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Lexington BBQ

Voters Choice Voters Choice 2016
Categories: Restaurants & Bars, Barbecue
100 Smokehouse Lane, Lexington, NC 27295
(336) 249-9814
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Lexington Barbecue was established in 1962 by Wayne Monk, who served as a carhop at a Lexington barbecue restaurant in his teenage years and later worked directly under Warner Stamey.

At 26, Monk bought a parcel beside U.S. Highway 29/70 and built and established Lexington Barbecue #1 on the property, where it has remained to this day.

Lexington-style barbecue is differentiated by its preparation. At Lexington Barbecue, pork shoulders roast for nearly half a day over oak or hickory coals. The barbecue sauce and slaw is flavored with tomato ketchup, not mayonnaise or mustard, giving them a sweet flavor.

Hush puppies, french fries, onion rings, barbecue beans, etc. are all offered as sides. But at Lexington Barbecue, the sides, turkey, and peach cobbler dessert are secondary.

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