10 US Hwy 29 70 S, Lexington, NC | Directions 2729535.834029 -80.267411
Rude Waitresses – Some of the staff needs diversity and customer service training. A man was yelled at (literally) by a waitress while holding two kids when he sat at a dirty booth temporarily to take a load off while waiting in a very long line for a table...waitress was RUDE, IGNORANT, and UNPROFESSIONAL. No barbecue is worth enduring that type of treatment. If I could give less than one star I would for poor attitude alone. Too bad that one bad apple really does spoil the bunch. I'd only eat there again if I knew that particular waitress was fired...too bad because the food is delicious.
Best BBQ Period – This is the best BBQ in Lexington, and indeed my all time favorite. Order the coarse chopped with extra brown and you won't go wrong. Juicy, flavorful and perfect. The bad reviews on here all mention Speedy's - makes me think they were written by an owner or relative. Listen, instead of trying to tear down your superior competition, why don't you try to make better BBQ so you can compete? Does Speedy's even have a smokehouse anymore?
Ok BBQ – We drove 50 miles just to eat there, BBQ, was good, not great & terribly overpriced, hush puppies were wonderful, didn't like the BBQ slaw at all but I prefer white slaw. I must say the service is the best I have ever received in a restaurant, they definitely get 5 stars for that, if you are in Lexington area looking for a place give it a try but it's not as good as Speedy's.
Best Barbeque in North Carolina – I have been going to Lexington BBQ since I was old enough to eat solid food (that's a long darn time!). I grew up in Asheboro, NC, and lunch at Lexington #1 was a regular Saturday treat (it was originally named after the owner). Even with their additions and modern conveniences in the kitchen, the 'que is as fresh and as tasty as I remember.
Our family grew up eating the sliced barbeque there because you could really bite into all the flavor of the pork. I still prefer it to the chopped, but the chopped is awesome too! The slaw is BBQ slaw - don't expect white slaw with your 'que. The hushpubbies are crispy, hot, and divine! There's just not much more you can say about a great barbeque meal.
Over the years I have enjoyed other things at Lexington #1, but nothing as much as a sliced plate piled high with mouth-watering goodness. It is worth the gas and the time to drive over to Lexington to get the original.
If you like eastern NC barbeque, Memphis ribs and 'que, or Texas' barbeque, you won't find it here. This is WESTERN NC barbeque at its BEST!!
Good Barbeque – You've heard of em. You know where they are, and you are wondering if it is worth the drive. Well folks...all I can say is that it is all about the attitude and sense of adventure. Yes, it really is just pulled pork, but that is the beauty of it. Simple food cooked well. No brisket...no ribs....shoot! No chicken (much to my hubby's dismay)
But there is heart and soul in that cedar slow roasted pork. And you drive all this way, not just for the bbq sandwich, hushpuppies and Cherwine (or sweet tea I guess) You make the trip to visit the quaint shops and go searching for the pigs. You do it for the smiles. If you just want a sandwich...go to McyDs. If you want a really good pork sandwich and an experience...then Lexington BBQ is the right place. ( No I don't work for them...I just love 'em!)
Worst BBQ I've had ever – My wife and I came here years ago and thought the BBQ was great. In fact, we took some BBQ "to-go" back home with us.
We came there to enjoy a great meal again and we were SORELY disappointed. The BBQ was tasteless and mushy, the coleslaw was sour and watery, and the sweet tea was barely sweet in its slushy mixture. When we asked for more sauce, we expected it to have some consistency so that it might help the flavor. Instead, we received a cup of vinegary, broth-like colored water. Disgusting! Not only would I never recommend or return to this restaurant, but I wouldn't feed it to my dog.
I wish that I could get back the $20 that I wasted, not to mention--my appetite. What a great disappointment. If this continues, you'll be out of business just like the furniture industry that's almost absent in the surrounding area!
Over Rated – Drove a long way to try this place and found they only served pulled pork. What? No ribs? No brisket? ( Or sliced beef as they refer to it around here). The pork was just OK to us. Maybe we just prefer the south western style of BBQ. A better place with beef, ribs and pork is Cooks BBQ IMO. We won't be back.
Terribly overrated; Highly disappointing – I had heard about Lexington 1 for some time (even watching segments about the restaurant on the food network) so I was quite excited to finally visit the place. First let me say that the hushpuppies there are among the best I've had - light and crispy outside and perfectly cooked and seasoned inside; the bbq slaw was tasty as well. Of course we didn't go there for slaw and puppies, so next came the Que...what a let down! We ordered the regular chopped and the coarse chopped with "outside brown" which is the outside bit of meat that come in closest contact with the heat/fire when cooking. The regular chopped que was very bland and extremely wet! I like moist bbq, but this tasted like it had been overcooked then water was added to compensate. The coarse chopped was even worse - dry, charred strips of what I assumed had at one point been pork - I couldn't eat it all. I'm glad I had the experience, but I can't say that I'll ever go back to this restaurant...what a disappointment. I only give Lex 1 two stars for the great hushpuppies and slaw. Luckily enough while driving through the quaint Lexington, NC and visiting a popular jewelry shop it was suggested that the best place to eat que in Lexington is Speedy's...boy were they right...great barbecue (I'll write a full review on the "Speedy's" page).
Love this place!! – I just love Lexington BBQ #1. The food is outstanding and I especially love the coarse chopped. Also, I love that the owner-- Wayne Monk is always there to greet you with a smile and friendly service.
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