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Cook's Barbecue

366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
+1 336-798-1928
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (8 reviews)
“potato salad” (5 reviews)
“flounder” (4 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even with our GPS we missed the turn onto Valiant Drive from Rockcrusher, across from the huge Cook's BBQ sign, so we turned around and came back to the sign, and figured out where we needed to go. We quickly found a booth and drink...More

Thank Dan556
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The family was gathering and that meant around 25 hungry adults plus several kids. Logistically, Cook's was up to the challenge. They provided pans of delicious pork BBQ; more hush puppies than even our crowd could eat, delicious baked beans and green beans. Cook's upholds...More

Thank goatguy46
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This place is really close to home, its a little out of the way (looks like it is a neighborhood), but its the best BBQ chicken I have ever had! They also have great skins. For those of you who do not know, this is...More

Thank Lesah68
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My husband is a transplanted Texan in NC and he takes a dim view of Carolina BBQ. We stopped at this place and got amazing brisket. Also sampled the pork and it was great too!

Thank janeinpinehurst
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It's out of the way, but worth the trip!!! Great BBQ and more. The building is what you think if when you think BBQ!!! Great people and lots of down home choices!!! Can handle large or small groups. The staff treats everyone like family!!! Can't...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This was the best BBQ that I have ever had. I now realize that any other so called BBQ that I have ever had up north is an imitation. Absolutely awesome!

Thank mudcrutch09
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Cook's was suggested to me and I was prepared for an ordinary bbq. Cook's is totally worth the trip. The bbq is perfectly seasoned with no hint of gristle or fat. I don't know how they get such a succulent bbq without more evident fat....More

Thank alayna
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Always come here to get my BBQ fix I just love the Beef BBQ. Very relaxed atmoshere gets very busy at times.

Thank dcnlexny
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good service and great food. Rustic charm and friendly staff. Make this a must do anytime you are in the area.

Thank gdgbronco2go
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Four of us went to lunch here, after finding it online. The barbecued steak plate was fantastic, especially with their homemade sauce. Salad bar was great and added to a 'big lunch". Our waitress was super friendly and helpful, even while educating a new trainee....More

Thank LeonW72
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Valiant Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-8195
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 336-798-1928
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