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Lexington Barbecue

101 W Center Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295-1548
+1 336-249-9814
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork” (55 reviews)
“hush puppies” (147 reviews)
“fries” (47 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
101 W Center Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295-1548
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove from the Charlotte area to Lexington to get some good BBQ. Sign on the side of the building saying Closed. Found out is closed for renovation! Don't know for how long.

Thank meteordust
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best barbecue, food, and service hands down. The staff is extremely friendly, the cooks definitely know what they're doing, and you can get in and out in 10 minutes if you're in a rush. A must-visit if you travel through or live in Lexington.

Thank Lynley P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten at Lexington BBQ, locally known as "The Monk," for 50 years. The food is excellent, the iced sweet tea is fabulous, and the service is quick and thorough. But a word of advece - it is so popular that eating there an an...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife grew up with NC BBQ. Lexington BBQ was where she introduced me to this delicacy. I was hooked. Whenever either or both of us visit the Lexington area we have to have BBQ and, if we can manage the logistics, we take it...More

Thank goatguy46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously over rated. Not even in my top 5 of BBQ. Very disappointed. Stopped at Lowes Foods to get my fix for dinner. Cannot recommend 👎

Thank JohnStarrK
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We were told we HAD to try this BBQ years ago and at that time, we weren't that impressed. So we just gave it another shot about 12 years later (moved back to NC). I understand this place is an institution and deserves it's place...More

Thank MadFamily88
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Even when the line is out the door, the smiles and welcoming attitude of the people there prepared you for an wonderful meal. Cheerwine prepares the palet for the smokey goodness of chopped or chunked pork. Bathe it in a nice vinegar base sauce with...More

Thank Rich D
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Coming from a friends home in Winston Salem on the way back home to Rock Hill on a hunch we jumped off of 85 and stopped in, we are glad we did. They were so nice and hospitable and the food was incredible. I just...More

Thank teddypain12
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is the best BBQ that Lexington has to offer. This is the place that Bill Clinton not only enjoyed the BBQ but couldn't get enough of the peach cobbler. The founder, Wayne Monk, also catered the G-7 conference in 1983 in Virginia to then...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I was recently traveling down in the Lexington North Carolina area on business and I had been to the Lexington barbecue in the past. had to stop again. I highly recommend itrecommend it if you're in the area you must stop at this restaurant it...More

Thank brucev211
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Center Street Extension, Lexington, NC 27295-1548
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 336-249-9814
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