe but one that continues to impress is Lexington Barbecue. North Carolina is famous for pork barbecue and across the state how it's cooked varies. In Lexington they use only the "hams and shoulders" and slow cook it over hickory wood coals. This creates an amazing flavor and tenderness that arguably makes it the best in the state.

If close make time to stop and ask for a barbecue plate or sandwich (chopped barbecue with red slaw), you will be happy you made the effort.

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Thank Chasmo101
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