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Red State BBQ

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4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
+1 859-233-7898
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Call Guy Fieri! This place is worthy of a triple d episode. Best brisket ever and so was everything else that we tried. Great service, friendly staff and a good place for children.

Thank Georgie C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Anytime I'm remotely close to Red State Barbecue (within 40 miles) I make it a point to eat here. You won't forget how good it makes you feel...pure happiness. As said, the place is more concerned with delicious barbecue than decor. But, the ribs and the pull pork will transport you to "Piggy Goodness" anyway. The ribs have a dry... More 

Thank 2Londoneyego
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend! Excellent BBQ. Very good and staff very friendly. Don't miss this jewel if you are in the area.

Thank Shelly S
Arlington Heights
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nobody in their right mind could give Red State BBQ a bad review. Their staff is friendly & the Q divine. Traveling through Lexington we were looking for a place to eat. TripAdvisor reviews were so positive. We set the GPS to Red State and had a wonderful meal. Thanks to fellow TripAdvisor reviewers for taking the guess work out... More 

Thank MotorCyklMikl
Camillus, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is an amazing BBQ establishment. The pulled pork and brisket are not great choices. Next time we have to try dessert. The sauces also are well crafted and worth sampling.

Thank Zechariah M
Somerset, Kentucky
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I were spending the day together and like to do Adventure Days, where we try new restaurants. Red State BBQ had some very good reviews so we thought we would give it a try. I must say the service was EXCELLANT! Extremely friendly, quick to bring our food, and kept coming by our table to ask if... More 

Thank brownteardrops
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, service and location! Always stop on our way through Kentucky. Don't be discouraged by the outside appearance- a gem!

Thank aslusher1981
Bidwell, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here while visiting Lexington. They were happy to see us even though it was 15 minutes til close. They served up an awesome meal of chicken and pulled pork, 6 sauces to choose from and don't forget the CORN MUFFINS, which came highly recommended by the very friendly, outgoing hostess. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone... More 

Thank Tim B
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want the ultimate smokey flavored chicken, brisket...& meat in general, Red state is your place. If you love barbecue, you won't be disappointed.

Thank MDleslie78
Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love barbecue so when family suggested we go I was excited. They didn't have any pulled pork... So we went with brisket. I ordered the plate with a side of greens and beer cheese grits. The meat was dry, the sauce choices while varied were average. The greens were well cooked but average, the beer cheese grits however were... More 

Thank Sarah S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4020 Georgetown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511-9065
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-233-7898

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?